SAN DIEGO–County supervisors gathered Oct. 13 at the County Operations Center in Kearny Mesa to celebrate the opening of two new buildings.
Attending the ribbon cutting ceremony were Pam Slater-Price, chairwoman of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors; Vice Chairman Bill Horn; Supervisor Dianne Jacob; Supervisor Ron Roberts; Supervisor Greg Cox and Sheriff Bill Gore
The four-story buildings, which will house employees from nine county departments, are part of a six-year, $180 million building program at the campus on Overland Avenue.
“We didn’t borrow the money to get this done,” Slater-Price said during her remarks at a ribbon-cutting ceremony. “We did it the old-fashioned way. We saved it. Prudent saving has created jobs and has made certain that future generations will not be burdened with debt.”
The chairwoman noted that consolidating workers in the new buildings will increase collaboration and efficiency. The public will get better access to county services, as well, she said.
The buildings are designed to minimize energy and water consumption and are expected to receive gold Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certifications.
The County Operations Center first opened in 1963.