Like a prize steer at the county fair, the Citizens Service Center is on display to visitors this week.
“The biggest city in their county is Medford and they bought an old post office building, about 80,000 square feet, to consolidate their offices like we did,” said El Paso County Commissioner Sallie Clark. “Some staff from their county is studying how we did our one-stop shopping at CSC. They want to see how our layout works, how we combined most everything under one roof to create more efficiency.”
The county moved several offices that were scattered around town to CSC. Under that one big roof are Department of Human Services, Pikes Peak Workforce Center, El Paso County Public Health and the offices of the county Clerk, Treasurer and Assessor, along with a Motor Vehicle office.
“I think it’s working well,” Clark said, “especially if you don’t have a car. Everything is in one place so it can save time and effort.”