Below is an index of articles from local publications related to the Marin County Civil Grand Jury. They are organized by year. Each entry provides the date of the article, the title and source which is also a link to the full article and the Grand Jury report to which it refers, if any.

Quick Link to Articles by Year on this Page

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201820192020

[NOTE: All Marin County Civil Grand Jury Reports can be found at
Marin County Grand Jury Reports and Responses]

2020 Articles

DateHeadline & Link to ArticleGrand Jury Report 
Sept 23Watchdog calls on county to ‘reboot’ climate strategy
Marin IJ
Climate Change: How Will Marin Adapt?
Published September 11, 2020
Aug 6Without trust, Marin City redevelopment plan won’t proceed
Editorial: Marin IJ
Golden Gate Village: The Clock is Ticking
Published May 24, 2018
Aug 6Clock is still ticking for Golden Gate Village residents
Marin Voice: Marin IJ
Golden Gate Village: The Clock is Ticking
Published May 24, 2018
July 30Panel sees good response to its views on issues
Marin IJ
A One-Year Update on the Issues Covered by the 2018–2019 Marin County Civil Grand Jury Reports
Published July 20, 2020
July 29Watchdog says public agencies should improve access to salary information
Point Reyes Light
Follow-Up Report on Web Transparency of Agency Compensation Practices
Published April 28, 2020
June 1Grand Jury Report: Cyberattacks: A Growing Threat to Marin Government
Marin Post
Cyberattacks: A Growing Threat to Marin Government
Published May 11, 2020
May 29City, county online security problems costly
Marin IJ
Cyberattacks: A Growing Threat to Marin Government
Published May 11, 2020
May 18Report: Marin governments still unsafe from hackers
Marin IJ
Cyberattacks: A Growing Threat to Marin Government
Published May 11, 2020
May 11Public agencies need to do better job sharing salary information
Marin IJ
Follow-Up Report on Web Transparency of Agency Compensation Practices
Published April 28, 2020
January 7Marin judge considers request for desegregation information
Marin IJ
No referenced Grand Jury report

2019 Articles

DateHeadline & Link to ArticleGrand Jury Report 
November 23Editorial: Marin Civil Grand Jury has a right to investigate Sausalito-Marin City schools
Marin IJ
No referenced Grand Jury report
November 19Grand Jury probes deal over school segregation
Marin IJ
No referenced Grand Jury report
August 17Marin schools anti-vaping grant: Nearly $500K a year through 2022
Mercury News
Vaping
An Under-the-Radar Epidemic

Published May 16, 2019
July 5Students ‘underserved’ in career technical education
Marin IJ
The Status of Career Technical Education in Marin County
Published June 27, 2019
July 4The Marin County “Community Service Contracts” Program – Investigative Report (4 parts)
Marin Post
The Community Service Funds – A Revisit After 12 Years
Published January 7, 2013
June 19Civil grand jury calls for more school resource officers
Point Reyes Light
School Resource Officers Revisited
Published May 30, 2019
June 18Grand Jury Says County Lacks Leadership in Telecom
Techwire
Marin’s Telecommunications Disconnect
Published June 13, 2019
June 3Marin grand jury calls for more school resource officers
Marin IJ
School Resource Officers Revisited
Published May 30, 2019
May 21Marin Civil Grand Jury Calls for Crackdown on Vape Epidemic
CBD Magnates
Vaping
An Under-the-Radar Epidemic

Published May 16, 2019
May 21Youth Vaping Is An ‘Epidemic’
Patch
Vaping
An Under-the-Radar Epidemic

Published May 16, 2019
May 20Marin civil grand jury urges vaping crackdown
Marin IJ
Vaping
An Under-the-Radar Epidemic

Published May 16, 2019
May 13Marin grand jury calls for bolstering SMART transit options
Marin IJ
SMART
First Mile/Last Mile Options

Published May 9, 2019
April 29Marin grand jury calls for wildfire tax, new agency
Marin IJ
Wildfire Preparedness A New Approach
Published April 25, 2019

2018 Articles

DateHeadline & Link to ArticleGrand Jury Report 
June 14Report Recommends School Buses to Relieve Traffic in California County
Schoolbus Fleet
Yellow School Bus for Traffic Congestion Relief
Published June 8, 2018
June 11Marin civil grand jury calls for countywide school bus program
Marin IJ
Yellow School Bus for Traffic Congestion Relief
Published June 8, 2018
March 4Marin Jail’s Mental Health Care Still Deficient
Anne Arundel County
Mental Health Care in Marin County Jail Follow Up Report
Published February 28, 2018

2017 Articles

DateHeadline & Link to ArticleGrand Jury Report 
July 12Grand Jury sees $1 billion shortfall in Marin public pensions
California Political Review
The Budget Squeeze: How Will Marin Fund Its Public Employees Pensions?
Published June 5, 2017
June 20Marin Grand Jury Faults Jail on Mental Health Services
Cambria County
Care of Mentally Ill Inmates in Marin County Jail
Published June 15, 2017

