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Grand Jury Announces Release of Report on Ventura County- Contracted Narcotic Treatment Programs

Grand Jury Announces Release of Report on Ventura County- Contracted Narcotic Treatment Programs

The 2018-2019 Ventura County Grand Jury (Grand Jury) received a complaint regarding the Narcotic Treatment Programs (NTPs) in Ventura County (County) and opened an investigation into the oversight and administration of the NTP clinics by the Ventura County Behavioral Health Department (VCBH). The Grand Jury investigation focused on Aegis Treatment Centers LLC (Aegis) and Western […]

Grand Jury Announces Release of Report on Drugs and Sharps Disposal

Grand Jury Announces Release of Report on Drugs and Sharps Disposal

Based on an article in the Thousand Oaks Acorn reporting a 2016 incident where a senior deputy with the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office was caught stealing drugs on site from a law enforcement drug disposal bin, the 2018-2019 Ventura County Grand Jury opened an investigation into drug disposal bins at law enforcement agencies in Ventura […]

Grand Jury Announces Release of Annual Report on Detention Facilities and Law Enforcement

Grand Jury Announces Release of Annual Report on Detention Facilities and Law Enforcement

California Penal Code 919(b) mandates that the Grand Jury conduct an annual inspection of county detention facilities. The 2018-2019 Ventura County Grand Jury inquired into the condition and management of all detention facilities in Ventura County. Additionally, the Grand Jury inspected the Pre-Trial Detention Facility  (Main Jail); Todd Road Jail; the East Valley Jail; all […]

Grand Jury Announces Release of Report on Pesticide Monitoring Near Schools and Day-Care Centers

Grand Jury Announces Release of Report on Pesticide Monitoring Near Schools and Day-Care Centers

The 2018-2019 Ventura County Grand Jury conducted a study of Ventura County government monitoring of pesticide, herbicide and fumigant agricultural use in close proximity to school and day-care campuses, measuring the effectiveness of implementation of recent regulation. The Grand Jury concluded that the Ventura County Agricultural Commissioner and the California Department of Pesticide Regulation, by […]

Grand Jury Announces Release of Report on School Implementation of Sex-Education Programs

Grand Jury Announces Release of Report on School Implementation of Sex-Education Programs

On October 1, 2015, Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law the California Healthy Youth Act (AB 329) amending California Education Code Sections 51930-51939. The law requires school districts to ensure that all pupils in grades 7 through 12 receive comprehensive sexual health and HIV/AIDS prevention education. The 2018-2019 Ventura County Grand Jury investigated 18 Ventura […]

Ventura County Grand Jury Announces Open House

Ventura County Grand Jury Announces Open House

Ventura County residents have an opportunity to meet the 2018-2019 Ventura County Grand Jurors and tour the Grand Jury Chambers on March 13, 2019. The public may meet the Grand Jurors between 1 PM and 3 PM, review Grand Jury reports and ask questions about Grand Jury service. The Grand Jury is a civil investigative […]

Ventura County Grand Jury Announces Open House

Ventura County Grand Jury Announces Open House

Ventura County residents have an opportunity to meet the 2018-2019 Ventura County Grand Jurors and tour the Grand Jury Chambers on March 13, 2019.  The public may meet the Grand Jurors between 1 PM and 3 PM, review Grand Jury reports and ask questions about Grand Jury service.  The Grand Jury offices are located at […]

Ventura County Grand Jury Opens 2019-2020 Application Process

Ventura County Grand Jury Opens 2019-2020 Application Process

Ventura County residents have an opportunity to provide a valuable community service while learning about local government by serving on the Ventura County Grand Jury. Applications are now available for the 2019-2020 Grand Jury at https://www.ventura.org/grand-jury. The Grand Jury is a panel of 19 volunteers who investigate issues and citizen complaints and make recommendations to […]

Santa Paula: Ad Hoc Relocation of Civic Center and All Municipal Functions

Santa Paula: Ad Hoc Relocation of Civic Center and All Municipal Functions

By Sheryl Hamlin Recent History The Santa Paula City Manager has been setting the stage for the vacation of the Civic Center property since the May 2018 FY 2018/2019 Special Budget Meeting. At that time, City Manager Rock indicated he would use $1 million from the Measure T monies to renovate the Police station. Read […]

Ventura County Grand Jury investigated Seabridge Community Facilities Assessment

Ventura County Grand Jury investigated Seabridge Community Facilities Assessment

The 2017-2018 Ventura County Grand Jury opened an investigation after receiving complaints from residents of Oxnard’s Seabridge community regarding taxes assessed under Community Facilities District No. 4 (CFD No. 4). Grand Jury research showed that in recent years, CFD No. 4 assessments have increased as much as 27 percent. The Grand Jury also found the […]

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