Sioux City Police, council members differ on upgrading headquarters
Sioux City's Police and Fire Headquarters needs some upgrades. That much, the city council and the police department agree on.
However, they don't see eye to eye on how much work needs to be done.
An assessment shows $4 million in upgrades are needed.
However, Sioux City leaders only budgeted two million.
"We wanted to make the council aware before they put $2 million into a building that within the next five years, you'll probably be putting another $2 million into the building," said Police Captain Mel Williams who helped present the architect's findings to the council.
"We're not going to spend that kind of money today or tomorrow. I think there's some people in the police administration in particular who'd like a new building. Well guess what, I don't think we have seven or eight million dollars," responded Mayor Bob Scott.
The council has asked the police department to come up with a plan to phase in the upgrades. They'll present it to the council in a few weeks.
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