News from Around the District - February, 2019
Supervisor Andersen Sworn-in as Vice Chair of the Board of Supervisors
At their January 15th board meeting, the Board of Supervisors elected Supervisor John Gioia as Chair and Supervisor Candace Andersen as Vice-chair for 2019. The Supervisors thanked Karen Mitchoff for her role as Chair in 2018. Before handing over the gavel, Supervisor Mitchoff spoke of the achievements and ongoing issues for 2019.

At right, Superior Court Judge Joni Hiramoto delivers the oath of office to Supervisors Andersen and Gioia during the meeting in Martinez.


Board of Supervisors Reorganization Luncheon
At the annual Board of Supervisors luncheon, following the reorganization meeting in Martinez, Chair Gioia presented each Supervisor with a donation to a charity they are passionate about. On behalf of Supervisor Andersen, Chair Gioia donated $100 to the Early Childhood Mental Health Program.

Pictured at left are Jeffrey Sloane, Executive Director of Early Childhood Mental Health, Supervisor Andersen and Supervisor Gioia.

Supervisor Gioia also announced that as Chair this year, he will focus on children's issues.

The luncheon was held at the Craneway Pavilion in Richmond, part of the Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park.
Hemme Station Park Remains Safe for All Users
A report issued last week by NCE, Environmental and Engineering Services confirms that there is no reason for concern for park goers at the beautiful Hemme Station Park along the Iron Horse Trail in Alamo.  Read Report Here.

Recently, what appears to be underground storage tanks were found outside the Hemme Station Park (with one possibly extending 2 feet under the park fence) along Danville Boulevard. This was the site of the Shady Way Inn, in the 1930’s through 1960’s, and gasoline was sold and dispensed along the highway.  

The engineering company has not yet determined if the underground tanks are empty, but noted that there was no visual or olfactory evidence of petroleum hydrocarbons within the soil. A tree outside the park is going to be removed so that they can better examine the second object that appears to also be a storage tank. The tree will be replaced after the work is finished.

State law allows for either the abandonment (if properly sealed) or the removal of underground storage tanks. It appears that when the Shady Way Inn discontinued business, and the property became a residential lot, they opted for abandonment. Once the tree is removed and further examination of these tanks takes place, our County Hazardous Materials Division will decide whether to keep the tanks in place or to remove them.

During the park construction two years ago, concerned Alamo residents first raised the issue of park contamination. ENGEO Engineering was hired to do an extensive study of the entire park area and determined it was safe, finding only a slightly elevated level of lead along Danville Boulevard. Their opinion was that the slightly higher level of lead was caused by the exhaust of vehicles over the years driving by with leaded fuel. To mitigate for this the County removed this contaminated soil and replaced it with clean dirt.  

Given the mitigation that already took place before the park opened, and that there are no obvious signs of any contamination near these tanks, and the fact that the park structures, picnic areas, and playground equipment are not in the vicinity of these recently discovered tanks, it is the opinion of our Public Works staff and the NCE that there is NO danger to park users. We will continue to keep the community updated as additional information becomes available.  
RX Drop Boxes Let Contra Costa Residents Safely Dispose of Unwanted Medicine at CVS Pharmacy Locations 
For several years Contra Costa residents have been able to safely dispose of their unwanted prescription medicines at Police Stations, but now they can also take them to 27 CVS Pharmacy locations in the County thanks to new, secure drop boxes added through the County’s Safe Drug Disposal Ordinance. 

The ordinance, passed in 2016, requires pharmaceutical drug manufacturers to provide collection services for unused drugs, to protect the environment and prevent accidental poisonings or intentional misuse of drugs such as prescription opioids.  

The drop-box service is free, secure and confidential. The medications can be disposed of at the sites even if they weren’t purchased at CVS. Most medications are accepted in their original containers or in sealed bags. Drugs and packaging placed in drop boxes will be safely destroyed. In addition to CVS Pharmacy locations, 10 Kaiser facilities in Contra Costa also have the drop boxes.  

Visit cchealth.org/safe-drug-disposal for more information about the ordinance and a link to a searchable database of Contra Costa locations with drop boxes. 
Board of Supervisors Annual Retreat
The Board of Supervisors held their yearly retreat at Pinole City Hall on Tuesday, January 29th.

At the meeting, the County budget and key issues were discussed. Budget drivers and challenges for 2019 and beyond were also laid out. Achievements from the past year were highlighted, as were a number of topics including infrastructure projects, property tax, general fund, labor contracts, county unemployment rate, retirements, and many other issues of concern.

