News from Around the District  - June, 2017
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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

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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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Come Celebrate Alamo's New Bocce Ball Courts
Contra Costa County Supervisor Candace Andersen, the Alamo Municipal Advisory Council, and the Public Works Department are pleased to announce the unveiling of the recently completed Livorna Park Bocce Ball Courts. The new courts were funded through East Bay Regional Park District Measure WW grant funds and will include two bocce lanes, a shade structure, tables, seating and landscaping. The courts are designed for recreational use only and are available on a first come, first served basis with a park permit required for groups of twenty or more.
There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, June 16, 2017. The ceremony will take place at Livorna Park, which is located at the corner of Livorna Road and Miranda Avenue in Alamo.  Refreshments will be provided.
After the ribbon cutting ceremony stay and enjoy the film "Secret Life of Pets". Showtime is at 8:45 p.m. Bring family, friends, chairs, blankets and flashlights. Snacks will be available for purchase at the movie night event.  For details, contact Alamo Recreation Staff at (925) 313-2272, or to visit the Alamo website  click here .
Great Summer Entertainment - Concerts in the Park

Summer is almost upon us, and with it brings one of my favorite activities to enjoy with friends and family - the Summer Concerts hosted every year by so many of the communities throughout my district. Each has put together a wide range of musical talents for everyone to enjoy, and I thought it would be helpful to list them all in one place.
The concerts are held on different nights of the week, and the live music reflects many genres.  The park settings and a picnic dinner are perfect compliments to an evening of music outdoors.  It's a great opportunity to showcase your own community or visit a new one!  Support local businesses by purchasing a meal "to go" from one of our exceptional restaurants. Alamo, Danville and Orinda also have movie nights; visit the city or town's website for movie dates or more information.
Alamo - Held at Livorna Park, located at the intersection of Livorna Road and Miranda Avenue, Friday evenings, 6:30p.m. - 8:30p.m.  Call 925-313-2272 for information.
June 23rd        The Sun Kings (Beatles Tribute Band)
June 30th      Mike Amaral's California Beach Boys (Beach Boys Tribute Band)
July 7th            Houserockers (Rock/Blues)
July 14th          Cocktail Monkeys (Rock 7 Pop Music)
July 28th          Moonalice (American Roots & Rock Music)
Danville - Held at Oak Hill Park (or on Town Green as noted), Saturday evenings, 6:00p.m. - 8:00p.m.  Call 925-314-3400 for information.
July 8th            Rachel Steele & Road 88 (Country)  
July 22nd         Long Time (Boston Tribute)
August 5th   3-Day Weekend (Motown, Rock, R&GB, Blues) at Town Green
August 19th    Mania! (Beatles Tribute)       
Lafayette - Rock the Plaza - "Summer of Love" held at Plaza Park (at intersection of Moraga Road and Mt. Diablo Blvd.), Friday evenings, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm. Call 925-284-7404 for information.
June 2nd         San Francisco Airship
June 9th          Shakey Zimmerman
June 16th        Dream Posse
June 23rd        Barry "the fish" Melton and his band
Moraga - Held at Moraga Commons Park, Thursday evenings, 6:30p.m. - 8:30p.m.  Call 925-888-7035 for information.
June 22nd       Floorshakers (Fun, Soul, rock & roll)
June 29th        Spill the Wine (Jackson 5 to Maroon 5)
July 4th            David Martins House Party (Dance party & show)  
July 13th          Foreverland (Electrifying tribute to Michael Jackson)
July 20th          Beatles Flashback (Beatles Tribute Band)
July 27th          Mixed Nuts (Jazz, Soul, Blues & Rock)
August 3rd       House Rockers (Rock and Soul)
August 10th     Apple Z (Rock and Roll)
August 17th     Fundamentals (Red Hot Rockin Soul)

Orinda - Held at Orinda Community Center Park, most Tuesday nights, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.  Food Trucks on most nights. Call 925-253-4200 for information.
June 13th        Lucky Losers (Contemporary Blues
June 20th        Juke Joint (Classic Soul); Food Truck
June 27th        Fog City Swampers (Classic Rock & Roll) 
July 11th          Floorshakers (Funk Soul, Rock & Roll)
July 18th          Lamorinda Idol
July 23rd          Opera in the Park (5-7p.m.)
July 25th          Bruce Gunn & Big Rain (Soulful Rock Country
August 1st       JetBlacq (Jazz)
August 8th       West Grand Blvd (Motown)
August 15th     Big Band Jazz
San Ramon - Held in Central Park, Sunday nights, 5:30 p.m.  Call 925-973-3200 for information.
July 4th            Kalimba (Earth, Wind & Fire Tribute Band) 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
July 9th            Take 2 (60's, 70's, 80's 90's & Top 40)
July 16th          House Rockers (Rock & Soul)
July 23rd          Apple Z (60's, 70's, 80's 90's & Top 40)
July 30th          Rachel Steele & Road 88 (Country) 
August 6th       Ruckatan Latin Tribute (Latin & Reggae Beats)  
Walnut Creek - Held in the new Events Plaza, the Thursday nights Summer Concert Series begins in August, from 6:30p.m. - 8:30p.m.  Call 925-939-7601 for information.
August 3rd      Super Huey
August 10th    The Purple Ones
August 17th    Fleetwood Mask

2017 Memorial Day Remembrances
Pictured at right, Supervisor Andersen stands with Walnut Creek City Council members Kevin Wilk, Loella Haskew, County Supervisor Karen Mitchoff, Walnut Creek Mayor Rich Carlston, Council members Justin Wedel, Cindy Silva and Capt. Casey J. Brown, U.S. Army, who served as the keynote speaker. The ceremony included musical accompaniment by the Walnut Creek Concert Band.

