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

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District 2 Staff
Gayle Israel
Gayle Israel
Chief of Staff
Field Representative;
San Ramon & Danville

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

Lauri Byers  
Lauri Byers
Scheduler, Field Representative; Lafayette


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

District Offices

San Ramon Valley Office   

309 Diablo Road

Danville, CA  94526



Monday - Friday

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


Phone: (925) 957-8860

FAX: (925) 820-3785


Danville Office


Lamorinda Office

  Fire Station #15

3338 Mt. Diablo Boulevard

Lafayette, CA  94549



Thursdays, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.   

and by appointment, please call


Phone: (925) 646-6067

FAX: (925) 646-6068
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Supervisor Andersen Speaks to the
 Incoming 2016-17 Civil Grand Jury Members
Supervisor Andersen stands with Jim Mellander and Robert Finlayson.

On Thursday, June 23, Supervisor Andersen spoke to the newest members of the Contra Costa Civil Grand Jury at their orientation. 

The Supervisor educated the Grand Jury members about the role of the Board of Supervisors, and her concerns for District 2 constituents. To learn more about the Civil Grand Jury and what they do,  click here.
New Dougherty Road in San Ramon to Open Next Month  
Stoneleaf Road will be Closed to Through Traffic
The new Dougherty Road in San Ramon is expected to be open to traffic on August 12th.  The new road will extend from the existing Dougherty Road, at Crow Canyon, all the way to the south end of Bollinger Canyon Road (near San Ramon's new Rancho Park and Community Center).  The opening date was requested by the City of San Ramon to accommodate traffic/accessibility for the new Bella Vista elementary school (to open August 15th).
The "Old" Dougherty Road, which connects Stoneleaf Road to the south end of Bollinger Canyon Road will be closed and converted to a pedestrian/bicycle trail access road. 

The closure of old Dougherty road to automobiles and its use for bicycles and pedestrians was one of the original conditions for approving the development of the homes in Windemere and the Dougherty Valley. It was always planned to be a great recreational amenity for the community and closed to cars once the new Dougherty road was completed.

The tentative closure date is August 29th. It will reopen as a trail in early 2017. 
County Animal Services

Lafayette Boy Scout Troop Visits the Supervisor

Supervisor Andersen met with members of Lafayette Boy Scout Troop 200 on June 1st in her office to discuss the responsibilities of the Supervisor and the services of the County. 

Supervisor Andersen's favorite question asked by a Boy Scout at the meeting was,  "What would happen if everyone did some service to help the community?" 
Iron Horse Trail Sections Closed for Repaving
The East Bay Regional Park District will be temporarily closing segments of the Iron Horse Regional Trail in your community for repaving and other improvements through August, 2016.  Please note the trail segments will not be closed on the 4th of July.  The majority of disruptions to regular use or trail closures are scheduled to take place through July 28. The closures will occur between a 16-mile stretch from the Dublin/Pleasanton BART Station and the Rudgear Staging Area in Alamo.
For a schedule of the sections of trail that will be affected with trail detours and for more information about the project, click here
Disaster Preparedness
Ready Where You Are: Disaster Kit Storage
You never know where you'll be when an emergency occurs, so it's a good idea to be ready wherever you are. That means preparing supplies for your home, work, and vehicle.
The FEMA Ready Campaign has information about creating a disaster supply kit for each location.
For your home:
  • Create a kit containing enough food, water, and supplies to last at least three days; and
  • Keep the kit in a designated place and make sure family members know where it is. 
For your work:
  • Be prepared to shelter in place for at least 24 hours;
  • Include food, water, and other necessities like medicines in your kit. Keep the kit in one container and be ready to grab and go; and
  • Have comfortable walking shoes in case an evacuation requires walking long distances. 
For your vehicle:
  • Include jumper cables, flashlights, clothing, and a first aid kit; and
  • Consider having a fully charged cell phone and phone charger, flares, baby formula, and diapers if you have a small child.
For more preparedness tips and information, click here
San Ramon Mayor's Report
San Ramon Mayor Bill Clarkson, Supervisor Candace Andersen and Terry Koehne on the set of The Mayor's Report.

