[Monterey County] The grand jury smacks Monterey County for botched and costly project

As with most reports that emanate from the Monterey County Civil Grand Jury, the one the panel dropped June 10 regarding the county’s development and somewhat disastrous implementation of an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system is an exercise in blame.

But hell, so is this column: Witness my clever use of the word disastrous above.

Or witness the subhead the grand jury used: Costly Lessons from a Decade-Long Systems Enhancement Effort.

[Monterey County] Application filed for new hotel project at Tin Cannery

Blog note: this article references a grand jury report.

PACIFIC GROVE — An application to construct a hotel and commercial space in the troubled American Tin Cannery building was submitted Friday to the city of Pacific Grove.

Debra Geiler, the head of entitlements for EI Segundo-based Comstock Properties, confirmed Friday that her company has filed an application and is in the initial stages of a development plan after striking a lease agreement with the Cannery Row Co., the owners of the building at 125 Ocean View Blvd.

Monterey County Grand Jury releases election security report

With election security and Russian election meddling in the national news, a Monterey County Civil Grand Jury looked at how secure Monterey County's 2018 election was.

The Monterey County Civil Grand Jury investigation centered on looking into the November 2018 elections and future elections. Their results showed no significant evidence of voter fraud or outside influence.

[Monterey County] Civil grand jury: Monterey County Auditor-Controller should create policy on filing salary data

SALINAS — The Monterey County civil grand jury stated county Auditor-Controller Rupa Shah should create written policies and procedures to file public employee salary compensation data to the state in a timely manner.