The Judicial Council, as the policy-making body of the state judicial branch, is chaired by Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye.
The council met on July 22 to determine how to absorb an unprecedented $350 million reduction in funding for the judicial branch.
The 32-member Judicial Council meets six to eight times each year. Other special meetings like this one on July 22 are held around specific issues or topics.
Court staff, leaders and members of the public were invited to participate in the discussion.
The council's newest member, Justice Judith Ashmann-Gerst, Third District Court of Appeal, Division Two was sworn in.
Video footage is used to produce the California Courts News meeting video that is posted with the meeting audiocast to the California Courts web site.
Council member Senator Noreen Evans speaks of the Legislature's challenges in recent years.
The council receives public comment from stakeholders from around the state.
Audio and video pluggins allow for the media to capture content for broadcast.
This special meeting was attended by court leaders, staff and members of the press.