Trial Court Budget Advisory Committee

Meeting Information:

Next Meeting:
Thursday, April 17, 2014
4:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Held by Conference Call
Toll Free: 1-877-820-7831
Passcode : 8592822#

Meeting Materials
Start Date: June 2013

Purpose: to provide input on the trial court budget process for the benefit of all trial courts statewide and to propose recommendations to the Judicial Council on trial court funding consistent with council goals.

Background
In May 2013, Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye announced that the Judicial Council would be soliciting nominations for a newly established committee (see news release) tasked with building upon the work by the Trial Court Funding Workgroup and a budget subcommittee that helped create the new funding allocation method for the judicial branch. Two months later, on July 9, the committee's first meeting was held and broadcast live to the public. Three subcommittees were formed during that meeting to focus on concentrated areas related to branch funding.

Charge
TCBAC provides input on the trial court budget process for the benefit of all trial courts statewide and to propose recommendations to the Judicial Council on trial court funding consistent with council goals. In carrying out this duty, the advisory committee shall consider the following: 

  • Make recommendations on trial court budget priorities to guide the development of the budget for the upcoming fiscal year. The advisory committee considers all relevant factors including:
    • Input provided by trial court leadership advisory committees concerning budget priorities;
    • Input submitted by trial courts;
    • Feedback from members of the public, including any designated trial court employee representatives;  
    • The fiscal condition of the state;
    • Other factors and trends affecting the trial courts and the state; and
    • The progress of the trial courts in meeting strategic and operational goals established by the Judicial Council.
  • Make recommendations on the allocation of trial court funding, to include any changes to existing methodologies for allocating trial court budget augmentations and reductions.
  • Make recommendations, as appropriate, on budget policies and procedures.
  • Further participate in the budget development process as requested by the Judicial Council or the Executive & Planning Committee.

Trial Court Budget Advisory Committee

The 34-member advisory committee comprised of superior court judges, court executives and advisory staff from the Administrative Office of the Courts reports directly to the Judicial Council. Members are appointed by the Chief Justice for a one-year term. The current membership term runs until Oct 1, 2014.

Superior Court Judges:

Hon. Loretta Murphy Begen
County of Stanislaus
Hon. Barry Goode
County of Contra Costa
Hon. Thomas James Borris
County of Orange
Hon. Lloyd L. Hicks
County of Tulare
Hon. René Auguste Chouteau
County of Sonoma
Hon. Elizabeth W. Johnson
County of Trinity
Hon. C. Don Clay
County of Alameda
Hon. Laura Masunaga
County of Siskiyou
Hon. Mark A. Cope
County of Riverside
Hon. Marsha Slough
County of San Bernardino
Hon. Thomas DeSantos
County of Kings
Hon. Robert Trentacosta
County of San Diego

Hon. Laurie M. Earl, Co-Chair
County of Sacramento

 Hon. Brian Walsh
County of Santa Clara

Hon. David A. Wesley
County of Los Angeles
 


Superior Court Executive Officers:

Sherri R. Carter
County of Los Angeles
Deborah Norrie
County of Plumas
Jake Chatters
County of Placer
Michael D. Planet
County of Ventura
Richard D. Feldstein
County of Napa
Michael M. Roddy
County of San Diego
John Fitton
County of San Mateo
Brian Taylor
County of Solano
Rebecca Fleming
County of Stanislaus
Mary Beth Todd
County of Sutter
Kimberly Flener
County of Butte
Tania Ugrin-Capobianco
County of El Dorado
Shawn C. Landry
County of Yolo
Christina M. Volkers
County of San Bernardino
  David H. Yamasaki
County of Santa Clara

Advisory Members:

Jody Patel
Chief of Staff, Judicial and Court Leadership Services Division
Administrative Office of the Courts

Curtis Child
Chief Operating Officer, Judicial and Court Operations Services Division
Administrative Office of the Courts

Curt Soderlund
Chief Administrative Officer, Judicial and Court Administrative Services Division
Administrative Office of the Courts

