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Palo Alto Courthouse to resume services in May

Original post made on Jan 12, 2022

After being shuttered for nearly two years, the Palo Alto Courthouse is scheduled to reopen on May 2, the Santa Clara County Superior Court announced on Monday.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, January 11, 2022, 9:43 AM


Posted by Margaret Petros
a resident of Los Altos
on Jan 12, 2022 at 7:43 pm

Margaret Petros is a registered user.

Thanks for reporting on this great news! North county residents have been deprived of convenient access to public services for far too long. I, for one, am tired of the lack of care by our county representatives. We pay taxes and are entitled to nearby public services from the local, state and federal government. Residents shouldn't have to drive to San Jose for everything! The idea of permanently closing the PA Courthouse was too upsetting. Over the years, we've just silently accepted the closures of nearby DMV, Social Security and Court House. Enough is enough when spendings continue to increase, but services disappear. Glad to read this article.

Posted by Brad Cooper
a resident of another community
on Feb 3, 2022 at 11:12 am

Brad Cooper is a registered user.

The PA courthouse handles criminal cases while civil cases are heard at the San Jose courthouse.

Inmates are transported by bus from Elmwood and the San Jose main jail for hearings.

Given that the coronavirus is still at large, wouldn't it make more sense to hold these hearings via ZOOM?

This measure would also save on transportation and fuel costs.