Pictured on the left, Supervisor Andersen stands with Danville Mayor Renee Morgan at the Annual Memorial Day commemoration honoring and remembering our nation's veterans who have made the ultimate sacrifice. The special ceremony, held at Oak Hill Park, included guest speakers and tributes to past and present service members.

It's Time to get ready for Wildfire Season

A touch of warm weather signals the end of winter rains and the start of wildfire season.  As a homeowner your activities can help prevent wildfires from damaging your home. Your best insurance is to create defensible space.  Your local fire department is starting to inspect properties in the East Bay high wildfire hazard areas. You may even have received a letter listing areas where you are out of compliance with the fire code.

Create defensible space by .... 
CLEAR.  Clearing dry weeds, dead and dying plants or trees means less fuel for a wildfire.
PRUNE.  Pruning trees to remove lower branches prevents a wildfire from climbing into the crowns and spreading fire to your roof.
MOW.  Mowing dry grass areas, especially near roads or driveways reduces the chance of ignitions.
REMOVE.  Removing combustible materials, leaves and pine needles from roofs and gutters can reduce the spread of wildfire. 

For more information on creating defensible space and cost share assistance for vegetation removal visit the Diablo Fire Safe Council website by  clicking here .

Defensible space is the area you create around your home that can slow or stop the spread of wildfire. It can reduce the chance of your home catching on fire either from direct flame contact or radiant heat.  It also allows space for firefighters to defend your home.
Logo Winners Announced for Lafayette's 
 50th Year of Incorporation
The Lafayette Partners In Education (LPIE) sponsored a logo contest to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the incorporation of Lafayette. The contest was open to high school students in Lamorinda.  LPIE received nearly 100 logo entries from Acalanes Union High School students in Lafayette. The logos will be used in multiple ways, t-shirts, stickers, banners, posters, mugs, etc.

The public art committee awarded the winner with $50 and the runner up with $25.

The winners were announced on May 22nd at the City Council meeting. Earning the most votes and winning 1st place with the logo pictured above was Sofia Cruz from Acalanes High School, and the runner up was Miles Wiesenthal, also from Acalanes High School. For more information about Lafayette Partners in Education, click here
No Place for Hate

San Ramon Valley Unified School District is proud to participate in the No Place for Hate initiative! Students and staff at San Ramon Valley schools have been working hard to implement school-wide programming that builds community and disrupts bias and bullying.  

On Friday, May 19th, Supervisor Andersen joined students and teachers at Charlotte Wood Middle School to celebrate the initiative.  To learn more about the No Place for Hate Initiative  click here .
San Ramon Volunteer Day - Parks Make Life Better
Join other volunteers and San Ramon Parks Maintenance staff to help maintain and beautify neighborhood parks. These events are open to all ages, however children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Tasks may include planting, pruning, applying mulch and general clean up. Bring work gloves and wear closed toe shoes. Refreshments provided. Perfect for groups! 

Everyone must register in advance, click here to register.
Rotary Club of Alamo Honors Local Teachers and Students

Jen Quallick (lower right), Alamo Liaison for Supervisor Andersen, joins the Rotary Club of Alamo in honoring teachers and students.

Teachers and students from five Danville schools were recently honored by the Rotary Club of Alamo. The annual Educators of the Year and Students of the Year awards were presented during their May 17th meeting at Blackhawk Country Club.
Teachers and students from Alamo Elementary School, Rancho Romero Elementary School, Stone Valley Middle School, Monte Vista High School, and San Ramon Valley High School were represented.

If you are interested in learning about the Rotary Club of Alamo, click here.
Workforce Development Board Fair Chance 
 Employment Summit

Workforce Development Board Interim Director Donna Van Wert, Supervisor Candace Andersen, and Workforce Development Board Business Services Manager Patience Ofodu are shown here at the Fair Chance Employer Summit where Supervisor Andersen made introductory remarks. This all-day summit brought prospective  employers and non-profits together to identify opportunities for expanding the employment of individuals being released from incarceration.
Emergency Medical Services  and 
 American Medical Response Honored

Pictured on the left, the Supervisors honored the County's Emergency Medical Services "EMS" first responders and declared the week of May 15th Emergency Medical Services Week. The year 2017 marks the 40th anniversary of the implementation of a paramedic program enhanced EMS System within Contra Costa County. The Contra Costa EMS System is recognized in the state as a leader in providing exceptional performance practices focused on improving patient care outcomes.

