Legislative, Judicial, and Executive
Proposed Workload Budget

The major workload adjustments for 2008-09 include the following:

  • Growth Factor Increase for Trial Courts-The Governor's Budget proposes an augmentation of $126.2 million General Fund for the Trial Courts based on the year-over-year change in the State Appropriations Limit.
  • Phoenix Information Technology (IT) Project-The Governor's Budget includes $6 million General Fund and 35.6 positions to enhance the Judicial Branch's administrative infrastructure by implementing a statewide human resource and financial system, consistent for all trial courts, that would provide the Administrative Office of the Courts with unified reporting capabilities for all aspects of trial court administrative functions. These enhancements to the courts' enterprise-wide IT system will likely result in ongoing cost-avoidance and operational efficiencies in the out years. This is a continuation of efforts started in 1997 by the Judicial Branch to implement its long-term fiscal responsibility and accountability plan.
  • Regional Operational Readiness-The Governor's Budget proposes $1.6 million General Fund, $1.6 million in federal funds, and 18.1 positions to increase staff at the Office of Emergency Services' (OES) three regional offices to enhance the coordination of emergency preparedness, response, and recovery operations. Increasing staffing at the Inland, Coastal, and Southern regions will provide for better coordination of mutual aid and other emergency-related resources and activities.
  • Operational Area Satellite Information System (OASIS)-The Governor's Budget includes $2 million General Fund for the OES to increase the capability of the OASIS, a satellite-based communications system that provides the ability to communicate between various operational areas and regions during an emergency or disaster. This funding will allow for additional OASIS units to be simultaneously active, and allow for additional information and data to be transmitted between various state and local agencies responsible for providing disaster emergency assistance.
  • Replacement of Obsolete Radio Equipment-The Governor's Budget proposes $3 million General Fund to replace the inventory of OES radios that are at least five years old. Replacing this outdated communication equipment will enhance OES and other first responders' ability to communicate and transmit critical information in the event of a disaster or emergency situation.
  • Office of Gang and Youth Violence Policy-The Governor's Budget includes $1.3 million General Fund and 6.7 positions to establish the Office of Gang and Youth Violence Policy per Chapter 459, Statutes of 2007 (AB 1381). This Office will be responsible for identifying and evaluating state, local, and federal gang and youth violence suppression, intervention, and prevention programs, as well as strategies and funding sources. This funding is in addition to the resources provided for the California Gang Reduction, Intervention and Prevention Program included in the 2007 Budget Act, and will be used to reduce gang and youth violence in the state of California, thereby increasing public safety.
  • California Multijurisdictional Methamphetamine Enforcement Team (Cal-MMET) Program-The Governor's Budget proposes a continuation of $20.1 million General Fund to fund the OES Cal-MMET Program on a permanent basis. This funding, in addition to the $9.5 million of existing funds, will provide the resources for additional investigators and prosecutors specializing in methamphetamine offenses to curtail the production and distribution of the illegal substance in California.
  • Gang Suppression Enforcement Teams-The Governor's Budget includes $5.3 million General Fund and 31.9 positions to fund the Department of Justice's four existing Gang Suppression Enforcement Teams on a permanent basis. These teams provide a dedicated force with specialized knowledge of gang activities across multiple jurisdictions to curtail the threat of gangs.
  • Workers' Compensation Insurance Fraud-The Governor's Budget includes $4 million Insurance Fund for the Department of Insurance (DOI) to provide increased local assistance to district attorneys to aid in the prosecution of workers' compensation fraud.
  • Border Protection Station Tax Leads Program-The Governor's Budget includes $800,000 General Fund to extend 16 limited-term positions assigned to the Border Protection Station Tax Leads Program, which detects property brought into the state without payment of applicable use taxes. The Program will generate $4 million in General Fund revenues in 2008-09.
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