Contra Costa County Moves Into Orange Tier
Health officials urge residents ages 16+ to get vaccinated so positive trends against COVID-19 continue​.
Contra Costa County has moved into the less restrictive Orange Tier of the State’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy (as of Wednesday, April 7). It has been five months since the last time the county qualified for the Orange Tier. Read more...
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. You can help someone you know – and the whole community.

We have the power to end homelessness with regional collaboration, local action, and advancing racial equity.

You’re invited! 
April 13, 2021
9:00 AM

Join All Home for a free webinar on 4/13 at 9 am to learn about the Bay Area’s new Regional Action Plan to house people who are currently homeless and to dramatically reduce the number of people entering homelessness. 
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.
United Latino Voice’s COVID-19 Vacuna Platica 
Please see the attached flyer in Spanish promoting United Latino Voice’s COVID-19 Vacuna Platica with Dr. Estela Hernandez scheduled for this Saturday at 10:00am.

Everyone who attends will receive a $20 gift card.

For more information contact Connie James at

Dia: Sabado, 10 Abril, Hora: 10am-12pm 
Lugar: ZOOM (Para registrar haga click o colocar
Volunteers - Contra Costa Needs You!
Volunteers are important assets to our Contra Costa County communities. During COVID, volunteers have been essential in helping our neighbors distribute and receive food and provide support to essential services.

Post-COVID, volunteers are critical to building trust, strengthening our neighborhoods, advancing climate justice and securing an equitable social safety net for everyone.

Please attend this event:
Thursday, April 22, 2021
4:00PM – 5:00PM

Online Event

This panel discussion will highlight volunteer opportunities and organizations that connect individuals with groups seeking volunteers as we endeavor to rebuild our communities and support our neighbors.

This Community Conversations webinar will feature presentations from Supervisor Diane Burgis, Sandra Scherer from Monument Crisis Center, Marti Roach from 350 Bay Area, Carla Lehn from Volunteer Match, Elaine Kociolek from Project Second Chance, and our moderator, Kristin Connelly of the East Bay Leadership Council.

Closed captions are provided by the library.
This program will be recorded for later viewing on our YouTube page at
The East Contra Costa Groundwater Sustainability Working Group is preparing a Draft Groundwater Sustainability Plan (Plan) and seeks input on Section 6 of the Plan.

The East Contra Costa Groundwater Subbasin is a medium priority subbasin and requires preparation of a Plan under the 2014 Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) as required by the State.
The Groundwater Sustainability Agencies received comments on Sections 1-4 of the Draft Plan and are now asking for input on Section 6 that discusses the proposed monitoring network and data management system. The previous four Sections can also be found at the link below, or email and request the documents. Comments are due on Monday, May 3, 2021.
Link to document and other information:
Link to the online survey:
For additional SGMA inquiries, to provide more detailed comments, or to be included on the email list, please send us an email.
“Planning a secure groundwater future”
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