How will it be paid
Roy Decker, principal-in-charge of Duvall Decker, said in a letter to the city the budget goal for constructing the criminal justice building and renovating the city administration building is $27.5 million.
City leaders hope to pay for the complex with a 2018 bond issue. The bond also would pay for administration building renovations.
Wyman Morgan, city administrative and financial services director, estimates residents will be asked to vote on the issue in February or March next year. The complex and renovation will be among many projects in the bond issue, which also will likely include a new animal shelter, two to three new fire stations, a northwest park and road improvement, Morgan recently said. “Right now, we’re estimating we can fund $140 million worth of projects,” Morgan said.
The bond would be a continuation of a sales tax the city levied for the first time in 2004 to pay for $105 million in road improvements, Morgan said.