Supervisor Andersen was the June 20th guest on "The Mayor's Report." The show is videotaped and broadcast twice per month, and each report includes a segment called "Ask the Mayor," where residents can ask a question of Mayor Bill Clarkson. 

You can watch the show on Contra Costa Television (CCTV) on Tuesdays at 6:30pm and Saturdays at 5:30pm. You can also watch this episode and past episodes by clicking here
Get Involved in Summer Reading
Get your kids interested in reading books!  Check out your local library and their summer reading programs. To learn more  click here.
Veterans Career Fair
Supervisors Recognize Alzheimer's and 
Brain Awareness Month

There are currently more than 590,000 people with Alzheimer's living in the state of California, over 12,300 of whom live in Contra Costa County, and additionally an estimated 36,900 caregivers in Contra Costa County who are caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's.

The Alzheimer's Association marked June as Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month, and June 20th as The Longest Day, and is asking residents of Contra Costa County to visit their website by clicking here to learn more about Alzheimer's and become part of the effort to combat this disease. 
SRVUSD Superintendent Mary Shelton Retires

Superintendent Mary Shelton retired from the San Ramon Valley Unified School District effective June 30, capping a 32-year career in education, including the last four leading the valley's public school system.
James and the Giant Peach Jr. in San Ramon
Bay Area Children's Theatre Summer Camp
Written by the Tony-nominated team of Pasek and Paul, and performed by the students of Bay Area Children's Theatre's Education Program, this new musical version of the classic Roald Dahl tale comes to life on stage. Join a band of giant insects as they care for the orphan James in their musical adventure across the Atlantic Ocean. Performed by the students of Bay Area Children's Theatre's Summer Camp.
  • Thursday, August 11 at 2:30pm & 7:00pm
  • Friday, August 12 at 2:30pm & 7:00pm
  • Dougherty Valley Performing Arts Center
  • Tickets: $10
Tickets are available by visiting the Dougherty Valley Performing Arts Center box office, located at 10550 Albion Rd (On Dougherty Valley High School Campus). Box office hours are:  Tuesday - Friday, 12pm - 5pm and one hour before show time.  Phone Orders: Place your order by phone during box office hours by calling 925.973.3343. Buy tickets online by clicking here
Supervisors Recognize San Ramon Resident Bob Fracolli For  His Years of Service To The Community

At the June 14th Board of Supervisors meeting, Bob Fracolli was recognized and honored for his work in assisting the Public Works Department with several of their community programs.  Bob adopted Norris Canyon Road in unincorporated Contra Costa, under the Contra Costa County's Adopt-a-Road Program and by himself, cleaned this stretch of road 65 times between 2011 and 2016.  He removed approximately 25 cubic yards of garbage.

Bob has been an invaluable source of information for many years to the Public Works Department. He will be sorely missed, but he has convinced other community members to keep up his good work.

If you are interested in adopting a road or would like more information about the program, click here
New San Ramon Waste & Recycling Services Website
T he City of San Ramon and Waste Management of Alameda County, Inc. have launched a new website (click here to visit) that contains information on all of the recycling and solid waste services available to San Ramon customers.  Waste Management and the City are working together to increase recycling participation and reduce the amount of materials headed to the landfill.
By practicing the 4Rs - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Rot - you can control the amount of waste generated.

Reduce Buy in bulk to avoid individual packages or products with excessive packaging. Whatever you don't recycle or reuse is trash.

Reuse Avoid the use of disposable or single-use utensils, napkins, paper towels, and other disposable products. Buy durable items that can be reused over and over again.

Recycle Close the loop on recycling and buy products made with recycled materials. Items identified as containing "post-consumer" materials are made from things you tossed in your recycling cart or bin!

Rot Americans throw away 44 percent of yard trimmings and over 90 percent of our food scraps. Help close the loop on organics by placing your food scraps and yard trimming in your green cart to become soil and plant nourishing compost. If you're interested in composting at home, the City of San Ramon has many resources. Please visit for additional information.
Political Pathways - Contra Costa Bar Association

Supervisor Andersen served as part of a panel discussion on June 23rd at John F Kennedy University in Pleasant Hill, with two colleagues, Orinda Mayor Victoria Smith and Assemblywoman  Susan Bonilla. They  shared their leadership experiences with the Contra Costa Bar Association Women's Section.
Concert For A Cause

Don't miss out on a great evening featuring  The New Larry Dunn Orchestra and his anthology of Earth, Wind & Fire.  The concert is being held on August 20, 2016 at 7:30pm at the Hofmann Theater in Walnut Creek.

