News from Around the District  - April, 2016
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Gayle Israel
Gayle Israel
Chief of Staff
Field Representative;
San Ramon & Danville

Jill Ray
Jill Ray
Field Representative; Canyon, Moraga & Orinda

Lauri Byers  
Lauri Byers
Scheduler, Field Representative; Lafayette


Jennifer Quallick
Field Representative; Alamo & part of Walnut Creek, including; Parkmead, Rossmoor & Saranap

District Offices

San Ramon Valley Office   

309 Diablo Road

Danville, CA  94526



Monday - Friday

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Phone: (925) 957-8860

FAX: (925) 820-3785


Danville Office


Lamorinda Office

  Fire Station #15

3338 Mt. Diablo Boulevard

Lafayette, CA  94549



Thursdays, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.   

and by appointment, please call


Phone: (925) 646-6067

FAX: (925) 646-6068
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Earn & Learn East Bay Campaign Kicks Off -  Local Businesses Provide Summer Jobs to Youth

Earn & Learn East Bay recognized local businesses for their role in helping students get their first workforce experience at their 2016 Kick Off breakfast on Friday, March 4th in Concord. Earn & Learn East Bay connects employers to regional efforts designed to help grow our future workforce. 

They place students and young adults ages 16-24 in meaningful workplace experiences including summer jobs, internships and apprenticeships or in industry-led summer learning experiences. They create these opportunities by working closely with employer and community-based partners to design and support experiences for schools, youth and employers alike.   For more information or to find out how your business can participate,  click here.
County's Election Office Seeking Poll Workers
Moraga Rotary Welcomes Supervisor Andersen
On Tuesday, March 22, Supervisor Andersen spoke to the Moraga Rotary, highlighting a series of major issues facing the County such as; the County's financial status, community services in unincorporated areas and communities, County-Town service partnerships, economic development in the East Bay, maintenance of roads and highway infrastructure, and flood control infrastructure.
Women's Hall of Fame Honors Outstanding Women
throughout Contra Costa County
At the March 24th 13th Biennial Hall of Fame event, t he Contra Costa Commission on Women honored outstanding women in a variety of leadership capacities within their community for their outstanding skills.  To learn more about the Commission on Women and the Hall of Fame event,  click here .

Pictured above, (from l to r) Mandy Kerger, Hall of Fame "Women Creating Community" recipient Donna Kerger, Carol Rowley, Supervisor Andersen, and Field Representative from the Office Senator Steve Glazer, Judy Lloyd.
Soroptomist International of the San Ramon Valley  Recognizes  Women of Distinction
Soroptomist International of San Ramon Valley held their annual awards evening on March 23rd at the Crow Canyon Country Club, honoring exceptional women in the community. District II Chief of Staff, Gayle Israel, was on hand to congratulate the recipients, including National Coalition Against Prescription Drug Abuse founder April Rovero, San Ramon Valley High School student Christina Adams, California High School student Rachel Combs, Dougherty Valley High School student Janani Natarajan, and adult single mother students  Vanessa Warner from Lafayette, Maryann Ching from Walnut Creek, and Elizabeth Brannon from Bay Point.
Danville is Seeking Applicants for Commissions
The Town of Danville is looking for public-minded individuals interested in serving on one of several commissions seeking new members. The following commissions are in the process of accepting applications.
Heritage Resource Commission  - two regular vacancies (term ending 12/31/19). Positions must be filled by a licensed architect and someone with interest in the culture/arts of the community. One alternate position also remains to be filled (term ends 12/31/18).

Arts Commission - one regular vacancy (term ends 6/30/19) and  one youth commissioner (2 year term begins 7/1/16)

Parks and Leisure Services Commission - one youth commissioner (2 year term beginning 7/1/16)

Contra Costa County Advisory Council on Aging - 1 vacancy (2 year term)