The Supervisors listened to a presentation, "The Economic Outlook: Focus on the Contra Costa Economy", prepared by Beacon Economics and delivered by Dr. Chris Thornberg. To see the presentation slides, click here.
Supervisor Andersen Holds Alamo Town Hall Meeting
Supervisor Andersen held a Town Hall meeting in Alamo on Saturday, January 19th at Alamo Elementary School.

Candace spent the first half of the meeting discussing current and upcoming issues in Alamo, including Downtown Roundabout, Public Safety, recent Alamo Park improvements, and traffic safety, especially around our schools. The other half was spent responding to questions from the audience.
Contra Costa Board of Supervisors Celebrates the 41st Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration and Humanitarian of the Year Awards
In 2019, fifty one years have passed since the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. That sobering reminder served as a backdrop to Contra Costa County’s 41st Annual Commemoration of Dr. King’s life and legacy, held on January 22nd in Martinez. The theme of the event was “The Dream Starts with Me.” The celebration featured keynote speaker, Sheryl Lane, executive director of Building Blocks for Kids, a nonprofit organization in Richmond, CA. With parents who grew up in the segregated South and moved to California for greater opportunity, Ms. Lane shared her perspectives on Dr. King’s legacy.

Countywide recognition was given to the Adult Humanitarian of the Year, Reverend Donnell Jones, of Richmond, CA, pictured above, and the Student Humanitarian of the Year, Yassna Ahmadi, a senior at Pinole Valley High School, pictured below. Their stories of leadership, advocacy, and service have impacted Contra Costa County, its residents and communities, and reflect the spirit of Dr. King’s work and achievements.

Reverend Jones was chosen for his leadership and service to the community spanning 27 years. Reverend Jones advocates for peace, justice and violence prevention. He is the Pastor of New Direction Ministries and the owner of New Soul Cafe in Richmond. He has served as a Community Organizer and Interim Director of Contra Costa Interfaith Supporting Community Organization. He currently works with the Richmond Police Department, collaborating with such entities as Crime Prevention, Immigration, Department of Education, Economic Development, NAACP and Pastoral Alliances.
Yassna Ahmadi is a senior at Pinole Valley High School. She was chosen for her passionate leadership and the impact she has already made during her high school career. Yassna is an honors student and President of the Student Body, she is the lead writer for her school newspaper and has written over a dozen articles on topics addressing real world concerns from immigration to LGBTQ issues to women's rights. She organized and spoke at the school's Parkland memorial ceremony.

She is an activist who has a great sense of respect toward her peers and adults. She serves as an advocate and spokesperson for causes that support the disadvantaged and disempowered. Her dedication to others embodies the spirit and legacy of dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Supervisor Andersen Participated in Community
Martin Luther King Day Events
On Monday, January 21st Supervisor Andersen attended and participated in Martin Luther King Day events throughout her district. She made welcoming remarks at a Walnut Creek Event held at noon at the Walnut Creek Presbyterian Church and sponsored by the Social Justice Alliance of the Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County and the Mount Diablo Peace & Justice Center. At 4:00 p.m. another event was held at the San Ramon Valley Methodist Church, a celebration of Martin Luther King’s hopes for children and youth. 

Supervisor Andersen is seated above with David and Carol Christensen, and Linda Reeve at the San Ramon Valley Methodist Church MLK Celebration.
District Attorney's Office Accepting Applications for
Summer Intern Program
The Contra Costa District Attorney’s Office is now accepting applications for the College and High School Senior Student Summer Intern Program. Interns will be assigned to units within the office and will learn about the criminal justice system. Previous intern field trips included tours of San Quentin, the Contra Costa County Crime Lab and U.S. Coast Guard Facility in San Francisco.  
 
High School Students must be entering their senior year in the Fall of 2019 to qualify. Those interested should submit a resume and cover letter to Deputy District Attorney Dominique Yancey at dyancey@contracostada.org by March 15th.
"The Sixties at Fifty" Exhibit Now Showing at
Museum of the San Ramon Valley
The Museum of the San Ramon Valley has opened its 2019 season with an exhibit that chronicles the 1960’s in the San Ramon Valley.

The 1960s brought us the war in Vietnam. It also brought us JFK, LBJ, landing on the moon and much more. Issues such as civil rights, the environment, worker’s rights, and women's rights were beginning to move to the forefront of American’s minds. The San Ramon Valley was not immune to these changes. See how these and other events affected the Valley.

