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Because this ties up manpower and is difficult for the families involved, there is an informal agreement to book and releasejuveniles to their parents, if possible.

Due to the currentcondition ;oftheBurton Creek Substation, Placer County is in the planning stages to replace its existing facility by 2010. Management told the Grand Jury that one of the -mainproblems confronting the building of the new facility is the small window of opportunity to build. The Tahoe area has strict guidelines regarding the seasons of the year in which constructioncan take place in the area, which makes building an issue.

FINDINGS:

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    TheGrand luy found that the Burton Creek Substation complies with the applicable Penal

Code sections dealing with the processing and holding of persons in custody. As in past Grand Jury findings, Burton Creek continues to be inefficient due to inadequate facilities. The buifdiag is not ADA compliant in the sense that it is madequate to serve the public in a safe and effective manner. The Burton Creek facility has for many years been in need of replacement due to these deficiencies. Taxpayer money continues to be wasted to patch or quick fix the problems at this facility. We found overall that the management is doing the best they canwitb this facilityto keep it maintained and well managed.

Historically, over the past ten or eleven years, the Burton Creek facility has been recognized by prior Orand Juries as being inadequate and should be replaced. Based on our inspection the Grand Juy recommends:

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    ADA accommodationsshould be upgraded to current standardsin allpublic areas.

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    Provide adequate access to the outside emergency telephone for those ith disabilitiesor the elderly.

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    Replacement of concrete steps leading to entrance of substation.

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    Improve conditionsand add personnel for the dispatch center.

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    Issueupdateon the proposed building of a new facilityby 2010.

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    The County should take a fast track approach to get the facility built and operational due to the building constraintsfor the Tahoe area

These recommendations are: provided in the interest of officers and anestees safety and should be given immediateattention.

REQUEST FOR RESPONSE (S):

Placer County Board of Supervisors Placer County Facility Services Placer County Sherriff

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