Chuck MacLean

My turn: Yes, you can help make local government better

The annual opportunity for citizens to take part in the El Dorado County Grand Jury process is here. The Grand Jury is an excellent vehicle for committed men and women to keep government accountable to all of our county’s citizens. Applicants must be United States citizens, at least 18 years of age, have resided in […]

My Turn: The grand jurors’ view: 19 volunteers set to begin

Every year on or about July 1, Grand Jurors in all 58 counties in California are sworn in by their supervising Superior Court Judge, receive the charge of the court and start their 12 months of volunteer service. The purpose of the Grand Jury is to make recommendations to county governments, city governments, community service […]

My turn: Grand Juror’s view

Grand Juries have been in existence in England since the 12th century and came to the colonies with the early settlers in the 1600s. As a check against improper conduct by elected officials, the Grand Jury system grew to be established throughout the United States. Gradually, to avoid oversight, state legislatures across our country voted […]

The grand jurors’ view: You too can be a member

  In our last article, we reviewed the history of the grand jury process in California. This month’s article will focus on how the El Dorado County Grand Jury operates. It was prepared by members of the El Dorado County Grand Jurors Association, a volunteer organization of current and former California grand jurors. We thank […]

The grand jurors’ view: What is a grand jury?

El Dorado County Grand Jury. Where did it come from, what does it do and how does it work?  Many citizens have a limited understanding of their county grand jury. Hopefully, you will find this introductory article about your county grand jury informative. It was prepared by members of the El Dorado County Grand Jurors […]

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