Weekly Update - May 4, 2023

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Asian American, Native Hawaiian, & Pacific Islander Celebration May 9, 2023

Contra Costa County's Board of Supervisors will honor Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander culture and traditions at a celebration at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 9, 2023, in Board Chambers at 1025 Escobar St. in Martinez. 

Celebrating Diversity in Our Libraries

Several Contra Costa County libraries are holding special events celebrating AAPI (Asian American Pacific Islander) Heritage and Mental Health Awareness Month.

For a complete list of events and locations, click on the button below.

CCC Library Diversity

Sustainability Resources & Residential Incentives

Local, state, and federal incentive programs can help you save money while making your home and transportation more sustainable. Improving your home's energy efficiency and transitioning away from natural gas appliances can save energy and improve indoor air quality. A number of these local, state, and federal programs can be layered to bring down the overall cost of home energy efficiency and all-electric upgrades. 

To learn more about these Sustainability Resources and Residential Incentives, click below.

Sustainability Resources and Residential Incentives

Contra Costa County Public Works Performs

Road Work on Highland Road in the

Tassajara Valley - Expect Delays

The Contra Costa County Public Works Department will perform road grinding and paving work on Highland Road, between Camino Tassajara and Manning Road through Thursday, May 25, 2023, barring unforeseen circumstances. The work will take place from 8:00 a.m. through 3:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, weather permitting. A detour will be in place to direct traffic to Collier Canyon Road, to Carneal Road to Manning Road, and back to Highland Road. A pilot car will direct traffic through the work area, as needed. Drivers should expect delays of up to 20 minutes.

Cleaner Contra Costa May Actions

Get sustainable with the Cleaner Contra Costa Challenge if you haven’t already! Go to the free website by clicking on the button below; you will be provided a list of actionable steps you can take to save water, energy, waste and money. You can also earn prizes along the way. Why not check it out?

May Activities

Bike to Wherever Days 2023

With the rainy season subsiding and the warmer days ahead, Contra Costa County Public Works encourages active transportation for all residents of Contra Costa County in support of Bike to Wherever Days 2023, sponsored by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, for the month of May. The County expresses its commitment to creating and maintaining complete streets that provide safe, comfortable, and convenient travel through a comprehensive, integrated transportation network that serves all users, including pedestrians and bicyclists.


The County is committed to enhancing and constructing active transportation infrastructure for all modes of travel beyond automobile travel, consistent with its recently adopted Active Transportation Plan (ATP). The purpose of the ATP is to serve as a roadmap to enhance active transportation safety and mode share for unincorporated areas in the County by providing a comprehensive assessment of active transportation needs and opportunities. The ATP outlines investments in infrastructure such as new bicycle facilities, upgraded bicycle facilities, upgraded crossings, enhanced trail connections, and improved walkways. These investments prioritize improvements within historically underserved and impacted communities.


To learn more about the County’s Active Transportation Plan and explore its interactive web map click on the button below.

Active Transportation

Fiscal Year 2023-2024 Recommended Budget Published

The Board of Supervisors had budget hearings last week to discuss the fiscal year 2023-2024 $5.5 billion Recommended Budget. Each of the major department heads presented their department's current status and budget asks to the Supervisors.

There is a fresh look and feel online to enhance the public’s understanding and use of the budget. The digital budget book increases accessibility through easier navigation, more data visualizations, interactive content, additional performance measures, and customizable PDF printing options. 

To view the budget, click on the button below:

CCC Budget 2023-24

Cathy Chang Named Moraga Citizen of the Year

The Kiwanis Club of Moraga Valley held its annual Moraga Citizen of the Year dinner on April 28th at the Holy Trinity Cultural Center.

Supervisor Andersen was in attendance to help honor and thank Cathy Chang for her continued leadership in volunteerism, and her outreach to those less fortunate.

To learn more about Moraga Kiwanis, click below.

Moraga Valley Kiwanis

Fentanyl Crisis Free Event for Parents and Caregivers

Road Closures May 7 for Danville Devil Mountain Run

On Sunday, May 7, several streets around downtown will be closed for the Danville Devil Mountain Run. This event is held 8 a.m.–noon. Please exercise caution as there will be heavier than usual pedestrian traffic. 

