Planning, road departments to move to administration building
In a move officials expect could save taxpayers millions of dollars in coming years, the Madera County Board of Supervisors unanimously agreed Tuesday on a contract to flesh out the third floor county’s Government Center.
When the center was built in 2007 and several departments moved in, the county’s Resource Management Agency (RMA) was left behind with plans to eventually expand to that third floor.
But as the economy stalled, the floor remained empty and the RMA — which includes various departments such as roads, code enforcement, and planning — continued to work out of a former JCPenney building in the Walmart shopping center on Cleveland Avenue.
Chief administrative officer Eric Fleming said staff from the RMA waste as much as 21 hours a week driving back-and-forth between that building and the government center...