[Riverside County] After Grand Jury report, Coachella Valley Public Cemetery District board votes to expand

The Coachella Valley Public Cemetery District, an agency that has interred 17,000 people in Riverside County, voted unanimously on June 12 to expand from a three- to a five-member board, following a Grand Jury’s recommendation.

Joseph T. Ortiz, an attorney with law firm Best Best & Krieger advising the district, said after the meeting that expanding to a five-member board is considered a best practice to avoid violations of the Brown Act, the state law governing public meetings of city and county agencies.