California lawmakers are bulldozing ahead with a costly demolition of the East Annex and a plan to 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 save the historic West Steps.
"It’s a boondoggle that should be halted at least until the deficit is eliminated. Even then, this project remains a frill the Golden State can do without."
"Nearby construction at the Capitol has also had a 'massive impact' on the shop, he said."
Save Our Capitol! is working to preserve the historic Capitol and its surrounding Park, including hundreds of irreplaceable trees. Alternatives exist to make the new Annex safe and compatible without spending more than $1.2 billion to excavate the West Steps, build a new parking garage, and rebuild the Annex with an all-glass facade.