The 2011-12 Santa Barbara County Grand Jury is now in session. Per the California Penal Code, the volunteer members of the Grand Jury are impaneled by the presiding judge of the superior court and serve one year.

The Grand Jury investigates, evaluates, and makes recommendations concerning any city or county government and/or any special district. Examples of special districts are cemetery, water, school, and housing.

Would you like to bring an issue or suggestion to the attention of the Grand Jury? If you do, your communication will be kept confidential. Grand jurors are sworn to secrecy to protect the confidentiality of citizens who bring complaints against local government. How do you proceed? It’s easy. The Grand Jury has a complaint form on its website at


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