News from Around the District  - January, 2017
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Candace's Committee Appointments

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Gayle Israel
Gayle Israel
Chief of Staff
Field Representative;
San Ramon & Danville

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

Lauri Byers  
Lauri Byers
Scheduler, Field Representative; Lafayette


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

District Offices

San Ramon Valley Office   

309 Diablo Road

Danville, CA  94526



Monday - Friday

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


Phone: (925) 957-8860

FAX: (925) 820-3785


Danville Office


Lamorinda Office

  Fire Station #15

3338 Mt. Diablo Boulevard

Lafayette, CA  94549



Thursdays, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.   

and by appointment, please call


Phone: (925) 646-6067 


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Reflections on My Year as 
 Chair of the Board of Supervisors
2016 was a very busy year as I served as the Chair of the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors. On January 10th a new chair will be selected. I have also just completed my first four-year term in office. I truly enjoy my public service and am looking forward to serving in this next term.
As the Board of Supervisors starts the new year, I would like to congratulate and welcome new District III Supervisor Diane Burgis, who along with East Contra Costa County represents the communities of Blackhawk, Diablo, and the unincorporated Danville community.  I want to thank Mary Nejedly Piepho for her 12 years of distinguished service. Congratulations also to colleague Federal Glover on his re-election as the District IV Supervisor and as incoming Board Chair.

The County implemented some new programs and updated others this past year. We also hired some very talented and accomplished people to replace exiting staff or fill new roles.

In December we passed a pharmaceutical disposal ordinance, which will require drug manufacturers to create a stewardship program for the collection and disposal of unwanted pharmaceutical drugs.  Most of our local police departments are already collecting unwanted prescription drugs, and this ordinance will expand options for disposing of pharmaceuticals. 

We created a Sustainability Coordinator Position, hiring Jody London to coordinate the development and integration of the County's sustainability activities, including the newly implemented PACE Program, which enables property owners to finance energy-efficient and water saving home upgrades to be repaid through their property tax bill rather than through conventional financing.  We have also just established a Sustainability Commission, which will advise the Board of Supervisors on issues related to our Climate Action Plan and to look at equity and fairness in our disadvantaged communities.

We formed a County/Cities coalition and commissioned a jointly funded technical study of options for bringing Community Choice Energy aggregation to Contra Costa County. Community Choice Energy allows local governments to pool the electricity demands of their communities, in order to purchase power with higher renewable content, lower greenhouse gas emissions, and reinvest in local energy infrastructure.

In the interest of Public Protection, we promoted Todd Billeci to County Probation Officer, replacing Phil Kader who retired. The environmental review was finalized for the West County Detention Facility, laying the groundwork for future expansion of our existing jail rehabilitation facility, where there can be a greater emphasis on assisting those inmates with mental illness.

We created the Racial Justice Task Force to advise the Board on issues of disproportionate contact of minority residents with the criminal justice system. We also Created the Office of Reentry & Justice as a pilot project of the County Administrator's Office to assist with efforts to prevent recidivism and help people break from patterns of crime. 
In the area of Human Resources and Labor Relations, we settled labor contracts with all of our Bargaining Units. We welcomed Jeff Bailey as our new Labor Relations Manager, and Dianne Dinsmore as Director of Human Resources.

A new Health, Housing and Homeless Services division was added to Contra Costa Health Services. This new division will integrate housing and homeless services across our health system; and coordinate health and homeless services across county government and into the community.
Our Public Works Department was once again recognized for excellence by their peers with an award from the Northern California Chapter of the American Public Works Association. They also received a 2016 Clean Air Champion Award for superior achievement in the use of cleaner fuels and fuel-efficient vehicles. The Purchasing Division earned the National Procurement Institute's "Achievement of Excellence in Public Procurement" Award.
Our Airports Division negotiated Airline service between Buchanan Field and Burbank/Las Vegas by JetSuiteX. The service kicked off from Buchanan Field to Burbank round-trip three times daily in April of this year, with Las Vegas added shortly thereafter, and future flights and additional routes planned.  T his offers a timesaving gateway for East Bay residents looking for a quick weekend trip. 
We had some achievements this year toward our goal of fiscal responsibility. We maintained our AAA Bond Rating from Standard & Poor's, received an upgrade on Lease Bonds from Moody's (from A1 to Aa3) with both agencies commenting on the fact that Contra Costa County was, "Fundamentally sound, and had a stable outlook for the future." The Budget was structurally balanced for the 6th year in a row, built on the assumption of a 6% increase in Assessed valuations; actual Assessed Value countywide was 6.01%. Other Post-Employment Benefits Unfunded Liability was reduced to $764.3 Million as of the January 01, 2016 valuation (it was $2.6 Billion in 2006) and current Other Post-Employment Benefits Trust Assets exceed $200 Million.