The following closures will occur on May 7 between 4:30 a.m. and noon. 

  • Railroad Avenue between San Ramon Valley Boulevard and Prospect Avenue 
  • Hartz Avenue between Hartz Way & Railroad Avenue 
  • Southbound lanes of Danville Boulevard will detour via El Portal & La Gonda Way 
  • Wayne Avenue between Danville Boulevard and Ironhorse Trail 
  • Southbound lanes of San Ramon Valley Boulevard between Diablo Road and Wayne Avenue 
  • Camino Ramon and Fostoria Way 
  • Sycamore Valley Road at Iron Horse trail crossing to provide a safe crossing for runners. 
  • Runners will also use the Iron Horse trail and traffic control will be provided at key intersections on the trail for safe crossing at: 
  • 5k: Hartford, Del Amigo, Love Lane, Linda Mesa, Prospect 
  • 10k: Paraiso Drive, El Capitan Drive, Greenbrook Drive 
  • Motorists are asked to use caution and expect delays. Parking is available on surrounding public streets and in all downtown Municipal Parking lots. Closure maps available online

For street closure information, contact Lianna Adauto at [email protected]. For more event details, click on the button below.

Devil Mountain Run

San Ramon Valley Street Smarts Community Bike Rodeo

Bike Rodeo Registration

Town of Danville Opens New Grant Program for

Local Businesses

Business Boost Program offers up to $3,000 per business for promotion, improvements, and more.

The Danville Town Council has approved a grant program that will allow small businesses in the Town to receive up to $3,000 for façade improvements, marketing efforts, promotion, payment systems, and other purchases to enhance economic vitality of small businesses. The Council resolution designated $200,000 in grant funding, available on a first-come, first-served basis to eligible businesses based in Danville. The program targets small brick-and-mortar businesses with less than 10 full-time equivalent employees. 

The Town developed the program to provide immediate, flexible assistance to licensed businesses in certain categories: retail, restaurants, personal service (e.g. spas and salons), service commercial (e.g. fitness and dance), and blended-use businesses. The business expense categories eligible for the grants include marketing and business promotion, business enrichment and improvements, customer service enhancements, and promotional events. 

“We are continuing to support our local small businesses in ways that are in tune with operational needs,” said Jill Bergman, Director of Economic Development for the Town of Danville. “For instance, business owners may be looking at ways to improve their façade or exterior lighting and displays or upgrade their point-of-sale system and website. This grant allows for those wish-list items to become reality.”


Business owners can review full eligibility requirements and grant program guidelines at www.danville.ca.gov/businessboost. Applications are open now, and grant funds will be dispersed within 30 days of approval. While business owners will need to keep all associated receipts and documentation, the grant program allows funds to be paid upon approval of the application and is not a reimbursement-based program. Business owners will also be asked to complete a short survey on how they spent the grant funds. As part of the Business Boost Grant Program, the Danville Area Chamber of Commerce will receive $20,000 to be used toward providing grants for their established Branding Package program, which offers businesses videography and photography services to promote their business. 

Program eligibility details and an online application are available at www.danville.ca.gov/businessboost. Business owners with questions about the program can contact Lianna Adauto, Economic Development Specialist, at [email protected].

HUD Grant to Address Homelessness in Contra Costa

Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced a $5.3 million grant to help address unsheltered homelessness in Contra Costa.

The grant is one of 62, totaling $468 million, awarded since February. The federal program addresses unsheltered and rural homelessness by helping communities implement coordinated approaches that connect outreach, permanent housing and health/supportive services

Contra Costa’s Homeless Continuum of Care (CoC) will use the one-time, 3-year grant to bring people who are currently unsheltered in our community into permanent housing.

This grant funding is in addition to the $17.3 million that HUD awarded in March to fund homeless services in the County. That funding, awarded annually, fuels the homeless services provided by the County, community-based organizations, and other service providers in the Continuum of Care. Between the two awards, 50 additional units of permanent supportive housing have been added to Contra Costa County.

