San Benito County Administration Building. Photo by Leslie David.

Government / Politics

SBC supervisors extend term for civil grand jury

Existing group will disband Dec. 31.

San Benito County Administration Building. File Photo.


San Benito County amends Civil Grand Jury compensation

Jurors will be paid state minimum for up to eight meetings per month, including committee work.

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Community Opinions


This community opinion was contributed by community member Kenneth Kovanda.  The opinions expressed do not necessarily represent BenitoLink or other affiliated contributors. I served on the Grand Jury for two years and back then our budget was $19,000, but we had to pay rent to use a room at the sheriff’s office that came out of our budget. We

Interim county attorney Barbara Thompson said the annual grand jury report has been sent to the printer. Photos by John Chadwell.

Government / Politics

Grand jury process scrutinized

Report has been approved and sent for printing, but local resident raises concerns that the grand jury's post office box was not accepting mail because of lack of payment

The GJ desk & cabinet is currently located in the foyer of the Sheriff and Public Works building.

Government / Politics

Grand Jury seeks applications from potential citizen watchdogs

San Benito County is accepting Grand Jury Applications

County CAO Ray Espinosa said the county has a responsibility to adhere to its budget. Photos by John Chadwell.

Government / Politics

Former grand jury foreman accuses county officials of vendetta

Marden claims county supervisors acted improperly in hiring CAO and hampered grand jury's investigations; officials defend budget decisions

Supervisor Margie Barrios said additional budget requests from the grand jury were tough to meet.

Government / Politics

Grand Jury foreman questions county’s support of investigations

Budget remains a point of contention between the county and the jury

Government / Politics

County Grand Jury exhausts budget, says it can’t continue investigations

Jury members ask for additional funding while county calls for fiscal prudence

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COMMENTARY: Grand Jury Report highlights merits of Hollister Urban Area Water Project

Sunnyslope Water District manager applauds effort of community watchdogs