Applicants will be invited to interview with the Town Council on one of the following dates:
      • June 7 - evening
      • June 14 - morning
      • June 21 - evening
Commissioners will be appointed at the June 21 Town Council meeting. Applications are available on the Town website; click here and then in the light green box on the right side of the page, click on the committee of interest and the application will open. For additional information, contact City Clerk Marie Sunseri at (925) 314-3401. The deadline to file an application is 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25, 2016.  
Youth Hall of Fame  Recipients Honored 
at Cesar Chavez Celebration
On March 29th, in conjunction with the County's Annual Cesar Chavez Celebration, the Board of Supervisors recognized outstanding Contra Costa County residents between the ages of 12 and 18 with "Youth Hall of Fame" awards.   Six students were honored for their leadership skills in the community. Pictured below, Christopher Hou is presented the "Cesar E. Chavez Outstanding Youth" Honoree Award. Christopher is a Junior at Monte Vista High School and has devoted many hours after school recruiting and leading 15 coaches to help advance more than 150 young students in math competitions.  He, also founded Codebytes, where high school students with a passion for computer science teach underprivileged children computer coding. For more information about the Youth Hall of Fame Awards, click here

Bay Area Kids Book Fair
Don't miss the Bay Area Kids' Book Fair   on Sunday  April 17, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Acalanes High School in Lafayette. 

The Bay Area has a rich history of writers, illustrators, world-renowned educational institutions and innovative technological advances. Bay Area residents place a high premium on educating and enriching their children.

This is a unique opportunity for  authors, illustrators, publishers, booksellers  and  educational programs  to present themselves directly to a variety of audiences. The book fair will also feature  toys, games  and  comic books.  

The Contra Costa County Library sponsors this event. To learn more click hereAdmission & Parking is free to the general public.
2016 Poetry Out Loud Competition
At their March 1st meeting, the Board of Supervisors honored Kiara Chatman, Chloe Dichoso and Madeline Zeiger for placing first, second, and third in the Contra Costa County "Poetry Out Loud" 2016 Competition. Click here for more information about the Poetry Out Loud Competition.
12th Annual Young Children's Issues Forum
On Saturday, March 12, Supervisor Andersen attended the Annual Young Children's Forum at the Community Center in Pleasant Hill.  Children from El Nuevo Mundo in Richmond (pictured above) were on hand for the opening of the event. 

Regional state legislators, local elected officials, business leaders, early childhood educators, families, and the community joined together in a d ialogue about the national movement towards Universal Quality Early Care and Education, state legislation, and current initiatives for quality improvement of California's early care and education programs.

To learn more about the Contra Costa County Local Planning and Advisory Council for Early Care and Education,  click here.
Orinda Action Day
Immediately following "Orinda Action Day" on April 23rd at 11:00 a.m., in the Founders Auditorium at the Orinda Community Center, volunteers will assemble and package more than 17,000 meals, which will then be distributed internationally by "Stop Hunger Now!" Pizza will be served, with fun and fellowship on the side. And it will take just a few hours of your time! For more information contact Dick Burkhalter at (925) 254-2222.
East Bay Leadership Council State of the East Bay Address

President of the Alameda Board of Supervisors, Scott Haggerty, and Chair of the Contra Costa Board of Supervisors, Candace Andersen, came together on March 10th to address the attendees at the East Bay Leadership Council State of the East Bay Address.  Key regional initiatives were discussed including infrastructure investment, the minimum wage, workforce development, housing affordability, and continued economic competitiveness.
Orinda Honors Citizen of the Year
John Wyro, a longtime volunteer in the community for schools, the fire district, and the arts, was honored at a March 18 Citizen of the Year dinner at the Orinda Community Center.  John was a founding member and served 17 years on the Moraga-Orinda Fire District Board of Directors.  John and his wife of 47 years still live in Orinda and both volunteer in the community.
Contra Costa Residents Have More 
Voting Options This June
Contra Costa County voters will now have unprecedented flexibility to receive and cast their ballots at seven Regional Early Voting sites throughout the county the week before Election Day.  Regional Early Voting sites provide flexible timing and locations to cast ballots.

The program will debut on May 31st, a week ahead of the June 7th Primary Election. All registered Contra Costa voters will be able to vote at any of the locations. They will be open from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm Tuesday May 31st through Friday June 3rd, and 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Saturday, June 4th.  "We are actively seeking ways to make voting more convenient for our voters," said Joe Canciamilla, Contra Costa County Registrar of Voters.

The program comes as state lawmakers discuss reforms aimed at making it easier for Californians to vote in the future.  "While discussions to try and modernize our outdated voting processes continue at the state level, we are taking advantage of the flexibility already given us under existing law to offer our voters as much access to early voting as possible this year," Canciamilla said.

