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01.23.2024 Tues AM BOCC

Meeting Highlights: 

·  Public Health requirements of Lazy Lightning long plat complied with, approval by commissioners

(In meeting with MJ Neal Architects to discuss floor plan of proposed Justice Center)

·  Sheriff Budrow opposes relocating courts to former Forest Service Building, security concerns cited, especially transportation of prisoners from jail to south 2nd Ave.; Court Clerk Susan Speiker and Prosecutor Albert Lin also against project

  • BOCC willing to change course if security concerns in historic courthouse can be resolved, will re-consult department heads for consensus

  • Symbolic aspect of courthouse, respect for the institution of the court evoked

  • Architects, commissioners, staff agree grouping public services on new site makes sense

  • Most of current courthouse renovation plans would be unaffected by project turn-around

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