District 3 Newsletter  
December 5, 2019
Don't Forget!  -  District 3 Open House Today  -  4:00 - 6:00 PM


Youth Hall of Fame Awards

 
The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors is now accepting nominations for the 2020 Contra Costa County Youth Hall of Fame Awards.

The Youth Hall of Fame Awards are presented annually to outstanding young Contra Costa County residents between the ages of 12 and 18.

Nominees should demonstrate exemplary behavior in one of five categories:
* Good Samaritans
* Volunteerism
* Teamwork
* Leadership
* Civic engagement and Perseverance.

Submit your nominations by clicking this link to the nomination form and submitting it with your letter of recommendation. 

Nominations are due by January 31, 2020. 
Instructions for submitting are on the nomination form.

The Family Justice Center Needs You!

There are so many reasons to support the Contra Costa Family Justice Center as you consider your charitable giving this season. In fact, there are 4,000 reasons to support us this year - one for each family in crisis that came through our doors seeking safety, healing, and hope to live their lives free of violence.
 
Our Centers help people in crisis find safety, and with over 50 partner agencies working together we can offer a wide range of legal, housing, mental health, and long-term support, including classes, wellness, leadership development, and job readiness, to help clients achieve self-sufficiency and wholeness.
 
Please consider a gift to the Family Justice Centers and help empower thousands of women, men, children and teens to rebuild their lives and find long-term safety.

You can donate directly on our website at cocofamilyjustice.org or send any amount by check or credit card using the enclosed card and envelope. Every dollar you give helps to save lives and builds strong families and a safer community. More than 4,000 voices in our community thank you warmly for your generosi ty.
 

Census2020 News


To keep up with Census 2020 happenings, 
please visit

We need YOU to help ensure that 
everyone is counted!
Help Save Lives


There is an urgent need for blood donations.

Your blood or financial donation enables the Red Cross  to 
prepare for, respond to, and help people recover from disaster. 


Santa will be arriving at Buchanan Field for a very special visit. 

Contra Costa County Public Works' Buchanan Field Airport in Concord will have a special visitor. 
Saturday, December 7th at 10:00 a.m.
 

Santa's greeting will happen behind the Crowne Plaza Hotel, located at 45 John Glenn Drive in Concord, and hotel parking will be validated for event participants.

Santa will hand out candy canes and give all the kids an opportunity to get their picture taken with him, free of charge. In the event of rain, Santa will take pictures inside the Crowne Plaza Hotel. 

Santa and his helpers would appreciate it if everyone wanting a picture could bring a non-perishable food item or a monetary donation for the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano. 

For more information on Santa's visit, please visit the Buchanan Field Airport Facebook page.



Opportunity Build at Rising Sun Center for Opportunity

An Apprenticeship readiness program is currently recruiting for 
"Women Build the Bay" (all women training) cohort that begins on February 17th and ends April 24th.
 
This training will help 25-30 women participants start their careers in Union Apprenticeships.

 



Missed the Board of Supervisors Meeting?

You can see  the most recent Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors meeting  starting at 6:00 p.m. on the following Thursday on CCTV. 

You can view meetings online the same week they are held, usually within 48 hours. To find the recording online, visit the Video Library page.
 
Not everyone can make it to the polls on Election Day, which is why you have the ability to vote early both in person and by mail.
 
Voting by mail gives you flexibility in casting and returning your ballot. It's simple too. Ballots are mailed 29 days before Election Day along with voting instructions and information on how to return your ballot. 

Place your marked ballot in the return envelope and seal it. Be sure to sign the addressed return envelope. Without a signature the ballot cannot be counted.
 
Become A Vote-By-Mail Voter!
You can become a permanent vote-by-mail voter and have a ballot mailed to you before every election. To become a permanent vote-by-mail voter: http://registertovote.ca.gov/ 
 
Complete the Online Registration Form and select "Yes" in the vote-by-mail box.
District 3 Committee Openings

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.

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District 3 Committee Openings

Mental Health Commission
1 Consumer seat
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
 
To review and assess the community's mental health needs, services, facilities, and special problems, in order to advise the Board of Supervisors concerning local mental health services and programs.
 
The Commission meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 4:30 p.m. located at 550 Ellinwood Way, Pleasant Hill.
 
County Service Area, P-6 Citizen Advisory Committee (Discovery Bay)
1 seat
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
 
To make reports and recommendations to the Board of Supervisors on extended police protection services which shall include, but not limited to, enforcement of the State Vehicle Code where authorized by law, crime prevention, and litter control.
 
The Committee meets quarterly at 6:00p.m. located at the Discovery Bay Community Center, 1601 Discovery Bay Blvd. in Discovery Bay.

 
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.


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.
 
Qualifications:
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.
 
Compensation:
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.
 
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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.
 
You may also download an application from the County's website at  http://www.co.contra-costa.ca.us/3418 .

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 Lea.Castleberry@bos.cccounty.us