A view of San Bernardino City Hall in October 2016. (file photo)

By Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 01/21/17 – 3:25 PM PST |

SAN BERNARDINO >> Plans are on track for City Hall to be vacated by April, as all employees move out of a building determined to be a substantial earthquake risk.

The roughly 200 employees now at City Hall will move to several locations, with officials yet to finalize details about which department will be where.

The City Council voted 7-0 in November to authorize City Manager Mark Scott to lease office space in Vanir Tower, 290 N. D St., and space at 215 N. D St., both on the same block as the City Hall building that’s stood at 300 N. D St. for 45 years.

Officials also plan to move a portion of the City Hall employees to 600 N. Arrowhead Ave., which was occupied by San Bernardino Employment and Training Agency until last March, when SBETA closed.

But the lease for that building isn’t yet finalized, city spokeswoman Monica Lagos said Friday.

“Because of that not-signed lease, we can’t confirm where everyone is going,” Lagos said.

The city also plans to use the structure adjacent to City Hall, the former Economic Development Agency building at 201 N. E St., including holding City Council meetings there.

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