Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Sterling Street Door To Close in Secure City Hall

     City Hall will become totally secure with access only through the Washington Street entrance. Council decided on the change in the shadow of the Orlando shootings, but also after years of back and forth over courtroom security in the lobby.
      The renovation of the first floor has meandered and morphed when as an aside to having two judges, the state said two courtrooms are needed.
       Last night Councilman Walczyk suggested a change in the whole concept, moving the court and all its problems to the county facility.
       Security issues have taken over from the core issue of two judges, as both jurists have worked together to make sure the one courtroom suffices.
              http://www.watertowndailytimes.com/news03/building-security-will-cover-all-of-watertown-city-hall--20160614

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Its funny how the safety of office staff and selected ones, are more important than the safety of those who are really in harms way.. Where is the justice here???? It is so evident that hatred is among us right here in Watertown.
Shame on you.. and you know who you are.. Carma is a wonderful thing.

Anonymous said...

If I were going to leave only one entrance open, it would not be the one on Washington Street. But there is no reason that a single person could not watch both doors.

If the Orlando shooter came to city hall, any security there would be dead in matter of seconds. The same could be true even if the shooter only brought a single shot gun. The truth is that the only security you can provide for this building is from people who are not bent on a murder/suicide. In other words, you can protect the building from people who never would have done any real harm.

Anonymous said...

Remember when the county built a courtroom in the PSB and the judge refused to use it?

Anonymous said...

Stupid,if you are going to close a door,close the front one.Most visitors park in the lot behind the building,then use the side door.Now they are going to be going on a jaunt around the building to find the open door.Inconvenient and silly.

Danny M. Francis (Eyepublius) said...

Anonymous 12:47 - you are spot on ...

Damn stupid to close the door nearest the parking lot 100%. Wash Street has limited parking - we all know that. More clever plans from our NSA-trained City Manager, right? Oops ...