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Supervisor Andersen's Holiday Open House 
December 17th
Please join Supervisor Candace Andersen and her staff for a Holiday Open House from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 17, 2015 at our office located at 309 Diablo Road in Danville.

We will also be gladly accepting any contributions to the Food Bank of Contra Costa County. No family should be without food for the holidays, and with your generous donations, 96 cents of every dollar donated goes directly towards food programs. 

We hope you can stop by for some appetizers, hot cocoa and holiday cheer. RSVP to (925) 957-8860 or email by  clicking here .
Lafayette 37th Annual
Community Thanksgiving Breakfast
Supervisor Andersen visits with Councilmember Don Tatzin and his wife Ellen, and longtime Lafayette residents Ginny and Judy.

Lafayette residents gathered to enjoy their 37th Annual Community Breakfast on November 20th, at Our Saviors Lutheran Church. Boy Scout Troop 200 led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance and Rev. Dr. David Sammons gave an inspiring and thoughtful talk. All shared a delicious breakfast, catered by Dave's Cuisine.
San Ramon Announces Summer Job Opportunities
The City of San Ramon Parks and Community Services Department will begin recruiting for summer jobs in early January, 2016. Opportunities Include:
  • Recreation Leaders I-II-Camps
  • Lifeguards I-IV
  • Senior Lifeguards
  • Assistant/Pool Managers
Lifeguard training classes available;  click here to register. Visit San Ramon website by  clicking here in January, 2016 or call 925-973-2608 for more information. Testing and interviews will take place in March, 2016.
San Ramon Holiday Events
Save the dates for these great events to celebrate the holiday season. Invite family and friends to share in the memories and experience all that San Ramon has to offer during this special time of year.

December 4 - 20 A Christmas Carol, San Ramon Community Theater* 
December 4  Bishop Ranch Tree Lighting
December 5   Bah Humbug 5K Run & Walk* 
Blackhawk Chorus Holiday Concert* 
The History of Candy Canes - Forest Home Farms 
Twas the Night Before Christmas and Special Tour at the Glass House*
December 12-13 Impressions of The Nutcracker, San Ramon Valley Dance Academy*
December 18 Horns for the Holidays, San Ramon Symphonic Band*
December 19-20  Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Bay Area Children's Theatre*
December 20 Holiday Magic, San Ramon Community

*Requires ticket or registration

Visit the online calendar by  clicking here or call 925-973-3200 for more information.
First Driver License with 
Veteran Designation is Issued
Gilbert Ferrey waits at the Concord DMV for his Driver License with a "Veteran" designation on it, the first one to be issued in Contra Costa County.

The Assembly Bill 935 - which allows United States military service members to apply for a California Driver License or ID card with a "Veteran" designation, was signed into law. That's good news for veterans. With the growing population of veterans returning to California, it is important to help make sure they are well-equipped to integrate back into civilian life.  Proof of military service is now literally at the individual's fingertips, which will help ensure that California veterans are receiving all the benefits and services they're rightfully entitled to. To learn more about Assembly Bill 935 click here.
Keeping Your Neighborhood Safe 
This Holiday Season
Ah, Christmas time, when criminals view the holiday season as their time of opportunity.  Cash, credit cards, mail with gift cards, packages left unattended on a doorstep are all so appealing.   
Safety and security are an important concern for many homeowners.  Around the holidays, it can be easy to overlook those concerns due to the increasingly busy schedule many people have between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day.  Unfortunately, putting home security on the back-burner during the holiday season can prove to be a grievous error.

