Public invited to grand jury workshop today |

Public invited to grand jury workshop today

The El Dorado County civil grand jury will hold an all-day full jury meeting today in South Lake Tahoe. Grand jury closed session will cover some of the South Lake Tahoe items brought to the attention of the jury in the past final grand jury reports.

The full-day meeting will be held at the South Lake Tahoe City Council chambers at 1900 Lake Tahoe Blvd., with the public and press invited to attend during the afternoon from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

The purposes of the public meeting is to hear from and inform constituents in the South Lake Tahoe area as to the mission of the grand jury. The jury will hold an open forum to answer questions and to introduce the jury and guests. This will not be a political forum but is meant to introduce to the public to the grand jury as well as public officials and candidates.

The guests for the afternoon will be Kathay Lovell, mayor of South Lake Tahoe; David Jenkins, South Lake Tahoe city manager; as well as the four District 5 Supervisor candidates: Dennis Crabb, a South Shore attorney, Lou J. Pierini, business owner, Stephen Reinhard, business owner and Norma Santiago, health care administrator. Questions from the public will be fielded by the candidates and officials as well as those asked of the grand jury.

The public is encouraged to attend as the jury will cover such topics as: Who the grand jury is, what it is empowered to act upon and how to contact the jury with concerns or complaints. You may contact the grand jury with your concerns prior to the open forum meeting at (530) 621-7455 to better prepare the jury for any complex questions.