Alameda County Superior Court cuts clerks' hours due to budget deficit

Clerks starting at 8:30 a.m. as usual, but now shutter two hours earlier at 2:30 p.m.

Alameda County Superior Court clerks' office hours were reduced starting Tuesday as a result of a sizable budget deficit.

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Posted by oldtimer
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 4, 2017 at 10:00 am

I doubt that the cost of the clerks is the major cost for the courts. This is typical government reaction, cut the services to the taxpayers where it hurts the most. I didn't see any references to cutting management overhead, improving the processes to reduce the amount of work, etc. Just reduce services, cut the salaries of the lowest paid employees, and hope that the pain is enough that a bill to raise taxes will get passed at the next opportunity

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Posted by Jason
a resident of Jensen Tract
on Jan 4, 2017 at 10:19 am

At one point Counties were in charge of running the Courts, but the State of California took them back under their control. So this isn't surprising.

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Posted by spudly
a resident of Laguna Oaks
on Jan 4, 2017 at 10:52 am

What about the bigger picture? In this day of record tax revenues, how can there still be a deficit?

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