News from Around the District - July, 2018
Reminder from The Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office
Contra Costa County is a 'fireworks-free zone.' The sale, possession or use of fireworks of all types and sizes (including Safe & Sane fireworks) are banned in the county (County ordinance 44-2.002). This includes the unincorporated areas as well as the cities.

With July 4th on Wednesday, many of us have a long weekend to look forward to. Barbecues, picnics and other celebrations to attend. Please remember that the sale, possession and use of all fireworks is illegal. The law even prohibits the use of sparklers and other so-called "safe and sane" fireworks. Illegal fireworks cause injuries and fires each year. Offenders could also face serious fines. Possession of dangerous fireworks, like M-80's or cherry bombs, constitute a felony and could result in fines of up to $5,000 and imprisonment. Violators may either receive a citation in the case of a misdemeanor, or they could be booked in jail for felony use or possession of fireworks.

If you have illegal fireworks for disposal you can call your police department or fire district. Do not take fireworks to the fire stations for disposal.

See some of the family-friendly events going on in your neighborhood, below.
2018 Danville Kiwanis 4th of July Parade
Danville is holding it's annual Kiwanis 4th of July Parade from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in downtown Danville. The parade attracts 30,000-40,000 spectators each year and is a wonderful opportunity for the community to come together and celebrate America's birth. Bring your family and join the fun. For more information, click here.

Orinda's Fun-filled Day
7:30 – 10am – Lamorinda Sunrise Rotary Pancake Breakfast, Orinda Community Center Plaza
7:55am – Flag-raising ceremony, Community Center
8am – Haley’s Run for a Reason click here to learn more
9am – Friends of the Orinda Library book sale
9:30am – Community Booths and Kids Activities in Orinda Park
10am – Parade – Orinda Theatre to Orinda Community Center
11:30am – 1pm – Fun Park Activities, Music, Car Show, Food and Beverage, Petting zoo

San Ramon 4th of July Concert in the Park and Fitness Run
Celebrate the 4th of July and the City of San Ramon's 35th Anniversary with a free concert at Central Park featuring the Michael Jackson Tribute Band: Foreverland.

The evening will begin at 5:00 p.m. with patriotic music performed by the San Ramon Symphonic Band, and includes party hats, anniversary cake and free crafts for the kids. For more information about the concert and where to park, click here.

Run San Ramon 10K Run, 5K Fun Run & Walk - Wednesday, July 4th - 10K and 5K Fun Run & Walk starts at 8:00 a.m. Online registration is now closed. Race day registration is available at the event site beginning at 6:45 a.m. Start & Finish: San Ramon Central Park Community Center 12501 Alcosta Blvd.. San Ramon.
4th of July Celebration at Moraga Commons Park
Join hundreds of Moraga residents at Commons Park for the annual  4th of July Celebration including pancake breakfast, family fun runs, dog parade, community booths, jump houses for the kids, a family magic show, and a live concert at the bandshell with David Martin's House Party! BUY-A-ROCKET and help the community raise $30,000 for the fireworks show! Click here or send your check, made payable to the Town of Moraga to: Town of Moraga, Attn: Buy a Rocket, 2100 Donald Drive, Moraga, CA 94556.

Rossmoor Makes Plans for the Fourth of July
Bring family and friends to Rossmoor’s Independence Day events, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Dollar picnic grounds.
At 10:00 a.m., the Lions Club of Rossmoor will serve coffee and doughnuts. The opening ceremony featuring the flag presentation and singing of the national anthem will begin at 10:30 at the outdoor Rotary Stage.

There will be free kid’s games, arts and crafts, popcorn and popsicles from 10 to 1.  The festivities will feature performances on the Rotary stage featuring the Hawaii State Club hula group, the Rossmoor Rhythm Review, the Tice Valley Jazz Band and concludes with the Walnut Creek Concert Band.

The Rotary Club of Rossmoor will sell lunch from 11 until 1. A lunch of an all- beef hot dog, chips, cookies and soda or water costs $7.  
Supervisor Andersen Partners with Assemblywoman Baker to present Car Seat Safety Workshop on July 21st
On Saturday, July 21st, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Supervisor Andersen and Assemblywoman Baker, in partnership with AAA Northern California, Contra Costa County Fire Protection District, and California Highway Patrol will be holding a car seat safety workshop.

