The Contra Costa County Civil Grand Jury is annually impaneled to investigate city and county governments, special districts and certain nonprofit corporations to ensure functions are performed in a lawful, economical and efficient manner. Recommendations resulting from these investigations are listed.

In accordance with Section 933(c) of the California Penal Code, the governing body of a public agency or its designated administrator must respond to these recommendations to the presiding judge within ninety (90) days; and elected officials must respond to the recommendations within sixty (60) days. These responses are a matter of public record and are available, upon request, from the clerk of the Superior Court.


REPORTS 2017-2018

Index Title
1801Compliance and Continuity Report
1802Los Medanos Community Healthcare District
Response from the Contra Costa Local Agency Formation Commission
Response from the Board of Supervisors
Response from the Los Medanos Community Healthcare District
1803Voting Security
Response from the Board of Supervisors
1804BART Crime and Transparency
Response from the BART Board of Directors
Response from the Police Chief
1805Effectiveness of IT Operations in County Government
Response from the Board of Supervisors
1806The Opioid Crisis
Response from the Board of Supervisors (Original)
Response from the Board of Supervisors (Revised)
Response from the Contra Costa County Office of Education
1807Minimizing School Casualties During an Active Shooter Incident
Response from the Board of Supervisors and the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District
Response from the Acalanes Union High School District
1808Joint Powers Authorities
Response from the Contra Costa County Auditor-Controller
Response from the City of Antioch
Response from the City of Brentwood (Response #1)
Response from the City of Brentwood (Response #2)
Response from the City of Clayton
Response from the City of Concord
Response from the City of El Cerrito
Response from the City of Hercules
Response from the City of Lafayette
Response from the City of Martinez
Response from the City of Oakley
Response from the City of Orinda
Response from the City of Pinole
Response from the City of Pittsburg
Response from the City of Pleasant Hill
Response from the City of San Pablo (Response #1)
Response from the City of San Pablo (Response #2)
Response from the City of San Ramon (Response #1)
Response from the City of San Ramon (Response #2)
Response from the City of Walnut Creek
Response from the Contra Costa Local Agency Formation Commission
Response from the Town of Danville
Response from the Town of Moraga
1809Community Reentry from Jail
Response from the Board of Supervisors (Original)
Response from the Board of Supervisors (Revised)
Response from the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff
1810Chronic Absenteeism in West Contra Costa County School Districts
Response from the Contra Costa County Superintendent of Schools (Original)
Response from the Contra Costa County Superintendent of Schools (Revised)
Response from the John Swett Unified School District
Response from the West Contra Costa Unified School District

REPORTS 2016-2017

Index Title
1701Compliance and Continuity Report
1702Emergency Mass Care and Shelter
Response from Board of Supervisors
Response from Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff
1703Mental Health Services for At-Risk Children in Contra Costa County
Response from Board of Supervisors
1704Selection of Ballot Measure Argume1703_Response_from_Board_of_Supervisorsnts
Response from County Clerk Recorder Elections Department
1705Funding Flood Control Infrastructure
Response from Board of Supervisors
1706Funding the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District
Response from Board of Supervisors
Response from City of Brentwood
Response from City of Oakley
Response from East Contra Costa Fire Protection District
1707Homelessness in the Cities
Response from City of Antioch
Response from City of Brentwood
Response from City of Clayton
Response from City of Concord
Response from_City of El Cerrito
Response from City of Hercules
Response from City of Lafayette
Response from City of Martinez
Response from City of Oakley
Response from City of Orinda
1Response from City of Pinole
Response from City of Pittsburg
Response from City of Pleasant_Hill
Response from City of Richmond
Response from City of San Pablo
Response from City of Walnut Creek
Response from City of San_Ramon
Response from Town of Moraga
Response from Town of Danville
1708Animal Shelter Services in Antioch and Contra Costa County
1708 Response from Board of Supervisors
1708 Response from City of Antioch
1709Concord Naval Weapons Station Reuse
1709 Response from City of Concord and Local Reuse Authority
1710Law Enforcement Use of Force and Mental Health Awareness
1710 Response from Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff
1711Alamo Parks Planning and Development
1711 Response from Board of Supervisors
1712More Shelter Beds Needed for the Homeless in Contra Costa County
Response from Board of Supervisors

