July 17, 2018

Budget Notice

Good afternoon,
At its July 28, 2017 meeting, the Judicial Council made 2017–2018 Trial Court Trust Fund (TCTF) and General Fund allocations to trial courts.  Attachment A provides a summary of each court’s recommended base and one-time allocations for 2017–2018, and Attachments C through H provide details.  To assist courts in budgeting the allocations for the Schedule 1, Attachment B displays the recommended allocations by their associated General Ledger account.
The Trial Court Budget Advisory Committee’s report to the council provides helpful discussion and detail behind the allocations.  The following is the link to the report on the California Courts website: Judicial Council report on Trial Court Allocations.
In addition, please note the following:

  • The final reduction for fund balances above the 1% cap will likely occur in December 2017 based on courts’ final 2016–2017 year-end fund balance information. 

As a reminder, California Rule of Court 10.620(f) requires trial courts to provide notice no later than 15 court days after “[r]eceipt of the annual allocation of the trial court budget from the Judicial Council after enactment of the Budget Act.” Since this email serves as notification of courts’ annual allocation for 2017–2018, courts must provide notice no later than August 18, 2017.  Here are some examples of what courts have done or can do to provide notice (Note: courts may choose another method to comply with the rule and are not limited to these examples):
(a) posting this email and Attachment A of the attached workbook; 
(b) posting the link to the July 28, 2017 Judicial Council report (Note: the meeting minutes reflecting the council’s actions regarding allocations will not be available prior to August 18, 2017); or
(c) posting the August 2017–2018 distribution #2 memo and the allocation table when sent to the courts on August 15, 2017.
If you have any questions about these allocations or questions regarding compliance with CRC 10.620(f), please contact at me by email at patrick.ballard@jud.ca.gov or phone at 916.263.2708; or Suzanne Blihovde by email at suzanne.blihovde@jud.ca.gov or phone at 916.263.1754. Thank you.
Patrick Ballard, Budget Supervisor
Budget Services | Administrative Division
Judicial Council of California
2850 Gateway Oaks, Suite 300
Sacramento, CA 95833
(916) 263-2708 | patrick.ballard@jud.ca.gov


Click Here to view Attachment A.

Last updated: July 31, 2017 3:08 PM