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Mayor, police chief discuss public safety center at public forum

Questions about $35 million bond measure welcome at event Wednesday


Beaverton Mayor Denny Doyle and Chief of Police Geoff Spalding, will hold a tabling event at Beaverton City Library, 12375 S.W. Fifth Street on Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. to discuss City Council's decision to refer a $35 million bond measure to voters in November. The measure would allow the city to repurpose the now former City Hall at 4755 S.W. Griffith Drive into a public safety center for police and courts.

Doyle and Spalding will discuss the November election where residents can vote on the Renew for Our Blue project. The public is invited to this informal event and is encouraged to ask questions throughout the discussion.

"Establishing a public safety center is a top priority," Doyle said. "Consolidating the police, emergency management, and court facilities into one secure location is long overdue. This repurposed building will serve our community long into the future — this is an investment."

The plan to remodel the Griffith Drive building took hold after the City Council's decision to move city administrative services to the Beaverton Building at The Round.

"The city's police and emergency management teams have been making do in multiple buildings across the city," Doyle said. "Consolidating police, emergency management, and court facilities into one building is a priority to share with voters this November."

Spalding agreed.

"It's critical that all of our department's primary functions are all under one roof," he said. "And an office building is not suitable for the needs of a police facility."

For more information, visit renewforourblue.com.



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