- Author of Trial Court Funding Bill wants to meet with Chief Justice (Maria Dinzeo, Courthouse News)
- SF goes around big California IT project (Dave Tartre, Courthouse News)
- Nations Biggest Court dealt crippling blow (Maria Dinzeo, Courthouse News)
- Letter to David Lampe (JCW uploaded file)
The word on the meeting on the 15th is that the meeting doesn’t work for Senator Steinberg because he will be out of town on that date and that the chief justice (a label that is beginning to develop a bad taste) is still thinking about the meeting. Thus far, Cantil-Sakauye has done a great deal of posturing and has avoided meeting with AB1208 sponsors. She knows the golden rule and knows that whomever has the gold makes the rules and right now the AOC has the gold and the AOC makes the rules as her proxy. Sending a delegation or as Steinberg has done, simply indicate you’re just not available gives you plenty of leeway to continue disingenuous posturing against the legislation and the opposition.
Frankly, the mis-truths coming out about AB1208 at the direction of the chief justice are frankly embarrassing to witness. Rather than debate the merits in any forum, she wants sound bytes of her and others on the bully pulpit speaking against the legislation to carry the day – posturing indeed. And it is because of all of that posturing that it does not make sense for the chief to meet with Calderon from a posturing perspective, something that Steinberg already knows, even though a lack of a meeting would put wind in the sails of AB1208 supporters, there’s a genuine fear that a fruitless meeting might put even more wind in the sails of AB1208.
Perhaps the AB1208 opposition is calculating that ignoring the sponsors and creating their own version of the truth has worked thus far and will help carry the day. We’re calculating that a lack of a meeting attended by the chief justice herself – and not merely her selected delegation – will demonstrate more posturing by a bully – and not from a bully pulpit.
If you can attend the assembly meeting on CCMS on the 14th or write the committee members be sure to do so. Be forewarned that with the AOC’s recent musical management chairs surrounding the program – expect everyone to feign ignorance because the last dolt to run or manage the program was forced out – but they will need another several hundred million to keep CCMS on a lifeline while they sort things out. We expect Mark Dusman to feign ignorance although he’s been overseeing the program as the IT director since its inception and we expect Jody Patel to feign ignorance because she hasn’t been on the job for a year.
In short, expect a massive train wreck against a factual backdrop that CCMS V4 is vaporware that is not functional in any court in California and won’t be without several hundred million more invested in Deloitte.
Ferrari in the garage? How about a Yugo in the shop?
Let’ hope that the Assembly committee is smart enough to know it’s being hoodwinked and moves to terminate the project and its funding.
- ACJ – Chief calls out Lawmakers; Overholt steps down (judicialcouncilwatcher.wordpress.com)
- Editorial: Sacramento Bee urges Chief Justice to end rift with legislators (judicialcouncilwatcher.wordpress.com)
- ab1208 in the news, editorial says CCMS is stuck (judicialcouncilwatcher.wordpress.com)
CCMS Hearing Date, Time & Location:
Joint Hearing Budget Subcommittee No. 4 On State Administration And Budget
Subcommittee No. 5 Public Safety
1:30 p.m. – State Capitol, Room 437
SUBJECT: Court Computer System
Item No. Description
0250 Judicial Branch
0502 California Technology Agency
8855 Bureau of State Audits