[Tagging] Proposed: landuse=civic_admin - looking for comments.
tod at fitchdesign.com
Mon Mar 9 06:15:55 UTC 2015
On Mar 8, 2015, at 10:55 PM, johnw wrote:
> If I knew nothing about the structure of government, just the buildings on the ground, I would notice that the “city hall” for many towns and small cities often (but not always) have combined complexes for both the assembly and mayor, and often offices for programs (national insurance, pension, taxes)
> but the courthouse and the punishment system is often never in that same complex - in my experince. Is that different in places you have seen?
City of Sunnyvale's "Civic Center" ("Civic Center" is the name used in city literature to describe the place) has the public library, offices for building safety (building permits, etc.), parks department offices, city council meeting room, department of public safety (police and fire) and a county court house. Library, police and court house are all separate buildings. The other offices and council meeting room may be separate buildings but hard to tell from the satellite view as there are covered walkways, etc. there. I guess I really need to walk around that area to see what is separate.
In any case, that is one example were police and court house buildings are in the same complex as other civic buildings, so it can happen.
For what it is worth, there is no landuse polygon around the Civic Center but if landuse=civic gains any support it seems appropriate to me to add such a polygon.
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