Inter-Departmental Correspondence

Department of Public Works



May 14, 2002


June 4, 2002



Honorable Board of Supervisors


Neil R. Cullen, Director of Public Works


Hall of Justice Elevator Control System Replacement (Project No. P6W01)



Adopt a resolution adopting Plans and Specifications, determining prevailing wage scales, and calling for sealed proposals for the replacement of the elevator control systems for the south elevators in the Hall of Justice.


Key Facts

The Hall of Justice elevators were installed in 1970 and, after 32 years of operation, the elevator controls are near the end of their service life.



The proposed project which is similar to the modernization, which was completed on the north elevators less than two years ago, will replace the elevator controls in order to improve elevator operation and passenger traffic handling capabilities. The new equipment will:



Extend the useful life of the elevators by at least 25 years



Improve elevator response time



Improve elevator leveling accuracy


The project will also be ADA compliant as we will:



Adjust the height of controls



Add audible signals for sight impaired individuals, and



Adjust handrail heights


All hoist wiring, including the traveling cables, will also be replaced.


Vision Alignment

We believe our recommendation is consistent with the Shared Commitment to "ensure basic health and safety for all", as the project will improve the County facility for the benefit of both the employees and the public that use these facilities.


Fiscal Impact

The project is estimated to cost $270,000. An appropriation was included in the 2001-2002 Capital Projects Budget and is being financed with General Funds, Courthouse Construction Funds, and Prop 172 Funds.


A form of resolution has been approved by County Counsel.