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Board of Equalization Building Needs Face Lift

Board of Equalization Building Needs Face Lift
Posted Thursday, March 6th 2014 @ 6am  by KFBK News - Mike Simpson

They've been making repairs for years, and that's the problem. A state lawmaker wants to overhaul a downtown office building.

"Strip it on the interior entirely and rebuild it from the ground up," Democratic Assemblyman Roger Dickinson said. 

Dickinson wants to give The Board of Equalization tower at 5th and N Streets a face lift. It's been a constant source of trouble over the years -- with falling windows, bursting pipes and mold costing $60 million in repair bills so far, with an estimated $30 million more needed.

"I think that that estimate is actually low, I think it is more likely double that $30 million," he said. 

Dickinson says he wants an audit of the costs so people take notice and will introduce a bill to move workers out and renovate the structure. He's tried this before in previous years.

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