Looks like it’s coming to a vote! More to come on this as we approach November.
County Commission OKs law and justice center bond for ballot
Troy Carter, Bozeman Daily Chronicle via Belgrade News August 11, 2016
Gallatin County commissioners approved a resolution Tuesday to put a $68.3 million bond issue on the November ballot. The measure will ask voters to decide whether to tax themselves to build a new law and justice campus with two buildings.
Commissioner Joe Skinner had already expressed support for the proposal before Tuesday’s public hearing.
But it takes a unanimous vote from the three-member commission to put a bond issue on the ballot. And Commissioners Don Seifert and Steve White had only positive comments.
The current facility is “not serving the public at a high level and that is unacceptable to me,” Seifert said. “We won’t be doing future generations any favors by bequeathing them a crumbling building.”
The construction designs, which cost over $1 million, were guided by a joint city-county committee led by Skinner and Bozeman Mayor Carson Taylor, and completed last month by ThinkOne architects. Langlas & Associates won the general contractor bid.
Proponents say the new building would increase security for victims and witnesses called to court who are in close proximity to criminals. They have organized a committee, Friends of Law and Justice, which is raising tens of thousands of dollars to fund advertising in support of the bond.
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