2016 Articles

DateHeadline & Link to ArticleGrand Jury Report 
June 27Marin Civil Grand Jury calls attention to sex trafficking in new report
Marin IJ
Marin’s Hidden Sex Trafficking Challenge: It’s Happening In Our Backyard
Published June 23, 2016

2015 Articles

DateHeadline & Link to ArticleGrand Jury Report 
August 1Marin Officials Like Grand Jury’s Mental Health Plan
Placer County
Marin’s Mentally Ill: What’s Being Done?
Published May 19, 2015
May 24Marin Civil Grand Jury Cites Flaws in Mental Health Agency’s Budgeting Process
Orange County
Marin’s Mentally Ill: What’s Being Done?
Published May 19, 2015
April 25Civil grand jury urges Marin supervisors to lead fight against homelessness
California Grand Jury News
Homelessness in Marin – A Call for Leadership
Published April 23, 2015

2014 Articles

DateHeadline & Link to ArticleGrand Jury Report 
August 3Marin Voice: Join the grand jury and help improve government in Marin
Marin IJ
No referenced Grand Jury report
July 27Editorial: SMART leaders should learn from grand juries’ questions
Marin IJ
SMART-Down the Track
Published April 30, 2014
July 24Marin officials reject grand jury’s airport safety, security proposals
Marin IJ
Gnoss Field: Yeah, But It’s Our Airport
Published May 23, 2014
July 22Two grand juries slam SMART
Argus Courier
SMART-Down the Track
Published April 30, 2014
July 17SMART board rejects many Marin grand jury findings, but says it needs to reflect
Marin IJ
SMART-Down the Track
Published April 30, 2014
July 13Dick Spotswood: SMART board needs to be talking about train service
Marin IJ
SMART-Down the Track
Published April 30, 2014
July 9Sonoma grand jury report faults SMART oversight
Marin IJ
SMART-Down the Track
Published April 30, 2014
June 30Editorial: Grand jury shines light on local laws on medical marijuana dispensaries
Marin IJ
No referenced Grand Jury report
June 23Marin grand jury calls for repair of private laterals
Marin IJ
The Scoop on Marin County Sewer Systems – Part I
The Scoop on Marin County Sewer Systems – Part II
Published June 16, 2014
June 16Marin grand jury: County jail overpaying for medical services
Marin IJ
Jail Checkup: What’s the Price of a Clean Bill of Health
Published June 13, 2014
June 12Marin watchdog panel says special districts overlooked
Marin IJ
What are special districts and why do they matter?
Published May 29, 2014
June 10Editorial: Foster care focus is worth jury’s attention
Marin IJ
Shining a Light on Foster Care
Published May 27, 2014
June 6Editorial: Grand jury report on Gnoss Field a public service
Marin IJ
Gnoss Field: Yeah, But It’s Our Airport
Published May 23, 2014
June 1Marin grand jury urges county to beef up foster care program
Marin IJ
Shining a Light on Foster Care
Published May 27, 2014
May 14Marin County officials find it hard to cap spending account
Marin IJ
The Community Service Funds: A Revisit after 12 Years
Published  January 7, 2013
The Community Service Funds – The Supplement
Published May 21, 2013
May 14Marin officials pledge to improve recycling at Civic Center
Marin IJ
Recycling By the Marin County Government: Walking the Talk
Published February 27, 2014
May 9Novato fire board scandal a ‘cautionary tale”
California Grand Jury News
No referenced Grand Jury report
May 7Dick Spotswood: SMART train could use a smarter board of directors
Marin IJ
SMART-Down the Track
Published April 30, 2014
May 7Novato fire board scandal a ‘cautionary tale,’ grand jury says
Marin IJ
Novato Fire Protection District Board: A Cautionary Tale
Published May 1, 2014
May 5Editorial: IJ recommends a ‘yes’ vote on Measure A
Marin IJ
Libraries Aren’t Just for Books Anymore
Published May 3, 2013
May 3Marin Readers’ Forum for May 3
Marin IJ
School Suspension: Less is More
Published March 21, 2014
April 15Editorial: Marin grand jury finds disconnect in school discipline
Marin IJ
School Suspension: Less is More
Published March 21, 2014
April 5Marin grand jury calls for fewer school suspensions
Marin IJ
School Suspension: Less is More
Published March 21, 2014
March 13Editorial: San Rafael’s traffic cameras demise deserved council deliberation
Marin IJ
Red Light Cameras: Big Money, Big Brother or Big Safety?
Published May 14, 2012
March 1Grand jury: Marin County Civic Center flunks recycling 101
Marin IJ
Recycling By the Marin County Government: Walking the Talk
Published February 27, 2014

2013 Articles

DateHeadline & Link to ArticleGrand Jury Report 
August 8Marin Officials Dismiss Grand Jury Recommendations on Marijuana
NBC Bay Area
Medical Marijuana: Up in Smoke?
Published May 17, 2013
May 21Marin Grand Jury Rejects CA High Court’s Decision on Banning Pot Shops
Independent Voter News
Medical Marijuana: Up in Smoke?
Published May 17, 2013