The workshop will be at Contra Costa County Fire Station 1, located at 1330 Civic Drive in Walnut Creek. The entrance is off of Carlback Avenue.

Come have an expert make sure your car seat is installed correctly and learn what your elected leaders are doing to keep children safe.

By appointment only. To RSVP, please call 925-328-1515 .
You are the Missing Type
Local Cities and County Work to Keep the Water Flowing
The Contra Costa County Flood Control District in partnership with the City of Walnut Creek, City of Concord, Friends of the Creeks, Friends of Pleasant Hill Creeks, Walnut Creek Watershed Council, Contra Costa Resource Conservation District, and Save Mount Diablo placed a rock dam in the San Ramon Creek Bypass to ensure water flow through the natural portion of San Ramon Creek throughout the summer season.

It has become an annual tradition to place a coffer dam in the concrete channel on San Ramon Creek to assist in pushing the low flows into the bypass structure and into the natural creek section that flows by Las Lomas high school under Broadway Plaza into Civic park and ultimately back into the concrete channel by Ygnacio Valley Road. By forcing more of the summer low flows into the natural section of the creek, the hope is to improve the water quality and assist the ecosystem within this natural section of creek.
On June 1st, 12 cubic yards of small rounded gravel was delivered and Flood Control District staff and volunteers shoveled it into a coffer dam to back up the creek water and force it into the natural creek. Hopefully, most of the water will redirect into the natural creek. The goal is to not have to remove the coffer dam in the winter to allow the winter flows and rains to push this downstream. This past year the coffer dam was removed by hand at the end of September and then sections of the natural creek dried out until the winter rains in November. For more information about the Flood Control District and their programs and projects, click here.
Supervisor Andersen Speaks to League of Women Voters
On Saturday, June 2nd, Supervisor Andersen visited the League of Women Voters of Diablo Valley at their annual meeting at the Lafayette Community Center. She gave an update on County issues and answered several great questions posed by members.

Pictured at right, Supervisor Andersen stands with Co-President Suzan Requa and Vice President Sue Brandy.
Lafayette Police Department to Host 4th Annual
Lafayette Police Motorcycle Competition
The Lafayette Police Department Traffic Study Unit is hosting the 4th Annual Lafayette Police Motorcycle Competition (LPMC) in conjunction with the Lamorinda Safety Fair and Classic Car Show sponsored by Lafayette Auto Body. The event is scheduled to take place on July 21, 2018, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, at St. Mary's College in Moraga.

The competition is focused upon a series of challenging riding courses and roves to be a very family-friendly and exciting spectator event. Members of the public are invited to view the competition without charge. This year, the funds raised by the LPMC will go to benefit the non-profit organization The LPMC has donated $12,500 over the past three years since inception of this organization.
Supervisor Andersen Welcomes Two Summer Interns
Supervisor Andersen is happy to welcome two summer interns in her Danville office, pictured with the Supervisor, Cindy Li from CAPA and Junwoo Kang from Hansamo.

Cindy Li is an incoming senior at Dougherty Valley High School and she comes to our office through the CAPA internship program. Her passion for mental health and criminal justice reform led her to seek experience in the political process over the summer. She has been an active volunteer for FCSN (Friends of Children with Special Needs) for over 4 years and has received numerous awards for her work. She has also volunteered for other nonprofit organizations such as the Berkeley Prison Literature Project, the Red Cross Volunteer Connection Committee, and an Urban Farm project. In school, she is a member of band as well as the student-run band council, and participates in various clubs such as the California Scholarship Foundation (CSF) and Red Cross. Outside of school, she enjoys playing flute and piano, curling up with a good book, watching films with her loved ones, and discussing current issues. Through this internship, Cindy hopes to gain new perspectives on our local government and to share her political experiences with her community. So far, she has been tremendously inspired by the passion of our district citizens.

