News from Around the District  - August, 2016
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Candace's Committee Appointments

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District 2 Staff
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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Parading Through The 4th of July

Supervisor Andersen, poses above with  Rod and Allison Guillen, and their sons Jake and Nathan, who rode along with her in the Danville 4th of July Parade early in the day. She then made her way to Orinda (below) for their 4th of July Parade and festivities.

National Night Out
On Tuesday, August 2, 2016, neighborhoods throughout Contra Costa are being invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the "33rd Annual National Night Out" crime/drug prevention event. National Night Out, which is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch and co-sponsored by local police and Neighborhood Watch Groups, will involve over 15,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. Territories, Canadian cities, and military bases around the world. In all, over 34 million people are expected to participate in "America's Night Out Against Crime" on August 2nd.

National Night Out is designed to: 1) Heighten crime and drug awareness; 2) Generate support for, and participation in, our Neighborhood Watch Programs and other anti-crime efforts; 3) Strengthen neighborhood spirit and Police-Community relations and 4) Send a message to criminals letting them know our neighborhoods are organized and fighting back against crime!

From 5:30 to 9:00 pm, on August 5th, residents in neighborhoods turn on outside lights, and spend the evening outdoors on porches, lawns, and front steps, with neighbors, and police officers. Many of our Neighborhood Watch groups are planning special events, such as pot-lucks, block parties, ice cream socials, and the like.  If you are in Danville, stop the Blackstone Court Park where Supervisor Andersen is hosting a National Night Out party of her own. Click here for more information about National Night Out.
9/11 Community Remembrance

Human Trafficking In Contra Costa County
Human Trafficking is real in Contra Costa County.  Two organizations that are providing support to the survivors of Human Trafficking are ARM of Care and Pillars of Hope.  If you would like to support their efforts, they are both holding fundraisers in September.  If you are unable to attend one of these fundraisers, you can still help by donating your time, resources or gift cards to their organizations.  For more information and to visit their websites click here for Pillars of Hope, and click here for ARM of care.

ConFire Holds Honorary Memorial Ceremony
On Thursday, July 21, Jill Ray from Supervisor Andersen's staff attended Contra Costa County Fire Protection District's memorial event to honor and remember all personnel who have fallen in the line of duty.
San Ramon Trails Challenge

Summer is a great time to explore the trails of San Ramon and discover 
the health benefits of outdoor recreation! The San Ramon Trails Challenge is a self-guided program that encourages you to hike five featured trails anytime from June to September 2016. Enjoy the trails solo, with your dog, with family, with friends, or with co-workers. The Trails Challenge is free to participants and designed for all fitness levels.   For specific information on trail levels and accessibility please download the 2016 Trails Booklet below.
Be one of the first to register for the San Ramon Trails Challenge and receive a FREE Trails Challenge water bottle, while supplies last. Upon completion of five of the featured trails, the first 100 participants to submit their trails log will receive a San Ramon Trails Challenge giveaway. Everyone who completes five featured trails will have their names posted on the San Ramon Trails Challenge website to recognize your accomplishment!
Register online by  clicking here or in person at one of the San Ramon Community Centers.  Click the links below to download more information on the San Ramon Trails Challenge:
2016 Summer Trails Booklet - click here
2016 Summer Trails Challenge Log Sheet - click here


Wayne Aune
Diana Lee
Chad Wakamiya
Sally Wakamiya
Crystal Wakamiya
Ted Wakamiya
Julie Lew
Manish Vrishaketu
Rushil Vrishaketu 
Autos of Alamo Car Show

Driver Tips for Back to School
As students prepare for the new school year, we want to ensure the greatest level of safety for everyone. Drivers should always:
  • Adhere to the 25 mph zone, and slow down and obey all traffic laws and speed limits.
  • Comply with local school drop-off and pick-up procedures.
  • No unloading of children at locations across the street from the school.
  • Cross the street in the crosswalks only.
  • Avoid stopping or double parking on crosswalks to let children out of the car.
  • Prepare to stop for a school bus when overhead yellow lights are flashing.
  • Watch for children walking or biking to school when backing out of a driveway and in areas near a school.
  • No cell phone use!
Street Smart News:
  • New dates for the Annual Storybook Poster Contest: October 18, 2016 - November 10, 2016
Check with your school or library in mid-October for Storybook guidelines and entry form.  
  • CHP Start Smart Teen Driver Safety Class coming soon to your local high school! 
Click here to visit Street Smarts for more important information regarding Street Smart events and programs. 

