As the next state budget season quickly approaches (I know, doesn’t it seem like we just ended that last drama a week ago?), there’s been a fair amount of chatter about the future of courthouse security.
That talk kicked up a notch over the weekend when the Bakersfield Californian reported that the Judicial Council in January will consider shifting security control from sheriffs to a new branch force.
Council spokesman Lynn Holton said Monday that “there are no plans” to put the idea up for a vote in two months. “Our only plan,” she said in an email, “is to continue to work with the sheriffs for adequate funding and appropriate security standards.”
Was there a Kernel of truth in the Californian’s report?