Happy Valentines Day!

Love your Heart!   February is American Heart Month...



Contra Costa 511 is offering 
FREE RIDES  from BART to County Offices in Martinez 
this month on County Connection Bus Route 99X!
 
Show Some Love  ❤️  Support the Family Justice Center!
Contra Costa County Public Works on Marsh Creek Road
Contra Costa County Public Works to Repair  the Shoulder on Marsh Creek Road
 
Contra Costa County Public Works will conduct slide removal and shoulder repair activities on Marsh Creek Road, between Deer Valley Road and the Clayton City limit.
 
The repair work will begin Monday, February 11th and last through Monday, February 25th from 9am to 4pm each day, weather permitting. 

Message boards will be placed at Deer Valley Road and in Clayton, advising motorists of work ahead. Expect delays during the repair work.

Monday, 2/11 - Monday, 2/25
9am to 4pm

 
Do you know about Contra Costa Homeless Court?
What is Homeless Court?
Homeless Court is an alternative to the traditional criminal justice court system. The Homeless Court is a program focused on helping individuals with a
history of homelessness clear fines for infractions. Clients are rewarded retroactively for the work they have already done toward clearing the fines on
their tickets.

Who may refer clients to Homeless Court?
Agencies or programs that provide treatment and/or self help skills.  This may include drug/alcohol/mental health treatment programs, vocational or life
skills programs and/or agencies that provide ongoing case management.

Who Can Get Referred to Homeless Court?
  • Clients with infractions earned in Contra Costa County.
  • Clients must be currently homeless or have tickets that originated during the time of their homelessness.
  • Clients must have completed at least 90 days of continuous, satisfactory participation in a treatment or self-help program at the time of referral.
  • Clients must be referred to Homeless Court by a case manager from said treatment or self-help program. They may not refer themselves.
If the client appeared in Homeless Court in another county, but still has tickets in Contra Costa, he/she may request the court make an inter-county  referral so that their case can be heard in Contra Costa.

How do I Refer a Client to Homeless Court?
For more information about Homeless Court, including how to refer clients, please see the attached document or go to this link.

Help us Sound the Alarm about Fire Safety


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://contra.napanet.net/maddybook/

 
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
Living Better After 50

Save the date for the 14th annual Living Better After 50 event, hosted by East County Senior Coalition,  Pittsburg Adult Education Center , and  Contra Costa County 's Area Agency on Aging. Workshops, speakers, resources, refreshments! More info to follow, but mark your calendar now. 


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Friendly Visitors Needed
WHAT DOES A FRIENDLY VISITOR DO?
You visit your senior friend once a week for about an hour. You can meet at a time that works for both of you, even in the evening or on the weekend. During your visit, just enjoy spending time together and have fun. You can play games, read books, go grocery shopping, or simply share stories.

When you sign up to be a volunteer, we'll ask you about yourself and what you like to do. Then, we'll match you with a senior who shares your interests and whom we think you'll enjoy.

We have a long list of seniors who are waiting to be matched with a Friendly Visitor.

HOW DO I LEARN ABOUT VOLUNTEERING?
You can apply  online here , call our Volunteer Specialist at 925.937.8311, email  info@mowdr.org  or download the  Volunteer Application Form  and fax to 925.946.1869.

1300 Civic Dr.
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Phone: 1-925-937-8311
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