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File #: 22-189    Version: 1
Type: Other Proposal Status: Passed
File created: 10/3/2022 In control: Judicial Council
On agenda: 12/2/2022 Final action: 12/2/2022
Title: Judicial Council-Sponsored Legislation (Court Facilities) | Disposition of Courthouses in Plumas, Sacramento, and Stanislaus Counties (Action Required)
Attachments: 1. 20221202-22-189
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Title
Judicial Council-Sponsored Legislation (Court Facilities) | Disposition of Courthouses in Plumas, Sacramento, and Stanislaus Counties (Action Required)
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Summary
Summary
Both the Plumas/Sierra Regional Courthouse in Plumas County (closed in November 2014) and the Ceres Superior Court in Stanislaus County (closed in March 2009) have been permanently closed by their respective courts and are unsuitable to the needs of the judicial branch. Additionally, both the Gordon D. Schaber Sacramento County Courthouse (Schaber Courthouse) in Sacramento County and the Modesto Main Courthouse / Hall of Records in Stanislaus County will be permanently closed as a result of the construction of their replacement facilities and similarly will be unsuitable to the needs of the judicial branch. To eliminate the Judicial Council's continuing liability and expense in holding permanently closed court facilities and to realize the value of these assets in fair market value dispositions, the Legislation Committee and the Executive and Planning Committee, along with its Real Estate Policies Subcommittee, recommend sponsoring legislation to authorize the disposition of these facilities as nonsurplus property and directing council staff to take all actions necessary to dispose of them.
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Recommendation
Recommendation
The Legislation Committee and the Executive and Planning Committee, along with its Real Estate Policies Subcommittee, recommend that the Judicial Council, effective December 1, 2022:
1. Sponsor legislation authorizing the sale of the Plumas/Sierra Regional Courthouse in Plumas County; the Modesto Main Courthouse / Hall of Records and Ceres Superior Court in Stanislaus County; and the Gordon D. Schaber Sacramento County Courthouse in Sacramento County in fair market value transactions; and
2. Direct council staff to take all actions necessary to:
a. Obtain statutory authorization to dispose of the properties with the sales proceeds to be directed to the ...

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