Contra Costa County reaches 1 million COVID-19 vaccine milestone a month early

Last weekend Contra Costa crushed its goal of 1 million COVID-19 vaccines administered by Memorial Day.

On Saturday, April 24, data showed that 1,010,267 vaccines had been administered in the county, including those performed by CCHS, local hospitals, pharmacies, and other community healthcare providers.
We are celebrating ALL OF YOU that helped us reach this goal! Our amazing staff & partners AND all of you that stepped up to help us get there.

But we aren’t finished. Success is getting enough folks vaccinated so that we create community immunity. If you haven’t been vaccinated click the link below.

Great job Contra Costa! - We're in this together!
Vaccine Appointments are available for Residents 16+

Vacunación para los Residentes de 16+ Años de Edad
"Help Your Neighbor" Program
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. How Can I Help Someone Make an Appointment?
Thank you to WWII Army Veteran Gennie McNeal who led the Board of Supervisors in the Pledge of Allegiance this week. Mr. McNeal just celebrated his 100th birthday!
Well done. Thank you for your service, Sir!
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.

Visit cccc.myresourcedirectory.com
Tri Delta Transit now offers free WiFi on all buses.

All fixed route, paratransit, and Tri MyRide buses are equipped with WiFi.
WiFi-enabled vehicles are one of many technological advancements for Tri Delta Transit. Visit https://trideltatransit.com/wifi.aspx to find out more.

In addition, Tri Delta Transit is seeking partnerships with community organizations to launch their summer program “WiFi on Wheels.” Tri Delta Transit buses will be driven to community organizations and parked for time slots of 3 hours in requested locations, providing free WiFi connection for devices within a 200-foot radius around the bus.

To become a Tri Delta Transit community partner and request a WiFi bus, please email comments@eccta.org with the subject line “WiFi on Wheels.”
A Shred-It event will be held Thursday, April 29th from 9 am – 1 pm at the Tri Delta Transit facility: 801 Wilbur Avenue, Antioch. Paper will be shredded on-site. Masks are required and social distancing will be enforced. More information: (925) 754-6622.
DRAFT GROUNDWATER SUSTAINABILITY PLAN
PUBLIC REVIEW OF SECTION 6 AND ONLINE SURVEY
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 groundwaterinfo@dcd.cccounty.us and request the documents. Comments are due on Monday, May 3, 2021.
 
Link to document and other information: https://www.eccc-irwm.org/about-sgma
 
Link to the online survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ECC_GSP_Sec6
 
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”
District 3 Commission Openings
 
 
Countywide Bicycle Committee
1 Seat
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
 
The Countywide Bicycle Advisory Committee provides input to the County and the county's cities on bicycle projects for Transportation Development Act (TDA) funds to construct bicycle/pedestrian projects and provides advice to cities and the County on bicycle planning matters.
 
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.
 
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 pm located at 777 Arnold Drive in Martinez.
 
Contra Costa County Fire Protection District, Advisory Fire Commission
1 seat
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
 
The Commission is 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 the liaison between the Board of Supervisors and the community served by the fire district.
Meetings are typically held the second Monday of even months @ 7:00 PM. The location of the meeting has been changed to 4005 Port Chicago Highway, Suite 250, Concord, CA 94520.
 
County Planning Commission
1 seat
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
 
The Planning Commission was established under State law to implement the planning power of the county. The Planning Commission develops or approves land use plans, development initiatives, planning programs, and permit applications, among other duties.
All meetings start at 7 pm and are held at 30 Muir Rd, Martinez in the ZA Room. Refer to the website for a schedule of meeting dates: http://www.cccounty.us/4314/County-Planning-Commission
 
Economic Opportunity Council
1 seat
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
 
The Economic Opportunity Council makes recommendations to the Board of Supervisors on all program proposals and budgets related to Community Services Block Grant and the Weatherization program and performs other functions as specified in the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964.
The EOC meetings are held every second Thursday of every month at 1470 Civic Ct. Suite 200, Concord, CA 94520 from 6:00-8:00 PM.
 
 
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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 regularly.
 
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. Find out more by visiting the Board of Supervisors Appointed Bodies, Committees & Commissions webpage.
 
Download an application here:

Applications should be submitted to the Clerk of the Board’s office located at 1025 Escobar Street, 1st Floor, Martinez, CA 94553 or by email clerkoftheboard@cob.cccounty.us

 
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