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  • September 14, 2017
    [Marin County] Access to public records crucial for government (Readers’ Forum)
    On July 8, the Marin IJ published a wonderful editorial: “Grand jury nudges agencies to open their doors.” Our civil grand jury has also recently published a report, “Public Engagement in Marin,” for which responses from Marin’s 12 cities are due by...
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  • September 14, 2017
    [San Diego County] Imperial Beach welcomes LimeBike tentatively
    "Who takes care of that situation, if they're blocking sidewalks?"
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  • September 14, 2017
    [San Bernardino County] By March, Supervisors vow study on High Desert county hospital with trauma center
    San Bernardino County officials will analyze within the next six months the feasibility of constructing a county hospital with a trauma center in the High Desert.It was only one of six recommendations made by the civil Grand Jury in late June in...
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  • September 14, 2017
    [Santa Cruz County] Union Leaders Question Santa Cruz Metro CEO’s Salary Increase
    Transit district responds to questions about compensation and a grand jury report
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  • September 14, 2017
    [Yolo County] Trustees to review plan to upgrade school facilities
    The Davis school board will hear an update on the school district’s developing 21st-Century Learning Facilities Plan, and review the district’s response to recent school-safety recommendations by the Yolo County Grand Jury, when the trustees meet at...
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  • September 14, 2017
    [Napa County] Grand Jury report pointed the way
    Recently, the Alliance for Responsible Governance and the Napa County Planning, Building and Environmental Services Director have each published letters regarding the regulation and approval of wineries in Napa County.
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  • September 7, 2017
    [San Diego County] San Diego defends city policies on surplus land and affordable housing
    Blog note: this article references two grand jury reports: one in 2017, the other in 2015.Faced with growing calls to free up city-owned land for much-needed affordable housing, San Diego officials last week reported they had taken a closer look at...
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CGJA San Joaquin Valley Regional Meeting on Nov 17 scheduled. Announcement and RSVP here.

2017 Report Writing Workshops details and registration now available.

2017 Annual Conference details and registration now available. Updated program schedule posted August 11.

2017 Annual Election information now posted.



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