The members of this Jury wrote a letter to the community, “The Call for a Sustainable and Diverse Civil Grand Jury” about the importance of achieving a diverse pool of jury applicants.
Additionally, the Grand Jury reported on its investigations titled:
- City of Sonoma Cemeteries – Don’t Bury the Problem. This report describes the inefficiencies and omissions in the financial practices of the City owned cemeteries.
- Outsourcing Petaluma Planning Department – Is it Better or Is it Easier. This report examines the history of outsourcing planning functions by the City of Petaluma.
- Warming Centers – County Action Needed Now. This report discusses Sonoma County’s lack of comprehensive policy for providing warming shelters for the unhoused population during severe cold spells.
- Responses to the 2021-2022 Sonoma County Civil Grand Jury Reports – Providing Continuity and Accountability. This report describes those local government entities or officials who did not meet penal code requirements when responding to the 2021-2022 Grand Jury Report.
In addition to the full reports, requests for investigative review forms, juror applications, and other information can be found on the Grand Jury’s website at: www.sonomagrandjury.org .