The much delayed city court renovations are surely frustrating to Council members. Mayor Butler surely remembers the meeting a good two years ago with state court officials at which there was agreement to move forward, but it never did and staff talks stalled. I thought it was solved then. Now there are suggestions of abandoning City Hall entirely, and little consensus on security measures.
Whatever is done will be a cob job on a 50+ year old building, but the alternatives are not really any better.
Next year one of the two judges is up for election. This could become an issue at that time if Council doesn't get it resolved.