Industry officials closed escrow this morning on a $4 million, 40,000-square-foot warehouse they intend to lease long-term to the county for a $1 a year so the Industry sheriff’s station can expand.
The vacant warehouse — which is located across the street from the station — has about 6,000 square feet of office space.
Industry Mayor Dave Perez said city officials will likely go down to the county next week to draw up an agreement. The plan is to have the county do some minor renovations inside, and then the Industry sheriff’s can incrementally move over units from their older facility to the warehouse.
Apparently, conditions are so cramped at the Industry station that deputies are changing into their uniforms in the parking lot, Perez said.
I hope they’re hiding behind their patrol cars…….