October 1, 2021
By Jeri Karges
Welcome to the Sacramento Patch daily newsletter for everything happening Saturday October 2nd, 2021 in The River City.
- Controversy is a-brewin' at the Capitol. An environmental group says it is suing several state agencies to block the demolition of the California Capitol annex. They said current plans, which include a modern, glass building with an underground parking garage and visitor's center, would destroy a historically significant building and a variety of important trees that outline the annex, all at the cost of about $1B. Project proponents assert that the current annex is an outdated structure. The building is littered with hazardous material like asbestos and mold, and the hallways are so outdated that they violate American Disabilities Act rules, they say.