From shopping, to gift delivery, to home protection, there are several important safety practices our local law enforcement recommends:
  • If you display a Christmas tree in a front window do not put gifts where they are visible from the street.
  • Don't advertise that you're away from home - thieves look for clues like outdoor lights burning 24 hours a day, piled up newspapers, mail, or advertising fliers hanging on door knobs. Use an inexpensive light timer when you are away, and either put "on hold" or ask a neighbor or friend to pick up your mail and newspapers.
  • If you go out for the day or evening turn on a radio, television or lights so the house or apartment appears to be occupied.
  • Burglars know to look for the hidden door key near the front entrance. DO NOT hide spare keys under rocks, in flowerpots, under doormats, or above door ledges. Instead, give the spare key to a trusted neighbor. 
  • Lock valuables and packages in the trunk of your car; Mini-van or SUV owners should do their best to keep items left inside the vehicle out of sight.
  • At night, park under streetlights.
  • Look around. Be aware of your surroundings when you are out.
  • Keep track of purses and wallets. Thieves often prey on distracted shoppers in crowded stores or while dining in restaurants.
  • Try to remove mail from the box soon after it is delivered so thieves don't have an opportunity to steal the items inside.
  • Have packages sent to your work address if possible so they are not sitting all day on your porch unattended.
  • Consider purchasing a locking mailbox. These devices protect packages and make it more difficult for thieves to steal mail that may contain personally identifiable information and account numbers.
  • Do not place outgoing mail in your mailbox. Criminals may steal it. Consider dropping your mail at the local post office. 
  • Keep your garage door closed, even in the middle of the day.   This will decrease the chances of a thief stealing items from inside your garage.
  • Don't post holiday travel plans or photos from your fabulous vacation on social media until you get home, as this may alert more than just your friends to your extended absence.
  • Install motion and dawn-to-dusk lighting around your home.
  • Ask a trusted neighbor to watch your house while you are away and arrange for someone to check your residence to ensure there are no problems.  Many local law enforcement agencies provide vacation checks while residents are away; check with your local police agency to arrange. 

Finally, watch out for your neighbors when they're not home. It is important to report any suspicious activities.  Our local police and sheriff deputies would much rather follow up on an incident that turns out to be harmless than respond after a crime has been committed. 

Rossmoor's Golden Rain Foundation 
CEO Warren Salmons Retires
Supervisor Andersen attended the retirement celebration of Warren Salmons on Friday, November 20th. Warren served as Chief Executive Officer of the Golden Rain Foundation at Rossmoor since 2007. 

Warren worked for the Cities of Vallejo, Petaluma, and Dixon for 32 years, initially as a City Planner and for 26 years in City Management. 

Many friends turned out to wish Warren and his wife, Susie, all the best in his retirement.  He will surely be missed. 
Annual Alamo Tree Lighting
Candace is joined by the cheerleaders from Monte Vista High School at the Annual Alamo Tree lighting Ceremony on Sunday, November 22nd.  The annual event, sponsored by the Alamo Community Foundation, was enjoyed by many local residents and  featured food, beverages, music from local schools, arts and crafts, and an appearance from Santa Claus. Donation barrels were also available, accepting food and clothing to benefit Shelter, Inc.
Welcome Home Event

Lilly Del Becarro from Danville and her husband Chris Vaughn, were welcomed home from active duty on November 15.  Both U.S. Navy Petty Officers, Lilly has completed her exemplary service and will return to college and Chris plans to reenlist and continue his great Naval career. 
Visit the San Ramon Valley Unified School District Student Art Exhibition

Supervisor Andersen stands with Village Theater Visual Arts Coordinator Marija Bleier, Danville Mayor Mike Doyle, and SRVUSD Superintendent Mary Shelton at the exhibition opening

