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RESOLUTION NO. 95-54 <br />A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMI88IO'ER8 OF <br />INDIAN RIVER COUNTY, FLORIDA, TO THE FLORIDA <br />LEGISLATURE IN SUPPORT OF THE STATE FUNDING CRIMINAL <br />JUSTICE COSTS. <br />WHEREAS, over the years the state has been phasing out its funding for <br />special public defenders; and <br />WHEREAS, as -a result of this, the counties finance more of the state <br />court system costs today than the state does; and <br />WHEREAS, because the county's escalating costs are putting a tremendous <br />burden on the general fund; and <br />WHEREAS, the counties can no longer support the state's courts without <br />seeing a total eclipse of other necessary services; <br />NOW, THEREFORE, HE IT RESOLVED HY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMI88IONERS OF <br />INDIAN RIVER COUNTY, FLORIDA, that the Board urges the Florida Legislature <br />and the Governor of the State of Florida to enact legislation which would <br />provide for: <br />1. A uniform accounting system of court costs by all counties. <br />2. Complete state funding of the constitutional guaranteed right to counsel <br />by paying for the coat of special public defenders. <br />3. Complete state funding of Article V of the constitution. <br />The resolution was moved for adoption by Commissioner Eggert , and <br />the motion was seconded by Commissioner Adams <br />a vote, the vote was as follows: <br />Chairman Kenneth R. Macht <br />Vice Chairman Fran B. Adams <br />Commissioner Richard N. Bird <br />Commissioner Carolyn K. Eggert <br />Commissioner John W. Tippin <br />, and, upon being put to <br />Aye <br />Aye <br />Aye <br />Aye <br />Aye <br />The Chairman thereupon declared the resolution duly passed and adopted <br />this 4 <br />day of April, 1995. <br />BOARD OF COOJTY COMMI IONERS <br />INDIAN %jlOERNCOUNTY, FtIDA <br />By <br />Kenneth R. Macht <br />Chairman <br />In/fn Alva Ca <br />Admin. <br />Legal <br />Buuget <br />Depl. <br />RIsk Mgr. <br />Approved <br />vsra <br />Dole <br />4741 o' <br />3, a <br />