New Jefferson County complex can be built without voter bonds, official says

PORT TOWNSEND — Jefferson County will build a Law and Justice Center without seeking voter-approved bonds under a plan put forward Monday.

Deputy County Administrator Gary Rowe briefed County Commissioners Dan Titterness, R-Port Townsend, and Richard Wojt, D-Port Townsend, on his recommendation to dedicate $500,000 per year for land acquisition and construction of the estimated $12.6 million court building.

The county would also draw down $1 million from its general fund reserves and use the $850,000 in its building fund.

“We can use existing funding to provide the resources for the Law and Justice Center,” Rowe said. “That will enable us to get this thing moving in a positive direction.”

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