County of Placer Board of Supervisors
175 FULWEILER AVENUE AUBURN, CALIFORNIA 95603
PLACER CO. TOLL FREE # 800-488-4308
F.C. "ROCKY"ROCKHOLM District 1 ROBERT WEYGANDT
District z JIMHOLMES
District 3 KIRK UHLER
District 4 BRUCE KRANZ District 5
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The Honorable Larry Gaddis, Jr. Presiding Judge, Superior Court County of Placer Department 2 101 Maple Street Auburn CA 95603
Dear Judge Gaddis,
I am pleased to submit the response of the Board of Supervisorsto the 2006-07 Final Report of the Placer County Grand Jury - Burton Creek Facilitv Annual Inspection. We have carefully reviewed the findings and recommendations contained in the report and have considered the responses from the County Sheriff and the Director of Facility Services. The response of the Board follows below.
Burton Creek Facility Annual Inspection
FINDINGS: The Grand Jury 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 building is not ADA compliant in the sense that it is inadequate to serve the public in a safe and effective manner. The Burton Creek facility has for many years been in need of a 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 can with this facility to keep it maintained and well managed.
RESPONSE: The Board of Supervisors partially disagrees with the finding. We agree that the building is inadequate and inefficient, however it is safe for employees to occupy and for the public that may visit or have business in this building. It should also be noted that a replacement facility is planned for 2010-11 and the new facility will correct the problems inherent in an older structure and one that is subject to strict building regulations and extreme seasonal weather conditions. In addition, many of the "quick fixes" or "patch type work" are necessary to support the function and operations of the Sheriff and have been recommended or supported by the Grand Jury.
CONCLUSIONS 1 RECOMMENDATIONS:
ADA accommodations should be upgraded to current standards in all public areas.