The Contra Costa County Civil Grand Jury is annually impaneled to investigate city and county governments, special districts and certain nonprofit corporations to ensure functions are performed in a lawful, economical and efficient manner. Recommendations resulting from these investigations are listed.

In accordance with Section 933(c) of the California Penal Code, the governing body of a public agency or its designated administrator must respond to these recommendations to the presiding judge within ninety (90) days; and elected officials must respond to the recommendations within sixty (60) days. These responses are a matter of public record and are available, upon request, from the clerk of the Superior Court.


REPORTS 2016-2017

Index Title
Grand Jury – Final Report 2016-2017
1701Compliance and Continuity Report
1702Emergency Mass Care and Shelter
 Response from Board of Supervisors
 Response from Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff
1703Mental Health Services for At-Risk Children in Contra Costa County
 Response from Board of Supervisors
1704Selection of Ballot Measure Argume1703_Response_from_Board_of_Supervisorsnts
 Response from County Clerk Recorder Elections Department
1705Funding Flood Control Infrastructure
 Response from Board of Supervisors
1706Funding the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District
 Response from Board of Supervisors
 Response from City of Brentwood
 Response from City of Oakley
 Response from East Contra Costa Fire Protection District
1707Homelessness in the Cities
 Response from City of Antioch
 Response from City of Brentwood
 Response from City of Clayton
 Response from City of Concord
 Response from_City of El Cerrito
 Response from City of Hercules
 Response from City of Lafayette
 Response from City of Martinez
 Response from City of Oakley
 Response from City of Orinda
 1Response from City of Pinole
 Response from City of Pittsburg
 Response from City of Pleasant_Hill
 Response from City of Richmond
 Response from City of San Pablo
 Response from City of Walnut Creek
 Response from City of San_Ramon
 Response from Town of Moraga
 Response from Town of Danville
1708Animal Shelter Services in Antioch and Contra Costa County
 1708 Response from Board of Supervisors
 1708 Response from City of Antioch
1709Concord Naval Weapons Station Reuse
 1709 Response from City of Concord and Local Reuse Authority
1710Law Enforcement Use of Force and Mental Health Awareness
 1710 Response from Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff
1711Alamo Parks Planning and Development
 1711 Response from Board of Supervisors
1712More Shelter Beds Needed for the Homeless in Contra Costa County
 Response from Board of Supervisors

