California lawmakers are bulldozing ahead with a costly plan to demolish the East Annex, block public access to the West Steps, and destroy Capitol Park.
California is under siege – by a pandemic and catastrophic wildfires – and facing another $54 billion budget deficit. Now is not the time to burden taxpayers with a $1 billion debt for the next 30 years. It’s time to restore, increase public safety, and preserve the historic East Annex, not demolish and replace it.
By FOX 40 News
"People rallied at the State Capitol to protest changes that are in the works there. That group, Save Our Capitol!, says that renovations planned for the Capitol Annex would potentially demolish the East Annex Building and eliminate more than 100 trees in the process."
By Good Day Sacramento
"People rallied at the State Capitol to protest the construction project of the building itself - the Capitol. Organizers of Save Our Capitol Rally say the Capitol Annex Project is shortsighted and unnecessary."
By KCRA 3 (NBC) News
"A rally outside the State Capitol targeted the governor and lawmakers. The group says they are violating state law with a $1.4 billion plan to demolish the Capitol Annex and remove trees."
Save Our Capitol! is working to preserve the historic Capitol and its surrounding Park, including hundreds of irreplaceable trees. Alternatives exist to make the Annex safe without spending $1.4 billion to excavate the West Steps, build a new parking garage, and demolish-and-rebuild the Annex, which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.