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City releases evaluation of court proposals

The evaluation of the court proposals the city received for new courthouse facilities was released today.

The report, compiled by Arcadis, was confidential throughout the city’s selection process. Here it is. 

The Arcadis report was a controversial part of the process of evaluating new court facilities. The report remained confidential, and when the City Council discussed it, it was usually during a closed work session.

It was allowed to be confidential because the city participated in a Public Private Education Facilities Infrastructure Act.

The City Council approved a contract with First Choice Public-Private Partners to build the new courthouse facilities on Nov. 8 and a $38.7 million bond to finance the project. 

The City Council and Arcadis consultants used seven criteria to rank the proposals. 




Stay tuned for more details on what’s in the Arcadis report.