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Costa Mesa council signs off on renovations to its chamber and fire station construction

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The Costa Mesa City Council chamber at City Hall received a top-to-bottom revamp that replaced decades-old equipment.
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The Costa Mesa City Council voted Tuesday night to approve the final steps in renovations of the City Hall council chamber and construction of the rebuilt Fire Station No. 1.

The chamber’s top-to-bottom revamp, estimated to cost $3.357 million, started in summer 2018 and was completed in June this year. Decades-old equipment was replaced with new audio-video and broadcast systems, a control room, lighting, projectors, monitors, podiums, furniture and carpeting.

For the record:
9:02 AM, Dec. 06, 2019 This article originally stated incorrectly that Mayor Katrina Foley had abstained from voting on these items.

The council voted 6-0, with Councilman Allan Mansoor absent, to acknowledge completion of the project.

The City Hall community room and restroom upgrades to conform with the Americans with Disabilities Act are not completed. Though about $36,000 remains for the work, additional funding will be needed to complete it.

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Fire Station No. 1 at 1570 Adams Ave. reopened in fall 2018 featuring 10 firefighter dorm rooms, five restrooms, a kitchen, office space and a training room equipped with the latest technology. The council voted 6-0 to return the remaining $33,573 for the project to the Capital Improvement Fund.

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