Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen


The 23rd Judicial District Public Defender Office will conduct a Proposed Budget Hearing on June 10, 2010 at 10:00 A.M. at the Public Defender Office located at 12320 Louisiana Highway 44, Building 4, Suite B, Gonzales, Louisiana 70737.  The purpose of the hearing is to invite public comment on the budget process of the Public Defender Office and operation of same.  All persons are invited to attend regardless of sex, race, religion, handicap, etc.

The following report is a summary only.  Detailed financial records are available and on file in the Public Defender Office.  Interested persons may examine the budget document between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 8:30 a.m. until 12:00 noon on Friday.  This notice is prepared and published in compliance with Louisiana Revised Statutes’ “Local Government Act.”


FOR 2011


From State of Louisiana,

Local Government Agencies,

Court-Ordered fees and interest

    $ 976,200


Personal Costs:

(Includes, salaries, contract

compensation & payroll taxes)    

    $ 960,000

Case Expenses

(Includes investigations, expert

Witnesses, travel expenses)

    $  42,000

Operations and Maintenance    

    $  59,600

Total Expenditures:

    $ 1,061,600

Net Revenues (Expenditures)    

    ($  85,400)

Estimated Fund Balance at End of 2011    

    $  464,000    


1) Deficit will be covered by fund balance.

    2) A decrease in State Funding has resulted in the of using reserves from surplus funds.

Publish 5/25/10