Thursday, May 13, 2010

Grand jury releases statement on North San Joaquin Water Conservation District

By Ross Farrow
News-Sentinel Staff Writer
Wednesday, May 12, 2010 12:29 PM PDT

The San Joaquin County Grand Jury today issued a statement including both vindication and recommendations for the North San Joaquin Water Conservation District.

The jury found that, contrary to allegations, the district conducts audits appropriately and provides adequate public access to documents. Further, the jury found that the district does not have to use a sealed bid process, as alleged. Among the grand jury recommendations:

# That North San Joaquin establish a minimum dollar value above which all projects will be bid.

# The district establish a policy and operational manual with job descriptions.
# That the North San Joaquin board be trained in the Brown Act, California's open-meeting law, and the in the fiduciary responsibilities of a board member.

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