Amid litigation and a lost Democratic seat, group urges California lawmakers to rethink costly Capitol project

Amid an ongoing lawsuit, continued transparency concerns and voter refusal to reelect the lawmaker who was the face of the effort, opponents of the California Capitol Annex project are urging state leaders to rethink the $1.2 billion plan.

“We want to call on the governor, the Speaker of the Assembly and Pro Tem of the State Senate to pause the project,” said Dick Cowan, former chair of the Historic State Capitol Commission. “We’ve only got weeks to get the attention of our leadership to listen to the public.”