Tricia Grame and Gary Leveque organized the SRVUSD Student Exhibition, "From Expressionism to Abstraction: Discovering Creativity Through Critical Thinking", which runs through December 19th at the Village Theater located  at 233 Front Street, in Danville. Don't miss the impressive and exceptional art by the students.
Toy Hall of Fame and a  Few Famous Bears
The Museum of the San Ramon Valley has an enticing Christmas Memories exhibit in place this year.  It features the Toy Hall of Fame, with every toy in the Hall on display from a classic Schwinn bike to the Slinky to an Erector set.  All ages are invited to explore, remember and find all 59 toys, which have been inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame.  This year's inductees are Puppet, the Super Soaker water gun and the Twister game.
Two famous bears will also be on display. The cuddly stuffed Teddy Bear was first created in 1902. It was named after President Teddy Roosevelt because the President had spared a bear on one of his famous hunting trips.
Winnie the Pooh is famous as well. The original "Winnie" baby bear grew up in the London Zoo where children were allowed to play with her. At the museum  there is a charming Bear Picnic in which the original stuffed Winnie has invited bears of all sorts, colors and nationalities for tea. 
In the Museum Waiting Room, original Pooh books and animals are displayed, courtesy of a collection from Alice Reynolds, longtime Montair elementary school teacher. Visitors of all ages can view and read books about Winnie the Pooh and her friends. A 2014 book is especially interesting, entitled "Finding Winnie: the True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear". It tells the story of the original baby bear rescued in Winnipeg, Canada and the little boy, Christopher Robin Milne, who doted on the bear. Black and white pictures of the real Winnie and the real Christopher appear in this book. 
Bring the whole family to this exhibit. There are several model trains to see, toys all over, unique gifs in the shop (including local history books), and a display of the original Father Christmas outfit worn by Carmine DeVivi to light the Old Danville Oak Tree.  
The Museum of the San Ramon Valley is located at 205 Railroad Avenue in Danvillle and is open 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Saturday and 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Sunday.  To visit their website  click here.
Start Smart Driving
At the November 4 Start Smart class, Supervisor Andersen gave the introductory remarks at Monte Vista High School

"Start Smart" is a FREE two-hour high energy and extremely impactful driver safety education class given by the California Highway Patrol to new and future teenage drivers and their parents/legal guardians. During the event, CHP officers discuss collision factors associated with teen drivers, collision avoidance techniques, and driver/parent responsibilities.  To learn more about Start Smart  click here .
Marine Corps Birthday Celebration

Supervisor Andersen is joined by Guest Speaker and Purple Heart Medal recipient Commandant Jim Townsend, and Lance Corporal Chris Lambert.

The Marine Corps celebrated its 240th birthday on Sunday, November 8th, with a luncheon at the Hilton in Concord. This annual event is honored around the world by all Marines and Marine Veterans to reflect on the Corps past history, traditions, and future efforts.
County Discovers Tax Overpayment for 64 Properties Board of Supervisors Authorizes Refund Process
An internal review by Contra Costa County has determined that 64 individual properties in the Alamo and Walnut Creek areas were incorrectly presumed to be located within an area subject to a special public protection tax.  The end result was that $113,000 was mistakenly collected over the course of a dozen years, and work is underway to refund the money.  The Board of Supervisors today approved a plan to notify those residents, and make good on the overpayment. 

Contra Costa County is issuing letters to the current property owners with specific instructions on how to obtain a refund.  Property owners may be eligible to claim a refund for up to $3,895, and the County will work with both current and former owners in cases where the property changed hands. 
"The County's protocols for reviewing special collections such as this one worked as they should," said Supervisor Candace Andersen, whose district includes the affected parcels.  "I'm pleased that once we discovered the error, we began working to make it right."

The properties include two on Cross Road in Alamo, 57 in the Alamo Springs subdivision, and five in the Saranap area of Walnut Creek.  While current owners will be receiving letters directly, if you think you might be impacted, you can find out more by clicking here

The parcel tax was levied as part of a County Service Area formed to provide extended police protection services in areas served by County Sheriff patrols.

Contra Costa Kicks off County Cares Holiday Food Fight

Donate to the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano in the 2015 "County Cares Holiday Food Fight."  This year's theme is "Give Peas a Chance". This is the 12th anniversary of the challenge between Contra Costa and Solano counties. The Food Fight benefits the Food Bank in several ways.  This drive has raised over one million dollars in the past 11 years, and provides the Food Bank more than $120,000 each year to help families in need. But this drive is as important in the sense of community it brings. It is a significant act when people work together to make a difference in the lives of those in need.
Please join this Food Fight by mailing or dropping off a check made out to "The Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano" at our Danville office, located at 309 Diablo Road. You can also donate online by  clicking here. Be sure to note "Board of Supervisors, District 2, Candace Andersen" as the department designee.        
Contra Costa ARC is Honored at its 
50th Anniversary
The Board of Supervisors honored the Contra Costa ARC upon their 50th Anniversary at the November 3 Board meeting

The Contra Costa Advocacy Respect and Commitment program was founded in 1965 by the parents of young children with developmental disabilities to promote their life-long well-being and to foster the development of programs on their behalf.  Contra Costa ARC has fulfilled the vision of its founding parents by developing a wide array of high quality programs and services for children, teenagers and adults throughout Contra Costa County and has provided early intervention services to over 3,000 children providing them with the skills to succeed as they transition to school and later life. 

