Split Council approves city hall remodel

Seal_La Habra HeightsWith a 3-2 vote last Thursday, the La Habra Heights City Council approved utilizing some of the city’s reserve funds to pay for the renovation of city hall.

The renovation of the 60-year-old buildings is estimated to cost $1.9 million. It will add approximately 1,200 more square feet, making a total of nearly 6,500 sq ft.

Council members Jane Williams, Brian Bergman and Mayor Stan Carroll voted for the renovations, citing major safety issues currently in the buildings.

Carl Westerhoff and Roy Francis voted against it, stressing the need to wait for the new council to be elected on March 5.

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