Counties Begin Push For Courts Funding

In the wake of state legislative hearings on budget cuts hitting California courts, counties are starting to formally push back. One example is the San Bernardino County supervisors adopting a resolution to support efforts to increase funding. It’s a good example, because the county has long been considered under-funded for courts and has documented its lower-than-average number of judges. It also faces closing courts in communities like Big Bear and Needles at the same time mass transit cutbacks will limit resident access to other courts.
Officials from SB County who testified to state lawmakers in Sacramento recently said those meetings were “productive.” See more details about their testimony and situation here.
The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors are expected to vote Tuesday on a resolution supporting efforts to adequately fund county courts. See more here