In 2005, at the request of this Board of Supervisors, Contra Costa ARC accepted responsibility for operation of the George Miller Centers in Richmond and Concord which had previously been operated directly by the County since 1968 - thus saving the services of over 400 individuals and their families.  2015 marks the completion of the first 10 years of Contra Costa ARC's successful operation of the George Miller Centers.  By successfully operating the George Miller Centers, in partnership with the Board of Supervisors, the value of a strong working partnership between the County and its local non-profit organizations has been fulfilled.

The Board of Supervisors of Contra Costa County is thankful of Contra Costa ARC for its depth and breadth of service, and for its partnership in helping thousands of Contra Costa Country residents live safe, healthy, enriching and engaged lives.  To learn more about the Contra Costa ARC click here
Honoring Vets in Alamo, Danville  and 
San Ramon with  Wreaths Across America
San Ramon Valley Republican Women Federated (SRVRWF) is sponsoring the Wreaths Across America project at the Alamo Cemetery on El Portal in Danville.  On Saturday, December 12th at noon, the community is invited to join in to place holiday wreaths on the graves of all veterans buried in the Alamo Cemetery.  This year with the help of partner organizations Alamo Women's Club, Alamo Rotary Club, Alamo Municipal Advisory Council, Danville Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors, Rossmoor Republicans, San Ramon Valley Historical Society, Mt. Diablo Chapter DAR, and veterans organizations in Danville,  100% of wreaths to be placed on 105 Veterans graves at the Alamo Cemetery are fully sponsored.  The funding was completed in 45 days.
Linda King, President of San Ramon Valley Republican Women Federated said, "Our organization is participating in this endeavor as one of our "Caring for America" projects. We invite all local residents to join us in this event honoring our fallen heroes. If you cannot be there, please take a moment at noon on December 12th to remember those who have sacrificed so much so that we can be free."
If you know of any veteran buried in the Alamo Cemetery or would like to contribute to the success of this event, please contact Claudia Nemir at  925-939-1566 or email her by  clicking here .
PACE Providers for Unincorporated Contra Costa County  to be Approved  in Coming Months
The Board of Supervisors authorized implementation on November 17th of the California HERO Property Assessed Clean Energy Financing (PACE) program in the unincorporated area of the County. The HERO program financing will be available to residents in February of 2016. California First Financing will also be available sometime in 2016. 

Until then, residents can get information on the HERO website but will not be able to apply until February. Information about the County's program can be found by clicking here
San Ramon Community Library Update
The San Ramon Community Center Library (opened to serve  the public during the closure of the main San Ramon Library during its expansion and remodel) will be closed December 24th through January 3rd. As the Library is only accessibly through the Community Center, and the Community Center will be closed those days, so will the library.  This is a bit different than the rest of our libraries; all other libraries in district 2 will be closed for the holidays on 12/24, 12/25, and 1/1. The Dougherty Station Library will also be open with regular hours, except for the closure days listed above for all County libraries. For more information about San Ramon Community Center Library, click here; and for the Dougherty Station Library, click here
Veterans of Contra Costa County Honored
At a special Veterans Day program at the November 10th Board of Supervisors meeting, v eterans who had served with honor, courage and commitment in World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm, Iraq, Afghanistan and other military actions protecting our freedoms, were recognized. Our veterans include generations of citizens who have sacrificed so much for our County and have returned home from their military service and have become active and responsible citizens in their communities.

