Why combine City and County Government facilities?
  • PUBLIC SERVICE: A City/County government center will improve public convenience and enhance wayfinding for citizens. The public cannot always differentiate between County and City government services. Residents sometimes appear at the wrong building, resulting in confusion and frustration. A shared location would provide a single visible source of government for the public. However, some non-administrative services will continue to be satellited in other buildings, such as the Development Services Building and the Community Services Building, both as a way to provide efficient delivery of services to their particular customers, and as a cost-saving measure with respect to the new government center.
  • SHARED OPERATIONS: A co-located government center presents opportunities to share resources, such as public lobbies, training rooms, conference facilities, health clinics, IT server rooms, storage rooms, fire stairs, mechanical/electrical spaces, public and staff toilets, snack bars, breakrooms, and other areas. Collocation can also facilitate communication and coordination among the various government functions.
  • SHARED COST: According to Justice Planning Associates Inc, a City/County government center would be less expensive to construct than two separate facilities, and would be less costly to operate and maintain, securely and efficiently.

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1. What was the bond referendum and when did it take place?
2. Now that the referendum has passed, when will the additional one cent sales tax begin, and when does it end?
3. Does the additional one cent sales tax apply to all sales?
4. How much revenue is estimated to be generated by an additional one cent sales tax annually?
5. How will revenue from the one cent sales tax be used?
6. Why do we need a New Judicial Center?
7. Why do we need a new City/County Government Complex?
8. Why combine City and County Government facilities?