Interim Human Resources Manager Michelle Katsuyoshi works around

City hall spent the holiday week and their furlough days moving.

As of tomorrow, the city’s headquarters will reopen at the Development Services Center, 17575 Peak Ave.

Utility bills, all manner of permits and fees can now be paid at the new city administrative offices, which will be labeled “city hall” with a sign out front.

The mayor’s office, city manager’s office, the city manager’s office, city attorney’s office, human resources, finance and community services administrative offices moved this week from city hall to the DSC.

The former city hall headquarters, at 17555 Peak Ave., will remain vacant except during city council and planning commission meetings which will still take place in the building’s meeting chambers until June, according to city staff.

After June, the meetings will move to a different venue, likely the Community and Cultural Center, 17000 Monterey Road, city staff said.

Meanwhile, the city will continue to seek a tenant to move into the former city hall building, which has served as city headquarters since it was built in 1976.

The city council approved the consolidation of the two sparsely-populated buildings in September as a way to save about $100,000 per year on costs to run the current building. Those savings would be achieved after the initial one-time moving cost of $275,000 is recovered, according to city staff.

Praising the logistics of a one-stop city services center, Mayor Steve Tate said he’s excited about having everyone from the various administrative city departments under one roof again.

“I’m looking forward to it. It’s going to be great to get everybody back together and work more as a team,” Tate said.

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Michael Moore is an award-winning journalist who has worked as a reporter and editor for the Morgan Hill Times, Hollister Free Lance and Gilroy Dispatch since 2008. During that time, he has covered crime, breaking news, local government, education, entertainment and more.


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