Hurricane Harbor Vaccination Site Open - Appointment Required
Supervisor Burgis was excited to be at Hurricane Harbor in Concord, the site of Contra Costa County’s largest vaccine clinic, as they opened up yesterday.

This drive-in clinic in partnership with Contra Costa County Health Services, Kaiser Permanente, the City of Concord, the National Guard, and Six Flags will allow us to ramp up to give 15,000 does a week.

If you live or work in Contra Costa County, and are 16 years of age and over, sign up now on our website at or call (833) Vax-CoCo.

We’re beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel. In the meantime, don’t let down your guard: 1) Wear your mask; 2) Gather outdoors if you get together with people outside your household; 3) and Maintain distance between you and others.
Vaccine Appointments for Residents 16+

Vacunación para los Residentes de 16+ Años de Edad

"Help Your Neighbor" Program

For Contra Costa residents who are eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccine, an appointment to get immunized is just a few clicks away. But not everyone feels comfortable making an appointment online or through email.
If you know someone who is eligible for a COVID-19 immunization appointment right now, but may need a little help, please make that offer. Even if you cannot yet make an appointment for yourself, you can help someone you know – and the whole community.
This web page has information that eligible county residents need to make a COVID-19 immunization appointment with Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) or its community partners.

27th Annual César E. Chávez Commemorative Celebration.

This year's virtual event features wonderful performances by Ballet Folklorico, Netzahaul Coyotl, and Mariachi Monumental on the steps of the Contra Costa County Administration Building in Martinez.

Each year during the ceremony, the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors honors a group of students as part of the Youth Hall of Fame Awards.

The winners for 2021 are:
  • Good Samaritan: Chris Garcia, Antioch High School
  • Leadership & Civic Engagement: Ryan Raimondi, Liberty High School
  • Middle School Rising Star: Stephanie Boustani, Acalanes High School
  • Perseverance: Bianey Douglas, Carondelet High School
  • Teamwork: Haley Brathwaite, Carondelet High School
  • Volunteerism: Jonathan Castaneda, Pinole Valley High

Read the press release (PDF)

Watch the Video Here:
CCAS Microchip Van Visits Brentwood
Contra Costa Animal Services came out to the District 3 parking lot last week with free microchips.

Thank you CCAS for helping to keep the fur babies safe!

CCAS is offering services by appointment at our Martinez shelter, including: impounding of stray dogs and sick/injured cats, return to owner services, and adoption/transfer/foster services.

Our officers will continue to respond to calls for sick/injured animals and those that present a public safety concern.

CCAS staff are available to answer calls between 8:30 am and 5:00 pm Tuesdays through Saturdays. For assistance, please call 925-608-8400.

See the CCAS website for more information.
ShelterInc program for those affected by the COVID-19 virus.

  • Payment of past-due rent
  • Payment of current month's rent
  • Payment of future month's rent
  • Payment of utilities (PG&E, garbage, water)
  • Participants affected by COVID-19
  • Able to prove how they are being affected by COVID-19 virus
  • No need to prove self-sufficiency
  • Not able to pay past, present, and/or future rent

Call 211 for Resources

The nonprofit Contra Costa Crisis Center runs the 211 call center for Contra Costa County, answering calls 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Contact 211 to access free and confidential crisis and suicide prevention counseling, and referrals for disaster assistance, food, health care and insurance assistance, stable housing and utilities payment assistance, employment services, veteran services, and childcare and family services.

The Board supports the Contra Costa Crisis Center’s efforts to broaden awareness about the vital services provided through its 211 call center, and encourages residents to utilize the free, confidential services to seek support for themselves and loved ones.

Leadership Development Program

Attend a four-day virtual conference coordinated by American Red Cross. Designed to cultivate core leadership skills such as teamwork, public speaking, and diversity awareness, the Leadership Development Center builds confidence and lasting friendships. Through service learning and hands-on, interactive games, participants leave empowered to serve their communities. Students attending LDC will participate in workshops on topics including disaster preparedness, diversity, public speaking, leadership, and international relations.
We are accepting students in grades 9–12 (including graduating seniors) who are interested in gaining new skills and meeting Red Cross youth throughout our region.
Deadline to apply is April 15, 2021.
To sign up online, please visit our registration page: 