Meet Our Summer Interns  
Clara Cabot began interning at Supervisor Andersen's Office in June following her graduation from Bentley School. She learned about the opportunity through her elder brother, former intern Chase Cabot. She plans to attend Boston University this fall as Biochemistry major with a minor in both Spanish and dance. Though intending to be on the Pre-Med track, Clara possesses a passion for the humanities, research, and language. Outside of the classroom, she has continued to pursue her love of dance for fifteen years, and is currently a member of a professional modern dance company. She was the president of her high school's community service council, as well as a member of the National Charity League for five years. Clara loves acting of all forms, whether it is in a Shakespeare play, musical, or drama. Her time in the office has allowed her to combine her passions for science, research, and the community as she researches issues such as Zika Virus or the effects of Marijuana use on the brain. She is so grateful for the chance to learn about the County alongside Supervisor Andersen and her immensely dedicated staff.  

Annie Jeong is 16 years old and an incoming junior at Dougherty Valley High School in San Ramon. As a varsity member of the Dougherty Valley Speech and Debate team and a volunteer at the Tri-Valley Youth Court, her strong interests in politics and public service led her to become a part of the CAPA Internship program, which encourages Asian Americans to participate in the political process. Her other activities include volunteering at the Lawrence Hall of Science and the Tri-Valley Animal Rescue. As an intern in Supervisor Andersen's office, she has had the privilege of attending the meetings of the Board of Supervisors, Contra Costa Solid Waste Authority, and the Contra Costa Civil Grand Jury. She is excited to learn more about how to serve her community as her internship progresses and hopes to pursue a career in civil service in the future. 
Lafayette Creeks Committee Presenting
Draft Downtown Creeks Plan
The City of Lafayette Creeks Committee will be presenting the Draft Downtown Creeks Plan to various city commissions and committees whose responsibilities are affected by the draft Plan's recommendations. These are public meetings and anyone interested in the Downtown Creeks Plan is encouraged to attend. The schedule for these presentations is as follows:

*August 10, 7:00 PM, Parks Trails & Recreation Commission, Community Center, 500 St. Mary's Road, Lafayette.
*August 22, 7:00 PM, Design Review Commission, Arts & Sciences Discovery Center at the Lafayette Library and Learning Center, 3491 Mt. Diablo Boulevard.
*September 15, 4:30 PM, Downtown Street Improvement Master Plan Implementation Committee, Suite 265, Lafayette City Offices, 3675 Mt. Diablo Boulevard.
*September 28, 5:00 PM, Parking Ordinance Committee, Suite 265, Lafayette City Offices, 3675 Mt. Diablo Boulevard.

The Creeks Committee presentation will typically be scheduled early on the agenda. Please check the City Calendar to confirm the above information as this schedule may change. Following these presentations, the Creeks Committee will consider the comments received by these commissions and committees prior to presenting the Downtown Creeks Plan to the Planning Commission and City Council. Additional information on the Downtown  Creeks Plan is available by clicking hereContact Steven Goetz at 925-525-5527 or to email click here  if you have questions on this information.

