Arroyo Grande police station bond fails
June 6, 2012
Even though a majority of the voters – 61.2 percent – approved the measure, the $6.7 million bond measure needed two-thirds approval – 66.7 percent – to pass.
City officials say a new Police Station is needed to replace the existing station on Halcyon Road. The current station’s roof is leaking and is incapable of handling modern communication towers. In addition, officials contend it is to small with inadequate space for evidence storage and prisoner interrogations.
In 2010, Arroyo Grande voters rejected a similar measure to build a more expensive facility with 64.7 percent in favor of funding a news police station.