Contra Costa County is adding this third option for voting in addition to voting by mail and voting at the polls on Election Day.  Regional Early Voting sites are structured so that any registered Contra Costa voter can vote at any location. For example, a Concord resident who works at Bishop Ranch in San Ramon can vote at the site in either of those cities.  The sites are geographically balanced and are located in convenient and accessible locations. 
  • Prewett Water Park Multi-Purpose Room, 4701 Lone Tree Way, Antioch
  • Bay Hills Community Church, 4555 Hilltop Dr., Richmond
  • Lafayette Learning Center, 3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette
  • San Ramon Community Center at Central Park, 12501 Alcosta Blvd., San Ramon
  • Pittsburg City Hall, 65 Civic Ave., Pittsburg
  • The Salvation Army Church, 3950 Clayton Road, Concord
In addition to the Regional Voting Center sites, vote-by-mail voters can continue to drop off their ballots at "CoCo Vote-N-Go" drop-off boxes at all 19 city hall buildings and the County Administration building on 651 Pine Street, Martinez.  For more information on Regional Early Voting, click here .
New Station 32 in Alamo is Under Construction!
This past February, the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District received all permits to begin construction of Fire Station 32 in Alamo. A Notice to Proceed was issued to Pacific Mountain Contractor's of California and work is under way.  The new 7,967 square foot station (which includes both living space and apparatus bay) will replace the facility on Stone Valley Road, which was  built in the 1950's. Construction of this new and much improved facility  will be a great asset to help keep our community safe.
Celebrate Earth Day in a Community Near You
Many communities are holding festivals to recognize Earth Day.  

In  Lafayette, celebrate with businesses and organizations on Sunday, April 24 from 11am - 3pm at the Lafayette Library and Learning Center.  To learn more about the activities for the day  click here.

The Danville Earth Day Celebration, at the Danville Library, is a free, hands-on and informative event for residents and visitors of all ages interested in learning more about the natural world around you. See and visit with hybrid/electric car owners and participate in popular hands-on activities at interactive stations. To learn more click here.

In San Ramon , on April 16, 2016 the theme for the day at Forest Home Farms will be Fun on the Farm: "Caring for Mother Earth." From 11:00am to 2:00pm, explore the history of Earth Day, make a compostable pot and plant a flower seed in it to take home. Activities are free of charge. Forest Home Farms is located at 19953 San Ramon Valley Blvd. Tours of the restored Victorian Glass House Museum will be held at 2pm, the fee is $5 credit card only. Tour tickets can be purchased in the Gift Shoppe. Children ages 2 and under are free. Take a self-guided tour and learn about the history of the site. Visit the Tractor Barn and see restored antique tractors and engines. Don't forget to stop by the Gift Shoppe open from 12:00pm to 4:00pm.
Lafayette Honors Citizen of the Year
Community members and dignitaries gathered at the Lafayette Park Hotel on Friday, March 18 to recognize Tom Steuber for his years of dedication and commitment to the Lafayette community.  Tom has presided as Scoutmaster for Lafayette's Boy Scout Troop 204 for 12 years. Over that time he has guided hundreds of boys through their scouting journey including an unprecedented 100 scouts who have earned the highest rank of Eagle. In addition to his work with Lafayette's youth, Tom's company Associated Services, has reached out and supported underprivileged teachers, schools and classrooms throughout the Bay Area. Supervisor Andersen's Chief of Staff, Gayle Israel presented Tom with a Board of Supervisors resolution honoring his contributions to the community.
"Art of Survival" Exhibit at Museum 
of San Ramon Valley
The current exhibit at the Museum of the San Ramon Valley in Danville, "Art of Survival" focuses upon Japanese American WWII internment camp experiences. A wide cross section of artifacts, photographs and stories including oral accounts by camp survivors anchor this striking exhibit.  Numerous area Japanese Americans disappeared into the camps starting just 10 weeks after the Pearl Harbor attack. The same stories from the Valley could be told all across Contra Costa County. While it happened 75 years ago, the tale still resonates.  The Museum of the San Ramon Valley is located at 205 Railroad Avenue in Danville.  For more details click here.
Supervisors Recognize March as 
Prescription Drug Abuse Awareness Month

April Rovero, founder of NCAPDA, Dan Peddycord, Director of Public Health for Contra Costa County, and Dr. Ken Saffier of the Contra Costa Regional Medical Center, presented information to the Board of Supervisors on March 8th in recognition of March as National Prescription Drug Abuse Awareness Month. 

