Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Tulare County Supervisors set to respond to grand jury findings

April 12, 2011 10:26 AM

As a requirement to the release of an interim report titled “Excessive Mail Cost” by the Tulare County grand jury, the Board of Supervisors today will decide whether to approve and possibly amend, a response to the findings.

The 2010/11 report findings pertain to a single page document that was not time sensitive or private and was delivered to multiple addresses using Federal Express at a cost of $6.88 each when it could have been sent first-class mail for 44 cents or certified mail for an additional $2.80, a staff report in Tuesday’s agenda states.

The grand jury was unable to find any documented policy within the county agencies that defines the most cost-effective method to send mail and recommends that each agency investigates its mail charges on a regular basis to ensure they are meeting their best-practice goals.

Also on the agenda and up for the Board’s consideration:

The submittal of an online grant application for $500,000 by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department for implementation of an evidence-based project to help stem gang violence in the South County;

Approval of sending a letter of request to the California Citizens Redistricting Commission asking that Tulare County be kept as an undivided district to the fullest extent possible in the state assembly, state senate and federal congressional districts.

The Board is set to meet at 9 a.m. today.

To view the full agenda, visit
To listen in on today’s meeting, visit

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