Demolition work to prepare the site for a new Santa Barbara Criminal Courthouse is scheduled to begin in the next few weeks. Perimeter fencing and other preparations for demolition are set to begin Sept. 24.
At its meeting this week, a council advisory committee will receive a draft report with an updated priority list for new courthouse construction projects statewide.
The committee will also consider adjustments made to the scoring process and criteria considered.
Building is one of 31 new courthouse projects completed since the judicial branch took over responsibility for courthouses in 2002
Downtown building will address overcrowding, security, and accessibility issues while improving efficiency by consolidating services at one location
At its Nov. 14 meeting, the council also adjusted the scoring process and criteria used to create the priority list.