A Brief View of the Jurisdiction of the California Civil Grand Jury

Jurisdiction

Code Section(s)

Abolition or creation of agencies or offices

888; 925(a)*; 928*

City or incorporated city; cities

925(a)*

County assessor

926(b)

County matters of civil concern

888

County officers, departments, functions

888; 914.1; 925*; 928*

Districts, other

925*

Equipment

888; 925(a)*; 928*

Housing affairs and authority

933.1

Jails

919(a)

Joint powers agency, authority

925(a)*; 933.1

Land, sales and transfers, escheat; escheat proceedings

920*

Local Agency Formation Commission

933.5

Method or system of performing duties

888; 925(x)*; 928*; 933.1; 933.5; 933.6*

Needs of county officers, books, documents

888; 928*

Nonprofit corporation ... established by or operating on behalf of public entity

933.6

Operations, accounts, records; books, documents

925(a)*; 926; 933.1; 933.5; 933.6

Peace officer personnel records, grand jury access to

832.7

Performance of duties

888; 933.1; 933.5; 933.6

Persons imprisoned but not indicted

919(a)

Prisons, grand jury entitled to free access

921

Prisons, public, condition and management

919(b)*; 921

Public offenses, indictment

917

Public offense, individual juror, declares

918

Public officers (removal of district, county, city officers for willful, corrupt misconduct)

919(c)*; 922; G.C.3060

Purchase, lease, or sale of equipment

888

Redevelopment agency

933.1

Salaries of county‑elected officials (Shall, if requested)

927

School districts (not specifically mentioned, but ...)

Special legislative district or other district in the county

925

Special‑purpose assessing or taxing district

933.5

*Statute includes the word "shall," either in connection with a mandated grand jury investigation or in connection with some other duty related to the investigation.

2002 by Bruce T. Olson, A.D.


Methods

Code Sections

Ascertain

914.1

Documented evidence

916*

Findings

933*

Inquire

888; 914.1

Interviews

916*

Investigate and report; investigation

914.1; 925(a)*; 918; 920*; 928*; 933.6

Recommendations

933*

Records, public; access to

921

Report

925*

Selective basis (for deciding what to investigate

925*; 928;

Suit, to recover money

932

*Statute includes the word "shall," either in connection with a mandated grand jury investigation or in connection with some other duty related to the investigation.

2002 by Bruce T. Olson, A.D.