From Amelia Dickson, The Olympian:
“The Accountability and Restitution Center will soon be empty no more. Thurston County commissioners and Sheriff John Snaza reached an agreement to move into the new jail at a Wednesday afternoon meeting.
Commissioners Cathy Wolfe and Sandra Romero met with the sheriff alone. New Commissioner Bud Blake was unable to attend. But a member of Blakes staff said he was happy with the agreement, too.
The parties will officially sign a letter of intent to move into the facility at a Friday event, but the elected officials all said theyve made their decision.
‘Im looking forward to all of our years of planning finally going into action,’ Snaza said. ‘This is going to be huge.’
The move to the ARC really has been in planning stages for years. Construction on the new jail wrapped up in 2010. But despite multiple attempts to move in, the building has been sitting empty because of budget woes and disagreements.
‘Im wondering what its going to feel like to serve our citizens without having this over our heads,’ Romero said.”
Click here for more info on the Thurston County Accountability and Restitution Center.