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Sacramento County Grand Jury releases report March 15, 2023

The Sacramento County Grand Jury released a report concluding an investigation into the activities within the District. The report can be found here:

Sacramento County Grand Jury Report

The District has provided the below response to the Sacramento County Grand Jury:

Statement of Rancho Murieta Community Services District
2022-23 Sacramento County Grand Jury Report
News Release

For Immediate Release

Contact: Michael Fritschi, Interim General Manager

On March 15, 2023, the Rancho Murieta Community Services District received a report from the Sacramento County Civil Grand Jury.

The Civil Grand Jury Report includes 12 findings and 13 recommendations. Under California law, the District must prepare formal responses to the Report’s findings and recommendations and we intend to do so. The District’s Board of Directors will consider approval of the formal responses at a future public meeting in May 2023.

“We are just starting to review the Grand Jury’s report,” said Board President Timothy Maybee. “The Grand Jury recognized the District has done a good job of performing its essential functions at good value to customers. But there are areas where we can improve – particularly when it comes to accounting. The report recognizes the District takes these issues seriously and they have been our top priority in recent years. We appreciate the Grand Jury’s input on additional steps we could take.”

The District has already taken measures to improve our accounting practices with the help of internal staff and outside consultants. Improving our accounting practices is our top priority and we won’t be satisfied until every penny is accounted for. We appreciate the Grand Jury’s input and will use it to help improve our accounting systems and other financial aspects at the District.

“The Board looks forward to working with staff and legal counsel to prepare formal responses and discussing the responses at a future Board meeting and will keep our customers apprised of our progress”
The Rancho Murieta Community Services District is an independent special district serving the community of Rancho Murieta in eastern Sacramento County. The District provides water, wastewater, drainage, security, and solid waste services