Court Offices Moving

Two Santa Barbara County Superior Court offices will relocate on 10/14 to alleviate understaffing in other court locations and because of ongoing state funding cuts; the changes won’t result in any layoffs, said Darrel Parker, court executive officer. The Juvenile Court at 4500 Hollister Avenue will close, and all cases will move to the current jury assembly building at 1108 Santa Barbara Street; the Hollister Avenue location will become a training facility for the court’s new case-management system. The clerk’s office of the Solvang Division will transfer to the Lompoc Division; traffic issues handled at Solvang will continue twice per month. Pre-recession, Parker said, the county’s Superior Court system had a $42 million budget; it now hovers at $27 million and has many staffing vacancies.

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