March 12 Board of Supervisors Meeting Presentations
The Board proclaimed March 2019 National Social Workers' Month in Contra Costa.

Thank you to the hard working and dedicated Social Workers in our County!
Thank You To These Contra Costa County RETIREES!
Supervisors honored these County employees for their many years of  service to Contra Costa County:

Susan Wright , for her 35 years of service and the occasion of her  retirement, presented by Marc Shorr, Department of  Information and Technology Director.
Supervisor Burgis 
with Mike Carlson

Vincent Isip , for his 25 years of service to Contra Costa 
County,  presented by Melinda Self, Child Support Services Director.

Lisa Nielsen , on her 25 years of service to Contra Costa County,  presented by Melinda Self, Child Support Services Director.

Brice E. Bins , for his 20 years of service to Contra Costa County,  presented by Russell Watts, Treasurer-Tax Collector.

Michielle B. Maurer , for her 20 years of service to Contra Costa  County, presented by Sharon L. Anderson, County Counsel.

Mike Carlson on the occasion of his retirement after 32 years of service with Contra Costa County, as recommended by the Public Works Director.  We'll miss those bright socks!


Extending a heartfelt thank you to everyone  for your dedicated service to Contra Costa 

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.
 

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Mark your calendars and plan to join us for the 26th Annual Cesar E. Chavez Commemorative Celebration on Tuesday, March 26, 2019. The event will take place immediately following the Board of Supervisors meeting at 651 Pine Street in Martinez.


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.
Learn more about becoming a Resource Parent/Family for a foster child at an orientation. Please visit our website  for more information.

Vision Zero 

The County is in the process of developing a Plan to address severe and fatal collisions on County-owned roadways. The Plan will identify key collision trends in the County, priority corridors in which severe and fatal collisions occur, and an implementation strategy to address the collision trends. The implementation strategy will include engineering, education, and/or enforcement measures.
 
Through a holistic and data-driven approach, the County and its partner agencies are implementing studies and programs to help people move safely.
 
We want to hear from you!
Provide share any transportation safety concerns you may have in Unincorporated Contra Costa County trough our web map application.
 
*NOTE* Webmap input is for data gathering purposes. County staff's ability to address issues is dependent on availability of resources. Please contact staff directly for any questions.
 
Get Involved
Sign up here to receive notifications about Vision Zero news and upcoming event.

For more information, visit http://www.contracosta.ca.gov/7057/Vision-Zero

Meals on Wheels is Celebrating March for Meals 2019

Meals on Wheels is Celebrating
March for Meals 2019




City Park
Downtown Brentwood
11:00 - 12:30pm

We'll see you there!







OPEN ROAD  featuring Supervisor Burgis
Left to Right: Seth Adams, Supervisor Burgis and Doug McConnell

Follow Marsh Creek in eastern Contra Costa County from Mount Diablo into the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and meet the people who are passionate about protecting it.

 View the Open Road episode  highlighting the r estoration of the 35-mile route of Marsh 
Creek (Published Tuesday, March 15, 2016)

Save Mt. Diablo   
Filming Open Road

East Bay Regional Park District

John Marsh Historic Trust

Marsh Creek State Historic Park

Morgan Territory Regional Preserve

Big Break



APAPA
Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs Association
East Bay Chapter (APAPA-EBC)
Empowering and Engaging Asian and Pacific Islander Americans

March 15th Deadline for application
The program runs between Jun to August, 2019.
 
The internship program will develop · Political awareness and civic engagement · Understanding of government and legislative processes · Professional and leadership qualities · Networking opportunities with elected officials and community leaders
 
Eligibility · Age: 15- to 24- years old · Be a U.S. citizen or a lawful permanent resident alien · Have an overall grade point average of a minimum GPA of 3.0
  
 

East Bay Chapter (APAPA-EBC)
Empowering and Engaging Asian and Pacific Islander Americans


Help us Sound the Alarm about Fire Safety * May 1st

Every day, 7 people die and another 36 people suffer injuries because of home fires. You can help change that and prevent these tragedies. 

To save lives and reduce fire-related injuries, the American Red Cross launched a nationwide Home Fire Campaign. The Red Cross is teaming up with fire departments, volunteers, and partners to Sound the  Alarm with home fire safety and smoke alarm installation events in communities across our county. 

