- Add Leon County, Fla., to List of Jurisdictions Probing Planned New Courthouse Construction
Add Leon County, Fla., to List of Jurisdictions Probing Planned New Courthouse Construction
Posted Sep 23, 2010 12:11 PM CST
By Martha Neil
It isn't just in Maricopa County, Ariz., and Philadelphia that expensive new court construction efforts have drawn fire.
A grand jury is being convened in Leon County, Fla., to address an unidentified citizen's complaint about a planned $48 million new courthouse for the 1st District Court of Appeal in Tallahassee, reports the St. Petersburg Times.
State lawmakers approved a $33.5 million bond issue to help fund the project, on the last day of the 2007 legislative session. But a number have since said that they knew nothing about the bond issue until years later, because it was buried in a lengthy transportation bill.
Court officials involved in the project did not immediately respond to the newspaper's requests for comment yesterday.
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