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LA County Y2K-OK LOS ANGELES, Dec. 7  Jon Fullinwider, the countys chief information officer, said that all area utility companies, law enforcement agencies and transportation authorities are Y2K compliant.

Preparing for Y2K: Los Angeles County

The likelihood that Y2K is going to have an adverse impact on any of our citizens in the region is extremely remote, Fullinwider said. The likelihood that we are going to have any outages is extremely remote. Our biggest challenge is dealing with the news and the media, he said. We need to make sure that they do responsible reporting, that they get the facts before blaming anything on Y2K, that they dont overreact to possible events in other parts of the world. However, problems will likely occur in non-Y2K-compliant Third World countries, he said. Los Angeles is in one of the last time zones where the clock will strike midnight, and news reports of widespread outages and looting in other nations, if that occurs, may worry area residents, he said. We cant afford to have an overly concerned general population, Fullinwider said. Because if we do, we will have a Y2K problem that will have nothing to do with technology or Y2K. It will simply mean that we mismanaged public communication. Still Fullinwider said the status of Y2K in the county of Los Angeles is Y2K-OK. Fullinwider said he is concerned with people firing their guns at transformers or drunken drivers hitting power poles, causing outages that may be confused for Y2K problems. He is also concerned about traffic congestion hindering the ability of emergency vehicles to get to parts of Los Angeles and Long Beach where celebrations are planned. County officials will be tracking what is occurring throughout the world, beginning at 4 a.m. in New Zealand, Fullinwider said. The countys Emergency Operations Center will be activated from 6 a.m. on Dec. 31 through 6 p.m. on Jan. 3. All county departments will be asked to check their computer systems by noon New Years Day.

-- Homer Beanfang (, December 08, 1999


How about the City of Los Angeles?

Wednesday, September 15, 1999

The Local Review / DEVELOPMENTS IN LOS ANGELES COUNTY Council to Hire Expert to Study Payroll System


OS ANGELES--The Los Angeles City Council agreed Tuesday to hire an outside management consultant to determine whether a new, costly city payroll system should be scrapped or whether it can be salvaged. The city has spent $17 million so far on the new system, designed to replace the antiquated payroll that churns out checks for 32,000 city workers. City Controller Rick Tuttle said the system is millions of dollars over budget, a year behind schedule and probably won't meet the city's needs. But Councilwoman Laura Chick, who heads the council's Governmental Efficiency Committee, said the city needs to have the system evaluated to find out whether taxpayer dollars are being wasted or if the system needs major changes.

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-- Homer Beanfang (, September 15, 1999

-- Homer Beanfang (, December 08, 1999.

L.A. counties law enforcement system CAN NOT be fully compliant. The California Law Enforcement Telecommunications System is still being tested and remediated. In fact, they are doing the 'new years rollover/leap year rollover' test this Saturday.

-- A.P. (, December 08, 1999.

Dale Way of IEEE: "Compliant doesn't mean no failures".

Simple another lying press release. Arrogance abounds.

-- PJC (, December 08, 1999.

.... but if anything happens, a squirrel was driving the car that ran over the telephone pole with the transformer that was shot out because of widespread traffic 4:00 am in New Zealand.

Yep - I think their contingency plans are in place, just fine.

-- Robert A. Cook, PE (Marietta, GA) (, December 08, 1999.

You got it, Robert :-)

-- A & L (too@bogged.flu), December 08, 1999.

...a drunken, terrorist squirrel, actually. And bad weather, don't forget that. No, wait, that's air traffic delays, sorry. Got my excuses all mixed up. 8-}

-- Mac (sneak@lurk.hid), December 08, 1999.

Not to rag on my California brethen, but, next to Moscow, LA is about the last place I would want to be during the rollover.

Good luck to all of you.

"May whatever God you believe in have mercy upon your soul."

- Q, Star Trek the Next Generation


Stars and Stripes

-- Stars and Stripes (, December 08, 1999.

yeah, I feel sooo much better now.



-- Michael Taylor (, December 08, 1999.

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