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Contra Costa County Unveils New Administrative Building, Plaza In Martinez

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Contra Costa County unveiled its new administrative building Tuesday.

The county calls it “a new cutting-edge office administration building and civic plaza located in the heart of downtown Martinez.”

The new building stands on the site previously occupied by the 12-story former county building built in 1964. The site also held the old county jail, which was built in 1902.

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County supervisors awarded a $58 million construction contract to Webcor in 2021 to demolish the old building and replace it with the new three-story structure.

“The new building showcases state-of-the-art architecture that harmonizes beautifully with the surrounding historic buildings, rejuvenating the public plaza,” the county said in a statement. “It embodies sustainability with on-site photovoltaics for high-performance energy use, responsibly sourced finishes, and low embodied carbon materials.”

The building includes a new public law library, ground-floor retail spaces and a parking garage. It also includes street improvements and an advanced stormwater system tailored to the site’s unique groundwater challenges and topography.

The new site will hold several county administrative departments, including the public defender’s office, the office of racial equity and social justice, and the county sheriff’s civil division.

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Funding for the project came from $45 million in bonds issued in 2021, with the rest coming from the county’s general fund capital reserves.

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No Excuses July 9, 2024 - 12:31 PM - 12:31 PM

💕ooohhh “harmonizing architecture” ahhhhhh❣

!!! FIX OUR ROADS

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Lou July 9, 2024 - 1:56 PM - 1:56 PM

Nice, 58 million dollars of the tax payers money and no end to the spending in sight.

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Concord Guy July 9, 2024 - 3:10 PM - 3:10 PM

As the saying goes: Use it or lose it.

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Original G July 9, 2024 - 3:04 PM - 3:04 PM

When inmates walk out County Jail’s revolving doors they’ll have a new place out of the sun and rain in the winter to car jack or hot wire their transportation out of Martinez.

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Away with Wokeness July 9, 2024 - 3:12 PM - 3:12 PM

“The office of racial equity and social justice,” when the major corporations are closing their DEI departments the local governments (same with the City of Martinez) and just getting theirs started. Even though they serve no real purpose other than virtue signaling.

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Anon July 9, 2024 - 3:34 PM - 3:34 PM

Yes, PG&E is all onboard with DEI. They have a department and a “Chief Diversity, equity, inclusion officer”.
You be in an employee call getting an update on the days challenges…….and a DEI officer will chime in: “how can we further DEI in this group?”
Oh, I dunno……the position is for standing by for hazards…..I’m not sure how the worker in the field espousing DEI is going to get the power back on quicker!!!!

Also, you can purchase apparel, a hat, backpack or a shirt that says: Black Employees Resource Group.

It’s more about Divid in than Unification.

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THE BLACK KNIGHT July 9, 2024 - 6:43 PM - 6:43 PM

ANON,
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DEI=Didn’t Earn It!

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parent July 10, 2024 - 7:28 AM - 7:28 AM

PG&E aint the only big company to have the clown DEI offices. Genentech, Pfizer, and many other biotechs. Why … cause they want the locals to think they actually care and therefore will buy their products. I don’t see many small companies with these clown offices because they don’t have the money to waste playing that game. DEI aint about making it fair, it is a sales tactic to get another portion of the community to buy whatever is being sold.
What has DEI solved … dividing the population further.

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domo July 9, 2024 - 3:34 PM - 3:34 PM

.. and how is that going to help residents? higher taxes I’m sure …start on the deferred maintenance? … smells like more pork to me

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WC---Creeker July 10, 2024 - 8:19 AM - 8:19 AM

A retail space? Is out government getting into the commercial landlord business?

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