- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 26, 2014

WESTWEGO, La. (AP) - After months of tweaking the design for a new City Hall to bring down its costs, the Westwego City Council has voted to seek a second round of bids for a building that could serve as the seat of municipal government for a century.

Mayor Johnny Shaddinger and the councilmen are banking that the $3.3 million the cash-strapped city has budgeted for the new City Hall will be enough this time.

In recent months, after the first round of bids were rejected because of cost, the city met with engineers to modify the design.

NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports (https://bit.ly/1rx7jjh ) designers on Monday submitted to the city a plan that could be covered by a $3.3 million budget.

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Information from: The Times-Picayune, https://www.nola.com

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