A recent report shames the California court system as “dysfunctional” and should be reorganized. Who suffers at the cost of this lavish bureaucracy are families and individuals who go to these courthouses fighting cases where they feel they have been wronged. We are hopeful that this report can spark change. Submission Post by Charisse Domingo
Agency that runs California courts ‘dysfunctional,’ report says
By Maura Dolan, Los Angeles Times
May 30, 2012
The agency that runs the California court system has become “dysfunctional” and bloated with high-salaried bureaucrats and requires a major overhaul, according to a report ordered by California Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye.
The 300-page report, which will be presented to judicial branch leaders next month, comes as the courts are trying to stave off large budget cuts from Sacramento. Although ordered by Cantil-Sakauye and written by a committee she named, the highly critical evaluation may undermine the chief jurist’s efforts to roll back projected budget cuts of about $544 million.