Solano courts to close around holidays to cut costs

By From page A5 | August 20, 2014

FAIRFIELD — The management of the Solano County Superior Court announced Monday that in order to save money, they will be creating a five-day holiday weekend for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday and a pair of four-day holiday weekends for the Christmas Day and New Year’s Day holidays.

The court will be closed except for emergency rulings and other legal matters with pressing legal deadlines on Wednesday, Nov. 26, Friday, Dec. 26 and Friday, Jan. 2, 2015.

The closures will reduce the pay of court workers who will lose the 24 hours of wages as part of budget deficit plan approved by the county’s judges and the top court administrators.

The local court still faces a projected deficit of $830,000 for the current fiscal year and plans to take additional measures to balance the budget, according to the announcement.

Anyone with comments about the closures can write to Brian Taylor, court executive officer, 600 Union Ave., Fairfield, CA 94533 by Aug. 31.

Reach Jess Sullivan at 427-6919 or [email protected] Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/jsullivandr.

Jess Sullivan

Jess has covered the criminal justice system in Solano County for several years. He was an embedded reporter in Iraq in 2003.

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  • BSAugust 19, 2014 - 8:18 am

    Are the judges and court administrators losing wages too or just those struggling to survive???

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  • InterestingAugust 19, 2014 - 10:44 am

    Just those struggling to survive. They need to lose a lot off the top and everthing would be fine. Car allowances, travel expenses and meal money for admin, joke in today's economy.

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  • Dexter FowlerAugust 19, 2014 - 1:37 pm

    IHow about give the useless judges who accept promises from 5 time offenders a pay cut instead the people who actually work for living???

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  • HuckleberryAugust 19, 2014 - 2:09 pm

    The judges actually received raises. Jerry Brown's budget did not allow for courts to remain open without cuts. Also, Vallejo residences will be coming to Solano for most of their cases.

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  • clancyAugust 19, 2014 - 8:09 pm

    I work for a bank with headquarters in Cordelia. The saying is you can tell the higher paid employees. They are the ones doing the least work . its so true!

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  • gmlgAugust 19, 2014 - 8:37 pm

    Do the employees qualify for Work Share Unemployment Insurance benefits due to their wages and hours being reduced??.

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