REPORTS 2015-2016

Index Title
1601Compliance and Continuity Report
1602Protecting Our Groundwater Resources
Response from Costa County Assessor
Response from City of El Cerrito
Response from City of San Pablo
Response from City of Richmond
Response from City of Pittsburg
Response from Board of Supervisors
1603Pension Reform
Response from Board of Supervisors
1604Are Our Schools in Compliance with the "EpiPen" Law, SB 1266?
Response from Antioch Unified School District
Response from West Contra Costa Unified School District
Response from Walnut Creek School District
Response from San Ramon Valley Unified School District
Response from Oakley Union Elementary School District
Response from Moraga School District
Response from John Swett Unified School District
Response from Brentwood Union School District
Response from Acalanes Union High School District
Response from Contra Costa Office of Education Board, Contra Costa County Superintendent of Schools
Response from Knightsen Elementary School District
Response from Canyon Elementary School District
Response from Lafayette School District
Response from Martinez Unified School District
Response from Mt. Diablo Unified School District
Response from Orinda Union School District
Response from Liberty Union High School Disrict
Response from Pittsburg Unified School District
Response from the Orinda Union School District
Response from Byron School District
1605Caring for the Victims
Response from City of Antioch
Response from City of Brentwood
Response from City of Clayton
Response from City of Concord
Response from Town of Danville
Response from City of El Cerrito
Response from City of Lafayette
Response from City of Martinez
Response from City of Oakley
Response from City of Orinda
Response from City of Pinole
Response from City of Pittsburg
Response from City of Pleasant Hill
Response from City of Richmond
Response from City of San Pablo
Response from City of San Ramon
Response from City of Walnut Creek
Response from Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff
Response from Town of Moraga
Response from Board of Supervisors
Response from City of Hercules
1606Reclaiming Our Water
Response from City of Walnut Creek
Response from Contra Costa Water District
Response from Dublin San Ramon Services District
Response from East Bay Municipal Utility District
Response from Board of Supervisors
Response from Central Contra Costa Sanitary District
Response from City of Concord
Response from City of San Ramon
1607Delta Levees in Contra Costa County
Response from Reclamation District No. 2026 (Webb Tract)
Response from Reclamation District No. 2065 (Veale Tract)
Response from Quimby Island Reclamation District No. 2090
Response from Reclamation District No. 2117
Response from Reclamation District 2122 (Winter Island)
Response from Reclamation District No. 2137
Response from Office of the Treasurer-Tax Collector
Response from County-Clerk-Recorder-Elections Department
Response from Board of Supervisors
Response from City of Oakley
Response from LAFCO
Bethel Island Municipal Improvement District
Response from Reclamation District No. 800
Response from Reclamation District 799
Response from Reclamation District 830
Response from Reclamation District No. 2024
Response from Reclamation District No. 2025 (Holland Tract)
Response from Reclamation District 2121
Response from Bradford Reclamation District 2059
1608Welfare Fraud Investigation in Contra Costa County
Response from Board of Supervisors
Response from Office of the District Attorney
1609Human Trafficking
Response from Board of Supervisors
Response from City of San Pablo
Response from Office of the Sheriff
Response from City of Antioch
Response from City of Brentwood
Response from Town of Moraga
Response from City of San Ramon
Response from City of Oakley
Response from City of Hercules
Response from City of Richmond
Response from City of Pinole
Response from Town of Danville
Response from City of El Cerrito
Response from City of Orinda
Response from City of Pittsburg
Response from City of Pleasant Hill
Response from City of Clayton
Response from City of Concord
Response from City of Martinez
Response from City of Lafayette
1610Contra Costa County Office of the Public Defender
Response from Board of Supervisors
1611Maintaining a Stable Environment for our Special Education Children and Staff
Response from CCC Superintendent of Schools and CCC Board of Education
1612Foster Care Under AB 403
Response from Board of Supervisors
1613Human Resources Management
Response from Board of Supervisors
1614Where Will We Live?
Response from City of Antioch
Response from City of San Pablo
Response from City of Brentwood
Response from City of Walnut Creek
Response from City of Clayton
Response from City of Concord
Response from City of Danville
Response from City of El Cerrito
Response from City of Lafayette
Response from City of Oakley
Response from City of Orinda
Response from City of Pinole
Response from City of Pittsburg
Response from City of Pleasant Hill
Response from City of Richmond
Response from City of San Ramon
Response from the Board of Supervisors
Response from Town of Moraga
Response from City of Hercules
Response from City of Martinez
1615Truancy and Chronic Absence in Contra Costa County Schools
Response from Acalanes Union High School District
Response from Brentwood Union School District
Response from John Swett Unified School District
Response from Moraga School District
Response from Oakley Union Elementary School District
Response from City of Concord
Response from San Ramon Valley Unified School District
Response from Town of Moraga
Response from City of San Pablo
Response from City of Brentwood
Response from City of El Cerrito
Response from Martinez Unified School District
Response from City of Pleasant Hill
Response from City of Orinda
Response from City of Antioch
Response from Town of Danville
Response from City of Pittsburg
Response from City of Clayton
Response from City of Walnut Creek
Response from City of Martinez
Response from City of Richmond
Response from City of Pinole
Response from City of San Ramon
Response from Contra Costa County Office of Education
Response from Mt. Diablo Unified School District
Response from Liberty Union High School District
Response from Walnut Creek School District
Additional Response from City of Clayton
Response from Antioch Unified School District
Response from Canyon Elementary School
Response from City of Hercules
Response from City of Lafayette
Response from City of Oakley
Response from Knightsen Elementary School District
Response from Lafayette School District
Response from Orinda Union School District
Response from Pittsburg Unified School District
Response from West Contra Costa Unified School District
Response from Byron Union School District
1616Our Children In Need
Response from Board of Supervisors

