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County Supervisors approve resolution to support equitable funding
February 26, 2013 7:29 PM
Brooke Self, Staff Writer

SAN BERNARDINO • San Bernardino County Supervisors on Tuesday voted to adopt a resolution seeking adequate funding from the state to keep courthouses open in Barstow, Needles and Big Bear.

The formal declaration states that the Board supports actions to work with the state Legislature, cities, and other stakeholders to secure funding consistent with the court’s workload to ensure that residents continue to have unobstructed justice.

“This is a great step forward for the county,” Third District Supervisor James Ramos, who represents Barstow and Lucerne Valley, wrote in a news release. “The vote by the Board today showed our commitment to advocating for equitable funding of our court system. It is vital all residents of San Bernardino County have equal access to the justice system.”

The Board of Supervisors vote came the same day San Bernardino County Superior Court released a list of reassigned caseloads for the remaining six courts in the county — including Victorville’s — when the closures take effect May 6 due to state cuts.

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