This once quiet idyllic farming community saw its population grow from 12,800 in 1960 to 28,000 in 1970. The Meese Ranch which we now know as Greenbrook became the first Planned Unit Development or PUD. This growth impacted schools in the valley. It drove the creation of the San Ramon Valley Unified School district, a tumultuous undertaking for the valley. John Baldwin School would open during this period. The migration from farming to suburbia was well underway.

Transportation was changing as old Highway 21 was to be replaced by 680, a new freeway connecting the valley with the greater bay area. The San Ramon Valley would never be the same. Landing on the Moon, bell bottoms, leisure suits, the Summer of Love, and much more are all part of The Sixties at Fifty.

Come and learn about these and many other events that helped shape what the San Ramon Valley is today.

The Museum of the San Ramon Valley is located at 205 Railroad Avenue in Danville.
Their hours are Tuesday - Friday 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and Sunday 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.. For more information, call (925) 683 3750 or visit their website at museumsrv.org.
Danville Area Chamber of Commerce Annual
Board Installation and Crab Feed
Supervisor Andersen and Elaine Betts, Poet Laureate for the Town of Danville joined other community members at the Danville Area Chamber of Commerce Business Kick-Off and Board Installation on January 24th at the Danville Community Center. Elaine recited her lovely poem “The Heart of Danville,” which had first been presented at the Town’s Annual Award and Installation Event in December.
Lafayette Age-Friendly Community Kickoff Event
The City of Lafayette Senior Services Commission will hold its AARP/World Health Organization Age-Friendly Community Initiative Kickoff from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 20th at the Lafayette Library & Learning Center, Don Tatzin Community Hall. 

The AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities is an affiliate of the World Health Organization's Age-Friendly Cities and Communities program. As many of us know, with the population aging and people staying healthy and active longer, communities such as Lafayette must adapt to these changes. Well-designed, livable communities promote health, sustain economic growth, and make for happier, healthier residents of all ages.

The Eight Domains of Livability that form the backbone of the initiative are Outdoor Spaces and Buildings, Transportation, Housing, Social Participation, Respect and Social Inclusion, Civic Participation and Employment, Communication and Information, and Community and Health Services. Each of these domains will be discussed at the meeting and focus groups for each will be held at a later date.

Come learn more about the Age-Friendly Initiative and contribute by sharing your answers to these initial questions:

• What do you love about Lafayette?
• What are our current age-friendly needs?
• What age-friendly needs do you foresee for the future?

There will be refreshments and door prizes. Reserve your spot by registering at www.Lovelafayette.org/Age-Friendly or by calling 925-284-5050.
Supervisor Andersen and Staff Attend Women's March in Walnut Creek
Supervisor Andersen, Chief of Staff Gayle Israel, center, and Staff Member Jill Ray, left, attended the Women's March in Walnut Creek on Saturday, January 19th.

Hundreds of women and men joined the non-partisan event in support of equality and compassion for everyone. Supervisor Andersen continues to be an advocate for the many women in our county facing serious issues including Domestic Violence, Human Trafficking, Homelessness, and access to healthcare.

Photo by Mike Burkholder, East County Today.
First 5 Trauma Informed Fellowship Graduation Ceremony
First 5 Contra Costa recognized and honored the organizations and the Fellows they supported in the Trauma Informed Training of Trainers Program.

Over the past year, a group of 14 representatives from ten local health, education and social services agencies participated in an intensive series of trainings on early childhood trauma so that they can then introduce and develop trauma-informed practices in their agencies.

The commitment these fellows and their agencies have shown towards supporting children and families experiencing trauma is impressive.

Pictured above, Supervisor Andersen's staff member Lauri Byers with Sean Casey, Executive Director of First 5, Kathryn Burroughs from Contra Costa Alliance to End Abuse, Camilla Rand, Director of Contra Costa EHSD/CSB, John Jones, Executive Director of CocoKids, and representatives from the ten agencies being honored.

Contra Costa County Libraries Clear All Outstanding Fines
As part of the Contra Costa County Library’s continued efforts to improve access, balances on all library accounts have been cleared. This move goes hand-in-hand with the elimination of fines announced last month. As of January 1, 2019, all library cards are returned to good standing and patrons who may have been staying away from the library can come back and enjoy all the services the library has to offer. With accounts now cleared, the Library hopes to see patrons returning all the overdue items they were afraid to return due to fines. 

No matter how old, or why it was late, you are welcome to bring it back, no questions asked. Library staff will evaluate all returned items for relevance, condition and popularity so that materials may be reintroduced to the collection.
 