CCC Sheriff Hosts Junior Women's Academy

When: June 13th, 14th and 15th

Time: 9:00am - 2:00pm each day

Where: Law Enforcement Training Center Range

12000 Marsh Creek Road, Clayton, Ca 94517

Transportation will be provided if needed. Pick up/drop off points throughout the County. Lunch and snacks will also be provided.

Learn More and Apply Here

Operation Documentation for Veterans

Veterans are invited to bring their DD 214 (discharge paperwork) to the County Clerk-Recorder's office and they will record it at no charge for safekeeping and peace of mind. Whenever the Veteran needs a certified copy of the form, they can get one from the office at no charge.


The Veteran Service Office will be on hand to meet with Veterans who need additional assistance, and additional agencies will also have information and resource tables. 

Community Advisory Board on Public Safety Realignment

The Community Advisory Board (CAB) on Public Safety Realignment was established by the Community Corrections Partnership (CCP) Executive Committee in December 2012 to provide input on community needs and encourage outcomes that are consistent with the County's Reentry Strategic Plan.

The Community Advisory Board includes anyone interested in public safety issues and members with expertise in:

  • domestic violence prevention
  • workforce development
  • behavioral health issues
  • post-release reentry services
  • adult education within a correctional setting
  • services for reentering women
  • criminal and drug court
  • crime survivors
  • law and policy related to issues of the formerly incarcerated 

Applications are on the CAB website at by clicking below.

Application Form

Volunteer Opportunities

Alcohol and Other Drugs Advisory Boardhttps://cchealth.org/aod/board/

District 2 Seat Term is expiring. To advise the Board of Supervisors in collaboration with the Alcohol and Other Drugs Services, providing input and recommendations as they pertain to alcohol and other drugs prevention, intervention, and treatment services.

Airport Land Use Commission

The County is seeking individuals who are interested in serving on Contra Costa County’s Airport Land Use Commission (ALUC) as a Member-At-Large (one vacancy). The Commission’s role and responsibilities are to: 


  • Formulate land use policies that restrict the development of lands to ensure compatibility with planned operations of public use airports;


  • Review the general plans of local agencies for consistency with the Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan; and 


  • Review proposed modification to the airport master plans for consistency with the Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan.


Commission members are expected to attend at least one meeting a month. Regular meetings of the ALUC are held on the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Zoning Administrator Meeting Room, 30 Muir Road, Martinez, CA 94553. Background study, occasional field trips, and extra meetings are sometimes necessary. Members shall serve without compensation. During the term of office, each member shall reside or work in Contra Costa County.  


There are seven members of the ALUC. The current vacancy is for one commissioner which is an At-Large position representing the public and appointed by the other six members of the Commission. Appointed members are required to comply with the Conflict-of-Interest reporting requirements in State law. The term of office of each member is four years, and until the appointment and qualification of their successor.


Application forms are available at the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors by visiting the County webpage at www.contracosta.ca.gov/3418 or by calling (925) 655-2000. Return completed applications to the Department of Conservation & Development, 30 Muir Road, Martinez, CA 94553 (Attn: “ALUC staff”) or email to “ALUC staff” with “ALUC At-Large Member Application” in the subject line at [email protected]s no later than Wednesday, May 24, 2023. Interviews will be held within the following two to four weeks.


For further information, please call Jamar Stamps, ALUC staff, with the Department of Conservation & Development, Transportation Planning Division, at (925) 655-2917 or [email protected].

Measure X Community Advisory Body - Measure X Information

An individual who represents broad and diverse voices and perspectives is needed to fill the District 2 Alternate Seat. To be considered for this seat, candidates must either live or work in District 2. The Measure X Community Advisory Board currently meets monthly. Please contact our office at (925) 655-2300 if you are interested in applying.


Measure X is a countywide 20-year, ½ cent sales tax approved by Contra Costa County voters on November 3, 2020. Collection of the tax began on April 1, 2021. The ballot measure language stated that the intent of Measure X is “to keep Contra Costa’s regional hospital open and staffed; fund community health centers, emergency response; support crucial safety-net services; invest in early childhood services; protect vulnerable populations; and for other essential county services.”