Metropolitan News-Enterprise


Monday, May 2, 2011


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Public Meeting Thursday on New Courthouse in South Gate


By a MetNews Staff Writer


A public meeting hosted by the Administrative Office of the Courts regarding the proposed construction of a new courthouse in South Gate is slated to take place Thursday.

Plans call for a three-story building, housing nine courtrooms, to be built on two contiguous parcels in the 4000 blocks of Firestone Boulevard and Ardmore Avenue in the city of South Gate by 2015.

It would replace the Huntington Park Courthouse, a shared-use building that is functionally and physically deficient and among the worst in the state in terms of security, overcrowding, and physical condition, according to an AOC release.

The new courthouse is intended restore service to South Gate, where the courthouse was closed because of budget cuts in 2004.

Thursday’s meeting is a necessary step in the California Environmental Quality Act process. At the meeting, the public and other interested parties will have an opportunity to review and comment on the AOC’s draft initial study and mitigated negative declaration. The review period extends through May 22, 2011.

The AOC’s draft CEQA document and other project information, as well as instructions for submitting comments, are available on the California Courts website at

Thursday’s meeting at the City of South Gate Council Chambers is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m.


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