In 2014, 47,055 drug overdose deaths occurred, which was more than during any previous year on record.  While health care systems and practitioners are adopting guidelines for more caution of the prescribing and handling of prescription pain medication, more effort is yet needed to address the epidemic of opioid abuse, heroin addiction and drug overdose in our communities. 

Multiple coalitions are working together throughout Contra Costa County to reduce prescription drug abuse and misuse. The Contra Costa MEDS (Medication Education and Disposal Safety) Coalition engages local citizens, law enforcement, education representatives, civic and county leaders, county agencies and community based organizations to raise awareness about potential prescription drug abuse/misuse dangers and to promote safe medication storage and disposal. The East Bay Opioid Safety Coalition focuses on safe prescribing by hospital EDs, urgent care facilities and county and private practice prescribers.  To learn more or to find out how you can help,  click here
Express Lanes Construction in San Ramon

Construction activity for the I-680 Express Lanes between Walnut Creek and San Ramon is scheduled to occur on San Ramon Valley Boulevard and Crow Canyon Road weekdays from April 4 through June 30, between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. To maintain a safe work zone, the construction activity will require lane reductions and reduced speed limits.


Construction activity includes the installation of conduit and electrical boxes beneath the roadways for the Express Lanes toll and lighting systems.

What to Expect
  • The right hand turning lane and the adjacent through lane will be closed intermittently on westbound Crow Canyon Road at the intersection of San Ramon Valley Blvd. One through lane on Crow Canyon Road will remain open.
  • One through lane on northbound San Ramon Valley Blvd will be closed intermittently between Alcosta Blvd. and Crow Canyon Rd.
  • Flagger personnel will be present to escort pedestrians and bicyclists through or around the work area. One sidewalk will be available at all times.
  • Emergency access will be maintained at all times.
  • When traveling near the construction site:
    • Always use caution
    • Be alert for on-site personnel
    • Be prepared to reduce speeds
    • Follow posted signs
    • Share the road with bicyclists 
Construction is a dynamic process and information is subject to change without notice. Work is subject to weather conditions. Please use caution while traveling through the construction zone.

To learn more, contact the Metropolitan Transportation Commission at (510) 817-5668, by email, or visit their website - click here.
California Shakespeare Theater 
Announces 2016 Season
California Shakespeare Theater, 2016 season, will feature one of Shakespeare's sassiest romantic comedies, a Pulitzer Prize-winning story of one family's struggle to achieve the American Dream, and an outrageously funny comedy of manners by George Bernard Shaw. The season, which was selected by outgoing Artistic Director Jonathan Moscone, will include one final Shakespearean title to be selected by incoming Artistic Director Eric Ting later this fall.  Line-Up Includes "Much Ado About Nothing", Directed by Jackson Gay; Pulitzer Prize Winning "Fences", by August Wilson, Directed by Raelle Myrick-Hodges; and the return of Director Lisa Peterson With Shaw's "You Never Can Tell". F or more information,  click here.
County Chief Probation Officer Retires
Phil Kader is surrounded by family, the Board of Supervisors, District Attorney Mark Peterson and County Administrator David Twa.

Philip Kader served the residents of Contra Costa County for nearly six years as the Chief Probation Officer for the County.  Chief Kader has been recognized with numerous awards and commendations over the years including "Probation Manager of the Year 2003" by the Chief Probation Officers of California.  The Contra Costa County Probation Office has been fortunate to have a person of his capabilities, talents and dedication. 
Free Internationally Acclaimed Documentary Screening at Orinda Library
"An American Ascent"
The Friends of the Orinda Library, in partnership with the Orinda Association, are offering a free screening of the internationally acclaimed documentary "An American Ascent"  at 7:00 p.m. on April 20th at  the Orinda Library Auditorium.  "An American Ascent" is a feature documentary about the first African American expedition to tackle North America's highest peak, Denali.

In June 2013, nine African Americans set out to build a legacy by encouraging inner city kids to get outside. An American Ascent is a feature documentary from producers  Andy Adkins , George Potter  and James Mills , about the first African American expedition to tackle North America's highest peak, Denali.  

Expedition member Scott Briscoe will introduce the film and speak about his on-going work with the National Outdoor Leadership School to help connect all Americans to the wild places that help to define our nation. 