Zlatko Theodorovic, Co-Chair
Director, Fiscal Services Office
Judicial and Court Administrative Services Division
Administrative Office of the Courts

The following three subcommittees were formed during the TCBAC meeting on July 9, 2013:


Funding Methodology Subcommittee

Hon. Thomas James Borris
Presiding Judge of the
Superior Court of California
County of Orange

Ms. Kimberly Flener
Executive Officer
Superior Court of California
County of Butte
Hon. Brian Walsh
Presiding Judge of the
Superior Court of California
County of Santa Clara
Ms. Sherri R. Carter
Executive Officer
Superior Court of California
County of Riverside
Hon. Barry P. Goode
Presiding Judge of the
Superior Court of California
County of Contra Costa
Mr. David H. Yamasaki
Executive Officer
Superior Court of California
County of Santa Clara
Mr. Jake Chatters, Co-Chairs
Executive Officer
Superior Court of California
County of Placer
Hon. Laura Masunaga
Presiding Judge of the
Superior Court of California
County of Siskiyou
Hon. Mark A. Cope
Presiding Judge of the
Superior Court of California
County of Riverside
Ms. Deborah Norrie
Executive Officer`
Superior Court of California
County of Plumas
Hon. Laurie M. Earl, Co-Chair
Presiding Judge of the
Superior Court of California
County of Sacramento
Mr. Michael M. Roddy
Executive Officer
Superior Court of California
County of San Diego
 
Mr. Richard D. Feldstein
Executive Officer
Superior Court of California
County of Napa
Hon. Marsha Slough
Presiding Judge of the
Superior Court of California
County of San Bernardino
Mr. John Fitton
Executive Officer
Superior Court of California
County of San Mateo
Ms. Mary Beth Todd
Executive Officer
Superior Court of California
County of Sutter
 


Criminal Realignment Subcommittee

Hon. Loretta Murphy Begen
Presiding Judge of the
Superior Court of California
County of Stanislaus

Ms. Rebecca Fleming
Executive Officer
Superior Court of California
County of Stanislaus
Mr. David M. Yamasaki, Co-Chair
Executive Officer
Superior Court of California
County of Santa Clara
Hon. Rene Auguste Chouteau
Presiding Judge of the
Superior Court of California
County of Sonoma
Ms. Tania Ugrin-Capobianco
Executive Officer
Superior Court of California
County of El Dorado
 
Hon. C. Don Clay
Presiding Judge of the
Superior Court of California
County of Alameda
Hon. David Wesley, Co-Chair
Presiding Judge of the
Superior Court of California
County of Los Angeles
 


Revenue and Expenditure Subcommittee

Ms. Sherri R. Carter, Co-Chair
Executive Officer
Superior Court of California
County of Riverside
Hon. Tom DeSantos
Presiding Judge of the
Superior Court of California
County of Kings
Ms. Christina M. Volkers
Executive Officer
Superior Court of California
County of Sacramento
Hon. Rene Auguste Chouteau
Presiding Judge of the
Superior Court of California
County of Sonoma
Mr. Shawn Landry
Executive Officer
Superior Court of California
County of Yolo
Hon. David Wesley
Presiding Judge of the
Superior Court of California
County of Los Angeles
Hon. C. Don Clay
Presiding Judge of the
Superior Court of California
County of Alameda
Mr. Mike D. Planet
Executive Officer
Superior Court of California
County of Ventura
Mr. David M. Yamasaki
Executive Officer
Superior Court of California
County of Santa Clara
Hon. Lloyd L. Hicks
Presiding Judge of the
Superior Court of California
County of Tulare
Mr. Brian Taylor
Executive Officer
Superior Court of California
County of Solano
Hon. Elizabeth W. Johnson
Presiding Judge of the
Superior Court of California
County of Trinity
Hon. Robert Trentacosta, Co-Chair
Presiding Judge of the
Superior Court of California
County of San Diego
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