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

20082009201020112012
20132014201520162017
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 
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
June 26Close to Home: SMART has only itself to blame for fare fiasco
Press Democrat
SMART-Down the Track
Published April 30, 2014

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 
November 22None. Article about the Marin Chapter’s Implementation Review Group
November 14The Community Service Funds: A Revisit after 12 Years
Published  January 7, 2013
The Community Service Funds – The Supplement
Published May 21, 2013
October 7Marin’s Retirement Health Care Benefits: The Money Isn’t There 
Published June 3, 2013The  Bloated Retirement Plans of Marin County, Its Cities and Towns
Published March 9, 2005
August 22Marin’s Software Saga Continues – But Is There MERIT in ATOM?
Published June 10, 2013
August 20Libraries Aren’t Just for Books Anymore
Published May 3, 2013
August 11Libraries Aren’t Just for Books Anymore
Published May 3, 2013
August 8Marin’s Retirement Health Care Benefits: The Money Isn’t There 
Published June 3, 2013
August 8Marin Officials Dismiss Grand Jury Recommendations on MarijuanaMedical Marijuana: Up in Smoke?
Published May 17, 2013
August 8Medical Marijuana: Up in Smoke?
Published May 17, 2013
August 4Marin’s Software Saga Continues – But Is There MERIT in ATOM?
Published June 10, 2013
July 29The Community Service Funds: A Revisit after 12 Years
Published  January 7, 2013
The Community Service Funds – The Supplement
Published May 21, 2013
Restorative Justice: Its Time Has Come in Marin County
Published June 7, 2012
July 20Libraries Aren’t Just for Books Anymore
Published May 3, 2013
July 5Elections in Marin: Cheaper by Mail?
Published June 18, 2013
July 1Marin’s Software Saga Continues – But Is There MERIT in ATOM?
Published June 10, 2013
July 1Planning for Schools Emergencies
Published June 26, 2013
June 30Marin’s Retirement Health Care Benefits: The Money Isn’t There 
Published June 3, 2013
June 24College of Marin Foundation – What’s Now? What’s Next? -Revised
Published June 20, 2013
June 23Elections in Marin: Cheaper by Mail?
Published June 18, 2013
June 20Marin on Fire Redux
Published  March 25, 2013
June 18Marin’s Retirement Health Care Benefits: The Money Isn’t There 
Published June 3, 2013
June 17Marin on Fire Redux
Published  March 25, 2013
June 11Marin’s Software Saga Continues – But Is There MERIT in ATOM?
Published June 10, 2013
June 6Marin on Fire Redux
Published  March 25, 2013
June 4Marin’s Retirement Health Care Benefits: The Money Isn’t There 
Published June 3, 2013
May 29Assembly Bill 109: How Will It Impact Our Jail?
Published May 28, 2013
May 28Medical Marijuana: Up in Smoke?
Published May 17, 2013
May 22The Community Service Funds – The Supplement
Published May 21, 2013
May 21Marin Grand Jury Rejects CA High Court’s Decision on Banning Pot ShopsMedical Marijuana: Up in Smoke?
Published May 17, 2013
May 20Medical Marijuana: Up in Smoke?
Published May 17, 2013
May 16A Sobering Center In Marin – One Small Step In Solving A Big Problem
Published  February 28, 2013
May 16Garbology in Marin: Wasted Energy
Published May 14, 2013
May 12Libraries Aren’t Just for Books Anymore
Published May 3, 2013
May 10Holding the Bag
Published May 7, 2013
May 7Senior Transportation: On the Road Again
Published April 24, 2013
May 7Libraries Aren’t Just for Books Anymore
Published May 3, 2013
April 25Senior Transportation: On the Road Again
Published April 24, 2013
March 30The Community Service Funds: A Revisit after 12 Years
Published  January 7, 2013
March 27The Community Service Funds: A Revisit after 12 Years
Published  January 7, 2013
March 26Marin on Fire Redux
Published  March 25, 2013
March 15The Community Service Funds: A Revisit after 12 Years
Published  January 7, 2013
March 5None: a Marin Voice article by Judge James Ritchie
Published  March 5, 2013
March 1A Sobering Center In Marin – One Small Step In Solving A Big Problem
Published  February 28, 2013
February 6Civic Center Volunteers Program – The Goose That Lays the Golden Eggs
Published June 12, 2012
January 26None: a Marin Voice article by Foreperson Rich Treadgold
Published  January 26, 2013
January 21The Community Service Funds: A Revisit after 12 Years
Published  January 7, 2013
January 9The Community Service Funds: A Revisit after 12 Years
Published  January 7, 2013
January 8The Community Service Funds: A Revisit after 12 Years
Published  January 7, 2013

