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Strapped San Francisco Court Furloughs Workers and asks Judges to Contribute

Posted Jul 7, 2017

With a $5.3 million deficit, the San Francisco Superior Court is scrambling to remain operational under a new budget formula that penalizes formerly well-funded courts. Court workers will be furloughed without pay one Friday per month, clerk’s offices will close early on Fridays and judges have been asked to donate one day’s pay each month to help close the gap. Similar cuts are affecting courts in San Diego and Santa Clara County.