REPORTS 2015-2016

Index Title
Grand Jury – Final Report 2015-2016
1601Compliance and Continuity Report
1602Protecting Our Groundwater Resources
 Response from Costa County Assessor
 Response from City of El Cerrito
 Response from City of San Pablo
 Response from City of Richmond
 Response from City of Pittsburg
 Response from Board of Supervisors
1603Pension Reform
 Response from Board of Supervisors
1604Are Our Schools in Compliance with the "EpiPen" Law, SB 1266?
 Response from Antioch Unified School District
 Response from West Contra Costa Unified School District
 Response from Walnut Creek School District
 Response from San Ramon Valley Unified School District
 Response from Oakley Union Elementary School District
 Response from Moraga School District
 Response from John Swett Unified School District
 Response from Brentwood Union School District
 Response from Acalanes Union High School District
 Response from Contra Costa Office of Education Board, Contra Costa County Superintendent of Schools
 Response from Knightsen Elementary School District
 Response from Canyon Elementary School District
 Response from Lafayette School District
 Response from Martinez Unified School District
 Response from Mt. Diablo Unified School District
 Response from Orinda Union School District
 Response from Liberty Union High School Disrict
 Response from Pittsburg Unified School District
 Response from the Orinda Union School District
 Response from Byron School District
1605Caring for the Victims
 Response from City of Antioch
 Response from City of Brentwood
 Response from City of Clayton
 Response from City of Concord
 Response from Town of Danville
 Response from City of El Cerrito
 Response from City of Lafayette
 Response from City of Martinez
 Response from City of Oakley
 Response from City of Orinda
 Response from City of Pinole
 Response from City of Pittsburg
 Response from City of Pleasant Hill
 Response from City of Richmond
 Response from City of San Pablo
 Response from City of San Ramon
 Response from City of Walnut Creek
 Response from Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff
 Response from Town of Moraga
 Response from Board of Supervisors
 Response from City of Hercules
1606Reclaiming Our Water
 Response from City of Walnut Creek
 Response from Contra Costa Water District
 Response from Dublin San Ramon Services District
 Response from East Bay Municipal Utility District
 Response from Board of Supervisors
 Response from Central Contra Costa Sanitary District
 Response from City of Concord
 Response from City of San Ramon
1607Delta Levees in Contra Costa County
 Response from Reclamation District No. 2026 (Webb Tract)
 Response from Reclamation District No. 2065 (Veale Tract)
 Response from Quimby Island Reclamation District No. 2090
 Response from Reclamation District No. 2117
 Response from Reclamation District 2122 (Winter Island)
 Response from Reclamation District No. 2137
 Response from Office of the Treasurer-Tax Collector
 Response from County-Clerk-Recorder-Elections Department
 Response from Board of Supervisors
 Response from City of Oakley
 Response from LAFCO
 Bethel Island Municipal Improvement District
 Response from Reclamation District No. 800
 Response from Reclamation District 799
 Response from Reclamation District 830
 Response from Reclamation District No. 2024
 Response from Reclamation District No. 2025 (Holland Tract)
 Response from Reclamation District 2121
 Response from Bradford Reclamation District 2059
1608Welfare Fraud Investigation in Contra Costa County
 Response from Board of Supervisors
 Response from Office of the District Attorney
1609Human Trafficking
 Response from Board of Supervisors
 Response from City of San Pablo
 Response from Office of the Sheriff
 Response from City of Antioch
 Response from City of Brentwood
 Response from Town of Moraga
 Response from City of San Ramon
 Response from City of Oakley
 Response from City of Hercules
 Response from City of Richmond
 Response from City of Pinole
 Response from Town of Danville
 Response from City of El Cerrito
 Response from City of Orinda
 Response from City of Pittsburg
 Response from City of Pleasant Hill
 Response from City of Clayton
 Response from City of Concord
 Response from City of Martinez
 Response from City of Lafayette
1610Contra Costa County Office of the Public Defender
 Response from Board of Supervisors
1611Maintaining a Stable Environment for our Special Education Children and Staff
 Response from CCC Superintendent of Schools and CCC Board of Education
1612Foster Care Under AB 403
 Response from Board of Supervisors
1613Human Resources Management
 Response from Board of Supervisors
1614Where Will We Live?
 Response from City of Antioch
 Response from City of San Pablo
 Response from City of Brentwood
 Response from City of Walnut Creek
 Response from City of Clayton
 Response from City of Concord
 Response from City of Danville
 Response from City of El Cerrito
 Response from City of Lafayette
 Response from City of Oakley
 Response from City of Orinda
 Response from City of Pinole
 Response from City of Pittsburg
 Response from City of Pleasant Hill
 Response from City of Richmond
 Response from City of San Ramon
 Response from the Board of Supervisors
 Response from Town of Moraga
 Response from City of Hercules
 Response from City of Martinez
1615Truancy and Chronic Absence in Contra Costa County Schools
 Response from Acalanes Union High School District
 Response from Brentwood Union School District
 Response from John Swett Unified School District
 Response from Moraga School District
 Response from Oakley Union Elementary School District
 Response from City of Concord
 Response from San Ramon Valley Unified School District
 Response from Town of Moraga
 Response from City of San Pablo
 Response from City of Brentwood
 Response from City of El Cerrito
 Response from Martinez Unified School District
 Response from City of Pleasant Hill
 Response from City of Orinda
 Response from City of Antioch
 Response from Town of Danville
 Response from City of Pittsburg
 Response from City of Clayton
 Response from City of Walnut Creek
 Response from City of Martinez
 Response from City of Richmond
 Response from City of Pinole
 Response from City of San Ramon
 Response from Contra Costa County Office of Education
 Response from Mt. Diablo Unified School District
 Response from Liberty Union High School District
 Response from Walnut Creek School District
 Additional Response from City of Clayton
 Response from Antioch Unified School District
 Response from Canyon Elementary School
 Response from City of Hercules
 Response from City of Lafayette
 Response from City of Oakley
 Response from Knightsen Elementary School District
 Response from Lafayette School District
 Response from Orinda Union School District
 Response from Pittsburg Unified School District
 Response from West Contra Costa Unified School District
 Response from Byron Union School District
1616Our Children In Need
 Response from Board of Supervisors

