Budget cuts force closure of Portola courthouse
|The Plumas-Sierra regional courthouse in Portola, shown here Sept. 3, is scheduled to close Nov. 3 due to budget cuts. Photo by Dan McDonald|
Just four years after it opened, the Plumas-Sierra regional courthouse in Portola is scheduled to close Nov. 3.
The $4.7 million courthouse, which won several awards for its state-of-the-art design, is a victim of state budget cuts to the judicial branch.
“The trial courts have lost a billion dollars (in funding) in the last few years,” Plumas Superior Court Executive Officer Deborah Norrie said. “The Plumas court has taken its fair share of hits.” Write comment (11 Comments)