November 11th was set aside as a day to mark the end of World War I and now to recognize  the brave men and women who have served in our Armed Forces of all Wars.  To learn what services the Contra Costa Veterans Service office provides,  click here .
Richard O'Connor, Veteran and Musician Honored by Board of Supervisors
The Board of Supervisors recognized Veteran Richard O'Connor at their November 10 Board meeting

Richard inherited his talent and developed his love of music from his father.   Richard continued to play the guitar after joining the Marine Corps in August of 1966 where music sustained both him and his troop, through both good times and bad.

Richard was wounded in Vietnam and received three Purple Heart Medals and spent over five months recovering at Oak Knoll Hospital in Oakland after being wounded for a third time. He was honorably discharged from the Marine Corps as a Corporal on August 16 th , 1968.  He has played for wounded troops coming home to Travis Air Force Base, the same place he once came home wounded in 1968.
Veterans who served with Richard have contacted him, thanking him for his music and for bringing them a sense of home while they were fighting in Vietnam.  Richard has been playing guitar and singing at many Veteran's events, including the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisor's Annual Veteran's Day Ceremony since 2009. 
Contra Costa Community College District Board Recognizes Sentinels of Freedom and Sponsors of Student Veterans Campus Resource Centers 

Supervisor Andersen presented a Board of Supervisors proclamation on November 11th to the Sentinels of Freedom as  the Contra Costa Community College District Governing Board honored the organization and sponsors PG&E, Lennar Urban, Dahlin Group, Engeo, Anvil Builders and HomeAid for partnering with the District to establish Veterans' Resource Centers at Contra Costa College, Diablo Valley College, and Los Medanos College. The Resource Centers will provide a safe space for veterans to support one another as they transition from military service to civilian life into higher education and their career goals.
Moraga Honors Veterans

Candace stands with Assemblywoman Catharine Baker, Veterans and leaders of Moraga at the November 11 Veterans Day ceremony. This was one of the many moving Veterans Day remembrances being recognized in the County. Veterans, Blue Star Moms, and Gold Star moms were thanked for their  service. (Left to right - Mayor Roger Wykle, John Haffner, Assemblywoman Catharine Baker, Candace, Councilman Phil Arth, Dick Macy, Councilwoman Teresa Onoda, Councilman Dave Trotter, Councilman Mike Metcalf)
Tri Valley Kannada Sangha Rajyotsava
Supervisor Andersen was a special guest at the Tri Valley Kannada Sangha (TVKS) Rajyotsava Celebration on November 7th at Gale Ranch Middle School in San Ramon. She was honored with declaring the village contest open and enjoyed skits and music performed to showcase the village scenes. TVKS is a Socio Cultural organization formed by the people of Karnataka origin residing in Northern California's East Bay. For more information about TVKS or to become a member, click here
Candace Welcomes New 
Animal Services Director

Supervisor Andersen welcomed new Contra Costa 
Animal Services Director, Beth Ward

Beth's position as the Contra Costa Director of Animal Services became effective November 2, 2015. A resident of Brentwood, Ms. Ward most recently served as the Vice President, Community Alliances, for the Humane Society of Silicon Valley after holding posts as the Chief Operating Officer, Vice President of Animal and Customer Care and the Director of Animal Care. She brings with her 28 years of animal shelter and veterinary hospital experience, a high level of energy and passion for animal services, and a strong desire to work with our Contra Costa cities and the community to renew the County's efforts to provide adoptive homes for shelter animals and continue to deliver quality services.  The Supervisor is happy to welcome Beth to the County.
Walnut Creek Honors Veterans on November 11

Supervisor Andersen, Supervisor Mitchoff, Walnut Creek Council Members Cindy Silva and Justin Wedel, honor Veterans and all men and women who have served, or are currently serving our Country, at the Lesher Center in Walnut Creek on November 11th.
Bishop Ranch Tree Lighting Celebration
Sunset Development will kick off the holiday season with its annual Bishop Ranch Tree Lighting Ceremony and Holiday Event on Friday, December 4th, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. This free event takes place at Bishop Ranch One (6111 Bollinger Canyon Road), San Ramon. The event will feature numerous family activities, including: spectacular lighting of a 70-foot White Fir tree at 6:30 p.m., photo opportunities with Santa Claus, live reindeer and a petting zoo, a snow play area for kids ages 12 and under and live music, dance, and theater entertainment on two stages plus more.  If you have questions, give Bishop Ranch Community & Outreach a jingle at (925) 543-0100.  
Emergency Workers Recognized
At the November 10th Board of Supervisors meeting, the Emergency Workers involved in the Disaster Medical Mutual Aid response during the Valley Fire and aftermath from September 14 to October 5, 2015 were honored. 

