MONTEREY COUNTY — Superior Court of California for the County of Monterey is currently accepting applications from local citizens for membership on the 2021-22 Monterey County Civil Grand Jury.
“The Court needs dedicated citizens for this important service,” the Court said in a news release. “Serving on the Civil Grand Jury provides a unique opportunity to learn about the workings of our local government.”
The Civil Grand Jury is part of the judicial branch of government, an arm of the court. Each year, the Civil Grand Jury closely examines local governmental agencies and investigates citizen concerns.
Past grand juries have investigated diverse local issues, such as health care, land use, water supply, public safety, jails and prisons, emergency medical services, education and government finances.
Through its annual report, the grand jury makes recommendations to help local governments serve all of us better. The annual report of the Civil Grand Jury provides a foundation for discussion and action to improve local government services.
Citizens interested in serving on the Civil Grand Jury are encouraged to submit an application by May 7, and attend one of the two informational and interview sessions to be held via Zoom on May 11 and 13.
For more information or to apply online, visit the Court’s website.
The 2021-22 Civil Grand Jury swearing-in ceremony will be held at the Monterey County Board of Supervisors Chambers in Salinas and via Zoom on Thursday, June 17.