Worried About Costs, Imperial County Wants In On Court Cuts Discussions

The lack of public comment into the ongoing Los Angeles County Superior Court reorganization has been one ongoing complaint about the changes, and now the Imperial County Board of Supervisors is “demanding” to be in on discussions, according to the Inland Empire Press. Along with other worries, the supervisors argue that some cuts might save the courts money but end up costing the county additional money for transportation and other services.

Ray Castillo, chairman of the Imperial County supervisors was quoted in the report, pointing out that, “By slashing some cuts to the courts to the tune $500,000, we are looking at double that in cost (of) transporting inmates. So you save over here but … you gave the cost in this case to the county.”  The board directed staff to begin contacting appropriate agencies to make sure local officials are included in discussions.