REPORTS 2014-2015

Index Title
1501Compliance and Continuity Report
1502Underutilization of CalFresh In Contra Costa County
 Responses from Board of Supervisors
1503Time for a New Look At Pension Costs
 Responses from Board of Supervisors
1504Averting Bay Area Rapid Transit District Strikes
 Responses from Board of Supervisors
 Responses from BART Board
 Responses from BART Board - New
1505Richmond Housing Authority
 Responses from Richmond Housing Authority Board of Commissioners
1506Office of the Public Guardian
 Responses from Board of Supervisors
1507Opportunities for Change in the County Health and Human Services System
 Responses from Board of Supervisors
1508The Underutilization of the Marsh Creek Detention Facility
 Response from Sheriff's Office
 Response from Sheriff's Office - New
1509The Benefits of the California Connections to Success Act to Contra Costa County
 Responses from Board of Supervisors
1510Community Courts
 Response from City of Antioch
 Response from City of Brentwood
 Response from City of Clayton
 Response from City of Concord
 Response from City of Danville
 Response from City of El Cerrito
 Response from City of Hercules
 Response from City of Lafayette
 Response from City of Martinez
 Response from City of Moraga
 Response from City of Oakley
 Response from City of Orinda
 Response from City of Pinole
 Response from City of Pittsburg
 Response from City of Pleasant Hill
 Response from City of Richmond
 Response from City of San Pablo
 Response from City of San Ramon
 Response from City of Walnut Creek
 Response from Board of Supervisors
1511County Timekeeping Practices
 Response from Board of Supervisors
1512The Rodeo-Hercules Fire District Chief’s Employment Agreement
 Response from Rodeo-Hercules Fire District
1513Ralph M. Brown Act
 Response from Reclamation District 799
 Response from Rodeo-Hercules Fire District
1514West Contra Costa Unified School District: Bond Program & Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee
 Response from Rodeo-Hercules Fire District

REPORTS 2011-2012

Index Title
1201Compliance and Review Committee
 Additional Compliance Responses
1202Fire Protection - What Can You Afford?
 East Contra Costa Fire Protection District Response
1203Deferred Maintenance - How Much Longer Can It Be Deferred?
 CCC Board Of Supervisors Response
1204Education Board Compensation - Leading by Example
 School Board Responses
1205Animal Shelters In Contra Costa County - Tails of Two Shelters
 City of Antioch and CCC Board of Supervisors Responses
1206Rollingwood-Wilart Park Recreation and Park District - Who's Minding The Store?
 Contra Costa Local Agency Formation Commission Response
1207In-Home Support Services, Home Alone
 CCC Board of Supervisors Response
1208School Bond Oversight Committees - Raising The Bar
 School Board Responses
1209City Retirement Plan - An Unsustainable Benefit?
 City Responses
1210Voluntary Inmate Labor - A Lost Opportunity; Cooperation and Common Sense
 CCC Office of the Sheriff Response
1211Contra Costa County Fire Protection and Emergency Response Services - Leveraging Combined Strengths to Address Individual Weaknesses
 CCC Board of Supervisors, LAFCO, and Fire District Responses
1212Help for the Homeless
 CCC Board of Supervisors Response
1213Financial Transparency with Meaning - So far, so good... or maybe not
 City Responses
1214Employee Evaluation and Recognition - Time to Stop Talking and Take Action
 CCC Board of Supervisors Response
1215Help Wanted - Appointed Bodies - The County Wants You!
 CCC Board of Supervisors Response
1216Operational Effectiveness - A Path to Improvement
 CCC Board of Supervisors Response