Trial Court Budget Advisory Committee

Purpose: 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.

Start Date: June 2013


January 15, 2015 Meeting
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (business meeting, open to the public)
Judicial Council’s Sacramento Office,
2860 Gateway Oaks Drive,
Suite 400, Veranda Room
Public Call-In Number: Conference Call Access:1-877-820-7831, Passcode: 1682324




2014 Trial Court Budget Advisory Committee Meetings

2013 Trial Court Budget Advisory Committee Meetings

Trial Court Budget Advisory Committee

The 34-member advisory committee comprised of superior court judges, court executives and advisory staff from the Judicial Council reports directly to the council. Members are appointed by the Chief Justice for a designated term. The current membership is effective January 1, 2015.

Committee Members
Hon. Laurie M. Earl, Chair, Superior Court of California, County of Sacramento
Hon. Thomas James Borris, Superior Court of California, County of Orange
Mr. Alan Carlson, Superior Court of California, County of Orange
Ms. Sherri R. Carter, Superior Court of California, County of  Los Angeles 
Mr. Jake Chatters, Superior Court of California, County of Placer
Hon. Mark Ashton Cope, Superior Court of California, County of Riverside
Hon. Jonathan B. Conklin, Superior Court of California, County of Fresno
Hon. Thomas DeSantos, Superior Court of California, County of Kings
Mr. Richard D. Feldstein, Superior Court of California, County of Napa
Ms. Rebecca Fleming, Superior Court of California, County of Stanislaus
Ms. Kimberly Flener, Superior Court of California, County of Butte
Hon. Gregory S. Gaul, Superior Court of California, County of Shasta
Hon. Barry P. Goode, Superior Court of California, County of Contra Costa
Mr. José Octavio Guillén, Superior Court of California, County of Sonoma
Hon. Dodie A. Harman, Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo
Hon. Lesley D. Holland, Superior Court of California, County of San Joaquin
Hon. Elizabeth W. Johnson, Superior Court of California, County of Trinity
Hon. Carolyn B. Kuhl, Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles
Mr. Shawn C. Landry, Superior Court of California, County of Yolo
Hon. Cynthia Ming-mei Lee, Superior Court of California, County of San Francisco
Hon. Paul M. Marigonda, Superior Court of California, County of Santa Cruz
Mr. Stephen H. Nash, Superior Court of California, County of Contra Costa
Ms. Deborah Norrie, Superior Court of California, County of Plumas
Mr. Michael M. Roddy, Superior Court of California, County of San Diego
Hon. Marsha Slough, Superior Court of California, County of San Bernardino
Hon. Winifred Younge Smith, Superior Court of California, County of Alameda
Ms. Mary Beth Todd, Superior Court of California, County of Sutter
Ms. Kim Turner, Superior Court of California, County of Marin
Ms. Christina M. Volkers, Superior Court of California, County of San Bernardino 
Mr. David H. Yamasaki, Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara

Mr. Curtis L. Child (Advisor), Judicial Council of California
Ms. Jody Patel (Advisor), Judicial Council of California
Mr. Curt Soderlund (Advisor), Judicial Council of California
Mr. Zlatko Theodorovic, (Advisor), Judicial Council of California

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

Funding Methodology Subcommittee

Criminal Realignment Subcommittee

Revenue and Expenditure Subcommittee

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.

Contact Information

Finance
Administrative Division
TCBAC@jud.ca.gov

 

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