February 1, 2017   
Volunteers needed for County Grand Jury!
Work is essential and vital in promoting good government

Citizen participation is essential to the success of our democracy.

Among the important roles of citizens in a democracy is serving on a Civil Grand Jury. Grand Juries are often referred to as the "citizen watchdogs" of local government, with the crucial role of monitoring and reviewing government actions. 

Sound interesting? The Contra Costa Superior Court is now accepting applications for Civil Grand Jury service for the 2017-18 term!

To be eligible you must be a U.S. Citizen, at least 18 years old, a resident of Contra Costa County, and not currently serving in any elected office. Jurors will receive a stipend for attending jury and committee meetings and be reimbursed for jury travel. As part of this exciting, important work, your service may include touring county and city facilities, meeting with department heads and other fact-finding activities. 

For more information, call the Office of the Civil Grand Jury at (925) 608-2621, or go to  www.cc-courts.org/grandjury, where you can also download an application. 

The application deadline is Friday, March 24, 2017. 

John Gioia
Supervisor, District One 
Contra Costa County 
11780 San Pablo Avenue, Suite D 
El Cerrito, CA  94530 
510-231-8686 Phone