Resident Appointed to County Civil Grand Jury


A “citizen’s watchdog” group recently added an Alameda resident to their ranks. Jane Sullwold was appointed to the Alameda County Civil Grand Jury after being nominated earlier this year by Councilmember Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft. 

The Civil Grand Jury is an arm of the court authorized to investigate local government for the purpose of ensuring that public agencies are working in the best interest of the public, and are doing so effectively and economically. Its independence gives the jury a unique role in promoting local government accountability.

Sullwold has been appointed to a one-year term (from July 1 to June 30, 2017) on the 19-member jury. Members have broad authority to examine local government agencies operating in the county. 

Anyone alleging government waste or misconduct by government officials may submit confidential complaints to this body. The jury will investigate and, if necessary, recommend corrective action. 

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