Junwoo Kang is a rising junior at Dougherty Valley High School. His passion for volunteering has led him to become an audio descriptor for You-Describe to aid those with visual impairments, as well as a member of the Hansamo Samulnori (Korean Traditional Drum) Performance team and is on his way to earning the President’s Volunteer Service Award. In addition, he is looking to build his public relations experience through his position as the American Cancer Society Public Relations officer at his school and through his contribution to planning the upcoming Kiva Fall Festival. This combination of community service and public relations has brought Junwoo to his internship with Supervisor Andersen, where he hopes to gain more experience in the political field. In his free time, Junwoo enjoys playing the piano and the alto saxophone as a part of his school’s jazz band. He also loves competing in sports such as soccer and golf on both high school and club teams. Junwoo is eager to learn more about how the government contributes to the community through acts of social service and how it can directly impact its constituents.
Backpack Drive for Needy Students Starts July 18
The Volunteer and Emergency Services Team in Action's ( VESTIA) annual drive to provide backpacks and other essentials to students whose families can’t afford them kicks off in mid July.

The Project Ready-to-Learn backpack drive begins in Contra Costa County on July 18th. The effort last year gave 1,626 backpacks to kids who otherwise would not have received them.

The drive encourages people to buy a new backpack, complete with school supplies that are appropriate for separate age groups. The needs for each level are outlined below, or learn more by clicking here .

Among the supplies that are needed:
•For kindergarten through third grade: backpacks, colored and regular pencils, pencil sharpeners, boxes of colored markers and crayons, scissors, glue sticks, rulers, pencil box, dictionaries, three-ring binders with wide-ruled binder paper, and two folders.

•For grades 4-8: The same as above, plus a zipper pouch, three spiral notebooks, a paperback dictionary and thesaurus, a three-ring binder, college-ruled binder paper, a simple business calculator, and 2-3 Pee-Chee type folders.

• For high school: At least 10 pencils and a sharpener, five black, blue and red pens; two highlighters; four spiral notebooks with college-ruled paper; a three-ring binder; three folders; a scientific calculator; an eraser; a math kit; index cards and Post-its.
The program urged that the backpacks not be red or blue, because those are gang-affiliation colors.

The backpacks can be dropped off between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. weekdays at the East Bay Times, 175 Lennon Ave., Suite 100, in Walnut Creek; 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. weekdays and 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Saturdays at the Diablo Valley Federal Credit Union, 1051 Detroit Ave., Suite A, Concord; 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. weekdays at the Kaiperm Diablo Federal Credit Union, 1600 S. Main St., ground floor, Walnut Creek; and 9:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. weekdays and 9:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m. Saturdays at Rakestraw Books, 3 Railroad Ave., Danville.

East Bay Leadership Council Annual Installation Dinner
On June 21st, the East Bay Leadership Council welcomed new leaders and thanked outgoing Board Members

Senator Steve Glazer was the featured guest speaker at the event.

Pictured at right from the event are Supervisors Karen Mitchoff, Diane Burgess and Candace Andersen.
Supervisor Andersen to Moderate Tri-Valley Mayors' Summit
Click here to register for the Summit. Registration closes on August 1st.
Hemme Park Gets New Signage
Supervisor Andersen, the Alamo MAC, and Contra Costa County Public Works are pleased to announce that the interpretive signage at Hemme Station Park is now complete and installed throughout the park. You can wander the park and learn about the history of Alamo, including the railroad that helped to put Alamo on the map, along with the arrival of the early ranchers and farmers, the Iron Horse Trail, and get a lesson on the native plants that help our environment.
The County wishes to thank Studio L’Image, which did the historical research and design, Stantec, which provided the environmental sign information, and Martinelli Environmental Graphics, which fabricated and installed the signs.
Leadership in Sustainability Award Nominations

Celebrate Lafayette's 50th Year of Incorporation
Pay tribute to 50 years of incorporation on Sunday, July 29th, at the Lafayette Library and Learning Center and along Golden Gate Way. The City of Lafayette was founded in 1848 and incorporated in 1968.

The festivities will begin at 2:30 p.m. in the Community Hall, and will include a reception honoring early City Council members, Mayors, and businesses that have operated in Lafayette for 50 years or more, as well as longtime residents who have lived in Lafayette for 50 years or longer.

