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City Hall in Nevada City poised to add $20K in security measures

A more than $20,000 expenditure of new revenue by Nevada City, garnered through a voter-approved temporary tax hike, is poised to make City Hall safer for the people who work there.

The City Council is expected to consider approval today of an estimated $20,654 to install ballistic glass windows between the public area and where City Hall reception staff sit, currently without any dividers.

Over the last couple of years, City Hall workers have raised concerns about a lack of security for the two reception counters in the City Hall lobby for the police department and the municipal general reception desk, noted Nevada City Manager David Brennan in a report on the proposal.

“Several events have occurred, including physical altercations involving law enforcement matters, members of the public entering into employee areas (and) members of the public in an agitated state of mind and/or under the influence of drugs and alcohol,” Brennan wrote.

The council is also slated to review the city’s fourth quarter financials today, along with a review of the city’s strategic plan.

Council members will be presented with an update on the transition of the Nevada County Digital Media Center by the new president of the agency’s board of directors, Keith Davies, who is also the co-CEO and executive director of the Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce.

The public portion of today’s Nevada City Council meeting is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall at 317 Broad St.

To contact Staff Writer Christopher Rosacker, email or call 530-477-4236.