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[San Diego County] Never mind...City council and school board dismiss survey results

Blog note: this article references a 2016/17 grand jury report.

The San Diego City Council rules committee had a special meeting at city hall Wednesday (June 13) to conduct an initial review of proposals to place measures on the November 6 general election ballot.

Eight proposals were measures seeking to reform school board elections for San Diego Unified School District. People have been calling for this reform for years.

[San Diego County] Grand Jury: Bring Back Program That Reduced 911 Overuse

In the final report of its term, San Diego County's 2017-18 grand jury Wednesday recommended the city of San Diego find a way to bring back a program aimed at reducing unnecessary 911 calls.

From 2010-16, the city ran the Resource Access Program pilot project, a paramedic-based team that identified and provided services to a relatively small number of people who were determined to frequently call 911 for situations that were not life-threatening or medical emergencies.

[San Diego County] Grand jury criticizes San Diego management of $27M corporate partner program

The county grand jury says San Diego is not properly managing its corporate marketing partnerships, making it impossible to determine the success of a program that city officials say has generated $27 million since 1999.

In a report released on Monday, the civic watchdog panel recommends the city keep more accurate records, maintain them for longer and distinguish revenue from other contributions by businesses, such as providing equipment.

[San Diego County] Zap More Graffiti, San Diego Grand Jury Tells Local Governments

Local governments and jurisdictions throughout the region can do more to mitigate graffiti, San Diego County’s grand jury said Tuesday in a report.

Grand jurors said county residents see an “enormous” amount of graffiti, especially along mass transit routes, but it’s often unclear how and where to report the graffiti and get it removed.

The 19-member body recommended agencies consolidate resources and find a way to create one, single method for reporting graffiti across the county.

[San Diego County] Jails Too Crowded: San Diego County Grand Jury Report

Inmate populations exceed capacity, and several adult facilities lack outdoor rec areas, the grand jury said after touring several jails

 

SAN DIEGO COUNTY, CA – The Sheriff's Department should work to bring the population at adult detention facilities into compliance with state-rated capacity figures, the San Diego County grand jury recommended Tuesday.

The grand jurors found the inmate population at several jails exceeded the Board of State Community Corrections-rated capacity when they visited the facilities.

[San Diego County] Opinion: School Board Fights Reform, Ignoring Parents and Grand Jury

All of our state and local elected officials are subject to term limits, right? All of them are elected from within their own districts, right? It wouldn’t make any sense for voters to choose elected officials who don’t represent them, would it?

[San Diego County] Opinion: School Board Fights Reform, Ignoring Parents and Grand Jury

All of our state and local elected officials are subject to term limits, right? All of them are elected from within their own districts, right? It wouldn’t make any sense for voters to choose elected officials who don’t represent them, would it?

[San Diego County] The Use and Abuse of Police Authority in San Diego

Blog note: this article references a recent grand jury report on the subject.

If you think this story is just about people with badges doing bad things, think again. There’s plenty of blame to go around, including people who might normally be excluded from ‘the usual suspects.’

We have great candidates challenging the current County Sheriff and District Attorney. Their campaigns reflect the growing public desire to make the ‘Justice’ part of the Criminal Justice System an equal partner.

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