Our highly acclaimed library system continued to expand and improve library services and facilities countywide. We hired Melinda Cervantes as our new County Librarian, who was previously our Deputy Librarian before moving to Santa Clara and then to Arizona. The San Ramon Library remodel continued throughout the year with a planned reopening in March of 2017.
It's been a great year, with so much accomplished. I'm looking forward to working with my colleagues, old and new in 2017, as we serve our residents of Contra Costa County!
District 2 Hanukkah Menorah Lightings

Supervisor Andersen welcomed the crowd at Blackhawk Plaza celebrating the third night of Hanukkah at the Chabad of Danville & San Ramon sponsored menorah lighting on December 26th. She is pictured above with Rabbi  Shmuli Raitman and his wife Mushky.

She raced from Blackhawk to Alamo to also deliver Hanukkah greetings at the first-ever public menorah lighting celebration at Alamo Plaza Shopping Center, sponsored by Chabad of Contra Costa. She posed in from of the menorah with friend and Engeo President Uri Eliahu.
District 2 Holiday Open House
Assemblywoman Catharine Baker, Janelle and Ron Wyatt, and Supervisor Andersen visit at the Holiday open house.

Supervisor Andersen and her staff held their annual Holiday open house on Thursday, December 15th.  The rain was not a deterrent as we had a number of District II constituents stop by for hors d' oeuvres and cocoa.

From our team to you, Happy Holidays and Best Wishes for a prosperous 2017.
Supervisor Andersen Recognizes Chia Chia Chien with the 2016 
Chair of the Board Award
At the December 20, 2016 Board of Supervisors meeting, Supervisor Andersen honored Chia Chia Chien with the 2016 Chair of the Board Award.  

Each year, the outgoing Chair of the Board presents an award to a community member who goes above and beyond to serve members of the public.

Chia Chia Chien,  a first-generation immigrant, worked for years in her native Taiwan and later in Northern California in the field of mental health. She became alarmed at the many cases of depression, anxiety and suicide she saw among older Chinese-American women in her area. In 2001, she established the Culture to Culture Foundation to help prevent and treat their disorders. As the first bilingual and bicultural Asian mental health clinician at a mental health clinic in Berkeley, Chien understood that older Chinese women, who are revered in their home culture, often feel isolated and depressed in the United States as their families adopt new lives.  She has expanded her efforts to address the alarming rise in depression, mental health disorders, and suicide among the youth in our community who feel great pressure to succeed. Through essay and video contests she has helped raise awareness and explore solutions to this serious issue.

Congratulations to Chia Chia. Contra Costa County thanks you for your dedication and service to the community.
San Ramon Library Gala Fundraiser and Grand Re-Opening

Can't wait to see the newly renovated library? Join the San Ramon Library Foundation  and the City of San Ramon on February 4, 2017 for a special event to see an exclusive preview of the new  space! Enjoy food, wine, world-class jazz entertainment, and library tours. All funds  benefit library programs and collections. For more information and tickets  click here .
San Ramon Library Grand Opening
Enjoy a day exploring the newly renovated library. The March 11, 2017 event will begin at 10:00 a.m. and include a ceremonial  ribbon cutting, activities for kids, teens and families throughout the day. Subscribe  online to the email newsletter to get more details by clicking here
Coming Soon in the Renovated Library -  The San Ramon Library Foundation Bookstore

Gently used books are needed for the store. Save your donations for a book  drive in early 2017. For more information on events supporting the San Ramon  Libraries, including the upcoming bookstore, book drive and book sale dates click here.
Wreaths Across America

Pictured above are David Dolter of the Alamo Police Services Advisory Committee, District 2 Staff member Jen Quallick and her daughter Kyra, Danville Mayor Renee Morgan, Assembly member Catharine Baker, Danville Councilmember Karen Stepper and Staff to Senator Steve Glazer, Judy Lloyd.

