A state judicial committee on Wednesday unanimously recommended plans presented for a new 53-courtroom courthouse in downtown Sacramento in a crucial step toward replacing Sacramento Superior Court’s aging Ninth Street building.
Officials returning from the Judicial Council of California’s San Francisco offices confirmed the news in an email Wednesday afternoon, calling the panel’s decision “a great victory.”
What exactly that means for a new courthouse project remains unclear. Council officials were not immediately available for comment Wednesday. Sacramento Superior Court Judge Kevin Culhane, the court’s presiding judge, is expected to elaborate Thursday on the committee’s recommendation and what it means for the Superior Court’s plans.
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