Larry wrote, produced and arranged many of the band's legendary hits from 1972 to 1983 and performed on them all.  In 2013, Larry performed, produced and arranged three songs for Earth, Wind & Fire's latest album, "Now, Then & Forever."  

Dunn helped transform EW&F into one of the all-time most successful R&B/funk/soul bands in the world during their classic era, with sales of more than 100 million albums worldwide, six Grammys, 13 Grammy nominations, 4 American Music Awards, 32 Gold and Platinum/Multi-Platinum records, a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame, induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000, and the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2010, as well as many other industry awards.
Presented by and benefiting The Child Abuse Prevention Council of Contra Costa.  Running Time: approx. 2 hours 30 minutes, including one intermission.  For tickets or more information,  click here .
Rotary Helps Seniors Maintain their Homes

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

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

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

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

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

Wedding ceremonies will also be available by appointment.  For more information or to make an appointment, call 925-33 5-7900 or  click here .
 Supervisor Andersen Visits With Moraga Kiwanis
Supervisor Andersen was invited to be the guest speaker at  The Kiwanis Club of Moraga Valley quarterly dinner event on Thursday, June 16th. The dinner was held at the  Hacienda de Las Flores in Moraga.
 Volunteers Needed for Project Homeless Connect

If you are a community member and would like to volunteer, please register here If you are a service provider and plan to have a table/provide services, please register here.
Camino Tassajara Shoulder Widening Project
Camino Tassajara Shoulder Widening Project

On  May 10, 2016, the Board of Supervisors awarded a contract   to Gradetech, Inc.  for improvements   in the Camino Tassajara neighborhood. 

The project is located at Camino Tassajara between Highland Road and  Windermere Parkway.  The work  to    be    done    generally    consists   of    pavement widening, drainage   improvements,  relocating   roadside obstacles, and installing curve advisory solar-flashing beacons approaching the s-curve from both directions.
Work is expected to begin on July 5, 2016, with completion mid-September 2016 barring unforeseen circumstances.
Expect traffic delays when work is in progress.  If you would like more information about this  project   click here For information   about the construction   status, please contact the Resident Engineer, Kellen MacPheeat (415) 470-1757.  For   questions    related    to    the project,    please   call   Slava  Gospodchikov at (925) 313-2316.

Please note also, that Tassajara Road continues to be closed north of Fallon Road in order to replace a failing culvert.  It is expected to reopen in December 2016. Information about this project can be found by clicking here.
County Head Start Program Nets Federal Dollars
Supervisor Andersen's Chief of Staff, Gayle Israel, joined U.S. Representatives Mike Thompson and Mark DeSaulnier on June 27th at the Martinez Early Childhood Center as they presented a check totaling $4.5 million of federal grant money to support Head Start services throughout Contra Costa County. The funding will be used to increase enrollment in Early Head Start programs; incentivize local partnerships; increase the rate of pay for Family Child Care Providers; and increase teacher qualifications, educational standards, and family and community engagement.
Answers to Your Recycling Questions

