For almost 10 years Lake County has been in limbo. It has been that long since a plan was first put in place to expand and improve the courtrooms — a plan that would remove the court from its current home on the fourth floor of the County building.
Governor Brown says his proposal cut back spending on some planned projects. That means construction for the highly anticipated new Shasta County Courthouse won't receive state funding under the current budget proposal.
(Scheduled to open Fall 2016) Merced County spans 1,935 square miles, so building a full-service courthouse in Los Banos, with room to expand, assures residents have access to justice within a reasonable distance for years to come. More
While Santa Clara and Tehama counties celebrated new courthouse openings in October, funding for the proposed new courthouse in El Centro remained in limbo, its only hope is legislative action to restore it.
Sacramento Mayor-elect Darrell Steinberg squeezed into a fourth-floor corridor of Sacramento County’s downtown courthouse with a gaggle of judges, bailiffs and court staff Tuesday morning before grabbing a seat atop a ventilation unit. A few feet away stood another group of county jail inmates headed to their court hearings.