The Valley Fire was one of the most destructive wildfires in California history, burning over 76,000 acres, destroying 2,953 residential structures and requiring rapid evacuation of over 11 communities in Lake, Napa and Sonoma Counties. 
The Contra Costa Emergency Medical Services MHOAC arranged for coordinated deployment of medical mutual aid as part of a Regional Medical Health Disaster response.  T his disaster response was the largest activation of the Contra Costa MRC Corps since the MRC was created in 2009.

The Supervisors are proud to recognize all individuals and volunteers who participated in providing medical mutual aid during the Valley Fire and recognize their capability to rapidly deploy medical services for disaster victims. 
11th Annual Holiday Home Tour

Join the Danville-Alamo-Walnut Creek Branch of American Association of University Women (AAUW) for their 11th Annual Holiday Home Tour taking place on  Friday and Saturday, December 11 and 12, 2015.
Bring your friends and join in on this fabulous Holiday Home Tour. Five beautiful homes will be festively decorated in Danville and San Ramon.
Tickets are $35 each. A senior discount of $5 will be offered through Saturday, December 5th.  To purchase online  click here To purchase via US Mail: Send a check postmarked by December 5th payable to Danville- Alamo-Walnut Creek AAUW with a self-addressed stamped #10 business size envelope to: AAUW Holiday Home Tour, P.O. Box 996, Alamo, CA 94507.  To purchase in person: Visit East Bay Flower Company, 206 Sycamore Valley Road W. Monday through Saturday, 9-5. (cash or check only).
Your ticket purchase will help send 12 middle school girls in the Danville, Alamo and Walnut Creek communities to a one-week Tech Trek math-science camp for girls in a university setting and help fund local women receive their college education.  Please, no children under 12 or pets. Tour tickets are not tax deductible.  Questions?  Click here  to e-mail.
I nterested in Participating in Government?
Supervisor Andersen is Seeking Volunteers for
 County Advisory Boards
If you are looking for an opportunity to share  your time and talents or are looking for a way  to participate in County Government, here is a  list of available County volunteer opportunities:

District 2 vacancies available:
  • In-Home Support Services Public Authority Advisory Committee click here
  • Iron Horse Corridor Management Program 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 At Large Seats  available:
Aging, Advisory Council on
Agricultural Task Force Committee
Airport Land Use Commission
Alcohol and Other Drugs Advisory Board
Arts and Culture Commission
Bicycle Committee, Countywide
Developmental Disabilities Area Board
Early Care & Education, CCC Local Planning Advisory
East Bay Regional Park District  Advisory Committee
Economic Opportunity Council
Equal Employment Opportunity, Advisory Council on
Homelessness Advisory Board
Managed Care Commission
Women, Contra Costa Commission for
Workforce Development Board

To apply for any of these seats, click here.
November 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 November which impact the residents of District 2:   
Introduced Ordinance amending the 2013 California Green Building Standards Code to establish electric vehicle parking and charging station standards, and fixed 12/8/15 at 9am, for a public hearing to consider adopting the ordinance.
Accepted an update from Department of Conservation and Development staff on the status of the draft Community-wide Climate Action Plan.
Accepted report from the Planning Integration Team for Community Health (PITCH) on accomplishments since the previous PITCH report in May 2013, Discussed future health-related land use and transportation planning activities in the County.
Authorized the Health Services Director to direct Contra Costa Health Plan to issue enrollment cards to participants of the Contra Costa CARES Program, which will provide primary health care services to adults not covered by the Affordable Care Act, and appropriating $500,000 from the County General Fund for community clinic services.
Recognized Warren Salmons upon the occasion of his retirement from the Golden Rain Foundation, as recommended by Supervisor Andersen.
Honored the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, landmark Civil Rights legislation.
Launched the 2015 "Contra Costa County Cares" Holiday Food Fight.
Proclaimed November 4, 2015 as the Contra Costa County Shelter-in-Place Education Day.
Honored Contra Costa ARC on its 50th anniversary of dedicated, committed, and compassionate service to people with disabilities and their families.
Honored the East Bay Leadership Council's Philanthropy Awards honorees, as recommended by Supervisor Andersen.

