The City Council will review a task force recommendation tonight that it move forward with planning a multi-million-dollar new City Hall, civic center, public library and police station on a portion of Bernal Community Park.
The complex, which would be built between Bernal and Valley Avenues and alongside the Union Pacific Railroad tracks, would replace the aging city facilities now on a 13-acre parcel at 200 Old Bernal Ave. and the library at Old Bernal and Bernal avenues. The proposed complex would occupy a 27-acre site that the city owns.
The task force making the recommendation tonight was formed in February 2015 to explore options and make recommendations to the council. It now has completed that work, with its preferred plan the Bernal Park site instead of an alternative option to keep, expand or rebuild the buildings on the current site.
The City Council meeting, the first and only meeting this month, will start at 7 p.m. in the Civic Center, 200 Old Bernal Ave.