San Ramon Creek Tour
Recently, Supervisor Andersen (pict with Julie Bueren, Public Works Director and Mike Carlson, Division Manager, CCC Flood Control District), toured  the San Ramon Creek from Danville through Walnut Creek. For the most part,  San Ramon Creek remains in the original alignment, and has partialls maintained a natural creek look, flowing through Danville, past Creekside Drive, Las Lomas High School, and then under the Broadway Plaza shopping center.  The San Ramon Creek Bypass was built by the US Army Corps of Engineers  in the 1980s to prevent flooding in downtown Walnut Creek . Contra Costa County was able to receive 80% federal funding for the project, 10% state funding for the work and the remainder was locally funded by the Flood Control District. In heavy rainfall, the excess flows are diverted into the manmade bypass,  which is up to 20 feet deep. There are many active creek groups who work toward naturalizing the plantings, removal of invasive weeds as well as education to the public regarding this amazing natural resource that flows through our communities. For more information,  click here .
Lafayette Community Garden Presents a
Program about Honeybees
Lafayette Community Garden and Outdoor Learning Center presents Honeybees in Lamorinda from 3 to 4:30 on Sunday, Aug. 7. Contra Costa beekeeper extraordinaire, Mike Stephanos, will talk about nature's little wonders: the honeybees. Whether you are a novice beekeeper or someone who loves honey and just wants to know more about the fascinating world of bees, this class is for you. Classes are free. However, a $5 donation is appreciated to support its education programs. To register for classes or for more information  click here.
Central Contra Costa Sanitary District Celebrates 70 Years with an Open House
On Saturday, July 16, Supervisor Andersen attended a celebration to honor the Contra Costa Central Sanitary District at their 70th Anniversary event.  Standing with the Supervisor are Paul Causey President Pro Tem, Michael McGill Board Member, Tad Pilecki Board President, Supervisor Andersen and Supervisor Karen Mitchoff.

CCCSD is a progressive sanitary district providing wastewater collection and treatment services to approximately 471,000 people in the central Contra Costa area. Headquartered at the intersection of Interstate 680 and Highway 4, the Martinez-based facility has a treatment capacity of 54 million gallons per day. 

The Sanitary District maintains an unwavering dedication and commitment to protecting the public health and the environment.  To learn more about the Sanitary District, click here.
San Ramon Dentist Provides Free Care for Military and First Responders in Honor of Freedom Day
Freedom Day USA is a National Day of THANKS for those who sacrifice or have sacrificed so much for our freedom and  is America's Largest Military Thank You Event!  San Ramon's Nadler-Saidi Dental team is participating in the Thank You Movement by graciously offering free dental cleanings, exams and necessary dental fillings for first responders, military (active or inactive) and their immediate families on Thursday, September 22nd. 

Space is limited; please call their office at (925) 820-8888 to make your appointment. Military/first responder I.D. is required. For more information about Freedom Day, click here
Contra Costa County 2015 Crop Report
The year 2015 was one of considerable growth for the county's agricultural related businesses, with the gross value of products and crops reaching $128,507,000, a cumulative increase of over 7% from 2014.Overall cultivated acreage climbed 3%, while the quantity of organic acreage rose from 2,786 acres in 2014 to 4,235 acres in 2015. The top ten crops of the year included cattle and calves, tomatoes, sweet corn, miscellaneous vegetables, grapes, rangeland, field corn, alfalfa hay, walnuts and miscellaneous field crops. 

2015 was a year of many successes and accomplishments for Contra Costa County's agricultural sector. For more information, the 2015 Crop Report, along with the crop reports of past year, can be found by  clicking here.
Project Homeless Connect 11
This year, Project Homeless Connect, a one-day, one-stop marketplace that provides immediate healthcare, social services and housing resources to persons  experiencing homelessness, will be held on Thursday, October 13th at the Antioch County Fairgrounds from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m .

At this event, approximately 1000 homeless individuals and families in the community will receive healthcare, benefits enrollment, state identification  cards, school enrollment, haircuts, and referrals to emergency housing.

Please find copies of event flyers in English and Spanish so that you can help spread the word to any homeless individuals, families and/or service  providers you may be connected to.

If you are a community member and would like learn more about volunteering, please register by  clicking here.

If you are a service provider and would like to have a table/provide services, please register by  clicking here.

If you have any questions, please reply email by  clicking here.
It's Time to get ready for Wildfire Season
As summer continues to heat up so does the potential for wildfire.  As a homeowner your activities can help prevent wildfires from damaging your home.  Your best insurance is to create defensible space.

