The San Diego Superior Court Is Facing Huge Budget Cuts
What does this change mean for you? You are the individual who assumes their justice system will be available to them when they need it. Well, it kind of means it might not be. The already reduced San Diego superior court staff and decreasing clerks in the business office. This causes the processing of paper to occur at snail speed. For those of us who mail in our documents, it can take one month or longer before conformed (i.e., file-stamped) documents are returned. While it is an option to walk it into the court, not all of us are staffed to be able to send someone to the courthouse 3-4 times a week. This is true especially when it may be from North County all the way down to South Bay.
The following cuts may be implemented:
- Elimination of more than 250 San Diego Superior Court employee positions;
- Closure or restructuring of more the 40 courtrooms;
- Closing the business offices at noon on Fridays;
- Elimination of independent calendar clerks, non-court room staff, furloughs, and more.