The decades-old DMV facility in Santa Maria could get a major facelift if the $15.5 million allotted in Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed budget — and pushed for by State Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson — passes muster with the Legislature in June. Last year, Jackson wrote Brown a letter detailing the need for an upgraded office, which was built in 1969 when the city’s population was much smaller; long lines and increased demand from unauthorized immigrants seeking licenses were also reasons cited.


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