REPORTS 2014-2015

Index Title
1501Compliance and Continuity Report
1502Underutilization of CalFresh In Contra Costa County
Responses from Board of Supervisors
1503Time for a New Look At Pension Costs
Responses from Board of Supervisors
1504Averting Bay Area Rapid Transit District Strikes
Responses from Board of Supervisors
Responses from BART Board
Responses from BART Board - New
1505Richmond Housing Authority
Responses from Richmond Housing Authority Board of Commissioners
1506Office of the Public Guardian
Responses from Board of Supervisors
1507Opportunities for Change in the County Health and Human Services System
Responses from Board of Supervisors
1508The Underutilization of the Marsh Creek Detention Facility
Response from Sheriff's Office
Response from Sheriff's Office - New
1509The Benefits of the California Connections to Success Act to Contra Costa County
Responses from Board of Supervisors
1510Community Courts
Response from City of Antioch
Response from City of Brentwood
Response from City of Clayton
Response from City of Concord
Response from City of Danville
Response from City of El Cerrito
Response from City of Hercules
Response from City of Lafayette
Response from City of Martinez
Response from City of Moraga
Response from City of Oakley
Response from City of Orinda
Response from City of Pinole
Response from City of Pittsburg
Response from City of Pleasant Hill
Response from City of Richmond
Response from City of San Pablo
Response from City of San Ramon
Response from City of Walnut Creek
Response from Board of Supervisors
1511County Timekeeping Practices
Response from Board of Supervisors
1512The Rodeo-Hercules Fire District Chief’s Employment Agreement
Response from Rodeo-Hercules Fire District
1513Ralph M. Brown Act
Response from Reclamation District 799
Response from Rodeo-Hercules Fire District
1514West Contra Costa Unified School District: Bond Program & Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee
Response from Rodeo-Hercules Fire District

REPORTS 2011-2012

Index Title
1201Compliance and Review Committee
Additional Compliance Responses
1202Fire Protection - What Can You Afford?
East Contra Costa Fire Protection District Response
1203Deferred Maintenance - How Much Longer Can It Be Deferred?
CCC Board Of Supervisors Response
1204Education Board Compensation - Leading by Example
School Board Responses
1205Animal Shelters In Contra Costa County - Tails of Two Shelters
City of Antioch and CCC Board of Supervisors Responses
1206Rollingwood-Wilart Park Recreation and Park District - Who's Minding The Store?
Contra Costa Local Agency Formation Commission Response
1207In-Home Support Services, Home Alone
CCC Board of Supervisors Response
1208School Bond Oversight Committees - Raising The Bar
School Board Responses
1209City Retirement Plan - An Unsustainable Benefit?
City Responses
1210Voluntary Inmate Labor - A Lost Opportunity; Cooperation and Common Sense
CCC Office of the Sheriff Response
1211Contra Costa County Fire Protection and Emergency Response Services - Leveraging Combined Strengths to Address Individual Weaknesses
CCC Board of Supervisors, LAFCO, and Fire District Responses
1212Help for the Homeless
CCC Board of Supervisors Response
1213Financial Transparency with Meaning - So far, so good... or maybe not
City Responses
1214Employee Evaluation and Recognition - Time to Stop Talking and Take Action
CCC Board of Supervisors Response
1215Help Wanted - Appointed Bodies - The County Wants You!
CCC Board of Supervisors Response
1216Operational Effectiveness - A Path to Improvement
CCC Board of Supervisors Response