The gripping beautifully filmed story is involving, challenging and worth viewing. The screening is f ree and open to the public on a first come, first seated basis.  For more information, contact the library at 925-254-2184 or email by clicking here.
Mental Health Services Opens Laura's Law Center
Supervisor Andersen attended Mental Health Systemsribbon cutting ceremony for Contra Costa  County's first Assisted Outpatient Treatment program, also knows as the  Contra Costa ACTiOn Team! A collaborative project with Contra  Costa County's Behavioral Health Services, the ACTiOn Team will  provide outreach, engagement and support to those consumers  who are appropriate for AB 1421, also known as "Laura's Law."

Composed of a multi-disciplinary staff, the ACTiOn Team supports consumers through an Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) model, where needs such as housing, vocational rehabilitation, medication management, mental, physical and behavioral health and a host of independent living and relational skills are addressed through compassionate, consistent and client-centered care. Whether consumers are referred via court order (Assisted Outpatient Treatment - AOT) or voluntarily agree to participate, the goal of this program is to help individuals develop Team-driven relationships that will provide support, encouragement and hope  for a better tomorrow. The program's "Whatever It Takes"  philosophy is demonstrated through 24/7 support, field-based service and a respect for the dignity, strengths and unique perspectives of each individual.  For more information about AOT,  click here .
San Ramon Announcements and Events
San Ramon Art & Wind Festival  
T he San Ramon Art & Wind Festival is scheduled for Sunday and Monday, May 29th and 30th in San Ramon's Central Park, 12501 Alcosta Boulevard from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days. This family friendly festival features professional kite flying demonstrations, 200 arts & crafts booths, entertainment  on four stages, two large kids' activity areas, food booths and much more! Mark your calendar for the San Ramon Art & Wind Festival, the BEST festival in the East Bay!
For more information, call the City of San Ramon Parks and Community Services  Department at (925) 973-3200 or visit the website by  clicking here .
New City Hall
T he City of San Ramon will open a brand new City Hall in April 2016. The 45,000-square-foot facility  will include city offices, a new council chamber, public conference rooms, and passport center, all adjacent to a spectacular glass rotunda. The City plans to have a grand opening event for the community in May to introduce their new City Hall Building.

Forest Home Farms Historic Park & Glass House Museum
Open Tuesday - Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Fun on the Farm Activities: Saturday 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Glass House Tours: Saturday at 2:00 p.m.
FREE Fun on the Farm Activities
April 9 - Working Wool
April 16 - Caring for Mother Earth
April 23 - Sheep Shearing Day
April 30 - Packing for Pioneer Life
May 7 -Thinking of Mom
May 14 - Buzzing Bees
May 21 - Spring on the Farm
May 28 - Working Dogs

Learn Conflict Resolution at Annual  
Community Mediation Training

The Center for Human Development will offer its annual Community Mediation Training course beginning April 21.  This 32 hour training is highly interactive and graduates have the opportunity to mediate community conflicts.  Discounts for groups are available. To sign up via website,  click here . For questions,  click here  to email or by phone at (925) 349-7344.
Completing this training is the first step to becoming a mediator with this program. This is the only training that offers opportunities to mediate in the community.  Trainees will gain skills in problem identification and conflict management plus strategies for achieving agreement. Topics include neutrality, implicit bias, empathy, mediation process, and effective listening for mediators.  Trainees will practice acquired skills through role plays and specially-designed exercises.   

Conflict Resolution Programs provide sliding scale community mediation services, court mediation programs, facilitation services, and conflict resolution training throughout Contra Costa County. Conflict Resolution Programs has been serving Contra Costa County for over 25 years and is the only community mediation program in the County. Residents in a dispute should also contact the center.  

