Napa County Grand Jury Demographics
In addition to recommendations, the Court includes a bilingual announcement of the recruitment period in the billing statements to all customers of Napa Recycling & Waste Services (approximately 28,500 citizens), all customers of the City of Napa that receive a water bill (approximately 26,000 citizens), and all customers that receive an Upper Valley Waste Disposal bill (approximately 11,500 citizens). The Court also distributes a press release to the news media early in the recruitment period, followed by an advertisement published weekly in newspapers of general circulation in American Canyon, Calistoga, Napa, St. Helena, and Yountville.
California Rules of Court
Effective January 1, 2007, rule 10.625 of the California Rules of Court mandated that the jury commissioner or designee collect certain demographic data from prospective regular grand jurors, that this information be maintained in a database, and that an annual summary be made available to the public. The demographic data collected is as follows: age range, gender, ethnicity, occupation, and how the grand juror initially became a candidate (random draw, volunteer application, or nomination by judicial officer).