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Council to Consider Trial Court Allocations

At its July 9 meeting, the Judicial Council will consider recommendations on how to allocate funding to the trial courts once the Governor signs the Budget Act for fiscal year 2021-2022.
Jul 2, 2021

VIA WEB CONFERENCE—At its July 9 meeting, the Judicial Council will consider recommendations on how to allocate funding to the trial courts included in the fiscal year 2021–22 State Budget.

The recommendations include using the established court workload formula to allocate much of the funding dedicated for trial court operations.

The council will also:

  • Decide how to allocate the $72.2 million in ongoing funding specifically included in the FY 2021-22 state budget for trial courts to address inflationary cost increases. The funding proposal recommends allocating it as a 3.7% Consumer Price Index-based increase to all courts.
     
  • Review budget change proposals for fiscal year 2022–23 to submit to the state Department of Finance. The proposals include additional funding for trial court operations, modernizing information technology, self-help centers, language access, court-appointed counsel, court security, and courthouse construction and maintenance.

The complete meeting agenda and council reports are posted to the California Courts Meeting Information Center. A link to a live webcast of the meeting will be on the California Courts website on the day of the meeting.

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