It is open recruitment time for the next San Mateo County Civil Grand Jury term, which commences July 1, 2014 and ends June 30, 2015. Civic-minded adults who want to make a difference are invited to apply for Civil Grand Jury service this month.
Would you make a good Grand Juror? Can you say yes to the following questions? Are you a good listener? Are you interested in trying to increase the efficiency of local governments and save taxpayer's dollars? Are you willing to serve without personal gains or hidden agendas? Have you the stamina to commit yourself to a full year of productive work? Can you keep a secret? Can you cooperate with 18 other diverse personalities?
Can you ask thoughtful questions, review documents and help write lucid reports? Can you chair a committee? Can you devote a minimum of 15 hours of service per week? Can you attend a minimum of six daytime meetings or field trips and two general meetings per month?
If you can say yes to all of the above questions, the San Mateo County Superior Court invites you to submit an application for consideration for service on the 2014-2015 Civil Grand Jury. Applications are now available and will be accepted until Friday, March 28, 2014. Applications may be downloaded from either of these two websites:
1. San Mateo County Superior Court
2. San Mateo County Association of Grand Jurors
The Civil Grand Jury performs a vital independent citizen "watchdog" function over county and city governments. Any resident of San Mateo County for at least one year, who is a citizen of the United States, 18 years of age or older, of sound judgment and good character, with sufficient knowledge of the English language to perform the duties of the position, is eligible for selection. Elected public officials are not eligible.
The Superior Court of San Mateo County encourages all interested individuals to apply. The Court strives to obtain a cross section of the county's population. After the completion of the application and interview process, jurors will be selected through a random draw.
To view an informational video on Grand Jury service, please visit either one of the above mentioned websites (San Mateo County Superior Court or San Mateo County Association of Grand Jurors). For any further questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 650-261-5066.