IT’S BEEN A YEAR AND A HALF — WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE SEC REPORT?
A little history:
In February 2011, the State Auditor came out with her report on CCMS. She concluded that the giant project was running six years behind schedule and $1.5 billion over budget, and that the fault lay largely with AOC mismanagement. The bloat, the overreaching, and the incompetence of the AOC —topics which once held little interest outside our branch — were now making headlines. That same month, Assembly Bill 1208 was introduced; it would have stripped away much of the Judicial Council’s budgetary authority and returned it to the local courts.
In the face of the brewing public relations storm, the Chief Justice created the Strategic Evaluation Committee (SEC) in March 2011 to study the workings of the AOC and write a report. The Chief Justice herself selected the committee’s members. And thus meaningful…
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