By now your local fire department has inspected most properties where there is a high fire danger.  You may have received a letter listing areas where you are out of compliance with the fire code.

Now it is time to get to work.  Create defensible space by:
  • CLEAR.  Clearing dry weeds, dead and dying plants or trees means less fuel for a wildfire.
  • PRUNE.  Pruning trees to remove lower branches prevents a wildfire from climbing into the crowns and spreading fire to your roof.
  • MOW.  Mowing dry grass areas, especially near roads or driveways reduces the chance of ignitions.
  • REMOVE.  Removing combustible materials, leaves and pine needles from roofs and gutters can reduce the spread of wildfire.
Learn how to use your equipment safely so you don't start a fire.  For tips on safe equipment use  click here.

For more information on creating defensible space and cost share assistance for vegetation removal visit the Diablo Fire Safe Council by  clicking here.

What is defensible space?
Defensible space is the area you create around your home that can slow or  stop the spread of wildfire.  It can reduce the chance of your home catching on fire either fro direct flame contact or radiant heat.  It also allows space for firefighters to defend your home.
Lafayette Senior Symposium - Aging by Design
The 8 th  Annual Senior Symposium "Aging by Design", sponsored by the Lafayette Community Foundation, will be held on Saturday, August 6, at 8:30 a.m. to noon.  This free event is a most informative resource fair for seniors in the Lamorinda community, with more than 40 booths sponsored by local vendors of service to seniors, as well as many non-profit organizations that serve seniors in the community.

This year the event will be held in downtown Lafayette, at Lafayette Elementary School, 950 Moraga Road. There is plenty of parking in the back of the school on the black top in the play-are, or across the street in the city lot, or in the lot of the old library.

This free event provides the most the most up to date resources for Lamorinda seniors and helps to raise funds for the Lafayette Community Foundation, which has historically supported many local organizations since its inception in 1999 with "Excellence Grants" totaling more than $300,000.

Over the years LCF has helped Meals on Wheels, Contra Costa Food Bank, Senior Helpline Services, and the Senior Transportation Program's Spirit Van, among others.  The LF is best known for raising $14 million to build the new library, and more recently worked with Rotary to build the stage at the Lafayette Reservoir. To register click here
Helping Foster Kids

211 Contra Costa
The Contra Costa Crisis Center manages an extraordinary database of useful resources and information for County residents.  You can access social service and health information 24 hours a day, seven days a week, by calling the three digit, toll-free number "211" from any phone.  Nearly 700 agencies and organizations contribute to provide more than 1,600 services and programs to County residents in need via the 211 database.

Each month, 211 Contra Costa receives more than 3,500 calls from County residents who need help.  

In addition to calling 211, you can access their information on the 
211 Contra Costa website,  and even launch a live chat session if you'd prefer.   The site also has important Contra Costa County Resource guides available in English and Spanish.  To visit the website click here.

Orinda Downtown Planning Discussions Date Change
As the height of the summer vacation season peaks, and with a look toward upcoming Council meetings, Orinda has rescheduled the Downtown planning discussion from its original date of August 2, 2016 to September 6, 2016, primarily in light of summer vacations and the desire to not preclude interested residents from the initial launch of the process.  The September 6th City Council agenda will be relatively light with the Downtown planning discussion as the primary agenda item.  
Moving the meeting date to September 6th will allow some additional time to fine-tune the materials and the presentation.  The staff report will be posted on the City's website in advance of the meeting. Please check the Orinda Outlook as the date approaches for further updates regarding the materials. The Orinda Outlook can be accessed by  clicking here.
Discover & Go Helps get you there with 
Free transit passes
To select venues in August, September, and October
The Contra Costa County Library is once again offering free mass transit passes for use with Discover & Go, the library's popular program that provides free and low-cost tickets to world-class museums, theatres, aquariums, zoos and science centers.

