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Cost reductions continue at courthouses statewide

San Diego leads 7 county meeting with $5.3 million to be slashed from budget

San Diego County accounted for the lion’s share of $7.5 million in California court spending reductions proposed during closed-door meetings of the state’s Judicial Council courthouse cost reduction committee last week, proposing a total $5.3 million in cuts, Courthouse News Service reports. Representatives of the San Diego court system were joined by those from Kings, Merced, Sutter, San Joaquin, Santa Clara, and Tehama Counties.

San Diego also received praise from committee chair Justice Jeffrey Johnson for reducing the scope and per-square-foot cost of building a new 71-room courthouse Downtown to replace the existing facility. Originally approved in the 2009-2010 fiscal year at a cost of $642.6 million, total cost is now expected to be in the $332 million range.

“That's a very feasible figure for that type of structure,” says Johnson. “You also have to keep in mind security and government standards in California. You can't make a building out of popsicle sticks. There's going to be some costs if it's going to last 50 years.”

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San Diego County accounted for the lion’s share of $7.5 million in California court spending reductions proposed during closed-door meetings of the state’s Judicial Council courthouse cost reduction committee last week, proposing a total $5.3 million in cuts, Courthouse News Service reports. Representatives of the San Diego court system were joined by those from Kings, Merced, Sutter, San Joaquin, Santa Clara, and Tehama Counties.

San Diego also received praise from committee chair Justice Jeffrey Johnson for reducing the scope and per-square-foot cost of building a new 71-room courthouse Downtown to replace the existing facility. Originally approved in the 2009-2010 fiscal year at a cost of $642.6 million, total cost is now expected to be in the $332 million range.

“That's a very feasible figure for that type of structure,” says Johnson. “You also have to keep in mind security and government standards in California. You can't make a building out of popsicle sticks. There's going to be some costs if it's going to last 50 years.”

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We have a brand new court building, called the hall of justice at 330 w broadway.

Nov. 5, 2012

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