The main event is from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., and will include a special Back Forty Texas BBQ dinner along with entertainment from Dave Martin’s House Party band, a kid zone with games and activities, and a parade. There will also be historical displays with Town Hall actors in costume, community organizations with tables and something for everyone. Don’t forget to bring something to put into the time capsule to be opened in 2068! The event is free, and the first 1,000 Lafayette residents to sign up will get discounted meal tickets for a Back Forty Texas BBQ dinner. Adult meals are $10 each and children $5. Regular dinner tickets after the first 1,000 will be sold at the event for $20 (adults) and $10 (children). Click here to get your tickets.
Clerk-Recorder's Office To Stay Open Late on Thursday Nights this Summer - Residents will be able to get married, obtain documents until 7:30 pm 
Every Thursday, beginning July 5th and continuing through August 30th, the Clerk-Recorder’s office, located at 555 Escobar Street in Martinez, will be open from 8:00 a.m. until 7:30 p.m., a welcome three-hour extension to the usual closing time. 

Summer is an important time to obtain birth certificates for school, sports and those seeking documents for traveling. It is also a popular season for weddings.
Services provided during the extended hours include the issuance of marriage licenses and civil wedding ceremonies, copies of vital records such as birth and death certificates, copies of recorded documents, fictitious business name and other professional filings. Marriage ceremonies will be available by appointment and walk-in ceremonies will be accommodated, if possible.
For more information on document costs or to make an appointment, visit the Clerk-Recorder website by clicking here
MTC Releases Draft of 2019 Transportation Improvement Program
The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) lists the near-term transportation projects, programs and investment priorities for the San Francisco Bay Area's surface transportation system--projects that have a federal interest and locally and state-funded regionally significant projects.

View and comment on the Draft 2019 TIP and Draft Transportation-Air Quality Conformity Analysis for the Amended Plan Bay Area 2040 and the 2019 TIP:

  •  View online by clicking here
  •  At MTC’s offices at the Bay Area Metro Center, 375 Beale Street, San Francisco
  •  Copies will be sent to major public libraries throughout the Bay Area upon request.

For more information, call MTC’s Public Information Office at 415-778-6757, or visit the above mentioned link.
Interested persons are invited to comment on these documents during MTC's Programming and Allocations Committee meeting, currently scheduled for Wednesday, July 11, 2018, at 9:40 a.m., or immediately following MTC's Administration Committee meeting, whichever occurs later, at 375 Beale Street, San Francisco, CA.
The deadline for written comments is 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 19, 2018. Submit comments to MTC’s Public Information Office at 375 Beale Street, Suite 800, San Francisco, CA 94105 or fax to MTC at 415-536-9800 or send via e-mail to
At its regularly scheduled September 12, 2018, Programming and Allocations Committee meeting, MTC is scheduled to consider public comments received by the end of the comment period. MTC is scheduled to approve the final transportation-air quality conformity analysis and the 2019 TIP on Wednesday, September 26, 2018, during its regularly scheduled Commission meeting.
Supervisor Andersen Meets with APAPA Interns
On Saturday, June 16th, Supervisor Andersen met with a group of APAPA (Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs) interns to talk about her responsibilities as a County Supervisor and to answer their questions.

The Internship Program was implemented in 2004 and is designed to get Asian Pacific Islander youth civically engaged and prepare them to assume leadership roles in the future. It provides high school and college students throughout California summer internship opportunities working for elected officials at all levels of government. For more information about APAPA and their intern program, click here .
Lafayette Community Foundation is Holding Their
10th Annual Senior Symposium
The Lafayette Community Foundation is holding its 10th Annual Senior Symposium from 8:00 am to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 4th, at Acalanes High School.

The resource fair is free and features presentations by experts on aging, and a panel discussion on lifestyle, medical, assisted living, and aging-in-place support available to older adults. To learn more about this event click here.
"Totally Trains" at the Museum of the San Ramon Valley
June 23 - August 26
The Museum of the San Ramon Valley once again proudly presents: TOTALLY TRAINS.

This always popular summer exhibit will open at the Museum of the San Ramon Valley on June 23.
The main layout of the exhibit has two elevations with 4 running trains, scenery, bridges, a trestle, tunnel and a village with a replica of the Museum, the former Southern Pacific Depot. A secondary layout features a number of working accessories. On display are items from three private collections of model trains dating from the early to mid-1900s. They include Lionel, American Flyer Standard gauge, and Marx O gauge. A very special Thomas The Train table will be set up for the youngest visitors to play and enjoy.

This year’s layout will showcase several new scale models of buildings in the Valley. These new additions to the layout join a number of “scratch built” structures built for the layout, and donated to the Museum over the years. The total collection of these buildings represent structures, most of which were found along the tracks in Alamo, Danville, San Ramon, and all the way to Dublin.

