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Longtime South Coasts Courts Leader Retiring


Stepping down after two decades with Ventura County court system

The man who’s helped run Ventura County’s court system for two decades is retiring.

Michael Planet has served as Ventura Superior Court’s Executive Officer since 2001. Working under the direction of the presiding judge, Planet managed everything from budgets to records and facilities.

He’s been honored by the California Judicial Council, which is the policy making body for the state court system. He’s also served on a number of statewide groups helping to deal with issues facing California’s courts.

Before coming to Ventura County, he served as a court executive in Seattle and Phoenix.