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File #: 2021-1428   
Type: Consent Calendar Item Status: Passed
File created: 12/9/2021 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 1/25/2022 Final action: 1/25/2022
Title: Updated Response to the 2020-21 Civil Grand Jury Report
Department or Agency Name(s): County Administrator
Attachments: 1. Summary Report.pdf, 2. Updated Board of Supervisors Responses

To: Board of Supervisors

Department or Agency Name(s): County Administrator

Staff Name and Phone Number: Marissa Montenegro 707-565-2431

Vote Requirement: Majority

Supervisorial District(s): Countywide

 

Title:

Title

Updated Response to the 2020-21 Civil Grand Jury Report

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Recommended Action:

Recommended action

Approve updated Board of Supervisors response to the 2020-21 Civil Grand Jury Report recommendations

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Executive Summary:

On December 6, 2021, the Grand Jury notified the County that two required responses were missing from the Board of Supervisor’s response to the 2020-21 Civil Grand Jury Report. In addition, due to a typographical error in the Grand Jury Report, Recommendation 7 should have been listed as requiring a Board response in place of Recommendation 8. This item seeks your Boards approval of an updated response to include required responses to the Alerts and Communications Report Recommendations R2, R7 and R14.

 

Discussion:

Each year the Civil Grand Jury completes a Final Report on its investigations of potential issues in local government agencies. Under California Law, Civil Grand Jury’s exercise oversight of local government agencies, including counties, cities and special districts. They do so by investigating issues that are brought to their attention through citizen complaints or are selected by the Grand Jury members and issuing reports on their findings and recommendations.

 

The 2020-21 Grand Jury Final Report was presented to the Presiding Judge of the Superior Court on June 20, 2020. The Final Report included various findings and recommendations that require response from the Board of Supervisors. The Grand Jury requested a response from the Board of Supervisors for the following completed investigations:

                     Broadband Access in Sonoma County

                     County Jail Inmate Telephone and Commissary

                     COVID-19 Mitigation at the County Jail

                     Emergency Alerts and Communications

 

On September 14, 2021, the Board of Supervisors approved responses to the 2020-21 Civil Grand Jury Report and transmitted to the Presiding Judge of the Superior Court.

 

On December 6, 2021, the Grand Jury notified the County that two required responses were missing from the Board’s response to the Emergency Alerts and Communications report. In addition, we understand that due to a typographical error in the Grand Jury Report, Recommendation 7 should have been listed as requiring a Board response in the place of Recommendation 8. This item seeks your Boards approval of an updated response to include required responses to the Alerts and Communications Report Recommendations R2, R7 and R14.

 

Strategic Plan:

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Prior Board Actions:

9/14/2021 Board Approved Response to the 2020-21 Civil Grand Jury Report

 

Fiscal Summary

Narrative Explanation of Fiscal Impacts:

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Narrative Explanation of Staffing Impacts (If Required):

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Attachments:

Updated Board of Supervisors Responses

 

Related Items “On File” with the Clerk of the Board:

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