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Bill Would Allow State To Sell Or Lease "Sick Building" – Some state lawmakers want to sell or lease the Board of Equalization headquarters in Sacramento because of faulty construction and other problems in the building.
Capital Public Radio 01/21/2010
Moldy BOE headquarters bill passes Assembly committee – Members of the Assembly Business and Professions Committee unanimously passed AB 151 – the moldy state building bill – on a 7-0 vote after a brief hearing Monday.
Sacramento Bee 01/13/2010
State tax agency plagued by moldy building – California officials want to move state workers out of a moldy building in Sacramento.
Mercury News 01/11/2010
Government agency may move out of moldy Sacramento headquarters –After suffering through months of problems, California officials want to move state workers out of a moldy government office building in Sacramento.
News 10 01/11/2010
Leave troubled building, Board of Equalization chief urges –Fed up with years of leaks, floods, falling windows, rampant mold and now free-falling elevators at its Sacramento headquarters
Sacramento Bee 01/09/2010
On The Money: The Sinkhole?
– A high-rise office building in downtown Sacramento is causing headaches for state workers and taxpayers alike. Here is out update on a structure that's siphoning off millions of dollars in repairs.
KOVR-TV Video 11-04-09
On The Money: The Sick Building – A catalogue of problems is plaguing the Board of Equalization building at 450 N Street in Sacramento that has been under constant construction for the past four years. The latest problem: Closed public restrooms.
KOVR-TV Video 8-3-09
State Agency Wants Troubled HQ Building Sold – Longtime Board of Equalization workers say their headquarters building has been a dog from day one. On Wednesday, the board took formal steps that could lead to the sale of the 24-story building.
KXTV Article 5-27-09
KXTV Video 5-27-09
Water, mold dampening Board of Equalization HQ – The trouble-plagued headquarters of California’s tax appeals board has been hit by yet another round of flooding and mold. The repair bill stands at $29 million during the past three years alone, and state employees are wondering whether the building is truly jinxed.
Capitol Weekly Article 4-2-09
Board of Equalization HQ: Everyone's back to work – All 275 employees affected by the closure of the 8th and 9th floors of the 450 N Street Board of Equalization Headquarters Building, who are scheduled to work tomorrow, Thursday, April 2, will be back at work in alternate locations. All but 40 employees had already been called back to work. The 8th and 9th floors remain closed. Information from the building's owner, Department of General Services, is that these floors should be repaired and ready to reoccupy next week. BOE's consultant hygienist will conduct testing and analyze the test results before employees are returned to their regular work areas.
Sacramento Bee Article 4-2-09
Unsafe Elevators Worry BOE Employees – Malfunctioning elevators are the latest problem to hit the Board of Equalization building, which previously suffered flooding.
New Calamities Hit the BOE Headquarters Building – The State Board of Equalization's problem-plagued headquarters was hit by two new calamities this week. First, repairs to a "flex line" in the ninth-floor ceiling went awry, leading to massive flooding on several floors of the state-owned office at 450 N Street in Sacramento. Then, crews called in to fix the flood damage found signs of pre-existing mold in the walls.
Caltaxletter Article 3-27-09
California agencies squabble over office mold – Although the state has spent millions to fix everything from mold to leaking windows and unreliable elevators, several floors of the BOE headquarters have remained vacant as the tax-collecting agency and its landlord argue over the quality of some repairs.
Sacramento Bee Article 3-27-09
Sacramento Bee Video 3-27-09
Burst water pipe, more mold discovered at Board of Equalization HQ – The State Board of Equalization said Wednesday it is planning to leave the troubled office building it has called home since 1993 after another watery and moldy weekend at its 450 N St. headquarters.
Sacramento Bee Article 3-26-09
Water break sends 275 BOE employees home – About 275 Board of Equalization employees remain on paid administrative leave following a water break Sunday and a mold investigation at its headquarters at 450 N St. in Sacramento.
Sacramento Business Journal Article 3-26-09
Board of Equalization Continues to Administer Tax and Fee Programs
Board of Equalization Press Release 3-25-09
About 300 BOE Workers On Paid Leave – About 300 California state workers were on paid administrative leave Monday and Tuesday after a pipe burst at the Board of Equalization building in downtown Sacramento.
Flooding hits BOE building – Part of the Board of Equalization building in downtown Sacramento was flooded on Sunday.
Agency’s building mold updates on Web
Sacramento Bee Article 10-23-07
Will agency bail out of site? – BOE official says mold woes may warrant leaving leaky high-rise.
Sacramento Bee Article 10-18-07
Mold shuts portion of a state high-rise – Board of Equalization workers say building has made them ill
Sacramento Bee Article 10-03-07