Join us in one of the following roles: 
* Canvassers by phone or in person - this is done ahead of time
* Smoke Alarm Installer - Conduct home visits, test existing smoke alarms, replace batteries, and install smoke alarms using a drill. 
* Disaster Safety Educator - Provide live-saving education and assist residents in completing a home fire escape plan. 
* Documenter - Complete service acknowledgment forms and reports for campaign tracking, and assist educator and installer as needed. 
* Driver - Transport installation teams and supplies to and from headquarters and residences. 
* Restocking supply bags - this is done post event to get ready for the next session
* Data Entry - this is done post event to input all the necessary information

To volunteer for our event to be held in Antioch at Chateau Mobile Homes and Vista Diablo Mobile Estates on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 please contact Marcelle Indelicato from OES at: minde@so.cccounty.us | 925-313-9609


District 3 Committees and Commissions
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 III Committee Openings
 
Mental Health Commission
1 Consumer seat
1 Family 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.
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Contra Costa County Fire Protection District's Fire Advisory Commission
1 seat
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
 
To review and advise on annual operations and capital budgets, review Fire District expenditures; advise the Fire Chief on district service matters; and serve as liaison between the Board of Supervisors and the community served by the fire district.
 
The Commission meets on the 2nd Monday of February, April, June, August, October and December located at the Administration Building, 2010 Geary Road in Pleasant Hill.
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County 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 7:00pm located at 777 Arnold Drive in Martinez.
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Family & Children's Trust Committee
1 seat
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
 
Conduct a bi-annual needs assessment on family and children's services in the County.
 
The Committee meets on the first Monday of each month at 9:30 a.m. located at Employment and Human Services Dept., 40 Douglas Drive in Martinez.

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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.

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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
Knightsen Town Advisory Council Members Sought

Contra Costa County Supervisor Diane Burgis is actively recruiting for volunteers to serve on the Knightsen Town Advisory Council (TAC).
 
The Knightsen TAC advises the District Supervisor on land issues and planning matters affecting the Knightsen community.
 
The Knightsen TAC may also advise the District Supervisor 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 Knightsen TAC will meet on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 7:30pm (meeting time subject to change) located at the Knightsen Garden Club, 3067 Knightsen Avenue in Knightsen.
 
To apply for the Knightsen Town Advisory Council, you can download an application from the County's website at http://www.co.contra-costa.ca.us/3418, 

or contact Lea Castleberry from Supervisor Burgis' office at 
(925) 252-4500 or Lea.Castleberry@bos.cccounty.us .
 
Applications are due by Friday, March 22, 2019.  

Applicants must be a resident of Knightsen.

Save the Date  -  May 10th  -  Northern Waterfront Forum
Applications Sought for Government Oversight Program
Contra Costa County Superior Court is accepting applications for Civil Grand Jury service for the fiscal year 2019 - 2020. 

Nineteen members will be selected and serve for one year, July through June, to monitor review and report on city and county governments as well as special districts and school districts.
 
Once selected and sworn in, jurors will attend a two-week training session to meet key members of local government and learn their functions. They organize into committees to investigate local government agencies, research topical materials, interview county executives and their staff, gather facts, and issue written reports with recommendations that will benefit the citizens of Contra Costa County. 

This unique and powerful system of government oversight was established in the California Constitution in 1849 and applies to each of the 58 counties.

Persons interested in applying may contact the Office of the Civil Grand Jury at (925) 608-2621. Applications are available online (www.cc-courts.org/grandjury) and at your local library. The deadline to apply is March 22, 2019.        
 
Contact Person: Richard Nakano  
Government Name: Contra Costa County Civil Grand Jury
Telephone: 925 522-6941 cell
 

District Attorney's Office  -  Summer  Internship Program
The Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office is now accepting applications for the College and High School Summer Intern Program. 

High School students must be entering their senior year in the fall of 2019 to qualify.

Please submit a resume and cover letter to Deputy District Attorney Dominique Yancey at dyancey@contracostada.org by March 15.

Now Hiring Census Partnership Specialist
 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 14, 2019

SALARY RANGE: $49,937 to $115,157 per year

DUTY LOCATION: This is a Work at Home (WAH) position. The Duty Station will be the selectee's home address.
 

You must reside in Contra Costa County, CA to be considered for this position.
 
HOW TO APPLY: To apply on-line, you must complete and apply through the USAJOBS website using the job announcement links below. To begin, click the "Apply" button and follow the prompts to either create a profile or sign into your USAJOBS account, answer the questions, and submit all required documents.

Your complete application, including required documents, must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of the announcement.