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What are the functions of the Civil Grand Jury?

The civil or watchdog, responsibilities of the grand jury encompass the examination of all aspects of the county government, including special districts, to ensure that the county is being governed honestly and efficiently and that county monies are being handled appropriately. The Grand Jury is mandated by law to inquire into the condition and management of public jails.

Functions of the Civil Grand Jury include the general business meetings and the committee meetings of the Grand Jury to inquire into and possibly investigate the operation of city and county government and special districts of local government. Valuable information is obtained by meeting with county officials, visiting county facilities and conducting independent research by using the services of an outside auditor. Conclusions of the auditor's findings are developed into recommendations on how to improve county government and public services and ways to save taxpayers' dollars and presented to the Board of Supervisors. At the end of its term of service, the Civil Grand Jury is required by law to submit a final report to the Presiding Judge of the Superior Court.

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