Monterey Park : A Court, Not a Jail Planned

The Board of Supervisors formally reassured Monterey Park on Tuesday that the county plans to build a $45-million Children's Court in that city, not a new jail.

The city's redevelopment agency tentatively agreed Feb. 10 to sell four acres to the county for $3.5 million for construction of the court. But some officials expressed concern that the site might be used for a jail because it is next to the county's women's jail, the Sybil Brand Institute, supervisors said.

The supervisors directed that a letter be written to Monterey Park, affirming the county's intentions.

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