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September 20, 2023 · CGJA News Monterey County looking to address noise ordinance violations after [Civil] grand jury report

Kion 46 News Channel published an article by Austin Castro on August 29, 2023 noting that “the Monterey County Board of Supervisors responded to a Civil Grand Jury Report surrounding the community’s noise ordinance” by looking to close some loopholes and reduce the number of noise ordinance violations. Read the full story here:

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September 20, 2023
September 17, 2023 · CGJA News San Francisco teachers union rips district spending in new report [in response to Civil Grand Jury report]

Allyson Aleksey wrote in the San Francisco Examiner on August 28, 2023 that the United Educators of San Francisco released a report responding to statements from SFUSD about the San Francisco Civil Grand Jury’s report released in June. The report alleges “that SFUSD has long mishandled money leaving schools hamstrung for cash as they enter […]

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September 17, 2023
September 14, 2023 · CGJA News Editorial: Review of Marin DA’s workload is a good idea [as noted in Marin County Civil Grand Jury Report]. So is making the report public.

The Editorial Board of The Marin Independent Journal published an article on August 27, 2023 that the “2022-23 Marin County Civil Grand Jury and Marin District Attorney Lori Frugoli have publicly presented conflicting evaluations of the backlog of cases facing county prosecutors, defense lawyers and Marin’s courts.” The Editorial Board believes the consultant’s report should […]

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September 14, 2023
September 11, 2023 · CGJA News Novato mobile park makes a strong case [in response to Marin County Civil Grand Jury report]

Dick Spotwood wrote an article in the Marin Independent Journal, published August 19, 2023, noting that the controversy regarding the report continues with competing financial results from the mobile home park and the City of Novato.  The article pointed out that Novato is the only city in Marin County that has no audited financial statements. […]

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September 11, 2023
September 7, 2023 · CGJA News Alameda County DA hit with nepotism allegation [referencing Alameda County Civil Grand Jury reports]

KTVU published an article by staff on August 16, 2023 noting “Alameda County District Attorney Pamela Price faces new criticism because she hired her boyfriend to work in the office… Alameda County has faced criticisms for nepotism and other ethical dilemmas dating back 10 years.” Several civil grand reports (2013 and 2018) found issues with […]

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September 7, 2023
August 29, 2023 · CGJA News SMART to launch sales tax renewal efforts in response to [Marin County] grand jury report

Will Houston wrote an article in The Marin Independent Journal on August 16, 2023 which noted that the SMART Board of Directors voted Wednesday to accept all the recommendations by the Marin County Civil Grand Jury, which called on the agency to prepare to successfully pass a future sales tax renewal. Read the full story […]

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August 29, 2023
August 24, 2023 · CGJA News [Novato] City works up retort to ‘ridiculous’ report [by Marin Civil Grand Jury]

Will Houston reported in The Marin Independent Journal on August 6, 2023 that The Novato City Council is meeting this month to discuss a rebuttal to the Civil Grand Jury report. The report said the city knew about “its financial struggles…for more than a decade but “has not taken sufficient measures to resolve them.” Read […]

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August 24, 2023
August 9, 2023 · CGJA News Pearl in Peril: [Nevada County] Grand Jury report looks at health of Donner Lake.

Sara Jackson in a special report to the Sierra Sun, commented on a recent Nevada County Grand Jury report that looked at the health of Donner Lake,  “the go-to spot for residents, vacationers, and tourists looking to sunbathe, swim, fish, and paddleboard amongst its beautiful alpine setting.” Read the full article here:

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August 9, 2023
August 5, 2023 · CGJA News Grand Jury Finds 24/7 Mental Health Care Badly Needed in Santa Barbara County Jail Facilities

July 27, Rebecca Caraway, of Noozhawk, reported that after investigating in-custody deaths, the grand jury found a lack of communication and mental health training in the two county jails. It recommended monthly reports on the number of people in custody with substance abuse and mental health issues, and that the county work with other agencies […]

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August 5, 2023
August 5, 2023 · CGJA News [Solano County] Grand Jury Reports Dixon Non-responsive

Debra Dingman reported recently in the Dixon Independent Voice that the City of Dixon failed to respond to two reports recently issued by the Solano County Civil Grand Jury. One of them was with respect to a report on “Solano County Wastewater Treatment Plants” and the other dealt with “Noncompliance with Required Responses” to the […]

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August 5, 2023

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