Tuesday, November 22, 2011

2011-2012 Yolo County Grand Jury is in session

• Sun, Nov 20, 2011

The Yolo County Grand Jury functions as a citizen “watchdog” organization to review the operations and performance of county and city organizations, school districts and special districts. Citizens may submit complaints about the actions or performances of public officials or public agencies within Yolo County and the Grand Jury makes its own determination about which complaints may be investigated. All information is kept strictly confidential.

Based on these reviews or investigations, the Grand Jury publishes its findings and may recommend constructive action to improve the quality and effectiveness of local government.

The public can access Grand Jury forms, information and published reports at YoloCountyGrandJury.org or by calling (530) 406-5088. Forms are also available at Yolo County Administration information counter, 625 Court Street, Woodland, California and Yolo County Public Libraries.

The Grand Jury is an all volunteer panel of Yolo County residents. Jury service is a one-year term. The Grand Jury is an arm of the judicial system, but acts as an entirely independent body. Juries act as oversight bodies for county and city governments and also have responsibilities in certain criminal matters. Grand Juries are mandated by the California constitution.


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