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July 31, 2023 · CGJA News San Francisco Should Improve Support for Small Businesses

The Daily Journal ran an article from PR Newswire on June 22, 2023: “The 2022‒2023 San Francisco Civil Grand Jury released its report on City programs to support small businesses. The Jury found that much remains to be done.” Read the full story here: https://www.smdailyjournal.com/news/bay_area/grand-jury-investigates-san-francisco-contracting-for-homelessness-services/article_8eb56d6d-5994-5af5-bcb6-fca3b671666c.html

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July 31, 2023
July 31, 2023 · CGJA News Santa Cruz grand jury investigates balance in police surveillance practices

The Santa Cruz Sentinel released an article by Jessica A. York, June 23, 2023 – “According to a report issued this week by the Santa Cruz County civil grand jury, the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office, for one, could take several steps toward increased transparency in its surveillance methodology.”   Read the full story here: […]

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July 31, 2023
July 27, 2023 · CGJA News San Francisco hailed effort to cut 255-day wait to hire a city worker. It’s still tied up in red tape

The San Francisco Chronicle ran an article by Mallory Moench on June 22, 2023. In January, San Francisco Mayor London Breed touted reforms to the hiring process that would slash by 40% the 255 days to hire city workers.  The San Francisco Civil Grand Jury report revealed that none of the reforms were implemented. Read […]

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July 27, 2023
July 27, 2023 · CGJA News New San Francisco Grand Jury Report Finds That 1 in 4 Teachers In City Are Uncredentialed

The California Globe published an article by Evan Symon on June 17, 2023 that according to a new report from the City and County of San Francisco Grand Jury, one in four teachers in San Francisco are currently uncredentialed and not qualified to teach. Read the full story here: https://californiaglobe.com/articles/new-city-and-county-of-san-francisco-grand-jury-report-finds-that-1-in-4-teachers-in-city-are-uncredentialled/

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July 27, 2023
July 27, 2023 · CGJA News Humboldt County Elections Office implements key grand jury recommendation

The Times Standard ran an article by Sage Alexander on June 28, 2023 noting that the Civil Grand Jury said the response from the County registrar of voters agreed with report recommendations. The response said that current county election employees can no longer serve on the board of the group that validates election results. Read […]

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July 27, 2023
July 27, 2023 · CGJA News Grand Jury report says Humboldt County is not prepared for major disasters

KRCR ranan article by Miranda Angel, June 18, 2023 –  Humboldt County is not prepared to deal with a major natural and unnatural disaster, a Humboldt County Civil Grand Jury report says. The Grand Jury found no evidence that the master Emergency Operations Plan had been updated since its publication in 2015. Read the full […]

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July 27, 2023
July 23, 2023 · CGJA News Grand Jury Investigates San Francisco [County] Contracting for Homelessness Services

Yahoo!Finance ran an article prepared by PrNewswire on June 29, 2023. The 2022–2023 San Francisco Civil Grand Jury released findings that inadequate and inconsistent contracting practices between San Francisco’s Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing and Community Based Organizations have contributed to the failure to solve the homelessness crisis. Read the full story here: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/grand-jury-investigates-san-francisco-140600931.html?.tsrc=fin-srch

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July 23, 2023
July 23, 2023 · CGJA News Californians Are Smoking Less. Why That Means Less Funding for Some [Kern County] Early Childhood Services

For KQED July 18, 2023, Ana B. Ibarra reports that since 1998, some of California’s best-known early childhood services have been funded by taxes on cigarettes and other tobacco products. Last month, the Kern County grand jury reported that its local First 5 would need to find additional revenue streams. The trend is accelerating following […]

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July 23, 2023
July 23, 2023 · CGJA News [Alameda County] Grand Jury Censures County For Inaction on Santa Rita Jail

The Independent ran an article by Larry Altman on July 12, 2023: The  “Grand Jury recommended the Board of Supervisors establish the completion of a Mental Health Program Service Unit (MHPSU) at Santa Rita Jail in Dublin as a top priority by all means to avoid further escalation of costs in monies and lives.” Read […]

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July 23, 2023
July 22, 2023 · CGJA News Mendocino County Grand Jury issues report on Human Resources: ‘Accountability at the County’

Karen Rifkin wrote an article in The Ukiah Daily Journal on July 10, 2023 – “Over the past 25 years, Mendocino County has had a staggering total of 19 people leading the Human Resources Department with an average tenure of 1.2 years. Currently, there is no permanent HR Director as the position has been defunded”.  […]

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July 22, 2023

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