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Plumas CountyGrand Jury Report Page 16 and attentive commitment to detail and accuracy so that the findings in the fine/report are substantiat- ed, provable and verifiable. Service on the Grand Jury is also a way to contribute and make a positive difference. Jurors serve twelve months and some jurors continue on to serve a sec- ond twelve months. The term of service runs from July I to June 30. The term of the Grand Jury is limited and, by neces- sity, the panel must narrow its focus in order to be thorough. Therefore, the citizenry may question why certain issues are not covered in greater detail. If any citizen is concerned or interested in asking the Grand Jury to review a specific matter, the citizen complaint is the method, and the forms are available at the Plumas County website. Whether the issue is a complaint or simply a concern, this is the venue by which citizens may be heard and a response may be made. A sample Citizen Complaint form and d.irec- tioas for submission may be found in Appendix E. This final report represents the work that has been done by the 2009-2010 Grand Jury, a body of research, observations, and interviews that have allowed this panel to formulate their findings and recommenda- tions. The persons responsible for the departments, offices, and issues addressed herein may agree or dis- agree with our findings and recommendations, but they are obligated to respond. (Refer to Appendix F for the requirements set forth for response.) The nineteen members of this Grand Jury are privileged to have served the citizens of Plumas County, and we wish to convey our respect, as well, for all those who serve in county government. Appendix B: Plumas County Grand Jury History of Invesigations Department. Agency Program Adminlstrator/CAO Agriculture Commissioner port Operations Alcohol & Drug Animal Services Assessor Auditor/Controller Board of Supervisors Building Department Clerk/Recorder Community Services Districts County Counsel District Attorney Facility Services Fair Farm Advisor Feather River College Fire Management . Health Dept./Environmental Health (Plumas Co Public Health Agency) Hospital Districts Housing & Community Development Human Resources* Information Technology Jail Juvenile Hall Law Ubrary Library Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo) Mental Health Museum Nutrition Program Office of Emergency Services Planning Department ., Plumas Corporation Plumes County Flood Control & Water Conservation Diet Plumes Unified SD Probation Department = Public Works Department Sheriff/Coroner* "" Stimulus Funding . Social Services/Public Guardian . Treasurer/l,ax Collector Risk Management  Veteran's Services Fire Departments Portolo CeleterTf Olscncl: Recreation Districts Earlier 2003- 2004- 2005- 2006. 2007- 2008- 2009- Yea 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 95-96 01-02 95-96 01-02 95-96 01-02 02-03 95-96 98-99 01-02 01-02 02-03 01-02 98-99 99-00 02-03 01-02 01-02 99-00 99-00 Annual 02-03 99-00 98-99 95-96 99-00 98-99 95-96 01-02 02-03 98-99 01-02 98-99 01-02 98-99 01-O2 95-96 98-99 95-96 O1-02 02-03 95-96 X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X *recommended for investigation follow-up Appendix C: Requirements per Penal Code Section 888 et seq. The Penal Code requires the Grand Jury to: Inquire into the condition and management of the public prisons; Inquire into the willful or corrupt misconduct in office of public officers; Investigate and report on the operations, accounts, and records of county officers, departments, or functions of the county. The investigations may be conducted on some selective basis each year; When requested by the Board of Supervisors, investigate and report upon the needs for increase or decrease in salaries of the county elected officials; and, Submit a final report of its findings and recom- mendations no later than the end of its term, to the Presiding Judge of the Superior Court. In addition to these requirements, the Grand Jury may: Investigate and report upon the needs of all county officers, including the abolition or cre- ation of offices and the equipment for, or the method or system Of performing the duties of, the several offices; Examine the books and records of a redevel- opment agency, a housing authority, or a joint powers agency and may investigate and report upon the method or system of performing the duties of such agency or authority; and, Examine the books and records of any spe- cial-purpose assessing or taxing district locat- ed wholly or partly in the county or the local agency formation commission in the county and may investigate and report uon the method or system of performing the duties of such district or commission. Although not mandated by the California Penal Code, it is the policy of the Plumas County Grand Jury to review and acknowledge all written, dated, and signed citizen complaints. See Appendix E for more information about filing a citizen complaint. Appendix D: Citizen Complaint Form and Explanation PLUMA$ COUNTY GRAND JURY, P.O. Box 784, Quincy, CA 95971 CfflZEN COMPLAINT FORM (Please pdnt or type 8111nformat;on) Person Filing Complaint Data: Name: Phone Address: City Stata/Zip Agency or pemon about whom omplalnt Is made Name: Title Department 1..Oedbe your r.,ontplelnt (Briefly state action that Is (was) dishonest, improper, illegal, blellk:tent, etc.) 2. Set forth the facts upon which the omptalnt is based (Describe in detail, include all names, dates, places, etc.) 3.  Other imetas, of311ds or persona have you  =z, this mmer? What was (has been) their roulmmm to you? (Give names, addresseS, phone numbers, contact dates and any ot'r infmwmlk you 4. Is the empI=l Involved In titillation? No Yes S. Should we contact other agencies or persons? (Please give names, addresses, phone numbers, etc.) 6. What action do you think the Grand Jury should take? Signature: IT IS A CRIME TO REPORT TO THE GRAND JURY THAT A CRIME HAS BEEN COMMITTED KNOWING THE REPORT TO BE FALSE. (Penal C0da No. 148.5.d) ATTACH COPIES OF PERTINENT DOCUMENTS AND CORRESPONDENCE (USE AND ATTACH ADDITIONAL SHEETS IF NECESSARY) Thc Grand Jury may also review and acknowledge all written, dated and signed citizen complaints. Within the time allowed by its established investigatory