Patrons previously blocked from library services will once again be able to check out books, magazines and DVDs and use all the online services available through ccclib.org. Moving forward, the Library will no longer charge daily overdue fines on library materials. Checkout periods will remain the same and charges for lost or damaged books or materials will still apply. 

The elimination of fines and clearing of all accounts helps to meet the Library’s goal of removing barriers to access and making it easy, equitable and enjoyable for everyone. 
These new policies introduce an ongoing amnesty, which allows everyone regardless of age, location or ability to pay, the opportunity to have continued access to the library.

For more information on the elimination of fines including Frequently Asked Questions, please visit ccclib.org
Moraga Rotary Named “Outstanding Club” in
the Northern California District
The Rotary Club of Moraga was recognized as the “The Outstanding Club of the Year” at the Rotary District 5160 awards dinner held recently in Woodland, Yolo County. This District consists of 72 individual Rotary Clubs ranging from Berkeley and San Ramon in the south to Weed near the Oregon border, with four clubs in Lamorinda. This award has been given annually to the Outstanding Club since 1994, when it was created by Cliff Dochterman while he was serving as Worldwide President of Rotary International, and has been passed along each year to the winning Club. This award honors the recent achievements of Moraga Rotary under Club Presidents Kevin Reneau, Dianne Wilson, and Ron Mucovich.  

One factor contributing to Moraga Rotary winning this award was the successful fundraising, design, and completion of the All-Access Playground at the Moraga Commons, which achieved wide community support and is regarded as the largest privately funded gift to the Town of Moraga. Donations in excess of $350,000 were received from more than 200 foundations, companies, individuals, and other organizations, including several service clubs and grants from The Rotary Foundation.  The project has brought many segments of the local citizenry to work together, and the Playground has been overwhelmingly accepted by children and parents.  

The creative playground equipment enables special needs youngsters the opportunity to play with other children, and it serves children from many Bay Area communities. A 2/3-page article titled “A Place Where Everyone Can Play” appeared in the June 2018 Rotarian Magazine, which exposed the Playground project achievement to its 800,000 circulation in English-speaking countries around the world.

The current major international project of Moraga Rotary is building a critically needed children’s home in Sierra Leone, Africa, for children orphaned due to the outbreaks of Ebola. Each speaker at Moraga Rotary last year was presented a backpack to be given to an orphaned child in Sierra Leone to enable them to attend school. Moraga Rotary has raised about $200,000 for the project, much of which came from local community groups and individuals. The kitchen to serve the orphanage has already been constructed.

Moraga Rotary has served the community for more than 50 years through sponsorship of 14 Odyssey of the Mind teams, scholarships awards to Campolindo High School and St. Mary’s students, exchange students, sponsoring Interact and Rotaract Clubs at Campolindo & St. Mary’s College, donations to Moraga Education Foundation, and Field Day for 3rd, 4th and 5th graders. The Club also helps or donates to Monument Crisis Center, Food Bank of Contra Costa & Solano, RotaCare Free Clinic, books for the library at Juvenile Hall, assistance to fire and flood disasters, and many other community and international service activities.

Rotary Club of Moraga is a local service club within Rotary International, one of about 33,000 Rotary Clubs in about 200 countries. Regular meetings are held on most Tuesdays at the Moraga Country Club. For further information, please call Debbie Koo at (925) 376-9137, or check out moragarotary.org .

County Offers Valentine's Day "Destination Wedding" Venue
Consumer Scam Alert: Fake Social Security Administration Callers Targeting Individuals
The Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office issued a consumer protection scam alert to notify residents of fraudulent phone calls from callers pretending to be from the Social Security Administration. These scammers are claiming you need to pay a fee to unlock your Social Security number as a result of criminal activity. The callers are specifically asking for the individual to confirm their Social Security number.

Recently, the Federal Trade Commission confirmed an increase activity of these scammers. These telephone scams are attempting to collect personal information from unsuspecting residents.

Please remember the following:

The Social Security Administration will never call and ask for your Social Security number.
You will never be asked to pay anything over the phone by an authorized member of the Social Security Administration.

Do not give out your Social Security number or the last four digits to anyone contacting you.

If anyone asks you to pay them with a gift card, cash or a wire transfer, this is evidence of a scam.

When residents give out their personal information, the scammers will use this information to commit identity theft.

