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File #: 19-1364    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 9/5/2019 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 9/10/2019 Final action: 9/10/2019
Title: Chief Administrative Office recommending the Board consider, approve, and authorize the Chair to sign the attached comment letter to be submitted to the Judicial Council of California in response to a request for comments regarding the Judicial Council's Court Facilities Advisory Committee's reassessment of court facility projects and resultant revised ranking of courthouse facilities identified for replacement by the State Administrative Office of the Courts. (Est. Time: 20 Min.) FUNDING: N/A
Attachments: 1. A - Comment Letter, 2. B - DRAFT Revised Methodology 19 08 30, 3. C - DRAFT Statewide List 19 08 30, 4. D - Reassessment Capital Projects Schedule 19 08 30, 5. E - Fact Sheet Transfer of Court Facilities 2009, 6. F - Ltr from AOC 10-29-09
Related files: 18-0152
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Chief Administrative Office recommending the Board consider, approve, and authorize the Chair to sign the attached comment letter to be submitted to the Judicial Council of California in response to a request for comments regarding the Judicial Council's Court Facilities Advisory Committee's reassessment of court facility projects and resultant revised ranking of courthouse facilities identified for replacement by the State Administrative Office of the Courts. (Est. Time: 20 Min.)

FUNDING: N/A
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
The California State Legislature required the Judicial Council to reassess its priority list for new projects prior to allocating any further funding for new courthouse construction. The attached Preliminary Report and updated Priority List for the new courthouse construction projects has determined that 29 courthouses are in greater need of replacement than El Dorado County’s Court facilities, effectively eliminating the possiblity of a new Placerville Courthouse any time in the near future.

The Judicial Council has circulated its revised methodolgy and recommended revised ranking for comment. CSAC has also forwarded this invitation to comment to all California counties. Attached is a draft letter from the Board of Supervisors in response to the reassessment and revised ranking. Public comments are due by September 13, 2019; the Court Facilities Advisory Committee (CFAC) will then consider a final draft of the report at its October 1st meeting.

Summary Background

In 2002, overall responsibility for Trial Court Facilities in the State of California was transferred from the individual counties to the State of California. The attached Fact Sheet "Transfer of Court Facilities" (August 2009) provides a general background on the original intent of facility transfers. In 2008, replacement of the Placerville Courthouse was identified by the Judicial Council as a "critical need."

In El Dorado County, those facilities included the Mai...

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