Top tech boss dismisses effort to update city’s glitchy computer systems

But it has been nearly two decades since the city took an inventory of its software and computer systems, a fact City Council members are citing as a reason to study its tech and seek upgrades.

A technical glitch, for instance, crashed the city’s municipal wireless network—which manages traffic lights and police license-plate readers—for 11 days in April 2019. A private audit commissioned by City Hall concluded the incident could have been avoided through more timely upgrades to the system.

A bill from Councilman Paul Vallone would require officials study the feasibility of updating its software and data systems