Totally Trains is a fun way to spend a summer day for children, adults and the entire family. Be sure to purchase your Family Pass for $15.00 which gives your family unlimited visits to this exhibit!!
TOTALLY TRAINS will run until August 26th with special train hours:

Tuesday through Saturday – 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Sunday – 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
(Closed Mondays)

The Museum of the San Ramon Valley is located in the restored train depot on the corner of Railroad and Prospect Avenues in downtown Danville. Free parking is available.

Museum of the San Ramon Valley
205 Railroad Avenue, Danville, CA 94526

Click here to learn more about the museum.
Summer Concerts in Your Town
Join your neighbors this summer for fun and relaxing free concerts in the park. Bring your picnic blanket or lawn chairs. Enjoy the music in the family friendly atmosphere.

See the list below for summer concerts in your town:

Moraga Commons Park
Thursday evening Free Concerts start at 6:30 p.m. and end at 8:30 p.m.

July 4th - David Martin's House Party - Dance party & show songs (7pm concert)
July 12th - Spill the Wine - Party music for your soul
July 19th - Foreverland - Electrifying tribute to Michael Jackson
July 26th - Kings of 88 - Classic piano rock hits
August 2nd - Moonalice - Bay Area 60's psychedelic rock
August 9th - Mixed Nuts - Hits from the 40's to present
August 16th - Houserockers - Rock & soul

The  Alamo Municipal Advisory Council  proudly presents the free Summer Concert Series at Livorna Park, corner of Livorna Road and Miranda Avenue in Alamo, on Fridays 6:30 - 8:30pm, for more information call 925 313-2272.

July 6th - Mike Amaral's California Beach Boys
July 13th - Fog City Swampers
July 27th - Jake Gill

San Ramon Free Concerts
5:30 p.m. unless noted
Central Park Amphitheater 12501 Alcosta Blvd.

July 4th - Foreverland 
July 8th - Majestic
July 15th - Aja Vu
July 22nd - The Groove Doctors
July 29th - Petty Theft
August 5th - The House Rockers

Orinda Free Concerts in the Park
Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
28 Orinda Way

July 10th - Crawdad Republic
July 17th - Lamorinda Idol
July 22nd - Opera in the Park (Sunday - 5-7p.m.)
July 24th - The Swampers
July 31st - Bay Bridge Beat
August 7th - Little Dog 2
August 14th - Floorshakers

Danville Free Summer Concert Series
Saturdays, June 23 - July 21, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Oak Hill Park 3005 Stone Valley Road

July 7th - Stealin' Chicago
July 21st - A Touch of Class
August 11th - The Fog City Swampers
Rotary Club of Danville Welcomes the Supervisor
Supervisor Andersen was pleased to attend the Rotary Club of Danville at their June 11th lunch meeting to offer her annual update of Contra Costa County issues the Board of Supervisors has been actively working on. 

Rotary Club of Danville meets Monday of each week at the Black Bear Diner in Danville.  

Pictured at left are Danville Police Chief Allan Shields, Rotary Club Member Kathy Chiverton and Supervisor Andersen.

County Hazardous Materials Commission Seeks Applicants

The Contra Costa County Hazardous Materials Commission is seeking applicants to fill an Environmental Seat.

You may apply if you …

  •  are nominated by an environmental organization;
  •  live or work in Contra Costa County;
  •  have demonstrated knowledge of hazardous materials issues;
  • have an understanding of, and a commitment to, the principles of Environmental Justice, as defined in County policy.
  • can commit to regular attendance at monthly Commission meetings
and a monthly Committee meeting;

The Commission is a voluntary body appointed by the Board of Supervisors, and makes policy recommendations to the Board and County staff on issues concerning hazardous materials and hazardous waste.

The Commission’s 13 members and alternates serve four-year terms and include representatives of industry, labor, civic groups, environmental organizations, environmental engineers, the general public, and the Mayors Conference. 

