Why would anyone ever allow Thurston County to relocate its offices? Location and parking issues aside, the commissioners and county executives have allowed the present buildings to deteriorate. Little, if any preventative maintenance has been performed. All one has to do is see he gardens growing in the gutters of the present buildings, the stains on the brick, and the crumbling finish on the roof materials to see that once occupied at taxpayer expense, any attention to keeping up the public’s investments is missing. Moving into newer digs may solve some issues, but not this most critical one. Does anyone at the county level claim fault for allowing the buildings to fall into such disrepair? I think not. Better to move.