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Ellis: Court plans ‘cannot be justified’
Councilman Brad Ellis has an op-ed in today’s paper about his views on building a new courts complex. Ellis wasn’t on council a year ago, when his colleagues voted to keep the courts downtown, even though it meant bearing the costs of relocating the Post Office and Wachovia Bank.
But he says that since that decision was made, the economic picture has gotten so much worse that the city needs to reconsider. He also questions how long the planned complex will meet the city’s court space needs.
Council members are expected to take up the courts project at next week’s meeting.