2012 Articles

DateHeadline & Link to ArticleGrand Jury Report 
September 24Death and Taxes: For the Former There Are No Exemptions, But for the Latter There Are
Published June 28, 2012
September 12Death and Taxes: For the Former There Are No Exemptions, But for the Latter There Are
Published June 28, 2012
September 12Advantages of Creating an Office of Independent Budget and Legislative Analysis
Published June 19, 2012
September 9Advantages of Creating an Office of Independent Budget and Legislative Analysis
Published June 19, 2012
August 31A Marin Voice article by J. Patrick Burke, Marin County Civil Grand Jury foreperson, 2004-2005. Relater to numerous Grand Jury reports on consolidation of local governments/ public services.
August 28Pre-Schoolers Learn to Share-Can Local Governments?
Published June 1, 2012
The Marin Youth Alcohol Crisis: One City’s Response

Published June 15, 2012
Restorative Justice: Its Time Has Come in Marin County
Published June 7, 2012
August 14None. This is a Marin Voice editorial by foreperson Rich Treadgold and former foreperson Mike Chernock appealing to the public to submit complaints for civil grand jury consideration.
Published August 14, 2012
August 8Civic Center Volunteers Program – The Goose That Lays the Golden Eggs
Published June 12, 2012
July 15Death and Taxes: For the Former There Are No Exemptions, But for the Latter There Are
Published June 28, 2012
July 13Marin County Morgue: Where Do We Go from Here?
Published May 29, 2012
July 8Marin County Morgue: Where Do We Go from Here?
Published May 29, 2012
July 7Advantages of Creating an Office of Independent Budget and Legislative Analysis
Published June 19, 2012
July 3Death and Taxes: For the Former There Are No Exemptions, But for the Latter There Are
Published June 28, 2012
July 1Advantages of Creating an Office of Independent Budget and Legislative Analysis
Published June 19, 2012
July 1Advantages of Creating an Office of Independent Budget and Legislative Analysis
Published June 19, 2012
June 28Advantages of Creating an Office of Independent Budget and Legislative Analysis
Published June 19, 2012
June 25Civic Center Volunteers Program – The Goose That Lays the Golden Eggs
Published June 12, 2012
June 23Advantages of Creating an Office of Independent Budget and Legislative Analysis
Published June 19, 2012
June 24Advantages of Creating an Office of Independent Budget and Legislative Analysis
Published June 19, 2012
June 16The Marin Youth Alcohol Crisis: One City’s Response
Published June 15, 2012
June 15Civic Center Volunteers Program – The Goose That Lays the Golden Eggs
Published June 12, 2012
June 11Marin County Morgue: Where Do We Go from Here?
Published May 29, 2012
June 11Restorative Justice: Its Time Has Come in Marin County
Published June 7, 2012
June 5Pre-Schoolers Learn to Share-Can Local Governments?
Published June 1, 2012
June 1Marin Needs to Fund a County Morgue, Civil Grand Jury SaysMarin County Morgue: Where Do We Go From Here?
Published May 2012
May 31Marin County Morgue: Where Do We Go from Here?
Published May 29, 2012
May 23-29Red Light Cameras: Big Money, Big Brother or Big Safety?
Published May 14, 2012
May 17Red Light Cameras: Big Money, Big Brother or Big Safety?
Published May 14, 2012
April 1Numerous references to a 1977-1978 Marin County civil grand jury report not available on the County Web site.
March 27None. This is a Marin Voice article by foreperson Mike Chernock promoting membership on the civil grand jury.
March 13None. This is a column by Chip Johnson reporting on abuses by the Oakland Building Services division discovered by the Alameda County grand jury some of which were later investigated by the police and/or FBI.

