The news from San Mateo appears to be good.
San Mateo County Superior Court will receive a $2.72 million cut instead of the anticipated $5 million in the current fiscal year, said Court Executive Officer John Fitton.
The court has been braced for $9 million in cuts over the next two years, starting with $5 million and followed by another $4 million. The latest news eases the initial hit to $2.72 million in fiscal year 2011-12, followed by an anticipated $5.4 million in 2012-13.
“It’s quite a bit better than the $5 million we feared but the problem really exists in the next fiscal year,” he said.