The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

July 28, 2009
$10.6 million in repairs needed for BOE headquarters

The State Board of Equalization's headquarters building at 450 N Street has seen more than its share of problems, as this lengthy list indicates, including bat infestations, water pipe bursts, major mold growth and windows that fell out of their frames onto the street.

The elevators, according to some employees, are life-threatening.

Now a consultant hired by the state Department of General Services has issued a report stating that $10.6 million in additional repairs are needed.

Click here for more information on page 5 of the latest Cal-tax Report.

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Jon Ortiz launched The State Worker blog and a companion column in 2008 to cover state government from the perspective of California government employees. Every day he filters the news through a single question: "What does this mean for state workers?" Join Ortiz for updates and debate on state pay, benefits, pensions, contracts and jobs. Contact him at (916) 321-1043 and at


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