The new judicial complex will provide a jury assembly room, a place where jurors can meet instead of having to travel in and out of courtroom to find where they need to be.
An expanded first appearance center addresses the needs of people who received tickets. Judge Maes believes about 70 to 80 percent of those cases will have their ticket taken care of in the initial appearance, allowing people to go about their business.
The new facility will also have an expanded mediation room where people can get their cases mediated and settled without having to go to a trial. It's a procedure The Honorable Dennis Maes believes will be a cheaper and more efficient way of handling things.
The Chief Judge thinks the building is something that people can be proud of for many years.
He says construction of the center will also provide a huge economic boost to the region, creating over 200 new jobs for the course of construction.
It's also a project that tax payers don't have to empty their wallets to pay for.
"In addition to a building that's absolutely needed, that will provide access to justice and support the rule of law, but they will not have to pay taxes on this. It will be financed through other revenue streams," said The Honorable Dennis Maes.
The project will be located in the heart of downtown. Project officials hope the building will attract more business to the downtown area.
When completed, the new judicial building will be five stories high. It is being built on formerly vacant land on Fourth Street, between Elizabeth and West Streets.
Previously, Pueblo County Commissioners approved the county selling $55 million in bonds to finance the building.
Construction on the complex is ex
pected to be completed by January 2014.
But the continued outsourcing of jobs has wounded America to the heart. Governor Romney decries the promulgation of welfare among his apparently despised 47%, but as head of the Bain and Company, he was hailed as savior, as laid out in this article from Rolling Stone, with accompanying photo:
August 29, 2012 7:00 AM ET
Mitt Romney likes to say he won't "apologize" for his success in business. But what he never says is "thank you" -- to the American people -- for the federal bailout of Bain & Company that made so much of his outsize wealth possible.
According to the candidate's mythology, Romney took leave of his duties at the private equity firm Bain Capital in 1990 and rode in on a white horse to lead a swift restructuring of Bain & Company, preventing the collapse of the consulting firm where his career began. When The Boston Globe reported on the rescue at the time of his Senate run against Ted Kennedy, campaign aides spun Romney as the wizard behind a "long-shot miracle," bragging that he had "saved bank depositors all over the country $30 million when he saved Bain & Company."