From August through October, Discover & Go participants who live in Contra Costa County can request a pre-paid  Clipper Card  for select venues. Once you choose the Print Pass option for a Discover & Go event, you will see a banner to request the Clipper Card.

To sign-up for a free Clipper Card, view your August / September / October reservation on your Discover & Go account:

1) Click "View" and "Print Pass" 
2) Click on the 511 banner on your Discover & Go pass to sign-up and request your Clipper Card. The banner will look like this:

The Clipper Card will have a stored value for use on BART, the bus, and other forms of mass transit. This promotion includes some of the most popular venues and is a partnership between 511 Contra Costa and the library and is intended to encourage the use of public transportation to visit museums.

Since its inception in January 2011, Discover & Go has met Contra Costa County Library's goal of providing access to culture inside and outside the library by attracting 90 Bay Area museum partners and making over 800,000 cultural visits possible for families with library cards.

511 Contra Costa is a comprehensive Transportation Demand Management (TDM) program that promotes transportation alternatives to the single occupant vehicle. 511 Contra Costa encourages "green commutes" via the utilization of alternative modes of transportation that improve traffic congestion and improve air quality by maximizing the use of the entire transportation network. For more information and a list of participating venues, click hereFor more information, contact:  Virtual Library staff,  Contra Costa County Library - click here (800) 984-4636 or e-mail by  clicking here .
West Nile Virus Risk Increases

The Contra Costa Mosquito & Vector Control District confirmed on July 14, 2016, that three dead birds, one from Antioch and two from Brentwood, tested positive for West Nile virus. In June, a dead bird from Antioch also tested positive for the disease.
"West Nile virus activity is not uncommon at this time of year since the disease is endemic---here to stay," said the District's Scientific Program Manager Steve Schutz, Ph.D. "But, we all have a duty to control mosquitoes and reduce our risk of mosquito-borne disease. First and foremost: dump standing water. This activity should be as automatic and as common as taking out the trash. Don't breed mosquitoes in the first place. It's the most important thing you can do to stay safe from their bites."

Reporting dead birds also helps the District determine where West Nile virus activity is taking place. All bird reports from the public are critical in helping the District direct mosquito prevention operations. Members of the public can report dead birds to the state hotline at 1-877-968-2476 (1-877-WNV-BIRD) or by visiting the California Department of Public Health's website.   
Residents are urged to help reduce their risk of contracting mosquito-borne diseases by following these guidelines: 
  • Dump or drain standing water. Mosquitoes can't begin their lives without water.
  • Defend yourself - use repellents containing DEET, Picaridin, or Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus.
  • Avoid being outdoors when mosquitoes are present, typically dawn and dusk.
  • Maintain neglected swimming pools . Just one can produce more than 1 million mosquitoes and affect people up to five miles away. 
  • Report dead birds to the state hotline: 1-877-968-2473. All reports are crucial.
Since 2005, 55 people in Contra Costa County have been diagnosed with West Nile virus. In 2006, two people died from the disease. For a current list of West Nile virus activity this year, visit this page on the District's website.  For human case information, please contact Contra Costa Health Services at 888-959-9911.
Contra Costa Mosquito & Vector Control District, an independent special district and public health agency, is located at 155 Mason Circle in Concord. Call the District to report mosquito problems at (925) 771-6195 or visit the office between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to get FREE mosquito fish for ornamental ponds, horse troughs or neglected swimming pools. Click here to visit their website. 
Celebrate 175 Years of History in Orinda

To learn more about this event  click here.
Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office 
Introduces Summer Interns

At the July 12, Board of Supervisors meeting, summer college and high school interns from the District Attorney's officer were recognized. The students are given an overview of the District Attorney's Office, and assigned to an investigative unit. This year's interns have also toured the County Detention Facility in Martinez, San Quentin Prison, and visited the Federal Appeals Court in session in San Francisco. 
Orinda Association
Dancing with the Cars Event

Student Transit Ticket Program
The Southwest Contra Costa County Student Transit Ticket Program opens each year in August and is for primary & secondary level students who attend school in the communities of Alamo, Danville, Lafayette, Moraga, Orinda, and San Ramon.  
To apply for FREE transit passes for the upcoming 2016/2017 School Year, click here
For additional information, contact:

511 Contra Costa 
c/o City of San Ramon 
Transportation Division 
County Clerks Office To Stay Open Late
 On Thursday Nights
It's summertime, and getting copies of documents is easy.  Contra Costa residents soon won't have to rush to purchase copies of important documents  before the normal close of the business day, as the County's Clerk-Recorder Division will stay  open late one day a week during the summer months.

