Trial Court Budget Advisory Committee Meeting

for release

Contact: Teresa Ruano, 415-865-7740

January 10, 2014

Trial Court Budget Advisory Committee Meeting

January 16 in San Francisco

WHAT: At a public meeting, the Trial Court Budget Advisory Committee will receive an update on the Governor’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2014–2015 and will consider allocation recommendations related to new fee revenue, court-appointed dependency counsel fees, and criminal justice realignment funding. The advisory committee’s meeting agenda also includes consideration of recommendations from its funding methodology subcommittee on adjustments to the workload allocation funding methodology approved by the Judicial Council last April.

WHEN: Thursday, Jan 16, 2014; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

WHERE: Judicial Council Conference Center, Hiram Johnson State Office Building, Third Floor, Ronald M. George State Office Complex, 455 Golden Gate Avenue in San Francisco. A live audiocast of the meeting will be on the California Courts website.

WHO and WHY: The Trial Court Budget Advisory Committee (roster) was appointed in June 2013 by Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye to advise the Judicial Council on the preparation, development, and implementation of the budget for California’s 58 trial courts and to provide input to the council on policy issues affecting trial court funding.

The advisory committee invites courts and the public to submit written comment in advance of the meeting or to request time to speak during the meeting’s comment period. Comments and speaking requests may be submitted via e-mail. Speakers will be scheduled in order of requests received. Depending upon demand, speakers may be time-limited at the discretion of the committee chairs.