Contact for more info.
Delta Protection Advisory Committee
Accepting Applications
Due April 23, 2021
The Delta Protection Commission is advised by a Delta Protection Advisory Committee (DPAC), a 15 member volunteer body consisting of representatives of diverse interests within the Delta. Members are appointed by the Commission to a 3-year term and may be re-appointed. DPAC generally meets 5-6 times a year. Currently, meetings are held virtually via Zoom but may resume in Walnut Grove as COVID-19 protocols all lifted. The Commission strives for diversity in representation on DPAC, including geographic diversity throughout the entire Delta region.
We are seeking applications from individuals to serve on DPAC representing the following categories: 
·     Delta Business Representative
·     Delta Agriculture Representative
·     Delta Recreation Representative
·     Delta NGO Habitat/Conservation Representative
·     State Agency Representative
The application form (PDF) is available. For more information on the Delta Protection Advisory Committee, please see the DPAC Charter (PDF). Applications are due by close of business on April 23, 2021. The Commission is anticipated to consider the appointments at its May 20, 2021 meeting.
District 3 Commission Openings

Family & Children’s Trust Committee
1 seat
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
The Committee makes funding recommendations for the prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect and supportive services for families and children.
Committee meetings are held on the first Monday of the month at 9:30 AM in central Martinez.
Countywide Bicycle Committee
1 Seat
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
The Countywide Bicycle Advisory Committee provides input to the County and the cities of the County on bicycle projects for Transportation Development Act (TDA) funds to construct bicycle/pedestrian projects and also provides advice to cities and the County on bicycle planning matters.
First 5, Contra Costa Children and Families Commission
1 Alternate seat
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
First 5 Contra Costa helps young children start school healthy and ready to learn. They invest in programs and advocate for policies focused on children during their first five years, the most important time in children's development.
The commission meets on the second Monday of each month at 6 pm located at 1485 Civic Court, Suite 1200 in Concord.
Knightsen Town Advisory Council
1 Seat
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Applicants must reside within the Knightsen TAC boundaries to serve on this board.
The Council advises the Board of Supervisors on land use and planning matters affecting the community of Knightsen and may represent the Knightsen community before the Board of Supervisors, the Planning Commission, and the Zoning Administrator on such issues as land use, planning, and zoning. The Council may also represent the community before the Local Agency Formation Commission on proposed boundary changes affecting the community.
The Council may advise the Board of Supervisors on services which are or may be provided to the community by Contra Costa County or other local government agencies. Such services include, but are not limited to, public health, safety, welfare, public works, and planning. The Council may also provide input and reports to the Board, County staff, or any County hearing body on issues of concern to the community.
However, it is understood that the Board of Supervisors is the final decision-making authority with respect to issues concerning the community and that the Council shall serve solely in an advisory capacity.
The Council meets on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 7:30 pm located at the Knightsen Farm Bureau in Knightsen.
Assessment Appeals Board
1 Alternate seat
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
The Assessment Appeals Board conducts impartial hearings on property assessment disputes between taxpayers and the county assessor. Based on the evidence presented at these hearings, the appeals board determined the value of the disputed property or determines other matters of property tax assessment within the board’s jurisdiction.
Applicants should possess five or more years of professional experience in California as one of the following: licensed real estate broker, attorney, certified public accountant (CPA) or public accountant, property appraiser accredited by a nationally recognized professional organization, property appraiser certified by the Office of Real Estate Appraisers, or property appraiser certified by the State Board of Equalization.
This is a volunteer position. Assessment Appeals Board members are compensated for their time at hearings and reimbursed for their mileage to attend assessment appeals hearings.
The Assessment Appeals Board meets every Thursday at 9:00 a.m. located at 651 Pine Street, Room 107 in Martinez.
Library Commission
1 Alternate seat
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
The Commission serves in an advisory capacity to the Board of Supervisors and the County Librarian; provides a forum for the community to provide input concerning Library operations and recommends proposals to the Board of Supervisors and the County Librarian which may improve the Library.
The Commission meets on the 4th Thursday of every other month at 7pm located at 777 Arnold Drive in Martinez.

Background: The Board of Supervisors receives valuable input and community participation from numerous citizen advisory boards on a range of issues. Boards usually meet monthly on a regular basis.
Candidates for these positions must live in District 3 or any specified boundary area for special districts. District 3 is comprised of the cities of Antioch, Oakley, and Brentwood, and the unincorporated communities of Blackhawk, Diablo, Bethel Island, Byron, Knightsen, and Discovery Bay.
Download an application here:

 Applications should be submitted to the Clerk of the Board’s office
(925-335-1900) located at 651 Pine Street, Martinez, CA 94553.
For more information, including on how to apply, you may contact Supervisor Burgis’ Deputy Chief of Staff, Lea Castleberry at 925-252-4500 or