California Government Code
Except as otherwise specifically provided by law, the Administrative Office of the Courts shall have the following responsibilities and authority in addition to other responsibilities and authority granted by law or delegated by the Judicial Council:
(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law and subject to the appropriation of funds, provide the ongoing oversight, management, operation, and maintenance of facilities used by the trial courts, if the responsibility for the facility has been transferred to the Judicial Council pursuant to this chapter.
(b) Carry out the Judicial Council’s policies with regard to trial court facilities, except as otherwise expressly limited by law.
(c) Develop for Judicial Council approval the master plans for trial court facilities in each district.
(d) Construction of court buildings, including, but not limited to, selection of architects and contractors, except as otherwise expressly limited by law.
(e) Delegate its responsibilities and authority to the local trial court for court facilities used by that court.