Sunday, March 22, 2015

Civil Grand Jury Open Enrollment 2015-16, applications to serve due now

Civil Grand Jury applications must be completed and delivered by Monday, March 30, 2015.

From an open email from Barbara Arietta, President, San Mateo County Association of Grand Jurors, 415-246-0775, email:

sm co civil grand jury
.... "The Civil Grand Jury performs a vital
independent citizen watchdog function
over County and city governments." *
 ...."It is open recruitment time for the next San Mateo County Civil Grand Jury term, which commences on July 1, 2015 and ends on June 30, 2016. Civic minded adults who want to make a difference are invited to apply for Civil Grand Jury service this month.

Would you make a good Grand Juror? Can you say yes to the following questions?
*Are you a good listener?
*Are you interested in trying to increase the efficiency of local governments and save taxpayer's dollars?
*Are you willing to serve without personal gains or hidden agendas?
*Have you the stamina to commit yourself to a full year of productive work?
*Can you keep a secret?
*Can you cooperate with 18 other diverse personalities?
*Can you ask thoughtfull questions, review documents with critical thinking and help write lucid reports?
*Can you chair a committee?
*Can you devote a minimum of 15 hours of service per week?
*Can you attend a minimum of six daytime meetings or field trips and two general meetings per month?

If you can say yes to all of the above questions and you are not an elected official, the San Mateo County Superior Court invites you to submit an application for consideration for service on the 2015-2016 Civil Grand Jury. Information on whom  to contact and how to apply can be found in the above attachment.

The court needs good applicants and that is why I am sending this information to you. Please also forward this email on to others whom you think would be interested in serving on this year's Grand JuryOpen enrollment for the Grand Jury closes on Monday, March 30, 2015. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me."

Reference - The Superior Court of CA, County of San Mateo/Civil Grand Jury,  Grand Juror Application.  Want to know more?  See the Pen Voice/Dani Gasparini interview with Barbara Arietta, President of San Mateo County Association of Grand Jurors, video, 10 minutes.   Related - San Mateo County Association of Grand Jurors.  

* Note:  photograph/graphic and caption quote from an Everything South City, 1/31/14 article, "Are you interested in serving on the Civil Grand Jury?".

Posted by Kathy Meeh


Anonymous said...

Kudos to Therese Dyer for serving in the past.

Anonymous said...

Therese should have been a prosecutor,for sure!