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File #: 22-1069    Version: 1 Name: AB 2220 (Muratsuchi) Legislative Position
Type: Minute Order Status: Action Item
File created: 5/18/2022 In control: City Council Meeting Agenda
On agenda: 5/23/2022 Final action:
Title: CC - ACTION ITEM: (1) Consideration of a Letter of Support for AB 2220 (Muratsuchi) Homeless Courts Pilot Program; and (2) Direction to the City Manager as Deemed Appropriate.
Attachments: 1. 2022-05-23__ATT___AB_2220_Amended on 2022-04-18.pdf, 2. 2022-05-23__ATT___AB_2220_Draft Letter of Support.pdf
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CC - ACTION ITEM: (1) Consideration of a Letter of Support for AB 2220 (Muratsuchi) Homeless Courts Pilot Program; and (2) Direction to the City Manager as Deemed Appropriate.

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Meeting Date: May 23, 2022

Contact Person/Dept.: Shelly Wolfberg/City Manager's Office
Phone Number: (310) 253-6000

Fiscal Impact: Yes [] No [X] General Fund: Yes [] No [X]

Attachments: Yes [X] No []

Commission Action Required: Yes [] No [X] Date:

Public Notification: (E-Mail) Meetings and Agendas - City Council (05/18/2022); Senator Sydney Kamlager; Assemblymember Isaac Bryan; Assemblymember
Al Muratsuchi (05/18/2022)

Department Approval: John M. Nachbar (05/18/2022)
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RECOMMENDATION

Staff recommends the City Council consider approving a letter of support for Assembly Bill (AB) 2220 (Muratsuchi) Homeless Courts Pilot Program; and (2) provide direction to the City Manager as deemed appropriate.


BACKGROUND

Current law governs the jurisdiction of various criminal actions and criminal proceedings. Current law also provides various diversion programs, including programs for defendants with cognitive disabilities and programs for defendants who were, or currently are, members of the United States military.

AB 2220 would create the Homeless Courts Pilot Program, which would remain in effect until January 1, 2027, to be administered by the Judicial Council for the purpose of providing comprehensive community-based services to achieve stabilization for, and address the specific legal needs of, chronically homeless individuals who are involved with the criminal justice system. The bill would require programs seeking grant funds to provide a number of specified services or program components, including, but not limited to, a diversion program enabling participating defendants to have infractions, misdemeanor, or felony charges dismissed upon completion of a program, pro...

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