Council to Review Impact of Governor’s Budget Proposal on the Courts

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Contact: Leanne Kozak, 916-263-2838


May 16, 2012

Judicial Council to Review Impact of Governor’s Budget Proposal on the Courts

Public Meeting Tomorrow in Sacramento

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SAN FRANCISCO—The Judicial Council has called a special business meeting for tomorrow, May 17, 2012, to review the impact that the Governor’s revised 2012–13 state budget is expected to have on the judicial branch.  The meeting will be held from 11:00 3:00 p.m. at the Northern/Central Regional Office of the Administrative Office of the Courts, 2860 Gateway Oaks Drive, Sacramento.

The council will discuss the impact of the Governor’s “May revise” budget on the trial and appellate courts and court facilities construction projects. The budget was released on Monday, May 14.

Over the past four fiscal years, the judicial branch has experienced a cumulative ongoing reduction of $653 million, which amounts to 23 percent reduction in funding.
Chaired by Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye, the council is the administrative policymaking body of the California courts. A live audiocast will be on the California Courts website. The agenda for the meeting is posted online.

The media are welcome to attend the meeting, but seating is limited. If you need a seat, please call Lynn Holton as soon as possible at 415-865-7726. Limited space will be available for electronic media. Overflow seating will be available in the American Room, fourth floor.