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City Council to Consider Plan for New Northeast Police Station

The project would be paid for through the use of $28.45 million in Proposition Q General Obligation Bond funds, which were approved by city voters in 2002, and $500,000 in 2011-12 Police Forfeited Assets monies.

The Los Angeles City Council will on Tuesday consider a $29.45 million plan to replace the Los Angeles Police Department's Northeast Division station.

The project would be paid for through the use of $28.45 million in Proposition Q General Obligation Bond funds, which were approved by city voters in 2002, and $500,000 in 2011-12 Police Forfeited Assets monies.

According to the proposal, the remaining funds would be identified by LAPD "over the next two years through the budget process."

In May, the city's Proposition Q Oversight Committee approved the proposal to construct a new Northeast Police Station administrative building at the site of the existing station at 3353 North San Fernando Road. 

A previously approved $7.51 plan to renovate the building was put on hold by the bond oversight committee at the request of LAPD, who argued that the former film processing facility was not an adequate space for a police station.

According to the report of City Administrative Officer Miquel A. Santana, LAPD has occupied the 41,000 square foot site since 1983.

Santana's report states that the proposal would not include a new vehicle maintenance and parking structure, as that would push the total cost of the project to nearly $50 million.

The city council will also hear a report from Santana about the steps that would need to be taken to remediate environmental contamination found at the site and at an adjacent building that was recently demolished.

The Los Angeles City Council will meet on Tuesday, July 19 at 10:00 am inside the John Ferraro Council Chamber, Room 340 of the Los Angeles City Hall, located at 200 N. Spring Street, Los Angeles, Ca, 90012.

nano July 20, 2011 at 11:14 AM
R u kidding?! The place is a disgrace as a work site! Contamination from the previous occupants has caused numerous illness & possible deaths that the city has refused to acknowledge. Why has several other divisions been given new stations when Northeast was never designed as one at its current location?!
Mark Charles July 20, 2011 at 01:35 PM
I agree with the need for an update. That station is a depressing dump. My heart goes out to the men and women who have to work in that lifeless, windowless, poorly lit, stale environment.
Hulga July 20, 2011 at 07:03 PM
It reminds me of the police station from the movie Assault on Precinct 13. It badly needs a makeover/rebuild.
Douglas Ray McComb July 21, 2011 at 07:04 PM
The District Attorney's office should have a moral renovation.
HackOfAllTrades July 21, 2011 at 11:53 PM
why not use the former Kmart across the street? Seems to be plenty of space there for a building and a motorpool facility.

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