How Contra Costa County is Working to
 Eradicate Homelessness
My office recently received inquiries about a small homeless encampment that had developed in Alamo under a bridge near Stone Valley Road. When we receive such a call Law Enforcement, the County's Homeless Program, and our Public Works Department look at the safety of both the community and the homeless individuals.
In this instance, contact was made by one of our Alamo Sheriff Deputies with those who were living there, services were offered, and all but one decided to leave. Ultimately, after helping the remaining individual remove his personal belongings, the Deputy and staff from our Public Works Department cleaned up the area under the bridge. The man who hadn't wanted to leave was previously associated with the Alamo community and someone from Alamo came to pick him up.
There are a myriad reasons why a person becomes homeless, including a lack of affordable housing, loss of a job, domestic violence, divorce  sickness, mental illness, and substance abuse .  Often times people will return to the community where they were raised, where they still have family and friends, and where they feel safe. Although not always seen, they are generally homeless living in every community in Contra Costa, including Lamorinda and San Ramon Valley cities.
Contra Costa County takes the issue of homelessness very seriously.  Our Homeless Program's mission is to ensure an integrated system of care, from prevention through intervention, for homeless individuals and families within our community. We strive to accomplish this through the development of policies and practices, community involvement, advocacy, and the coordination of services that respect human dignity, strengthen partnerships, and maximize resources.  To learn more about the County's program click here.
Each January, Contra Costa County conducts a comprehensive point-in time count of families and individuals experiencing homelessness.   The Annual Point In Time (PIT) Count is required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to learn about homeless individuals and  households across the country. The results help government and non-profit agencies better understand needs and allocate resources to serve those affected.
The point in time count tallies information about people sleeping in emergency shelters and transitional housing as well as people sleeping in cars, in abandoned properties, or in other places not meant for human habitation. It provides a one-day snapshot of homelessness and includes data about families, youth, chronically homeless, and veterans, as well as demographic data about gender, ethnicity, and race. 
As of January 27, 2016, there were 3,500 individuals identified as homeless or at risk of homelessness in Contra Costa County through the point-in-time count. Slightly less than half (1,730) of these individuals were literally homeless and 1,770 were at risk of homelessness. Among the literally homeless, there were 620 people in shelters and another 1,110 were sleeping on the streets. Youth under the age of 18 made up 11% of the homeless population and two-thirds of those youth were residing in shelters the night of the count. Two-thirds of the population is male.
Of the 3,500 homeless or imminently at-risk individuals, approximately 34% have been identified as having mental health issues.   27% have substance abuse issues.  The County offers a variety of mental health services for those needing assistance.
Overall, there has been a 28% decrease in the number of people that are homeless or at risk of homelessness since 2011, and a 26% decrease in literally homeless.   Additionally, over the past five years there has been a decrease in the number of unsheltered individuals identified through the point-in-time count. Since 2011 there has been a 28% decrease in the number of people sleeping outside across the county. Central County has experienced 70% fewer people sleeping outside and West County had 60% fewer since 2011. East County, though, has had a 30% increase.
One of the ways the County is bringing the community together to eradicate homelessness is through the Contra Costa Continuum of Care (CoC).  It is a local planning body that organizes and delivers housing and 
support services for homeless individuals across the county. The CoC is comprised of service providers, members of the faith community, businesses, funders, education systems, as well as law enforcement, all working in partnership with consumers to find stable housing.
The CoC is overseen by our Contra Costa Council on Homelessness, which is appointed by the Board of Supervisors.  The Council meets monthly on the first Thursday of the month from 2-3:30 p.m.  More information about both the Contra Costa Council on Homelessness and the Continuum of Care can be found by  clicking here .  
What can you do to help eradicate homelessness?  Volunteer!  One Alamo neighborhood does something as simple as getting together once a month to prepare and serve a meal to those living in the County's Adult shelter.   For volunteer opportunities at our youth shelters, click here to email.  For volunteer opportunities at our adult shelters, click here to email ; and if you are interested in sitting on the Continuum of Care advisory board, please email by clicking here.
There are also many non-profits in our community that could use your volunteer efforts and financial support in helping fight homelessness.  Some of our County partners include:  Anka Behavioral Health, GRIP, Contra Costa Interfaith Housing, Rubicon, Shelter, Inc., STAND!, Trinity Center, and Winter Nights Shelter.
Finally, if someone you know is homeless and needs services please call 211 or Contra Costa County's 24-hour homeless hotline (800-808-6444) to gain access to vital services.
My office is here to serve the residents of Contra Costa County District 2, which includes San Ramon, Danville, Alamo, Walnut Creek, Saranap, Parkmead, Lafayette, Moraga, Canyon and Orinda.  Please don't hesitate to contact us if we can provide you with additional information on this topic or on other County issues.  You can email me by clicking here or call our office at 925-957-8860.

