Les Gold Quoted in Security Systems News
Les Gold was quoted in Security Systems News' "Oakland Hires ATB as New Ordinance Administered, But Tells Industry To Do Work: Industry reps fear alarming trend: 'It's like slap in the face.'" The city of Oakland, California voted in a new ordinance designed by the Oakland Police Department's False Alarm Reduction Unit and Fiscal Services Division, without input from the alarm industry. The ordinance requires alarm companies to administer the permitting process, collect registration and renewal fees, and deliver proceeds to the city. Representing the CA Alarm Association, Mr. Gold spoke with the city attorney regarding the new legislation and stated, "He was very cooperative, understands the problem and indicates that as long as the Oakland PD is in accord, he is sure we can work it out."