This is the major function of the Mariposa County Grand Jury, and considerable effort is devoted to these responsibilities. The grand jury may examine all aspects of County government and special districts within the County to ensure that the best interest of Mariposa citizens are being served. The Grand Jury reviews and evaluates procedures, methods, and systems utilized by County government to determine whether more efficient and economical programs may be employed.
The Grand Jury is also authorized to:
- Inspect and audit books, records, and financial expenditures to ensure that public funds are properly accounted for and legally spent
- Inspect the financial records of special districts in Mariposa County
- Inquire into and inspect the condition of jails and detention centers in Mariposa County
- Investigate any charges of willful misconduct in office by public officials or County employees