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Legislature Approves Funding for Long-Term Center of Government Study

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Legislature Approves Funding for Long-Term Center of Government Study

Tuesday, December 21, 2010
The Legislature, by unanimous vote, appropriated $50,000 in contingent funding to support an expert study to examine the County's long-term space needs, to provide more information on the Center of Government concept. The analysis will explore whether a business case would exist to pursue a Center of Government facility that could house a number of County legislative and administrative operations, a concept first identified as part of the County's Space Use Master Plan five years ago and more recently reviewed by the Legislature's Capital Plan Review Committee.

The expert analysis will compare the current configuration and projected costs of occupancy of County operations housed in County-owned and leased facilities to the estimated cost of housing all or some of those operations in a new Center of Government facility, and will recommend the most cost-effective way to accommodate the County's long-term space needs. The County's Facilities Division has developed a draft scope of work to guide the analysis.

The County's 20-year capital program currently projects the Center of Government project would not begin until 2016. County Administrator Joe Mareane repeatedly has cautioned that a clear business case for cost savings and efficiencies must be made for a Center of Government project to be seriously considered.