More than 18 months ago now, voters in Venice approved a bond referendum to spend $16 million-dollars on a new public safety center. By now, the City Council hoped to be breaking ground… but instead only just recently hired the architect to start the design phase. While the money was borrowed in a 30-year bond, there was one key detail- the bond money has to be spent three years after being issued- that means by August of 2020. Mayor John Holic told ABC-7 he blames an overabundance of caution in paperwork for slowing the process down.