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.