The Monterey County Civil Grand Jury is pleased to announce that it has convened for the 2017-18 term.

The Civil Grand Jury investigates and provides reports on the operations of local government in Monterey County, including the County, Cities and the numerous Special Districts that exist to serve the residents of the County. The Civil Grand Jury undertakes investigations on its own initiative, but also encourages residents to submit written complaints that it may investigate.

Written complaints may be submitted to the Civil Grand Jury at P.O. Box 414, Salinas, CA 93901.

Additional information on the Civil Grand Jury may be obtained through the County’s website,, and the website for the Monterey County Superior Court,

The Jurors for the 2018-19 Civil Grand Jury, and the communities within which they reside are:

Paula Alderson (Monterey)
Rosemarie Barnard (Salinas)
Duane Borba (Pacific Grove)
Alfred Budris (Pebble Beach)
Andy Cariaga (Salinas)
Amelita DePaola (Carmel)
Gregory Kolbo (Seaside)

Linda Lannon (Salinas)
Chris Mayhew (Seaside)
Jacob Allen Miller (Monterey)
John Mutty (Carmel)
Robert Reikes (Pacific Grove)
Phillip Richer (Monterey)
Joseph Ryan (Monterey)
Matthew Schuss (Carmel)
Gina Sessions (Monterey)
Kathleen Stoudt (Salinas)
Howard W. Timm (Carmel)


2017-2018 Monterey County Civil Grand Jury Reports

  1. Law Enforcement Training Opportunities on the Former Fort Ord

  2. Animal Control in Monterey County

  3. City of Monterey Police Department

  4. School Boards Made a Difference, Improving Education: The Role of Local School Boards

    1. Response from Carmel Unified School
    2. Response from Lagunita Elementary
    3. Response from Monterey Co School Boards Association
    4. Response from Salinas City Elementary School District
    5. Response from San Lucas Union School District
    6. Response from Santa Rita Union School

  5. WHO’S IN CHARGE? Stepping up on Homelessness: The need for strategic leadership and comprehensive planning

  6. Report: Project Bella

2016-2017 Monterey County Civil Grand Jury Reports

  1. Non-Compliant Response to the 2015–2016 Civil Grand Jury Report
  2. A Top to Bottom Review of Monterey County Elections Department

  3. Preservation of Historical Documents of Monterey County
  4. The Impact of Second Language Learners from Low Income Families on Elementary School Education in Salinas

  5. Monterey County Jail Crisis: Our De Facto Mental Health Facility

  6. Monterey County Jail Insufficient Number Of Deputies: Car 54 Where Are You?
  7. Salinas Valley State Prison
  8. Correctional Training Facility – Soledad
  9. Northern Salinas Valley Mosquito Abatement District
  10. Water and Wastewater Rates of the Marina Coast Water District
  11. A Study of Monterey County Commuter Condition

2015-2016 Monterey County Civil Grand Jury Reports

  1. BWC (Body Worn Cameras) Final Report

  2. Housing Homeless Women

  3. Overcoming Obstacles Together

  4. Opportunities For New Life
  5. Parks & SCRAMP
  6. Pacific Grove Sewage Spill
  7. Striving for Sustainability

2014-2015 Monterey County Civil Grand Jury Reports


2013 Monterey County Civil Grand Jury Reports

2012 Monterey County Civil Grand Jury Reports

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