Appointed Julia Miner to the District II seat on the Family and Children's Trust Committee, as recommended by Supervisor Andersen.
Appointed Luke Ham to the Alternate 2 seat on the Alamo Police Services Advisory Committee, as recommended by Supervisor Andersen.
Appointed Mark Cordone to the 2nd Alternate seat of the County Service Area P-5 Citizens Advisory Committee, as recommended by Supervisor Andersen.
Approved/Authorized a contract with the City of Walnut Creek, to pay the County for continuation of the operation of the Adult Interim Housing Program.
Accepted report and findings of the working group convened by the County Administrator to study deputy sheriff recruitment and retention.
Approved/Authorized closure of a portion of Jackson Way and the north bound lanes of Danville Boulevard between Orchard Lane and Jackson Way, on November 22, 2015, from 4:30pm through 6:30pm, for the purpose of the Annual Alamo Tree Lighting Ceremony, Alamo.
Approved/Authorized a payment from County Service Area R-7A, made payable to the Community Foundation of Alamo for the holiday lights at Andrew H. Young Park, Alamo.
Honored Contra Costa County Veterans.
Recognized all those involved in the Disaster Medical Mutual Aid response during the Valley Fire and aftermath.
Recognized Richard O'Connor for his dedicated service to both the United States Marine Corps and to all those he serves and supports through various Veterans events, as recommended by Supervisor Andersen.
Recognized Sentinels of Freedom, as recommended by Supervisor Andersen.
Recognized the California Association of County Veterans Service Officers for 70 years of service to California's veterans and their families.
Heard a presentation on Contra Costa County participation in the October 28, 2015 White House Convening on Data Driven Justice.
Recognized Russell Watts, Contra Costa County Treasurer-Tax Collector, for his service during 2015/2016 as the President of the California Association of County Treasurer-Tax Collectors.
Heard a presentation regarding the 2015 Contra Costa County Combined Charities Campaign.
Recognized November as National Family Caregivers Month, as recommended by Supervisor Andersen.
Joined the California HERO Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing joint powers authority and Considered authorizing an Operating Agreement with the Western Riverside Council of Governments to operate a PACE financing program within the unincorporated area of the County.
Approved/Authorized the Health Services Director, and the Chief of the Contra Costa Fire Protection District, to enter into a contract for the provision of advanced life support emergency ambulance services by the District within Exclusive Operating Areas I, II and V; and approval of related actions, including contracts between the District and American Medical Response West ("AMR") and Advanced Data Processing ("ADP")
Approved the Parcel Map and Subdivision Agreement for a project being developed by Maurice Storch, Alamo.
Passed a resolution recognizing Mike Doyle of the Danville Town Council, as recommended by Supervisor Andersen.
Approved Appropriation and Revenue Adjustment authorizing new revenue in the Sheriff's Office from the U.S. Department of Justice, 2014 DNA Backlog Reduction Program Grant and appropriating it for the continued funding of personnel and equipment in the Forensic Services Division.
Approved Appropriations and Revenue Adjustment authorizing new revenue in Probation Programs and appropriating it to fund the Proud Parenting Program, a collaboration between the County Probation Department and STAND! For Families Free of Violence.
Accepted the follow-up report from the Fleet Services Manager on efforts to "green" the County Fleet, Approved recommendations on modifying the County's Vehicle and Equipment Acquisition and Replacement Policy, and Clean Air Vehicle Policy and Goals, and Directed the Public Works Director to report back to the Internal Operations Committee in six months on the status of "greening" the fleet.