Johnson Co. Officials Begin Justice Center Debate Again
IOWA CITY, Iowa — Officials in Johnson County are again ready to begin addressing space issues at the courthouse and jail. Monday afternoon, the Johnson County Board of Supervisors will hold a work session to begin crafting a plan that could go before voters as early as March. While March is unlikely, according to county chairperson Janelle Rettig, it will likely be on the ballot sometime in 2014.
Voters have narrowly rejected similar plans to build a more than $40 million justice center twice within the last year. The new plan could involve expansion of court space, jail space or both. It’s not clear if a “justice center,” which would combine both, will be proposed this time around.
The sheriff, county attorney and the board will discuss options at 1:30 p.m. at the county administration building.
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