The above screen grab for the local Daily quotes assistant city manager Mr. Doug Holmes as saying the old annex could not accurately be characterized as unsafe.
This statement would seem to contradict a press release issued over his name issued May 2, 2011.
"The exisitng City Hall Annex needs to be replaced because, in the event of an earhtquake, it is not safe for the public and for employees"
"The City needs to keep the building safe for the dozens of public who come into the current City Hall Annex each day. Further, as an employer, the City has an obligation to keep safe work premises. The current City Hall Annex is not safe"