On Saturday, December 17, volunteers all across the United States placed donated wreaths on the graves of hundreds of thousands of veterans. The annual tradition known as National Wreaths Across America Day got its start in 1992 as a way to honor and remember the service and lives of those veterans who fought for our freedoms.

The Alamo and Lafayette cemeteries have some of the oldest pioneer families and local historical figures buried in the grounds, with 111 veterans honored with wreaths.
Storm Preparedness and New Rainfall Map Application
On Tuesday, December 13th  the Contra Costa County Flood Control and Water Conservation District gave a winter preparedness presentation to the Board of Supervisors. Topics included the Rain Map App, sand bag locations, and public outreach such as Creek and Channel Safety. 

You can get an icon (shortcut) on your iPhone that links to the web page, giving you the usefulness of an app.  Add the Rain Map to your iPhone or Android by doing the following:
Our rainfall to date has been above average. Weather forecasters are predicting this trend will continue through the winter. The County encourages all residents to get ready before more rains begin . Historical storm events have caused heavy rains and winds resulting in mudslides, downed trees, flooding, and property damage. Click here to learn how to get ready for rain.  
Alamo Sheriff's 2nd Annual Chili Cook-off

Pictured left to right - Captain Dan Hoffman, Lt. Jason Haynes, Deputy
Jennifer Yen, Deputy Tyler Hart and Deputy Dan Buergi.

What better way to raise funds for the Food Bank of Contra Costa  and Solano Counties than to tempt people with chili! It was the 2nd annual event  for the Alamo Sheriff¹s Department, which had seven entries and several members  of the community there to taste test!

The Sheriff¹s Department in Alamo raised $303 dollars to help provide  holiday meals for those in need.
She's All That! Conference for Middle School Girls
She's All That! is an exciting and distinctive conference that past participants have said should be mandatory for all middle-school aged girls. "I think it's great that the girls are getting this attention and information - that there are people in the community who care enough about the girls to do this for them" was the feedback from one parent last year. Another mentioned that she and her daughter waited a year to participate and it was "everything I could have hoped for."

This special conference includes an inspirational keynote presentation and a choice of three of the available workshops for girls. Our popular "Live Your Dream!" Expo includes numerous informational exhibits. The adult workshops have been expanded and new ones are being offered. Click here to register.

She's All That! is sponsored by Soroptimist International of San Ramon Valley. Soroptimist is an international service organization whose mission is to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment.

District 2 City and Town Councils Reorganize
In December, many of the communities within District 2 swore in new council members and thanked outgoing members for their service to their community and the county.

Pictured on the right, outgoing Danville Mayor Karen Stepper, council member Newell Arnerich, Supervisor Andersen, new council member Lisa Blackwell, incoming Danville Mayor Renee Morgan and council member Robert Storer.

On the right, Candace stands with long-time council member and past mayor of Danville Mike Doyle, who decided to not run for re-election after serving the Danville community for over 25 years.

Pictured below left, Assembly member Catharine Baker and Supervisor Andersen honor retiring Moraga Councilmember Phil Arth. On the right, Mike Metcalf of Moraga is  honored after serving 12 years on the Town Council. Mayor Metcalf was thanked for his dedication, service and long-standing commitment to the betterment of Moraga and its residents .

Clockwise from top left, the newest member of the Walnut Creek City Council, Kevin Wilk; 
outgoing Walnut Creek Mayor Loella Haskew; retiring Orinda Mayor Victoria Smith; outgoing Lafayette Mayor Mark Mitchell and retiring Councilmember Traci Reilly all pose with Supervisor Andersen.
Supervisor Andersen Helps Feed the 
County Homeless 
on Christmas Eve

On Christmas Eve morning, Supervisor Andersen's family and friends made and served breakfast to the residents at the County's Homeless Shelter in Concord. To find out more about the homeless in our community, click here, or to volunteer, email by clicking here.
Homelessness Committee Seeks Members
The Contra Costa Council on Homelessness has a number of vacancies
and is recruiting new members! They are looking for great people willing to bring their time and talents to the important work they are doing to end homelessness here in Contra Costa County. 
The following community seats are accepting applications until January 13, 2017:
      • CoC/ESG Program Grantee
      • Community Member Seat #1
      • Community Member Seat #3
      • Consumer/Consumer Advocate
      • Faith Community Representative
      • Government Seat #1
      • Government Seat #2
      • Health Care Representative
      • Philanthropy Representative
      • Public Housing Authority
For more information about the Council on Homelessness and how to apply click hereIf you have questions, please email Jaime Jenett, Continuum of Care Planning and Policy Manager, by  clicking hereor call 925-313-7720. 
Street Smarts San Ramon Valley

East Bay Fund for Artists
Since its creation in 2003, the East Bay Fund for Artists has partnered with more than 5,000 community donors and more than 130 organizations to commission new works by almost 200 local artists. The East Bay Fund for Artists has leveraged almost $2 million in new financial support for the arts in the East Bay.

