The local Chapter 13 Plan Committee has completed work on a draft mandatory Chapter 13 plan for use in the Southern District of California. The draft plan is now available for a 30-day comment period. Simultaneously with this period for comment, the committee will be completing work on guidelines and any amendments to the Bankruptcy Local Rules to implement the mandatory plan. No effective date has been set for implementation. That will occur when a General Order is issued with the guidelines and the proposed amendments to the Bankruptcy Local Rules.
Comments concerning the Mandatory Chapter 13 Plan may be submitted by E-mail to LBRcomments@casb.uscourts.gov [please include the name, firm name (if any), E-mail address, and phone number of the person submitting the comment] or by mail to the Clerk of Court at 325 West F Street, San Diego, California 92101 - 6991. Please note on the envelope: “In re: Chapter 13 Plan”. The deadline is November 30, 2015.
The court would like to thank the committee chaired by Judge Margaret M. Mann. Members included Judge Christopher B. Latham, Thomas Billingslea, David Skelton, Cheryl Stengel, Anika Renaud-Kim, Toby Shanner, Tom Gorrill, Dave McAllister, Russ Little, Todd Headden, Tiffany Carroll, David Ortiz, Dave Grube, and Barry Lander.