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News - October 8, 2021

To reopen courthouses and restore judicial services, county supervisors seek more state court funding

Supervisor: Santa Clara County Superior Court is struggling to meet the needs of the public

by Sue Dremann

The Palo Alto courthouse has been closed since March 2020 due to the pandemic, and in that time, Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian has witnessed firsthand how frustrated the public is with the situation. Sitting in his office in the courthouse, at 270 Grant Ave., Simitian can sometimes hear rapping on the locked glass doors. When he goes to answer, he finds people who are confused about where they are supposed to appear for court hearings or how they can access services.

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Comments

Posted by Jess Phillips
a resident of College Terrace
on Oct 8, 2021 at 12:35 pm

Jess Phillips is a registered user.

Simple solution...continue using ZOOM for hearings and front entrance drop boxes (with a closed circuit TV alongside a podium) for queries.

No one enjoys appearing for court or filing documents.

Stay home and stay safe.