The East Bay Community Foundation (EBCF) invites you to apply  by the February 1, 2017 deadline. EBCF will be distributing grants of $500-$8,000 to match donor contributions on a 1-to-1 basis for the commissioning of new works by Bay Area artists.
To apply or for more information click here, or e -mail by  clicking here .
San Ramon Historic Foundation Annual Crab Feed

Attend the annual crab feed - come one, come all on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at the Dougherty Station Community Center, 17011 Bollinger Canyon Road in San Ramon for the best crab feed of the season!  All proceeds benefit the 'Ole Barn Restoration' at Forest Home Farms.  The evening begins at  6:00 p.m. with no-host social hour & complimentary hors d'oeuvres. Dinner is served at 7:00 p.m. and includes; fresh cracked crab, pasta, salad, French bread, coffee and tea. Special desserts will be auctioned.

For more information and to purchase tickets, click hereor call 925-785-3395 for more information. 
Danville's Athenian School Breaks Ground 
to Improve Campus
Cameron Deal from Assemblywoman Baker's office, District 2 Chief of Staff Gayle Israel, Athenian Head of School Eric Niles, and Newell Arnerich celebrate the groundbreaking

The Athenian School in Danville broke ground on December 2nd for new classrooms, a renewed main hall, and a remodeled commons. The construction of all three new buildings will be completed by the beginning of the 2018-19 school year. 


The new Knoll Classroom Buildings will provide flexible learning spaces to foster collaboration and hands-on, experiential learning opportunities. A renewed Main Hall with Innovation Space will enhance interdisciplinary learning, encourage innovation and creativity, and serve as the heart of the campus. A remodeled Commons will be a vibrant activity hub for students and provide one-stop services, from counseling and meetings to gathering and retrieving mail.

These projects will enrich every student's Athenian experience, serve the Athenians of tomorrow, and better align their learning spaces with their mission. 
Lafayette Business Person of the Year Dinner and 
State of the City  Address
Twenty years ago, Cynthia Murdough, owner of Papillon Gourmet Coffee, was honored as Lafayette Business Person of the Year.  Now that honor has come full circle as current owner of Papillon, Brenda Oum is honored with the 2017 award.  Brenda received over 40 nominations from her patrons.

The event will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, January 27th at the Lafayette Park Hotel, 3287 Mt. Diablo Boulevard. Mayor Mike Anderson will also give the State of the City address, and there will be the introduction of the 2017 Chamber Board of Directors.  Reservations are required.  To register or to learn more about the event  click here .
County Senior Staff Complete CSAC Executive Institute
Supervisor Andersen receives her CSAC Institute California Credentialed County Supervisor certificate from CSAC Institute Manager Bill Chiat and fellow Supervisor John Gioia, a past CSAC President and current Executive Committee Member

California State Association of Counties (CSAC) Institute For Excellence in County Government was created to provide a continuing education resource for new and experienced California county officials and senior staff and to meet demands from county supervisors and senior executives who have few accessible opportunities for professional continuing education. Supervisor Andersen and her Chief of Staff, Gayle Israel, completed the ten month course and were recognized at the December 13th Board of Supervisors meeting.

Thirty-seven County employees completed the inaugural 2016 Contra Costa County CSAC Institute and earned their credentials.

County Staffers receive their CSAC Institute California Credentialed County Senior Executive certificates
Meals on Wheels and Senior Outreach Services 
 Invite you To a Fundraiser

Lamorinda Wine Growers Association Recognized

The Board of Supervisors, on December 6, 2016, recognized the Lamorinda Wine Growers Association (LWGA), a non-profit organization comprised of Lamorinda wine grape growers and wine makers, for its achievement in attaining the Lamorinda American Viticulture Area (AVA)  designation.