New Eagle Scouts Honored

Supervisor Andersen honors and congratulates Matthew Stone and Ryan Nord of the Silverado - Mt. Diablo Troop 228, on reaching Eagle Scout status.
Keeping Your Neighborhood Safe This Summer
School is out, graduations are over, and it's time for summer travel. A recent TripAdvisor survey found that 88 percent of U.S. respondents are planning to vacation this summer. This information is not lost on the criminals who are looking for easy prey. Whether you have longstanding travel plans, a last minute road trip in mind, or just sticking around town this summer, you should think about keeping your home and neighborhood safe while you are away.
Here are s everal important safety practices our local law enforcement recommends to keep your home and neighborhood safe this summer and throughout the year:
  • 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.
  • 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 summer 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.  Local law enforcement agencies provide vacation checks while residents are away. Below is the contact information to schedule a vacation well-check:
*Alamo - Call 24-hour dispatch at (925) 646-2441
*Blackhawk - Call 24-hour dispatch at (925) 646-2441
* Danville - submit request on-line or call (925) 314-3700
*San Ramon - (925) 973-2700

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.
APAPA Intern Training Day

Supervisor Andersen was a guest speaker, along with State School Superintendent Tom Torlakson, Ambrose Park District Director Mae Torlakson, and Assemblywoman Catharine Baker, at the Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs Association (APAPA) Intern Training day on Saturday, June 18th.  The Supervisor shared her insights on leadership and choosing a political path.
June 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 June which impact the residents of District 2:  

Conducted a Hearing on the Fiscal Year 2016-2017 Tentative Annual Report on assessment charges in County Service Area T-1 (Public Transit) and adopted a Resolution confirming the Tentative Annual Report and assessing the charges specified in the report, Unincorporated Danville.
Conducted a Hearing on the Fiscal Year 2016-2017 Tentative Annual Report on assessment charges in County Service Area M-30 (Alamo Springs) and adopted a Resolution confirming the Tentative Annual Report and assessing the charges specified in the report, Danville & Alamo.
Approved/Authorized the Public Works Director to execute a contract with Vali Cooper & Associates, Inc. for construction management services for the Camino Tassajara Shoulder Widening Project, San Ramon.
Approved/Authorized the Public Works Director to allocate the Transportation Development Act (TDA), Article 3 funds totaling $805,000 for bicycle and pedestrian projects for Fiscal Year 2016/2017 and to forward the list to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission for final approval and allocation of funding.
Recognized June 2016 as National Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month, in Contra Costa County, as recommended by Supervisor Andersen.
Recognized June 1 - June 7, 2016 as National Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillation (AED) Awareness Week, and June 2016 as National CPR / AED Awareness Month.
Approved/Authorized the County Veterans Services Officer to apply for, and execute a contract to accept, grant funding from the California Department of Veterans Affairs to provide mental health outreach and support services.
Approved/Authorized the Health Services Director to execute a contract with the City of San Ramon and the Golden Rain Foundation of Walnut Creek to pay the County to provide home-delivered and congregate meal services for County's Senior Nutrition Program.
Adopted the draft Mental Health Services Act Three Year Program and Expenditure Plan Update for Fiscal Years 2016/17; Authorized the Chair of the Board to sign a letter to that effect to the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission.
Approved/Authorized the Fish and Wildlife Committee to host the 16th annual Fall Forum event for law enforcement agencies to discuss fish and wildlife conservation and enforcement of regulations in Contra Costa County.
Heard a Presentation on the capabilities of the newly combined fire and ambulance dispatch center.
Approved/Authorized the Fire Chief to execute a Consulting Services Agreement with Loving Campos Associates, Architects, Inc. to provide architectural services for rebuilding Fire Station No. 16 at 4007 Los Arabis Road in Lafayette.
Accepted a report on the Contra Costa Family Justice Alliance, approved appointing a member of the Board of Supervisors to the Family Justice Alliance Board of Directors, and directed the Employment and Human Services Department to continue recommended coordination and funding activities for Zero Tolerance for Domestic Violence Initiatives.
