By Christina Villacorte
The Daily News of Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES —After years in limbo, what has been dubbed one of the most important emergency preparedness and homeland security projects in the state is about to take shape.
A joint powers authority will receive bids in January for the initial phase of a pioneering communications system that would, for the first time, allow Los Angeles County's 34,000 first responders and 17,000 second responders to, basically, talk with each other.
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