Lamorinda American Viticulture Area is newly established as the first and only AVA completely within Contra Costa County. An AVA designation identifies the area as producing quality wine grapes in Contra Costa County. Most members of the Lamorinda Wine Growers Association are growers or wine makers in the Lamorinda area and contribute to the flourishing and limited agricultural scene. They are also committed to educating the community about the unique characteristics that define grapes grown in the Lamorinda AVA, plus Lamorinda is the home of the first green winery in the County. For more information about the LWGA, click here
Contra Costa County Volunteer Opportunities
It is a New Year and here is a list of volunteer opportunities to use your time, talent and experiences to give back to your community. The following are District 2 vacancies: 


Agricultural Advisory Task Force
Alamo Municipal Advisory Council (Alamo MAC) -  click here  for information about the MAC
Alamo Police Services Advisory Committee (formerly CSA P-2B)
Alcohol and Other Drugs Advisory Board click here
Arts & Culture Commission of CCC  click here
Iron Horse Corridor Management Program Advisory Committee - Alamo Seat, click here for more inform ation about the committee
CCC Merit Board  click here
CC Commission for Women  click here


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

Advisory Council on Aging
Affordable Housing Finance Committee
Airport Land Use Commission
Countywide Bicycle Advisory Committee
County Connection Citizen Advisory Committee
Developmental Disabilities Area Board
CCC Local Planning Advisory Council for Early Care & Education
Economic Opportunity Council
Advisory Council on Equal Employment Opportunity
Family & Children's Trust Committee
Contra Costa Council on Homelessness
Juvenile Justice Commission/Delinquency Prevention Commission
Managed Care Commission
Workforce Development Board

To apply for any of these seats, 
click here .
December 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 December which impact the residents of District 2:  

Introduced Ordinance requiring drug manufacturers to establish a stewardship program for the collection and disposal of unwanted prescription drugs.

Approved the 2016 Slurry Seal project contingency fund increase; Approved/Authorized the Public Works Director to execute Contract Change Order with Pavement Coatings, Co., Alamo and Walnut Creek.

Approved  the Fiscal Year 2016/17 Dougherty Valley Maintenance County Service Area M-29 budget totaling $21,881,281, San Ramon-Dougherty Valley.

Recognized Bob Simmons upon his retirement  from the Walnut Creek City Council,  as recommended by Supervisor Andersen.

Recognized  December 2016 as Lamorinda Wine Growers' Association Month in Contra Costa County for its achievement in attaining the Lamorinda American Viticulture Area designation, as recommended by Supervisor Andersen.

Ratified Moraga-Orinda Fire Protection District Ordinance adopting the 2016 California Fire Code with local amendments and with County's modifications.

Ratified  San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District Ordinance adopting the 2016 California Fire Code with local amendments and with County's modifications.

Fixed a public hearing for 12/20/16, at 9:00 am, in Room 107, at the Board of Supervisors' Chambers, to consider adoption of Ordinance establishing but not raising transportation mitigation fees to be imposed on new development within the Alamo Area of Benefit.

Accepted the resignation of Hayden Padgett, Declared a vacancy in District II-A seat on the Alcohol and Other Drugs Advisory Board of Contra Costa County, and Directed the Clerk of the Board to post the vacancy, as recommended by Supervisor Andersen.

Accepted  the resignation of Stacey Howard,  Declared  a vacancy in the District II seat on the Contra Costa Commission for Women, and  Directed  the Clerk of the Board to post the vacancy, as recommended by Supervisor Andersen.

Accepted   the resignation of Lore Konieczny,  Declared  a vacancy in the District II seat on the Arts and Culture Commission of Contra Costa County, and  Directed  the Clerk of the Board to post the vacancy, as recommended by Supervisor Andersen.

Accepted    the resignation of Frank Robertson,  Declared  a vacancy in the District II seat on the Contra Costa County Merit Board, and  Directed  the Clerk of the Board to post the vacancy, as recommended by Supervisor Andersen.

Approved  Appropriation and Revenue Adjustment authorizing an adjustment to the federal, State and County expenditure and revenue budgets based on revised caseload projections for Foster Care, KinGAP, Emergency Assistance Foster Care, and Adoptions Assistance programs.

Approved/Authorized  the District Attorney to submit an application and execute a grant award agreement, and any amendments or extensions thereof, pursuant to State guidelines, with the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services, Criminal Justice/Emergency Management & Victim Services Branch, in the amount of $50,000 for the Human Trafficking Advocacy Program.

