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Lathrop will spend $15,000 to decorate city hall with photos

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POSTED March 19, 2013 1:27 a.m.

It has been eight years since the City of Lathrop moved its offices into the Mossdale-area digs now serving as its home.

So it only seems fitting that they decorate the joint.

The Lathrop City Council – with Mayor Sonny Dhaliwal absent – unanimously approved a consent calendar Monday night that included an item that authorizes the expenditure of upwards of $15,000 to decorate City Hall with high definition commissioned photos.

With the full cost already included in the city hall budget, the photos – roughly 30 of them – will showcase landmarks in and around the community as well as organic items grown in the San Joaquin Valley. Aerial photos could also be used.

“The painting project alone will make a big difference in how the City presents itself and now is the time to bring a project forward that will the walls of City Hall with interesting wall hangings,” said the staff report. “City Hall is a place where we perform the city’s business and it is important to present our city in the best light.”

The move – nearly a decade after the city first occupied the building – could be viewed by some as the turning of the page after years of budget shortfalls and financial concerns that stemmed from the housing collapse forced furloughs and other cost-cutting measures.

Earlier in the meeting the city introduced the recently hired Public Works Director – Joseph Reyes – as well as a permit technician being brought on to assist with some of the development-related growth that the city is expecting to existing workloads.

The majority of the cost associated with the photos will likely come in the commissioning of a photographer since plans to print the images on the city’s own high definition plotter will save outside fees.

Just recently the council chambers were painted for the first time since moving into the building. Entries to the annual Mayor’s Art Show grace the walls after judging, and periodic exhibitions are also sometimes also showcased.

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