Jackson To Present Audit Request on Commission on Judicial Performance on August 10

August 05, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara), chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, is requesting an audit of the Commission on Judicial Performance, the independent state agency that investigates complaints and disciplines judges. She will present the request before the Joint Legislative Audit Committee on August 10.

In a letter to the chair of the Joint Legislative Audit Committee requesting the audit, Jackson cites a recent case involving a Ventura County Superior Court Judge that raised questions about due process for the judge. But Jackson said the audit request is designed to be comprehensive, and address a series of questions about the Commission’s processes, procedures, protocols, standards, staffing, finances and record.

“This is about more than one case, one judge, one issue, or one side,” said Jackson. “This commission has never before been audited in its 56-year history, and the public and the legal community have questions that deserve answers.”

A copy of the letter requesting the audit is attached. Jackson represents the 19th Senate District, which includes all of Santa Barbara County and western Ventura County.