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June 17, 2024 · CGJA News Marin [County] grand jury calls for countywide coordination on sea level rise

Krissy Waite wrote in The Marin Independent Journal on June 6, 2024 at 4:23 p.m. that “Marin County needs to create an agency to enforce sea level rise adaptation efforts in every city and town, according to a report released by the Marin County Civil Grand Jury.” Read the article here:  https://www.marinij.com/2024/06/06/marin-grand-jury-states-need-for-countywide-coordination-on-sea-level-rise-plans/

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June 17, 2024
June 17, 2024 · CGJA News Civil Grand Jury report reveals majority of Santa Cruz County roads are in poor condition

Briana Mathaw wrote on KION 46 News Channel on June 5, 2024 that “The Santa Cruz County Civil Grand Jury Report released a report on Wednesday morning saying a majority of the roads in unincorporated Santa Cruz County are in poor condition. According to the report, at least 63 percent of the roads are in […]

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June 17, 2024
June 17, 2024 · CGJA News Report: $600K City of Fresno Phishing Scam Could Have Been Avoided

On 6/6/24 Ben Hensley of The Business Journal reported that the Fresno County Civil Grand Jury released a report stating that in 2020, the City of Fresno sent $613,737 to a false bank account. Had the city followed its policies properly, the theft would not have taken place. Read the full story at: https://thebusinessjournal.com/report-600k-city-of-fresno-phishing-scam-could-have-been-avoided/

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June 17, 2024
June 17, 2024 · CGJA News Early-Release Grand Jury Report Praises San Luis Obispo DetentionFacilities

In a May 30, 2024 story by Lily Dallow for KEYT Newschannel3-12, the 2023-2024San Luis Obispo County Civil Grand Jury has released its report on local lawenforcement and detention facilities, including the County Jail, Juvenile Hall, andthe California Men’s Colony State Prison (CMC). The Report notes that significantsafety and security improvements have been achieved in […]

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June 17, 2024
June 10, 2024 · CGJA News Marin [County Civil Grand Jury] panel urges better county credit card oversight

Richard Halstead wrote in The Marin Independent Journal on June 5, 2024 that “Officials need to tighten the oversight of county-issued credit cards used by nearly 300 employees, according to the Marin County Civil Grand Jury. A new report … recommends a number of changes in the system, most notably transferring full responsibility for administering […]

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June 10, 2024
June 10, 2024 · CGJA News Facing ‘Doomsday’ Budget Shortfall, [Humboldt County] Supes Move to Close Some County Offices to the Public on Fridays and Explore Reorganization Options

Ryan Burns wrote in The Lost Coast Outpost on June 5, 2024 that “Humboldt County First District Supervisor Rex Bohn may have been half kidding when referred to yesterday’s special meeting of the Board of Supervisors as “doomsday,” but County Administrative Officer Elishia Hayes wasn’t amused. Fifth District Supervisor Steve Madrone addressed the subject of […]

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June 10, 2024
June 10, 2024 · CGJA News Grand jury report: Humboldt County facilities understaffed, repairs needed

Sage Alexander reported in The Times Standard on May 31, 2024 that “The Humboldt County Civil Grand Jury toured county facilities and released a report late Thursday evening. Many of the findings mirror what the jury said in previous years at places … there’s not enough staff.” Read the article here: https://www.times-standard.com/2024/05/31/grand-jury-report-humboldt-county-facilities-understaffed-repairs-needed/

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June 10, 2024
June 10, 2024 · CGJA News Marin [County] teen testifies on e-bike safety before state senators

Cameron MacDonald wrote in The Marin Independent Journal on June 1, 2024 that “San Rafael resident Amelia Stafford … testified before the state Senate Transportation Committee in Sacramento on Tuesday during its review of an Assembly bill that addresses e-bike safety…. In April, the Marin County Civil Grand Jury recommended that local governments prohibit youths […]

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June 10, 2024
June 6, 2024 · CGJA News San Francisco civil grand jury recommends illegal fireworks task force

Megan Rose Dickey wrote in Axios San Francisco on May 30, 2024 that “SanFrancisco’s civil grand jury this week determined that issues with illegal fireworksresult from ‘little to no coordination’ among city departments and recommendedincreasing citywide data collection and analysis….Private fireworks, which areillegal in the city, can start fires, cause injuries, and traumatize children and […]

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June 6, 2024
June 6, 2024 · CGJA News Humboldt County Pays Too Much in Rent and Should Probably Consolidate Services Whenever It Can Afford to Do So

Loco staff wrote in The Lost Coast Outpost on May 29, 2024 from a press release that Humboldt County “pays close to $500,000 every month, nearly $6 million per year, to lease office space for employees throughout the County. Would the money be better spent in the long run on owning these facilities instead?” Read […]

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June 6, 2024

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