MN House Bonding Tour Makes Stops in Crystal, Golden Valley
The Crystal Police Department was one of several stops for members of the House Capital Investment Committee on Tuesday. Police showed lawmakers how the building is no longer adequate for things such as evidence collection and housing of prisoners. Crystal City Hall originally opened in 1960. Crystal is asking for $4 million in bonding assistance to help build a new city hall and police station.
“It’s a $16 million project, which for a city the size of Crystal is no small investment,” said Crystal Deputy Police Chief Brian Hubbard. “So we’d certainly appreciate the state’s help in helping to fund this critical need for the community.”
“Nothing beats personal experience,” said Rep. Mike Freiberg, DFL-Golden Valley. “So if they’re able to see with their own eyes some of the needs in the communities all over the state, I think it’s the best approach.”
Earlier Tuesday, the House committee toured the area near Highway 55 and Douglas Drive in Golden Valley, as well as the Perpich Center for Arts Education. Both are looking to be included in the 2020 bonding bill.