From June 2nd through September 29th, the County Clerk-Recorder's office will be open late  on Thursday evenings.

The office will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 555 Escobar Street in Martinez.  The customer service windows normally close at 4:30 pm.

Summer is an important time for parents to obtain birth certificates for school, those seeking documents for traveling and a popular season for weddings. Services provided during the extra hours will include copies of marriage licenses, copies of birth certificates and death certificates, document copies, and professional filings. Document costs are available on the County Clerk-Recorder website,  click here .

The Extended Hours program debuted last August and proved to be very popular during its  two month run. Based on its popularity, the Clerk-Recorder staff decided to continue the  program for a longer period of time.  By holding longer hours in the summer, customers are able to take advantage of the extra  daylight. 248 customers were helped during the 8 weeks of extended hours last August and September, an average of 31 per evening. 

Wedding ceremonies will also be available by appointment.  For more information or to make an appointment, call 925-33 5-7900 or  click here .
Contra Costa County Recognizes 
Probation, Pretrial, 
and Parole
Supervision Week
The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors paid tribute on Tuesday, July 19, to the professionals who serve the County as Probation, Pretrial and Parole Supervision Officers, recognizing their often unsung achievements in contributing to public safety, community engagement, and support for victims. 

Most public safety professionals don't enter the profession for the recognition, appreciation or financial rewards. They often don't wear recognizable uniforms or drive marked cars with lights and sirens, yet they play an equally vital role in ensuring everyone's safety." 

In Contra Costa County, the Probation Department supervises adults placed on Probation as well as individuals being released from prison and being placed on Post Release Community Supervision (PRCS).  In the juvenile justice system, the Probation Department operates the Juvenile Hall located in Martinez and Orin Allen Rehabilitation Facility located in Byron, supervises juveniles placed on probation, and provides a wide range of in home and support services aimed at keeping at-risk kids out of custody whenever possible. 

The probation profession has changed dramatically in recent years, utilizing data and evidence-based practices to more creatively and effectively manage increased caseloads. The implementation of public safety realignment in California, which has resulted in a strong Community Corrections Partnership in Contra Costa County, has added additional responsibilities and opportunities for Probation Officers to make a difference with the individuals we supervise.

Interim Probation Chief Todd Billeci notes that Contra Costa County's Probation, Pretrial and Parole team members are innovators in the field, providing service and support for offenders while also providing protection and assistance for victims.  "Too often, the impact of our staff on public safety might go unnoticed," Billeci said.   "We appreciate the Board of Supervisors taking time to recognize this week as 'Probation, Pretrial and Parole Supervision Officer's Week' and acknowledging the vital role our officers play.  Our success comes when we give juveniles and adults the education, job training and life skills they need to enable them to become more industrious citizens in our community."

Contra Costa County's Probation Department has been honored for its innovative approaches and high degree of success.  Nationally, the week of July 17 - 23, 2016, serves as the official week to recognize the professional achievements of the probation, pretrial and parole supervisors.
July 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 July which impact the residents of District 2:  