When communication breaks down between disputing individuals or groups, the situation can escalate, often leading to expensive legal action or even violence. Center for Human Development offers an alternative path for struggling parties. It is a low-cost or no-cost service.
Conflict Resolution Programs is a program of Center for Human Development. CHD is a community-based organization that offers a spectrum of services for at-risk youth, individuals, families and communities in the Bay Area, including conflict resolution services, training, and group facilitations. CHD is known for its innovative programs and is committed to improving the quality of life in local communities. Visit their website by  clicking here.
I nterested in Participating in Government?
Volunteers are Needed Throughout
District Two
To follow is a list of vacancies on a variety of advisory bodies to share your time and talents for the betterment of your community:

District 2 vacancies available:

ยท In-Home Support Services Public Authority 
  Advisory Committee -  Click here

In addition, Supervisor Andersen would like to draw your attention to the following list of countywide advisory bodies that currently have seats available:

  • Advisory Council on Aging
  • Affordable Housing Finance Committee
  • Agricultural Task Force Committee
  • Airport Land Use Commission
  • Countywide Bicycle Advisory Committee
  • County Connection Citizen Advisory Committee
  • Developmental Disabilities Area Board
  • East Bay Regional Park District - Advisory Committee
  • Economic Opportunity Council
  • CCC Local Planning Advisory Council for Early Care & Education
  • Advisory Council on Employment Opportunity
  • Hazardous Materials Commission
  • Contra Costa Council on Homelessness
  • Juvenile Justice Commission/Delinquency Prevention Commission
  • Managed Care Commission
  • Contra Costa Commission for Women
  • Contra Costa County Workforce Development Board

To apply for any of these seats,  click here .
March Board Actions
Ever wonder what your Supervisor does at the Board of Supervisors Meeting held on most Tuesdays?  Here are some of the board actions from the month of March which impact the residents of District 2:   