To report this fraudulent activity please contact the Social Security Administration at 1-(800)772-1213. To file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission please visit their website https://www.ftc.gov.
CompostSMART Accepting Applications for Advanced Training Program
Office of District Attorney Invites the Public to Learn About
The Criminal Justice System
East Bay Leadership Council East Bay USA Event
On Thursday, January 31st, Supervisor Andersen attended the annual East Bay USA dinner event at the Concord Hilton. The event kicked off a year packed with opportunities for Contra Costa County.

The keynote speaker at this year's event was East Bay native and best selling author Nicolle Wallace. Nicolle has also worked as a political analyst for MSNBC, as a top strategist for the GOP, and as former Special Assistant to the President and Director of Communications at the White House under President George W. Bush.
Register for the 15th Annual "She's All That" Conference
Lafayette Honors Business Person of the Year
On Friday, February 1st, Lafayette held their annual Business Person of the Year and State of the City Dinner. This year, Terry Ring, long-time Lafayette resident, businessman and community volunteer was recognized for his active volunteerism and participation in the community.

Lafayette Mayor Cam Burks gave his first “State of the City” address to the sold out crowd at the Lafayette Park Hotel. Mayor Burks talked about the accomplishments and current and future concerns the City is facing.

Pictured here, District II staff Lauri Byers, on the right, presents a Board of Supervisors resolution to Terry Ring, with his wife, Iris.
Summer 2019 Student Internship Opportunity in the
Contra Costa Office of Reentry & Justice
The Office of Reentry and Justice (ORJ) was launched in January 2017 by the Contra Costa County Administrator's Office to support and advance the County's public safety realignment, reentry, and justice programs and initiatives. The office is funded primarily by AB 109 Public Safety Realignment revenues from the State of California and has responsibility for a number of programs including the AB 109 Community Programs, the Central and East County Ceasefire Program, the Racial Justice Oversight Body, and various other grant programs. 

Within this context, ORJ operates a 12 week, part-time summer internship that will provide knowledge of and experience in the scope and responsibilities of the Office. This includes gaining an understanding of the intersections of the criminal justice, public health care, social welfare, and public policy systems, as well as the role of community based organizations and service providers. This is a "hands-on" internship where every effort will be made to expose students to many different partners within the office and community.
This is a limited-term, paid internship at up to 24 hours per week. The salary will range from $17.73 per hour to $27.50 per hour, pending experience and education. The 12 week internship will begin June 3, 2019 and end August 23, 2019. Flexibility surrounding the specific days per week and hours per day is available. 

To be considered for this opportunity, please include the following materials with your application:

1. Cover letter
2. Current resume
3. A one-page statement describing your career goals and objectives for the internship
4. A letter of support from your faculty supervisor
5. Transcripts or course schedule verifying program enrollment

Typical Tasks:
The scope and responsibilities of the ORJ include:
  • coordinating a broad array of reentry, public safety realignment, and justice-related services
  • facilitating collaborative efforts around policy development, operational practices and supportive services
  • advancing knowledge of relevant issues, research and best-practices in the fields of reentry, public safety realignment, and justice
  • fostering capacity-building and partnership development
  • leading the procurement process and contract management for community-based reentry service providers
  • identifying and developing new initiatives and funding opportunities to support the work
  • supporting legislative advocacy
  • managing data and evaluation of funded services
  • conducting public outreach, information sharing and community engagement

Minimum Qualifications:
Eligibility: To be eligible, you must:
  • be enrolled in (or a recent graduate from) an accredited college or university, or a training program that leads to a diploma, program certificate, Associate, Bachelor, or advanced degree in any of the following fields of expertise:
  • Criminal Justice
  • Social Welfare
  • Public Health
  • Public Policy
  • or other program that addresses the intersections between criminal justice, public health, social welfare, and public policy, AND
  • have familiarity with Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Access)

Preferred experience:
  • Familiarity with quantitative and qualitative research methods.

Selection Process:
To be considered for this opportunity, please include the following materials with your application:

1. Cover letter
2. Current resume
3. A one-page statement describing your career goals and objectives for the internship
4. A letter of support from your faculty supervisor
5. Transcripts or course schedule verifying program enrollment

For Summer 2019 consideration, please submit your application materials, per below, no later than April 30, 2019, 5:00 p.m. PST.

For any questions, please contact:
Denise Zabkiewicz, PhD
Research & Evaluation Manager
Office of Reentry & Justice
651 Pine Street, 10th floor
Martinez, CA 94553-1291
Phone: (925) 335-1038
Interested in Participating in Government?
Supervisor Candace Andersen is Seeking Volunteers for
County Advisory Boards
Supervisor Candace Andersen is looking for interested, motivated residents to serve on a few Contra Costa County citizen advisory boards. These volunteer boards usually meet monthly and advise the Board of Supervisors on a variety of issues. They play a vital role in county government, and the input provided is invaluable.
 
