Will the Grand Jury Get a Pay Cut?

Last year, amid a series of highly critical reports about top management in county government, Orange County supervisors threatened to cut grand jurors’ pay from $50 per day to $15.

Supervisors ultimately backed down after giving jurors an intense public scolding. 

That proposal, however, is scheduled to come back on Tuesday, with supervisors Chairman Shawn Nelson proposing the same cut.

The meeting documents don’t explain why the cut is being proposed. It would lead to minor savings to the county general fund, according to a staff report.

While the proposal includes repealing two county ordinances regarding grand jury compensation, county staff did not attach the text of those ordinances to the agenda.

The county supervisors meeting starts Tuesday at 9:30 a.m.

You can reach Nick Gerda at ngerda@gmail.com, and follow him on Twitter: @nicholasgerda.

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