Two Buildings Total 75,623 Square Feet
And 3 Parking Lots Sale Price: $7,200,000.00
It is right beside the shiny new staff office being built for $11,000,000.00 (not tendered) which when complete offers I believe about 45,000 square feet. Not included in the $11,000,000.00 price is the value of the land the shiny new office will be sitting on.
The decision to not upgrade the existing Annex for $4,000,000.00, or perhaps buy the Dunsmuir Place building which gives a considerably larger building for considerably less money, will be forever shrouded in secrecy as city hall and city council is still unwilling to release the minutes of the in-camera meeting where they decided to spend $16,000,000.00 on a shiny new office for city hall staff, complete with shiny new desks and equipment. By the way, that amount would equal the budgeted tax increase for 4 - 5 years had they chosen to either stay where they are, or upgrade where they are.
But instead city council and city staff decided it best to spend $16,000,000.00 of YOUR tax dollars. Do you think they made a wise choice??