The San Mateo County Civil Grand Jury is currently accepting applications for the upcoming term.
Applications are being accepted through March 28 for the term July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015.
The grand jury acts as an independent watchdog over county and city governments by investigating subjects and publishing reports highlighting findings and making recommendations for improvement.
Applicants must be a county resident of more than one year who is a U.S. citizen, age 18 or older, of “ordinary intelligence, sound judgment and good character” and have sufficient English language knowledge. Elected public officials are ineligible.
After applicant interviews, jurors will be chosen through a random draw.
Applications are available by calling 261-5066, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or visiting www.sanmateocourt.org/court_divisions/grand_jury. Applications are also available by writing Grand Jury Clerk, Court Executive Office, 400 County Center, Redwood City, CA 94063.