To obtain an application form, or for further information, contact Michael Kent, Executive Assistant to the Commission, at (925) 313-6587. Applications may also be obtained from the Clerk of the Board located at 651 Pine Street 1 st Floor, Martinez CA 94553.
You may also download an application from the County’s website:
Filing Date: Applications must be received by August 31, 2018 and mailed to the Clerk of the Board.
Interviews for qualified applicants will take place from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm on September 14, 2018 at the North Richmond Center for Health, 1501 Fred Jackson Way, North Richmond.                                        

Interested in Participating in Government?
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 Municipal Advisory Council, Youth Representative  click here
To advise on issues and concerns related to services provided by the County or other local agencies located within its boundary, which includes parks & recreation, lighting & landscaping, land use, code enforcement, public safety, and transportation.
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.
Community Corrections Partnership, Community Advisory Board (AB109) - Central and East County representation needed  click here
To provide input on community needs; assess implementation of the realignment plan; review data on realignment outcomes; advise the CCP on community engagement strategies; offer recommendations for ongoing realignment planning; advise County agencies regarding programs for implementation in the County; and encourage outcomes that are consistent with the County’s Reentry Strategic Plan.
Library Commission  click here
To serve in an advisory capacity to the Board of Supervisors and the County Librarian.
Mental Health Commission-Family Member Seat  click here
To influence the County's Mental Health System to ensure the delivery of quality services which are effective, efficient, culturally relevant and responsive to the needs and desires of the clients it serves with dignity and respect; and to be the advocate with the Board of Supervisors, the Mental Health Division, and the community on behalf of all Contra Costa County residents who are in need of mental health services.
Contra Costa Sustainability Commission, District 2 Alternate -  click here
Provide Advice to staff and the Board on successful implementation of the Climate Action Plan, including suggestions on how that work can be performed more efficiently and effectively; Advise the Board on opportunities to realize equity and fairness across the diverse communities of Contra Costa County in sustainability programs that support the Climate Action Plan; Provide suggestions to staff and the Board on how to better engage Contra Costa County residents and businesses on sustainability issues and implementation of the Climate Action Plan.

To find out more information about volunteering for an advisory body, click here click here.
To apply online click here click here.
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:

Had a Presentation for the “People Who Make a Difference Awards 2018" by the Contra Costa County Alcohol and Other Drugs Advisory Board and members of the Board of Supervisors.

Had a Presentation declaring June 2018, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning (LGBTQQ) Pride Month in Contra Costa County. 

Adopted a resolution recognizing June 1- June 7, 2018 as National Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillation Awareness Week.

Denied the appeal of Discovery Builders, Inc., and affirmed the Planning Commission decision to deny a proposal to merge three lots, defer road improvements, and allow a 13,888-square-foot single family residence in the Alamo Summit subdivision.  

Accepted the report from the Health Services Department Behavioral Health Division regarding the California auditor's report on unspent Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) funds, and were informed that all MHSA funds in Contra Costa County have been appropriately designated or spent, and it is unlikely that any MHSA dollars will be returned to the State.

Re-appointed Marilyn Lucey to the First 5 Children and Families Commission as recommended by Supervisor Candace Andersen.

Accepted the resignation of Cindy Wright ,  and declared a vacancy in the District II seat on the Contra Costa  County Library Commission,  effective immediately, and directed the Clerk of the Board to post the vacancy, as recommended by Supervisor Candace Andersen.

Held a Presentation proclaiming June 2018 Elder and Dependent Adult Abuse Awareness Month in Contra Costa County.

Adopted Cannabis Ordinance Regulating Commercial Cannabis Uses and the Personal Cultivation of Cannabis in the Unincorporated Areas of the County.

Appointed Anne Struthers to the Alamo Area Seat on the Iron Horse Corridor Management Program Advisory Committee for a two-year term with an expiration date of January 1, 2020, as recommended by Supervisor Candace Andersen. 

Approved and Authorized the Health Services Director, or designee, to execute on behalf of the County, Novation Contract with Golden Rain Foundation of Walnut Creek, a non-profit corporation, to pay County an amount not to exceed $11,500, to provide congregate meal services for County’s Senior Nutrition Program, for the period from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019, which includes a includes a three-month automatic extension through September 30, 2019, in an amount not to exceed $2,875.

Approved changes to the General Assistance Program to provide a more efficient service delivery model.  

Adopted an ordinance to bring the Zoning Code into conformance with the Building Code, to allow fences to have a maximum height of 7 feet, and exempt them from requiring a building permit.
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;

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

District Offices
Danville Office
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
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
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