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File #: 20-0655    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 7/15/2020 In control: County Counsel
On agenda: 7/21/2020 Final action:
Title: Discussion and Possible Action Including Introduction and Waive First Reading of an Ordinance Amending Chapter 2.14 of the Mendocino County Code Entitled "Compensation and Mileage For Grand Jurors and Petit Jurors" (Sponsors: County Counsel and Executive Office)
Sponsors: County Counsel
Attachments: 1. Grand Jury Compensation Ordinance Summary, 2. Chapter 2.14 - Grand Jury Compensation Ordinance, 3. Chapter 2.14 - Grand Jury Compensation Ordinance - Redline

TO: Board of Supervisors
FROM: County Counsel and Executive Office
MEETING DATE: July 21, 2020


DEPARTMENT CONTACT:
Christian M. Curtis
PHONE:
234-6885
DEPARTMENT CONTACT:
Carmel J. Angelo
PHONE:
463-4441


ITEM TYPE: Regular Agenda

TIME ALLOCATED FOR ITEM: 15 min.


AGENDA TITLE:
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Discussion and Possible Action Including Introduction and Waive First Reading of an Ordinance Amending Chapter 2.14 of the Mendocino County Code Entitled "Compensation and Mileage For Grand Jurors and Petit Jurors"
(Sponsors: County Counsel and Executive Office)
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RECOMMENDED ACTION/MOTION:
recommendation
Introduce and waive first reading of an Ordinance amending Chapter 2.14 of the Mendocino County Code entitled "Compensation and Mileage for Grand Jurors and Petit Jurors"
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PREVIOUS BOARD/BOARD COMMITTEE ACTIONS:
In 2008, Chapter 2.14 of the Mendocino County Code was amended to its current form by Ordinance No. 4199. Earlier versions were enacted in 2003, 1999, 1995, 1994, 1991, 1987, 1984, and 1983.

SUMMARY OF REQUEST:
Under Penal Code section 890, the minimum compensation that may be provided to grand jurors is fifteen dollars ($15) per day and mileage reimbursement at the rate applicable to county employees. The statute, however, provides that the Board of Supervisors may fix a higher rate by ordinance. The Board previously enacted such an ordinance which provides a maximum fee of twenty-five dollars ($25) per day, as well as meal reimbursement if grand jurors attend for two (2) hours or more. The proposed ordinance would modify the rates and eligibility for meal reimbursement for Grand Jury members in order to assist them with staying within budget. The ordinance was drafted after consultation with Grand Jury leadership.

The proposed ordinance would largely keep Grand Jury fees at their current rates, but would modify the requirements for the amount of meal reimbursement. Currently, grand jurors receive nineteen dollars ($19) for lun...

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