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Jail Project Tops Agenda

San Andreas, CA — The jail project will top the Calaveras County supervisorial meeting Tuesday at the Government Center.

It was back in February that three of the five Calaveras County supervisors voted to halt the Jail Project planning phase due to too many uncertainties. Tomorrow they may change their votes now that the state has somewhat cleared the muddied waters.

From CAO Jeanne Boyce, “The state has really engaged in helping us look at the lease revenue bond financing and the contractual agreement and they really want to work with the County to make those financial arrangements work for the County.

Also they (the state) have really helped us to look at what the requirements will be when the jail opens in terms of occupancy and staffing so there’s been some flexibility thee that we did not see when we spoke with the Board back in February.”

On hand for tomorrow’s study session will be the state Finance Department, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (C.D.C.R.) and the Corrections Standards Authority (C.S.A.).

Ms. Boyce adds the goal of tomorrow’s study session is to get a positive vote from the supervisors on reopening the planning phase so the project can get back on track.

Written by bill.johnson@mlode.com