Alamo Police Services Advisory Committee (CSA P-2B)
To advise the Board of Supervisors and the Sheriff's Department on the needs of the Alamo/Danville community for police services.
 
County Service Area P-5 Citizen Advisory Committee (Roundhill Residents only)
To advise the Board of Supervisors on the needs of the Alamo community for extended police services for Roundhill.
 
Contra Costa County Juvenile Justice Commission http://www.co.contra-costa.ca.us/2335/Juvenile-Justice-Commission
The Commission reports to the Presiding Judge of the Juvenile Court for the county and makes recommendations to the Probation Department related to public policy regarding in-custody and at-risk youth. Primary responsibility is to provide citizen oversight of the juvenile justice system, which includes inspecting juvenile hall, police departments holding youth, and group homes in the county.
 
Contra Costa County Sustainability Commission http://www.co.contra-costa.ca.us/6393/Sustainability-Commission
To advise the Board of Supervisors and staff on successful implementation of the Climate Action Plan, including suggestions on how that work can be performed more efficiently and effectively; opportunities to realize equity and fairness across the diverse communities of Contra Costa County in sustainability programs that support the Climate Action Plan; how to better engage Contra Costa County residents and businesses on sustainability issues and implementation of the Climate Action Plan.
 
Commission for Women http://www.womenscommission.com/
To educate the community and advise the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors and other entities as necessary on issues relating to the changing social and economic conditions of women in the County, with particular emphasis on the economically disadvantaged. The CCCW’s mission is, “to improve the economic status, social welfare, and overall quality of life for women in Contra Costa County.”
 
To apply online go to the website http://www.co.contra-costa.ca.us/
January 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 January which impact the residents of District 2:

Adjourned in memory of Coleman Fannin III, former Contra Costa Superior Court Judge.

Adjourned in memory of Bill O'Malley, former Contra Costa District Attorney and Superior Court Judge.

Elected John Gioia as the 2019 Chair and Candace Andersen as the Vice Chair of the Board of Supervisors.

Approved board member assignments to 2019 board committees, special county committees and regional organizations.

Appointed Jan Afridi to the County Service Area P-5 Citizens Advisory Committee for a two-year term.

Appointed Dr. Alden Harken to the Appointee 2 seat on the Alamo Police Services Advisory Committee.

Re-appointed Karen McPherson to the Appointee 8 seat on the Alamo Polices Services Advisory Committee.

Appointed Jason Hill to the 1st Alternate seat on the County Service Area P-5 Citizens Advisory Committee for a two-year term.

Recognized and honored Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Annual Contra Costa County 41st Commemoration and Humanitarian Awards Ceremony.

Recognized January 2019 as Eligibility Workers Month in Contra Costa County.

Recognized January 2019 as Human Trafficking Awareness Month in Contra Costa County.

Recognized Terry Ring as the 2019 Lafayette Business Person of the Year.

Accepted the year end reports on the County's 2018 State and Federal Legislative Advocacy efforts and adopted the proposed 2019 Federal and State Legislative Platforms.

Adopted proposed special tax ordinance and authorize election to obtain voter approval for extended police protection services in County Service Area (CSA) P-5, in the unincorporated area of Round Hill, Alamo.

Accepted report on budget and key issues for Fiscal Year 2019/20.

Accepted report "The Economic Outlook: Focus on the Contra Costa Economy" prepared by Beacon Economics.

Accepted report on Capital Projects.

Accepted reports on opportunities to improve outcomes for Children and Families.
  
Agendas and videos of Board of Supervisors meetings can be found here.
District II Office Staff
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

Cameron Collins
Field Representative;
Alamo

District Offices
Danville Office
San Ramon Valley Office   
309 Diablo Road
Danville, CA 94526
 
Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
 
Phone: (925) 957-8860
FAX: (925) 820-3785
Lamorinda Office
  Fire Station #15
3338 Mt. Diablo Boulevard
Lafayette, CA 94549
 
Hours:
Thursdays, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  
and by appointment, please call
 
Phone: (925) 646-6067
Candace's Committee Assignments
District II Supervisor Candace Andersen
309 Diablo Road | Danville | CA | 94526| (925) 957-8860
3338 Mt. Diablo Blvd. | Lafayette | CA | 94549 | (925) 646-6067