"If the results of the Extraordinary Audit indicate financial mismanagement, misuse of funds or insolvency, the result could place SUSD in State receivership "
"San Joaquin County is well protected regarding cybersecurity. The seven cities in the county vary with respect to Grand Jury expectations, most being well secured but lacking defined plans for Business Continuity and IT Disaster Preparedness. Cybersecurity is an evolving concern and requires ongoing efforts by government entities to remain current and vigilant against risks to their Information Systems."
"The Lathrop-Manteca Fire District Board of Directors is taking steps toward creating an improved culture by updating policies and by defining LMFD’s mission, vision and values. The District improvement process is a work in progress. The Board acknowledges that the District will need more time to heal and restore trust following the turmoil and upheaval created under previous management. The Board employed a third party to conduct the search and screening process for hiring the permanent Fire Chief. The Board believes that the selection of a new Chief is a critical decision that must be done correctly if the Lathrop-Manteca Fire District is to move in a positive and effective direction. "
"Overall lack of leadership from the council and inexperience in the city manager’s office created the dysfunctional administration that is struggling to effectively manage city operations."
Homelessness in SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY - Building on a Foundation: Collaboration and Communication (Case # 0119)
"San Joaquin County, under the current Board of Supervisors, is leading the way in pursuing solutions to homelessness in the County. "
"Unsightly trash on roadways, waterways, alleys, vacant lots, rural lands, and unincorporated areas results in decreased property values and can be harmful to the environment."
SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY Office of the Public Defender: Conflict, Mistrust, Lawsuits - A Perfect Storm (Case # 0819)
"The San Joaquin County 2019-2020 Grand Jury investigated the disproportionally high number of internal complaints filed against the Office of the Public Defender."
"The San Joaquin County 2018-2019 Civil Grand Jury investigated the current operations at Micke Grove Zoo after receiving complaints alleging inadequate staffing and funding."
"There are more than 500 cold case homicides in San Joaquin County, including at least 12 homicide victims whose remains have never been positively identified."
"The City Council of San Joaquin County’s second largest city was the target of multiple complaints that warranted the attention of the Grand Jury."
"The Grand Jury found an excessive number of grievances and lawsuits filed against the District, high employee turnover, a lack of policies and procedures, and ineffective Board oversight."