Since 2008, studies have been undertaken to determine the feasibility, design and phased construction of improvements to the Municipal Campus.
- Driftmier Architects Facilities Assessment Report (2019)
- Rolluda Architects Master Plan (2008)
Design costs, approximately $1.6 million, are included in the 2023-2024 and 2022 adopted budgets.
Construction costs, approximately $17 million, will be funded through “councilmanic bonds,” also known as “limited tax general obligation (LTGO)” bonds.
In March 2023, the City Council authorized long-term debt financing (councilmanic bonds) for the construction to remodel the Administrative Wing. Councilmanic bonds commit the city to pay its debt within existing revenues. Revenue sources include the first quarter Real Estate Excise Taxes (REET) and utility revenues over the next 40 years. REET is restricted to capital uses and utility revenue will support a portion of the remodel associated with utility staffing use.
Additionally, the city is seeking funding through the State and Federal Legislature to help offset construction costs for the remodeled Municipal Court.