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.
Now is not the time to burden taxpayers with a $1.4 billion debt for the next 30 years. It’s time to increase public safety and rehabilitate the historic East Annex, not demolish and replace it.
"We will not be deterred by state leadership’s hypocrisy, claiming to practice “deliberative Democracy” while intentionally denying public participation in self-governance."
"Downtown: Every time it's been given life, every time it's been given an opportunity, it's been followed by a punch in the face — a nice haymaker," he said.
"Break the law, get caught, come before a judge, and then in the middle of the night, in a Budget Bill having nothing to do with the Project, write another law getting yourself out of the problem."
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.