Received a presentation from the Contra Costa Historical Society to thank the County Supervisors for their support of their archives and highlight future activities planned for 2016.
Considered adoption of Ordinance which increases fees for registration of weighting and measuring devices and point-of-sale system inspections, pursuant to California Business and Professions Code Sections 12240 and 13350.
Accepted report regarding the mid-year status of the FY 2015/16 County Budget.
Adopted Traffic Resolution to prohibit parking between 8:30am- 9:30am, and 2:30pm- 3:30pm on school days, within the Alamo Crest subdivision, which includes Golden Grass Drive, Golden Grass Court and Treetop Terrace Court, Alamo.
Accepted completion of warranty period for the Road Improvement Agreement and release of cash deposit for faithful performance for a project by Windemere BLC Land Company, LLC, San Ramon-Dougherty Valley.
Approved the Parcel Map and Subdivision Agreement for a project by Kevin Degnan, Alamo.
Approved the Final Map and Subdivision Agreement for a project by MOMO Development, LLC, Walnut Creek.
Approved/Authorized an Interagency Agreement, including modified indemnification, with the Regents of the University of California to perform a study of Grayson Creek and the larger Walnut Creek Watershed to help implement the Flood Control Districts 50-Year Plan, in the Walnut Creek Watershed area.
Recognized the winners of the Contra Costa County "Poetry Out Loud" 2016 Competition.
Approved/Authorized the Employment and Human Services Director to apply for and accept California Governor's Office of Emergency Services, Elder Abuse Program grant funding to expand the multidisciplinary community response to elder and dependent adult abuse.
Honored Chief Probation Officer Philip Kader on the occasion of his retirement from Contra Costa County.
Recognized March 2016 as Prescription Drug Abuse Awareness Month, as recommended by Supervisor Andersen.
Recognized March 2016 as Grand Jury Month in Contra Costa County, as recommended by Supervisor Andersen.
Received update on the status of the Contra Costa Transportation Authority's development of a Transportation Expenditure Plan for a possible sales tax measure in 2016, including aspects related to the Urban Limit Line, directed staff as appropriate.
Accepted completion of warranty period for the Road Improvement Agreement and release of cash deposit for faithful performance for a project by Shapell Homes, Danville.
Accepted completion of warranty period for the Subdivision Agreement and release of cash deposit for faithful performance, for a project by Shapell Homes, San Ramon-Dougherty Valley.
Established a rate of $30 per Equivalent Runoff Unit for Stormwater Utility Area 17 (Unincorporated County) for Fiscal Year 2016/2017 and requesting that the Contra Costa County Flood Control & Water Conservation District adopt annual parcel assessments for drainage maintenance and the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Program.
Established an environmental health color-coded placard program for food facilities.
Appointed Susan Captain to the At Large #1, James Donnelly to the At Large #3, and Wayne Lanier, PhD, to the Public Member Alternate seats on the Integrated Pest Management Advisory Committee.
Approved/Authorized the Auditor-Controller to pay the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District for EMS (Emergency Medical Services) Fire First Responder medical equipment, medical supplies and EMS training to the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District, upon approval of the EMS Director for FY 2015-16.
Adopted Ordinance which extended the previous Urgency Interim Ordinance prohibiting the cultivation of medical marijuana and delivery of medical marijuana in the unincorporated areas of the County for an additional 10 months and 15 days.
Considered options for potential implementation of Community Choice Energy, a program to aggregate consumer electricity demand within a jurisdiction or region for purposes of procuring energy for the benefit of county residents, within the unincorporated area of the County.
Took a position of "Support" for AB 1713 (Eggman):  Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta: Peripheral Canal, a bill that would prohibit the construction of a peripheral canal in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta unless expressly authorized by an initiative voted on by the voters of California, and would require the Legislative Analyst's Office to complete a prescribed economic feasibility analysis prior to a vote authorizing the construction of a peripheral canal.
Prohibited parking at all times on the north side of Boulevard Way, Walnut Creek.
Approved a substitute Subdivision Agreement for Improvement Warranty for a project being developed by Western Pacific Housing, San Ramon-Dougherty Valley.
Established online or electronic filing requirements for campaign disclosure documents filed with the County Clerk-Elections Division.
Recognized the Regional Center of the East Bay for coordinating services for people with developmental disabilities and their families, as recommended by Supervisor Andersen.
Recognized Social Workers, as recommended by Supervisor Andersen.
Recognized March 20-26, 2016 as Environmental Health Recognition Week in Contra Costa County.
Recognized Tom Steuber as Lafayette's Citizen of the Year, as recommended by Supervisor Andersen.
Recognized John Wyro as the Orinda Citizen of the Year, as recommended by Supervisor Andersen.
Appointed Dr. Elizabeth Sutherland to the At Large 2 seat on the Alcohol and Other Drugs Advisory Board.
Reappointed Rachel Etherington to the Youth Representative Seat on the Alamo Municipal Advisory Council, as recommended by Supervisor Andersen.
Recognized the generosity of Maddies' Fund and to thank them for their financial support over the past 11 years, which has enhanced the care and well-being of animals in the County's shelters and provided special humane welfare and education programs for the residents of Contra Costa County.
Continued to April 12, 2016 at 9:30am, Declaration of the Board of Supervisors intent to become a member of a Groundwater Sustainability Agency for the portion of the Tracy Sub-basin within Contra Costa County to sustainably manage groundwater resources within the County and comply with the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act.
Approved a Purchase and Sale Agreement for the conveyance of real property located at Las Juntas Way in Walnut Creek to Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley, Inc.
Acting as the governing body of the Wiedemann Ranch Geologic Hazard Abatement District (GHAD), conducted HEARING to consider adoption of GHAD Resolution No. 2016/102 approved the annexation of the Podva Property Development into the Wiedemann Ranch GHAD and approved the Podva Property Development Annexation Plan of Control.
23rd Annual Cesar E. Chavez Commemorative Celebration
Accepted completion of the warranty period and release of cash deposit under the Right-of-Way Landscaping for road acceptance of a project by Windemere BLC Land Company, LLC, San Ramon-Dougherty Valley.
Accepted completion of warranty period and release of cash deposit under the Road Improvement Agreement for road acceptance for a project by Windemere BLC Land Company, LLC, San Ramon-Dougherty Valley.
Recognized the generosity of Maddies' Fund support of animal services over the past 11 years for Contra Costa County residents.
Recognized the one-year anniversary of the Central County Family Justice Center, as recommended by Supervisors Andersen.
Recognized the 2016 Youth Hall of Fame honorees of the 23rd Annual Cesar E. Chavez Commemorative Celebration.
Approved/Authorized the County Probation Officer to apply for and accept funding under the Mentally Ill Offender Crime Reduction Grant Program from the California Board of State and Community Corrections to enhance Mental Health Services for mentally ill youth on probation.
Approved/Authorized the Animal Services Director to accept Maddie's Fund grant award to establish a five-year strategic plan, improve animal housing and to support programming that increases live release rate outcomes.
Approved/Authorized the Health Services Director to execute a contract with the Contra Costa County Superior Court of California, to pay the County to support services provided to participants in County's Behavioral Health Services Division/Alcohol and Other Drug Services' Drug Court Program.
Approved/Authorized the County Administrator to apply for and accept funding from the California State Arts Council for the Veterans Initiative in the Arts program.