Adopted Resolution supporting a Countywide one-half of one percent sales tax to fund transportation improvements in Contra Costa, and approving a transportation expenditure plan and related actions.
Approved implementation of a 5.93% increase in solid waste collection rates charged to residential, commercial, and light industrial customers in the unincorporated areas served by Garaventa Enterprises under the County's Franchise Agreement.
Adopted Resolution supporting complete streets in the County and approving the Complete Streets Policy of Contra Costa County.
Adopted Resolution accepting completion of improvements for a project by Shapell Homes, San Ramon-Dougherty Valley.
Adopted Resolution approving the fourth extension of the Subdivision Improvement Agreement-Right-of-Way Landscaping for a project being developed by Shapell Homes, San Ramon-Dougherty Valley.
Approved/Authorized the Public Works Director to execute a construction contract with Suarez & Munoz for improvements for the Hemme Station Park, 1193 Danville Boulevard, Alamo.
Adopted Resolution authorizing the Sheriff-Coroner to apply for and accept the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services, 2016 Emergency Management Performance Grant to develop and maintain the level of capability to prepare for, mitigate, respond to, and recover from emergencies and disasters.
Approved/Authorized the Employment and Human Services Director to execute a contract with STAND! For Families Free of Violence to provide shelter services for domestic violence victims and their children.
Approved/Authorized the Employment and Human Services Director to execute a contract with Ombudsman Services of Contra Costa County, Inc. to provide long-term care ombudsman services to seniors.
Adopted Resolution approving Contra Costa County to receive and use State of California Emergency Solutions Grant funds to benefit homeless households of the County.
Received the following Civil Grand Jury Reports and forwarded to the County Administrator for response: "Our Children in Need"; "Human Resources Management";
"Foster Care Under AB 403"; "Human Trafficking"; "Where Will We Live?"; "Welfare Fraud Investigation in Contra Costa County."
Accepted a report on the Integrated Energy Assessment being performed by Opterra Energy Services, Inc. for all ConFire District facilities.
Received a Presentation with the White Pony Express of Contra Costa County giving an update on its current status, as recommended by Supervisor Andersen.
Approved the response to Civil Grand Jury Report entitled "Pension Reform - If Not Now, When?"
Approved the response to Civil Grand Jury Report entitled "Caring for the Victims: Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children in Contra Costa County."
Adjourned to the annual Board of Supervisors luncheon with the Judicial Bench
of the Contra Costa County Superior Court.
Adjourned in memory of Larry J. Byers, Contra Costa County Senior Building Inspector.
Adopted Resolution vacating a portion of excess right of way located off La Serena Court, Alamo.
Reappointed Renee Zeimer to the District II Public Sector Seat on the Economic Opportunity Council, as recommended by Supervisor Andersen.
Adopted a "Support" position on AB 2263 (Baker), as amended: Protect Victims and Reproductive Health Care Providers, a bill that prohibits specified entities from publicly posting or displaying on the Internet the home address of a reproductive health care services provider, employee, volunteer, or patient who has requested address non-disclosure.
Approved/Authorized the Interim County Librarian to execute the Sixth Amendment to the Memorandum of Understanding between Contra Costa County, the City of San Ramon and the Contra Costa Community College District for the operation of the Dougherty Station Library located at 17017 Bollinger Canyon Road, San Ramon.
Approved/Authorized the Health Services Director to execute a contract with Discovery Counseling Center of the San Ramon Valley, Inc. to provide alcohol and drug abuse prevention services for high risk youth, families and communities in the San Ramon Valley.
Approved response to Civil Grand Jury Report No. 1610, entitled "Contra Costa County Office of the Public Defender: Who is Entitled to Public Legal Representation?"

To view Board of Supervisors Meeting agendas, click here
Contra Costa County Volunteer Opportunities
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 and the county.

While there are no District 2 specific vacancies available, 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
  • Airport Land Use Commission
  • Alcohol and Other Drugs Advisory Board
  • Countywide Bicycle Advisory Committee
  • County Connection Citizen Advisory Committee
  • Developmental Disabilities Area Board
  • CCC Local Planning Advisory Council for Early Care & Education
  • Advisory Council on Equal Employment Opportunity
  • Fish & Wildlife Committee
  • Contra Costa Council on Homelessness
  • Juvenile Justice Commission/Delinquency Prevention Commission
  • Managed Care Commission
  • Contra Costa Commission for Women
  • Workforce Development Board


To apply for any of these seats, 
click here .