For the second time in as many years, sticky-note ads pasted to the front of daily newspapers throughout the county offer three informational sessions regarding the civil grand jury.
“Interested in examining how local government agencies work and joining in to make recommendations for improvements?” the ad asks. “2014-2015 civil grand jury needs you!”
Sessions will be held at 2 p.m. May 20 in King City, May 21 in Monterey and May 22 in Salinas.
Annually, the civil grand jury is charged in a watchdog capacity to investigate conditions at local jails and prisons, audit local government operations and look into citizen complaints about government agencies. Applicants must be United States citizens, at least 18 years old and residents of the county for at least one year, and have sufficient understanding of the English language.
The positions are held on a voluntary basis. Thirty seats are available.
Apply online by May 16 at www.monterey.courts.ca.gov/grandjury.
For more information, please call 831-775-5400, ext. 2081.
Allison Gatlin, email@example.com. On Twitter @allison_salnews #salinas.