2011 Articles

DateHeadline & Link to ArticleRelated Grand Jury Report
December 13None. This is a Marin Voice Opinion article by foreperson Michael Chernock about an impact of the death of 2011-12 Grand Juror Fred Muribus.
September 8Public Sector Pensions: A Perspective
Published May 31, 2011
The Bloated Retirement Plans of Marin County, Its Cities and Towns
Published May  9, 2005
September 7Managing for Results: Distraction or Game Changer?
Published May 31, 2011
August 23Corte Madera: Weathering the Economic Storm?
Published May 18, 2011
August 23Corte Madera: Weathering the Economic Storm?
Published May 18, 2011
August 20Corte Madera: Weathering the Economic Storm?
Published May 18, 2011
August 18Corte Madera: Weathering the Economic Storm?
Published May 18, 2011
August 10Public Sector Pensions: A Perspective
Published May 31, 2011
August 7Public Sector Pensions: A Perspective
Published May 31, 2011
July 28Public Sector Pensions: A Perspective
Published May 31, 2011
July 26Marin Voice article by 2011-2012 foreperson Michael Chernock
July 25Public Sector Pensions: A Perspective
Published May 31, 2011
July 17Public Sector Pensions: A Perspective
Published May 31, 2011
July 16SMART: Steep Grade Ahead
Published June 18, 2010
July 13Central Marin Sanitation Agency: Bickering Board Breeds Discontent
Published June 23, 2009
July 8Ross Valley Sanitary District: Not Again!
Published June 16, 2011
June 28Disaster Preparedness in Marin: Are You Ready?
Published June 24, 2011
June 27Disaster Preparedness in Marin: Are You Ready?
Published June 24, 2011
June 24Ross Valley Sanitary District: Not Again!
Published June 16, 2011
Stuck in the Muck: The Ross Valley Sanitary District
Published May 23, 2006
June 22Ross Valley Sanitary District: Not Again!
Published June 16, 2011
June 21Ross Valley Sanitary District: Not Again!
Published June 16, 2011
June 12Public Sector Pensions: A Perspective
Published May 31, 2011
June 12Corte Madera: Weathering the Economic Storm?
Published May 18, 2011
June 12Public Sector Pensions: A Perspective
Published May 31, 2011
June 9Public Sector Pensions: A Perspective
Published May 31, 2011
June 7Gangs of Marin: A Tale of Two Counties
Published May 18, 2011
June 7Corte Madera: Weathering the Economic Storm?
Published May 18, 2011
June 1Managing for Results: Distraction or Game Changer?
Published May 31, 2011
May 26Sheltering the Homeless: A Hole in the Safety Net
Published March 9, 2011
May 25Gangs of Marin: A Tale of Two Counties
Published May 18, 2011
May 22Ross Valley Sanitary District: Not Again!
Published June 16, 2011The Cost of Governance: Local Control Comes at a Price
Published June 15, 2010
Stuck in the Muck: The Ross Valley Sanitary District
Published May 23, 2006
April 7
None: article discusses proposed legislation regarding conduct of civil grand jury investigations, including the statement, “Far more convincing are district attorneys, some judges and grand juror groups, who say if the bill passes, the juries would become less effective.” Similar articles appeared in other California newspapers.
April 2Sheltering the Homeless: A Hole in the Safety Net
Published March 9, 2011
March 19Sheltering the Homeless: A Hole in the Safety Net
Published March 9, 2011
March 15Sheltering the Homeless: A Hole in the Safety Net
Published March 9, 2011
January 18The Cost of Governance: Local Control Comes at a Price
Published June 15, 2010

