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File #: 12-1181    Version: 2
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 9/14/2012 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 10/16/2012 Final action: 10/16/2012
Title: Chief Administrative Office recommending the Board approve the authorization of Discharge of Responsibility for the collection of infraction, misdemeanor and felony debts listed on the Discharge of Accountability Report submitted by the Superior Court.
Attachments: 1. A - Discharge List January 2012 Part III.pdf
Title
Chief Administrative Office recommending the Board approve the authorization of Discharge of Responsibility for the collection of infraction, misdemeanor and felony debts listed on the Discharge of Accountability Report submitted by the Superior Court.
Body
BUDGET SUMMARY:
Total Estimated Cost…………… $435,269.53

Budgeted…………………………
New Funding…………………….
Savings…………………………
Other - Discharge Debt.............. $435,269.53
Total Funding Available…………

Change To Net County Cost……

Fiscal Impact/Change to Net County Cost
None. These debts have been uncollectable for more than 10 years and the cost to continue collection efforts exceed the amount to be collected per case or as a result of the debtor being deceased. These debts have not been factored into the County budget.

Reason for Recommendation
The Courts and Revenue Recovery have developed procedures for discharging debts based on guidelines provided by the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC). The procedures require approval by the Court Executive Committee and approval by the Board of Supervisors to discharge the uncollectable debts. The Collection Committee, comprised of the Court, Revenue Recovery and Probation recommend the discharge and dismissal of the debts included on the attached Discharge of Accountability Report. This recommendation has been approved by the Court Executive Committee, and now required approval by the Board of Supervisors.

This item is being brought before the Board of Supervisors pursuant to Government Code sections 25257 - 25259 which states, ".....the likelihood of collection does not warrant the expense involved....."

Action(s) to be taken following Board approval
The Board of Supervisors approve the discharge and dismissal of the debts on the Discharge of Accountability Report.

Contact
Don Ashton, Principal Analyst, CAO
Jackie Davenport, Assistant Court Executive Officer

Concurrences
Superior Court Presiding Judge, Revenue Recovery and Probatio...

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