Tell Us: Is Moving City Hall a Good Idea?
Should Easton be moving its city offices to a new building?
Last week, City Council voted to look for buyers for the Alpha Building, which has been home to Easton government for the last 17 years.
The plan is for the city to move its offices to the new intermodal center farther south along Third Street.
We've seen a mix of opinion on this move so far.
When the idea was first proposed last month, reader Adam Fairchild said the move was that of a modern, competitive city.
"Cities that do not spend money on their infrastructure, beautification and modernization will be left behind," he wrote.
Commenter Ronnie DelBacco called the idea of a new city hall "a monument for Sal Panto," and said the city needed to be more thrifty.
"Stay put and make due with where you are," he wrote. "My guess is that repairs on the Alpha building will cost far less than buying a new property."
Blogger Jon Geeting writes that although there may be good reasons for the move, the building needs a design upgrade.
"For a modern bus terminal and offices, the design is probably a bit above average quality," he wrote. "For a City Hall in 2013 though, Easton can do much better than this."
And the Express-Times editorial board wrote Friday that council should have spent more time weighing the issue and allowing public input.
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