Took a position to Oppose the "No Place Like Home" proposal in the Budget trailer bill, which aims to provide $2 billion in bond financing, supported through a portion of the Mental Health Services Act (Prop. 63) funding, to construct permanent supportive housing to address local communities' homeless and mentally ill populations.  While the Board strongly supports the need for more mental health housing, there was a concern that as written it would take away from the County receiving some of the funding currently being used for treating the severely mentally ill.
Proclaimed June 15, 2016 as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day in Contra Costa County.
Recognized San Ramon resident Bob Fracolli for his years of volunteer service to his Community, as recommended by Supervisor Andersen.
Appointed John Roe to the District II seat on the In-Home Supportive Services Public Authority Advisory Committee, as recommended by Supervisor Andersen.
Approved/Authorized the Employment and Human Services Director to accept funding from the Assistance League of Diablo Valley for the Independent Living Skills Program, Senior Year Expenses Scholarship Program for foster youth residing in Contra Costa County.
Accepted the "2015 Annual Crop Report" ADD LINK TO REPORT and gave approval to submit the report to the California Department of Food and Agriculture.
Conducted a Hearing and approved a rezoning from General Agricultural (A-2) to Single-Family Residential (R-20), of two parcels located at 20 Alamo Glen Trail, Alamo.
Approved/Authorized the Chief Engineer, Flood Control and Water Conservation District to impose the annual Drainage Area Benefit Assessments for Fiscal Year 2016/17 for Drainage Areas, Walnut Creek, Alamo, Danville, and San Ramon.
Adopted Blackhawk Geologic Hazard Abatement District (GHAD), Wiedemann Ranch Geologic Hazard Abatement District (GHAD), Canyon Lakes Geologic Hazard Abatement District (GHAD), and Wendt Ranch Geologic Hazard Abatement District (GHAD) budgets for the 2016/2017 fiscal year and updated the GHAD Manager payment limit under the Consulting Services Agreement.
Recognized the Central Contra Costa Sanitary District for its 70th Anniversary, as recommended by Supervisor Andersen.
Recognized Mary Shelton upon her retirement as Superintendent from San Ramon Valley Unified School District, as recommended by Supervisor Andersen.
Reappointed Diana MaKieve to the District II Member At-Large seat on the Contra Costa County Mental Health Commission, as recommended by Supervisor Andersen.
Reappointed Diane C. Riise to the District II seat on the Contra Costa County Library Commission, as recommended by Supervisor Andersen.
Appointed Linda Schultz to the 1st Alternate seat on the County Service Area P-5 Citizens Advisory Committee, as recommended by Supervisor Andersen.
Reappointed Guita Goudarzi Bahramipour to the District II-B seat on the Alcohol and Other Drugs Advisory Board of Contra Costa County, as recommended by Supervisor Andersen.
Approved/Authorized the Employment and Human Services Director to execute a contract with Community Violence Solutions for crisis intervention and advocacy services to sexually exploited and commercially sexually exploited youth and families.
Approved/Authorized the Employment and Human Services Director to execute a contract with Community Violence Solutions, Inc. for the operation of the Children's Interview Center.
Approved/Authorized the Sheriff-Coroner to terminate the Dispatch Services Contract with the City of San Ramon effective July 1, 2016.
Established appropriation limits for the County, County Service Areas, and County Special Districts for Fiscal Year 2016/17; Adopted Resolution establishing the corrected appropriation limits for the County General for Fiscal Year 2014/15 and Fiscal Year 2015/16.
Approved/Authorized the Conservation and Development Director to execute a Memorandum of Understanding with participating cities regarding a technical study to evaluate alternatives for potentially implementing Community Choice Energy within the jurisdictions included in the study.

To view Board of Supervisors Meeting agendas, click here
Contra Costa County Volunteer Opportunities
To follow is a list of vacancies on a variety of advisory bodies to share your time and talents for the betterment of your community and the county.

While there are no District 2 specific vacancies available, Supervisor Andersen would like to draw your attention to the following list of countywide advisory bodies that currently have seats available:
  • Advisory Council on Aging
  • Affordable Housing Finance Committee
  • Agricultural Advisory Task Force *NEW*
  • Airport Land Use Commission
  • Alcohol and Other Drugs Advisory Board
  • Countywide Bicycle Advisory Committee
  • County Connection Citizen Advisory Committee
  • Developmental Disabilities Area Board
  • East Bay Regional Park District - Advisory Committee
  • CCC Local Planning Advisory Council for Early Care & Education
  • Advisory Council on Equal Employment Opportunity
  • Fish & Wildlife Committee
  • Contra Costa Council on Homelessness
  • Juvenile Justice Commission/Delinquency Prevention 
  • Managed Care Commission
  • Contra Costa Commission for Women
  • Workforce Development Board
To apply for any of these seats, 
click here .