Nevada

Nevada County Grand Jury releases report on special districts

The 2018-19 Nevada County Grand Jury on Friday released a report on the county’s special districts, “What the Public Should Know.”

Nevada County Civil Grand Jury issues report on law enforcement handling of evidence

A report released this week by the Nevada County Grand Jury found that the county’s law enforcement entities have largely rectified issues found several years ago within their evidence handling units.

In 2016, the grand jury released a report examining how local law enforcement agencies collect and retain evidence, which was critical of the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office and Nevada City Police Department on several issues.

[Nevada County] Grand Jury Report: Investing in Housing for People Experiencing Homelessness in Nevada County

May 28, 2019 – Homelessness is a significant national, state and local issue. The 2018-2019 Nevada County Grand Jury (Jury) responded to a complaint relating to homelessness, prompting the Jury to investigate the subject and report its findings.

Nevada County Grand Jury tackles need for affordable housing in addressing homelessness

Homeless advocates in this county — and nationwide — agree the Housing First model is the best approach to ending homelessness — and is a model that must be followed to receive state and federal funding.

Nevada County Grand Jury finds good conditions at detention facilities

Nevada County’s Grand Jury, a volunteer investigative body charged with inquiring into and reviewing the conduct of county government and special districts, has released its annual audit of the public prisons within the county.

This year’s grand jury in general found the public prisons, which include the Carl F. Bryan II Regional Juvenile Hall and Washington Ridge Conservation Camp, to be well-managed and in good condition.

Fund use too restrictive

Nevada County Grand Jury report: Special Districts’ Compliance with Brown Act and Ethics Laws

May 15, 2019 Special districts are local government agencies that provide essential, focused services to residents, including sewage treatment, providing water, fire protection, operation of parks, maintaining roads, and cemetery operation. There are 24 independent special districts (Districts) under Nevada County Local Agency Formation Commission oversight having combined annual operating budgets in excess of $140 million dollars (see Appendix A for a list of the Districts surveyed).