On the morning of Tuesday, February 18, 2020, Chairwoman Michelle Steel along with the other members of the Board of Supervisors led a ceremony commemorating the demolition of the aging and outdated Public Defenders Office to be replaced with a modern, brand new building for the employees of the County of Orange to work in.
In 2013 the County of Orange selected Griffin Structures to undertake the Civic Center Facilities Strategic Plan to assess the County’s long-term building needs. The findings identified that the average age of Civic Center buildings was 47 years old. Understandably, the increased deferred-maintenance costs due to the aging infrastructure was a made a high priority by the then Board of Supervisors.
“In 2017 the County Board of Supervisors adopted its 20-year Civic Center Strategic Plan and today is another step in fulfilling that plan,” said Chairwoman Steel. “We are looking forward to the hard work and dedication that will go into the construction of this next stage of building.”