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Assemblymember Das Williams introduced a new bill this week to address the incompatibility of the state’s 9-1-1 system with cell phones. Medical director Angelo Salvucci, City Fire Chief Pat McElroy, and other Santa Barbara officials have urged the state’s Office of Emergency Services to address the fact that a large percentage of mobile 9-1-1 calls are routed to the California Highway Patrol when just a fraction should be. Williams’s measure ​— ​his second on the matter ​— ​would require state agencies to collaborate to fix the problem.

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