Accepted  the report from the Employment and Human Services Department on Human Trafficking, Commercially Sexually Exploited Children, and the Family Justice Centers.

Approved  Amended Conflict of Interest Code for the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District and the  Moraga-Orinda Fire Protection District of Contra Costa County.

Referred to the Internal Operations Committee oversight on the potential development of an ordinance to authorize administrative penalties for barking dogs and other noisy animals and to limit the number of roosters on private property in the county unincorporated areas.

Recognized  the Public Works Department for achieving the Certificate of Re-Accreditation, and the Flood Control and Water Conservation District for achieving the Certificate of Accreditation from the American Public Works Association, acknowledging their commitment to continuous improvement in the delivery of Public Works and Flood Control operations and services to the community.

Recognized  the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District for placing first in the Maritime section, and the Hazardous Materials Incident Response Team for placing second in the Hazardous Material Response section at the 2016 Urban Shield Exercise.

Heard report on winter storm preparedness in Contra Costa County.

Considered adopting amendments to the Land Use Element and Transportation and Circulation Element of the 2005-2020 Contra Costa County General Plan.

Approved/Authorized  the Public Works Director to execute, on behalf of the County, a Memorandum of Understanding with the City of San Ramon, and to pay the City $20,000 from the Dougherty Valley Regional Enhancement Fund, to participate in the San Ramon Valley Street Smarts Program.

Recognized  Victoria Smith upon her retirement from the Orinda City Council, as recommended by Supervisor Andersen.

Honored Mike Metcalf of the Moraga Town Council for his dedication, service and long standing commitment to the betterment of Moraga and Contra Costa County, as recommended by Supervisor Andersen.

Recognized  Phil Arth of the Moraga Town Council for his dedication to his community and its residents, as recommended by Supervisor Andersen.

Recognized  the CSAC Institute graduates, as recommended by the County Administrator.

Amended Section 25-4.608 of the County Ordinance Code, to authorize the evaluation and consideration of competing public interests under Government Code section 6255 when responding to Public Records Act requests.

Approved/Authorized  the Health Services Director to execute a novation contract with Contra Costa Crisis Center, in an amount not to exceed $100,672 to provide crisis intervention, suicide prevention and mental health rehabilitative services.

Declared the candidates who filed for an office for which the number of candidates is equal to or less than the number required to be elected as "Appointed-in-Lieu of Election" or "Appointed" at the November 8, 2016 Presidential General Election.

Accepted the results of offices and county measures of the November 8, 2016 Presidential General Election, as recommended by the Clerk Recorder.

Accepted  report providing an update on and the accomplishments of the Health Services Department's "Let's Move! Cities, Towns and Counties Initiative".

Considered  approving and authorizing the execution of a Land Conservation Contract covering approximately 835-acres of land in the Tassajara Valley area and related actions under the California Environmental Quality Act.

Accepted a report from the Department of Conservation and Development on the 2016 Urban Limit Line Mid-term Review required under Measure L - 2006.

Expressed appreciation to District 14 Assemblymember Susan Bonilla and  State Senator Lois Wolk, 3rd Senate District,  for their service to Contra Costa County, as recommended by Supervisor Andersen.

Adopted Ordinance that would require drug manufacturers to establish a stewardship program for the collection and disposal of unwanted drugs.

Reappointed Carolyn Thiessen to the Trustee 3 seat on the Alamo-Lafayette Cemetery District Board of Directors, as recommended by Supervisor Andersen.

Reappointed  David Barclay, Aron DeFerrari, Jill Winspear, Anne Struthers, Susan Rock, and Steve Mick on the Alamo Municipal Advisory Council, as recommended by Supervisor Andersen.

Approved/Authorized  the County Administrator to execute a contract with Encore Clinical Consultation, Inc. to provide specialized administrative and consulting services with regard to medical and mental health programs in the County's detention system.

Accepted the 2016 Annual Report of the Alamo Municipal Advisory Council, as recommended by Supervisor Andersen.

Approved  the Zero Tolerance for Domestic Violence Initiative to change its name to the Contra Costa Alliance to End Abuse and Directed staff of the Initiative to revise any relevant communication, marketing material and resources to reflect the new name.

Accepted  the report from the Health Services Department on the six month implementation of the County's Assisted Outpatient Treatment Program (Laura's Law).

Presented the 2016 Chair of the Board Award, as recommended by Supervisor Andersen.

To view Board of Supervisors Meeting agendas, click here