The Board of Supervisors Tuesday unanimously approved a $21 million plan to build new county offices in Santee, and vacate the current location in El Cajon.
The offices of the Assessor/Recorder/County Clerk and Treasurer-Tax Collector are housed in an aging former bank building at Magnolia and Douglas avenues in El Cajon. The 8,920-square-foot facility was built in 1957 and acquired by the county in 2000.
“The existing building is constrained and inefficient, and cannot economically accommodate expanded and future operational needs,” county documents state. County officials also said the building needs upgrades to its heating and air-conditioning, plumbing and electrical systems.
The county will build offices on Mission Gorge Road in Santee near the Edgemoor skilled nursing facility, and sell or lease the El Cajon building to offset construction costs.
—City News Service
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