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Column Extra: 25 ideas for Board of Equalization HQ relocation

Published: Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013 - 12:00 am

As highlighted in today’s State Worker column, state officials have fielded more than two dozen suggestions in response to their call for ideas about where to move the Board of Equalization.

The Department of General Services set a Halloween deadline for suggestions. This week, the 24 entities listed below turned over ideas, including 25 sites for relocation. The state isn’t obligated to do anything with any of this, but officials wanted to see what developers, property owners and other interested parties could think up. Respondents were asked to address issues beyond where the tax-collecting board might move, including what could be done with the current headquarters at 450 N St. and how the state could satisfy up to $100 million in bond obligations on the downtown tower.

General Services staff hadn’t yet picked through those details earlier this week when The State Worker asked for results of the “request for information,” but department spokesman Brian Ferguson quickly provided this list.

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Call Jon Ortiz, Bee Capitol Bureau, (916) 321-1043.

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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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