Sacramento, California 2020-11-21 01:35:28 –
Sacramento (CBS13) —Governor Gavin Newsom now asks California agencies to reduce their “physical footprint” and expand their “telework” as more billions of dollars in new state buildings grow downtown Sacramento. I’m looking for.
A total of four new downtown state buildings are under construction. Buildings in three states are under construction on O Street, and a large campus of the General Services Department is under construction on Richards Boulevard.
Now, in the midst of the building boom, the governor’s finance department sent a budget letter this week instructing the department head to increase telecommuting.
Part of the letter states, “We will identify opportunities to restructure workspaces and reduce the state’s physical footprint, taking into account the continued increase in telecommuting.”
The budget aims to reduce costs for several years due to the COVID-19 recession and requires the department head to submit the plan to the finance department by February 1.
Sacramento city council member Jeff Harris said the governor’s call for continued teleworking could be devastating to downtown Sacramento.
“I don’t want to see this as a permanent situation,” Harris said. “I think there is a lot of concern about how the state is trying to manage budgetary issues right now. It takes that energy in the short term to recover from COVID, so put workers in the city center. We aim to keep you away from the club. “
In June, the Governor’s Treasury also addressed teleworking as a pandemic need to transform the state’s future.
The budget summary says, “The state’s response shows that large-scale telecommuting is possible.”
A billion-dollar founding boom in downtown Sacramento. The office is up. Who will enter them when they are done?
Earlier this year, the California Human Resources Department requested that three-quarters of all state workers work from home at least part-time for COVID-19.
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