2010 Articles

DateHeadline & Link to ArticleGrand Jury Report 
December 6Marin’s homeless: The ‘invisible problem that won’t disappear
Published April 13, 2009
October 20Defenseless at Arraignment: Lady Justice Lagging in Marin
Published  April 25, 2006
August 13Marin’s Faulty System of Checks and Balances
Published  June 15, 2009
August 10SMART: Steep Grade Ahead
Published June 18, 2010
August 6Marin’s Faulty System of Checks and Balances
Published  June 15, 2009
July 25SMART: Steep Grade Ahead
Published June 18, 2010
July 22SMART: Steep Grade Ahead
Published June 18, 2010
July 12Domestic Violence: Marin’s Number One Violent Crime 
Published June 9, 2010
July 11Aging In Marin – An Essay In Uneasiness
Published May 2, 2007
July 11
SMART: Steep Grade Ahead
Published June 18, 2010
July 8SMART: Steep Grade Ahead
Published June 18, 2010
July 6School Resource Officers:  A Proactive Approach to School Safety
Published June 22, 2010
July 6SMART: Steep Grade Ahead
Published June 18, 2010
July 6The Cost of Governance: Local Control Comes at a Price
Published June 15, 2010
July 5SMART: Steep Grade Ahead
Published June 18, 2010
July 1SMART: Steep Grade Ahead
Published June 18, 2010
June 29
School Resource Officers:  A Proactive Approach to School Safety
Published June 22, 2010
June 29SMART: Steep Grade Ahead
Published June 18, 2010
June 29SMART: Steep Grade Ahead
Published June 18, 2010
June 27
The Cost of Governance: Local Control Comes at a Price
Published June 15, 2010
June 26SMART: Steep Grade Ahead
Published June 18, 2010
June 26
The Cost of Governance: Local Control Comes at a Price
Published June 15, 2010
June 23The Cost of Governance: Local Control Comes at a Price
Published June 15, 2010
June 19The Cost of Governance: Local Control Comes at a Price
Published June 15, 2010
June 16Domestic Violence: Marin’s Number One Violent Crime 
Published June 9, 2010
June 14Domestic Violence: Marin’s Number One Violent Crime 
Published June 9, 2010
June 6Marin Clean Energy: Pull the Plug
Published December 2, 2009
May 25Marin’s Faulty System of Checks and Balances
Published June 15, 2009
May 22The Marin Health and Wellness Campus: An Innovative Commitment to Health Care
Published May 18, 2010
May 4Gangs of Marin
Published May 14, 2008
April 29Marin Clean Energy: Pull the Plug
Published December 2, 2009
April 28Marin Clean Energy: Pull the Plug
Published December 2, 2009
April 26Location, Location, Location: Marin’s Emergency Operations Facility
Published April 14, 2008
April 23Marin Clean Energy: Pull the Plug
Published December 2, 2009
April 21
Marin’s homeless: The ‘invisible problem that won’t disappear
Published April 13, 2009
April 14Marin Clean Energy: Pull the Plug
Published December 2, 2009
March 14None: Marin Voice juror recruitment article by Judge Terrance Boren
March 3Marin Clean Energy: Pull the Plug
Published December 2, 2009
February 24Marin Clean Energy: Pull the Plug
Published December 2, 2009
February 22Marin Clean Energy: Pull the Plug
Published December 2, 2009
February 22Marin Clean Energy: Pull the Plug
Published December 2, 2009
February 21Marin Clean Energy: Pull the Plug
Published December 2, 2009
February 8Supervisors Discretionary Fund – 
Published March 13, 2001
January 24Marin Clean Energy: Pull the Plug
Published December 2, 2009
January 20
Marin Clean Energy: Pull the Plug
Published December 2, 2009
January 14Marin Clean Energy: Pull the Plug
Published December 2, 2009
January 13Marin Clean Energy: Pull the Plug
Published December 2, 2009
January 9Marin Clean Energy: Pull the Plug
Published December 2, 2009

2009 Articles

DateHeadline & Link to ArticleGrand Jury Report
December 16Marin Clean Energy: Pull the Plug
Published December 2, 2009
December 16Marin Clean Energy: Pull the Plug
Published December 2, 2009
December 13Marin Clean Energy: Pull the Plug
Published December 2, 2009
December 12
Marin Clean Energy: Pull the Plug
Published December 2, 2009
December 10Marin Clean Energy: Pull the Plug
Published December 2, 2009
December 8Marin Clean Energy: Pull the Plug
Published December 2, 2009
December 8Marin Clean Energy: Pull the Plug
Published December 2, 2009
December 3
The County Coroner’s Office and the Need for a Morgue
Published February 10, 2009
December 2
Marin’s homeless: The ‘invisible problem that won’t disappear
Published April 13, 2009
November 25
The County Coroner’s Office and the Need for a Morgue.
Published February 10, 2009
The news article states:”But in reference to the Grand Jury report which strongly advised against consolidation, Kinsey said, ‘I respect the Grand Jury, but the issue of cost — that’s our responsibility.'”
November 20The Retirement Board: Time To Take Charge
Published June 22, 2009
November 3
The County Coroner’s Office and the Need for a Morgue
Published February 10, 2009
October 19None:  Editorial states: “That is one reason why an independent review of any proposed changes – possibly by the Marin civil grand jury – would be helpful.”
October 4Marin General Hospital: Hope Is Not A Strategy
Published May 11, 2009
September 29The County Coroner’s Office and the Need for a Morgue
Published February 10, 2009
August 1Central Marin Sanitation Agency: Bickering Board Breeds Discontent
Published June 23, 2009
July 21Southern Marin Sewers: Cracks In the System
Published May 5, 2009
July 16Central Marin Sanitation Agency: Bickering Board Breeds Discontent
Published June 23, 2009
July 9Central Marin Sanitation Agency: Bickering Board Breeds Discontent
Published June 23, 2009
July 9Central Marin Sanitation Agency: Bickering Board Breeds Discontent
Published June 23, 2009
July 5Central Marin Sanitation Agency: Bickering Board Breeds Discontent
Published June 23, 2009
June 29The Retirement Board: Time To Take Charge
Published June 22, 2009
June 28Central Marin Sanitation Agency: Bickering Board Breeds Discontent
Published June 23, 2009
June 27Southern Marin Sewers: Cracks In the System
Published May 5, 2009

