City Manager Issues Statement on Grand Jury Report

City Manager Mark Scott today issued the following statement on the release of the Fresno County Grand Jury report related to the City of Fresno’s Office of Independent Review:

“We have received the report and will respond as requested. We appreciate the Grand Jury’s recommendations and the spirit with which they have been offered. On first review, we do not agree with all of the Grand Jury’s recommendations, but after this first year with the program, we accept that we have improvements to make. Although we currently have a funding challenge, we intend to provide the public and the department with as credible a program as we can.”