Futures Traffic Working Group

Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye established the Futures Traffic Working Group to develop an implementation plan for recommendations set forth in the Commission on the Future of California's  Court System (Futures Commission)’s final report that address civil adjudication of minor traffic infractions.

The charge of the Working Group is to:

  • Develop for Judicial Council consideration a proposal to implement and evaluate a civil model for adjudication of minor vehicle infractions. The proposal should include recommendations for statutory and rule changes as well as appropriate standardized processes to free up court and law enforcement resources and simplify procedures for defendants.
  • Seek input on the proposal from law enforcement, the Department of Motor Vehicles, organizations representing the interests of low-income Californians, and other stakeholders.
  • Explore, evaluate, and recommend options for online processing for all phases of traffic infractions.

Date Established: August, 2017 

Members:

  • Hon. Mark S. Borrell (Co-Chair), Judge, Superior Court of California, County of Ventura
  • Hon. Brian L. McCabe (Co-Chair), Judge, Superior Court of California, County of Merced
  • Mr. Joseph Chapman, Assistant Chief Counsel, Department of Motor Vehicles
  • Assistant Chief Richard Desmond, Office of Special Representative, California Highway Patrol
  • Hon. Jennifer V. Dollard, Commissioner of the Superior Court of California, County of Sonoma
  • Ms. Melissa Fowler-Bradley, Court Executive Officer Superior Court of California, County of Shasta
  • Ms. Ellen McDonnell, Deputy Public Defender & Reentry Coordinator, Contra Costa Office of the Public Defender
  • Hon. Jennifer K. Rockwell, Judge, Superior Court of California, County of Sacramento
  • Ms. Stephanie Saracco-Reed, Court Operations Manager, Superior Court of California, County of San Diego
  • Hon. Sergio C. Tapia, II, Judge, Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles

Contact

For more information, please email:
traffic.working.group@jud.ca.gov

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