Southern Marin Sewers – So Many Districts, So 
Few Users 
(Published April, 2004)
June 23Marin’s Faulty System of Checks and Balances
Published June 15, 2009
June 18Saving Marin’s Major Crimes Task Force
Published June 3, 2009
June 16Walker Creek Ranch: No Child Left Inside
Published June 11, 2009
June 13Saving Marin’s Major Crimes Task Force
Published June 3, 2009
June 9Marin’s Probation Department: Too many lawsuits, too little training
Published June 1, 2009
May 31Marin General Hospital: Hope Is Not A Strategy
Published May 11, 2009

[Note: Sorry, I can’t get a link to this excellent editorial that states: “The grand jury’s recommendation to sell Marin General Hospital deserves thorough and thoughtful responses from each board member – and the county.”]
May 27Marin General Hospital: Hope Is Not A Strategy
Published May 11, 2009
May 20-26Southern Marin Sewers: Cracks In the System
Published May 5, 2009
May 20Marin General Hospital: Hope Is Not A Strategy
Published May 11, 2009
May 17Marin General Hospital: Hope Is Not A Strategy
Published May 11, 2009
May 12None: A Marin IJ Editorial cites: “The county civil grand jury pointed out the potential for abuse eight years ago.”
May 10None: A Dick Spotswood Opinion article cites “The 2001 Marin Civil grand jury saw the risk.”
May 9

Southern Marin Sewers: Cracks In the System
Published May 5, 2009

May 4None: Marin IJ article describes how the grand jury came to sponsor the schooling of a Rowandan girl.
May 2In an article published in the IJ’s Saturday Soapbox [not available on the IJ’s Web site], Gary G Scheppke, Secretary, Marin Mental Health Board states, references the Grand Jury’s recommendations to increase services to the homeless. 
April 27Same as below. IJ editorial states, “The Marin civil grand jury’s call for the county to do more to provide shelter for the homeless represents a strong and independent assessment of a critical shortcoming in local government’s response to a growing need.”
April 17Marin’s homeless: The ‘invisible problem that won’t disappear
Published April 13, 2009
April 10None: article cites investigation by the grand jury as motivation for action.
March 31Seismic Safety and Marin Public Schools
Published March 23, 2009
March 15None: Dick Spotswood’s column states, “Marin’s grand jury is the only watchdog that focused on the issue” [of sewage].
March 9None: Marin Voice juror recruitment article by foreperson Jeff Skov
February 24Same as below. This an Editorial citing that report and a Grand Jury report of 10 years ago. The editorial concludes, “We strongly agree with the latest grand jury report.”
February 16The County Coroner’s Office and the Need for a Morgue
Published February 10, 2009
February 8None: juror recruitment message from Presiding Judge Verna Adams
January 12None: juror recruitment message 

2008 Articles

DateHeadline & Link to ArticleGrand Jury Report
October 8Establishing a Director of Finance – Evaluating Measure B
Published September 26, 2008
July 7The Sausalito Marin City School District: Then and Now
Published June 26, 2008
June 25Restaurant Inspection Information System: Food for Thought
Published June 16, 2008
June 20Probation Officers: Arming for Safety
Published June 9, 2008
April 18
Location, Location, Location: Marin’s Emergency Operations Facility
Published April 14, 2008
April 12Tails of Marin – Marin County Animal Control Services & The Marin Humane Society
Published April 7, 2009
April 8MARIN ON FIRE! Not if, but when
Published April 1, 2008
March 20Emergency Communications at Marin Schools: A Tale of Catastrophe
Published March 13,  2008