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Monday, December 10, 2012

Mendo County Court gets reprieve Featured

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        According to information received by KMUD News:

The Mendocino County Superior Court announced, at a hearing held in Fort Bragg on November 29, 2012, that it would not reduce services to the Ten Mile Court in Fort Bragg.

This story first hit the news on Oct. 24, 2012 when the Mendocino County Superior Court issued a "Notice of Temporary Reduction of Services" as a cost saving measure due to severe cuts in the trial court budget. The court was faced with a state-mandated 27% budget reduction to take place over a two-year period from 2012 to 2013.

The community rallied at the news and packed a hearing held in the Fort Bragg City Council Chambers resulting in the Court being persuaded to continue all existing services in the Fort Bragg Court for the fiscal year 2012-2013.

Judge Henderson said, " We have already cut 23 of the 79 employee positions we had in 2009, and almost all of those cuts have come from the main courthouse staff in Ukiah. We do not want to reduce services in Fort Bragg and will do all we can to avoid that result. Access to justice by the citizens of this county is suffering and will get worse unless cuts proposed in next year's budget are restored or offset in some way"

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