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  • May 30, 2016
    [Shasta County] Grand jury report criticizes Shasta LAFCO
    The most recent Shasta County report grand jury report slams the operations of LAFCO over past failures to meet deadlines and poorly managed staffing.The report,
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  • May 30, 2016
    [Santa Barbara County] New police station? Grand jury deems LPD headquarters inadequate
    Over the past several months, Lompoc Police Chief Pat Walsh has said his department needs a new station.Last week, a third-party observer reinforced that opinion.
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  • May 30, 2016
    [Santa Barbara County] Keeping up with our needs
    The Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors majority voted to keep the North County Jail on track — just in the nick of time.Not long after that board vote, the
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  • May 29, 2016
    [Solano County] Environmental Health needs to update key manual
    FAIRFIELD — The 2015-16 Solano County grand jury offered some critical observations of the Environmental Health Services citizen complaint process and made wholesale recommendations to update manuals and procedures.
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  • May 29, 2016
    [Solano County] Grand jury approves of election office purchase
    FAIRFIELD — The 2015-16 Solano County grand jury determined the purchase of an expensive mail-ballot sorter in August was justified and fits into the need to stay current with changing technology and long-term planning.
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  • May 29, 2016
    [Solano County] Vacaville City Coach wins grand jury praise
    VACAVILLE — A Solano County grand jury investigation of the Vacaville City Coach bus system, spurred by a perceived lack of ridership, produced a report released Thursday titled “A Good Ride” and stating that the system is working hard to promote...
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  • May 29, 2016
    [Nevada County] Civil Grand Jury reports conservation camps could face worker shortage
    Nevada County’s Civil Grand Jury in a Friday report stated that the Washington Ridge Conservation Camp could face a worker shortage because of the state’s 2011 realignment act, a loss that could significantly impact firefighting efforts across the...
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MCLE Credit Available for CGJA Regional Training Seminars

2016 Annual Conference schedule now posted

2016 Regional and Foreperson Workshop Registration form now posted.

2016 Election information posted.

Tax Filing Guidelines for CGJA Chapters have been added to the Chapter Resources page

Go to Government Financial Reports to see a powerful display of information for all local governments, a webpage on the State Controller's website

2016 EIR Nominations now open.

The book, The California Grand Jury System is now available in e-book form.

2016 Regional Training Seminar Information now available.

See Placer County Chapter Officers on Placer County Public TV


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California Grand Jurors' Association

This organization is composed of current and former grand jurors from throughout the state.It is dedicated to promoting the understanding of the unique practices of grand juries in California and to educating the public and prospective grand jurors about the beneficial oversight function of this system. This dedication is embodied in our mission statement as follows: 
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