“Public hearing will refocus attention on Thurston County courthouse levy”
“The Board of County Commissioners agrees that something needs to be done to improve the situation [with the 41-year-old courthouse complex on Lakeridge Drive Southwest] , but isn’t unanimous about the current plan to build a new courthouse at the old City Hall site on Plum Street in downtown Olympia.
“Voters will decide in April whether to approve a property tax levy-lid lift to pay for the plan, which now is estimated to cost $250 million. But, at least according to one survey, most residents don’t see the need.
“A public hearing later this month will give voters another chance to engage in the process and speak their minds ahead of the vote.”
“The public hearing ahead of another vote will be held at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 22 in Room 152 of Building 1 at the courthouse complex. According to a press release from the county, written and emailed comments will be accepted until 4 p.m. that day,” by Sara Gentzler, The Olympian. Read more