A traveller walks across the "great hall" at Anaheim's new transit center known as ARTIC.

Anaheim’s ARTIC Wasteland

The city is counting on restaurant leases, advertising and the sale of corporate naming rights to fund the ongoing cost of operating its massive new train depot. But what if no one wants to go inside?

Work is ongoing at the construction site for the new Laguna Niguel civic center. The city expects to spend about $25 million on the project. (Photo by: Adam Elmahrek)

A Tale of Two Very Different City Halls

Laguna Niguel and Newport Beach are building new civic centers, but their approach and philosophy show the difference between a contract city and a full service city.