On the right, The American Ambulance Association's Stars of Life program celebrated the contributions of ambulance professionals who had gone above and beyond the call of duty in service to their communities or the EMS profession. Stars of Life honored the contributions of these heroes while shining light on the critical role EMS plays in our healthcare infrastructure. The Fire District acknowledged the American Medical Response "AMR" nominees for their service and dedication to the residents of Contra Costa County.
Lunch Bunch Trips for Ages 55+
Lunch Bunch trips take seniors to local points of interest such as an afternoon meal or famous museum. Whatever the location you visit you are in for a good time amongst friends. So come join in as theye cruise the Bay area looking for that next great time. 

There is no online registration, sign up for all Lunch Bunch Trips must be done at the front desk of the Alcosta Senior & Community Center, located at 9300 Alcosta Blvd, San Ramon, CA 94583, or you can call them at 925 973-3250 Lunch is no host, the fee includes transportation only, for ages 55+.

Sam's Chowder House, Half Moon Bay
Wed 6/7, 10:30am-3:30pm Act# 104781
Mountain Home Inn Restaurant & Muir
Wed 6/14, 9:00am-4:30pm Act# 104782
Duartes Tavern, Pescadero
Wed 6/ 21, 10:00am-4:00pm Act# 104783
Murray Circle Restaurant Sausalito &
Ft. Baker
Wed 7/5, 10:00am-4:00pm Act# 104784
The Cliff House Restaurant, S.F.
Wed 7/12, 10:30am-4:00pm Act# 104785
Ocean Avenue, Carmel-by-The-Sea
Wed 7/19, 8:45am-5:00pm Act# 104786
East Bay Leadership Council Small Business Awards

Each year the East Bay Leadership Council celebrates National Small Business Week by honoring small businesses selected by their local Chamber of Commerce. Pictured above, Supervisor Andersen, along with Angela De La Housaye, board member, Walnut Creek Chamber, and Jay Lifson, Executive Director of the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce, present the award to Co-Founder/Co-Artisitc Director Rena Wilson of the Lamorinda Theatre Academy

Other District 2 Award Winners include Land Home Financial Services - Orinda Branch, Orinda Chamber of Commerce; Penninis Pizza & Pasta and Michael's Ristorante, Moraga Chamber of Commerce; Worth Ranch, San Ramon Chamber of Commerce, and  Dawson CPA Firm,  Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce.
Danville Children's Triathlon
Children ages 7-10 are invited to "tri" the sport of triathlon at the Second Annual Danville Children's Triathlon, which will be held on July 29th at Monte Vista High School.
This swim-bike-run event is a great way to introduce children to the sport of triathlon. The majority of participants in the 2016 event were first-time triathletes. In order to keep the focus on safety and fun, the event isn't timed. All participants will receive a finisher's medal and hat.
The race distances for the age groups are:

Ages 7 & 8: Swim four laps (100 yards), bike one mile, run one lap (.25 miles) around the track.

Ages 9 & 10: Swim six laps (150 yards), bike two miles, run two laps (.50 miles) around the track.
An information session is scheduled for July 28th. At the meeting, parents and athletes will hear about the event and be able to ask questions.
Registration can be done online by clicking here, or contact the Danville Community Center at (925) 314-3400.
Stand Down on the Delta - Volunteers Needed

AC5 Seeks New Arts Recognition Award

The Arts and Culture Commission of Contra Costa County is seeking an artist from Contra Costa County to design and create an original art piece that can be duplicated and used when presenting to Arts Recognition Award winners. 

The Arts Recognition Award annually honors individuals and art organizations whose work has had a significant artistic or philanthropic contribution to Contra Costa's Arts and Culture.
Original art piece from an artist working or living in Contra Costa County
7-8 inches in height
Mounted onto a 8"x 8" x 2" black stand
Can accommodate a 2" x 4" plaque (AC5 will supply the plaque)

  • A sketch, drawing or mock-up of your original design
  • An estimate of time needed to produce original art piece
  • A cost estimate for the first "award" and for each additional "award"
DEADLINE: June 15, 2017

AC5 - Arts Recognition Award Proposal
651 Pine Street, 10th Floor
Martinez, CA 94553
Click here  to email
San Ramon Valley High School Groundbreaking

Mark Jewett President of San Ramon Valley School Board, Mayor of Danville Renee Morgan, Supervisor Candace Andersen and Danville Town Council member Lisa Blackwell joined together for the groundbreaking

The San Ramon Valley High School Community gathered on Wednesday, May 17th for a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of construction on the $64 million effort to modernize the century-old campus just outside downtown Danville.
The renovation project is replacing decades-old single-story classrooms with a modern three-story academic building with 52 state-of-the-art classrooms and laboratories, plus an enlarged quad and additional student parking. 

School district officials hope the new classroom building will be completed in time to open for the start of the 2019-20 school year.
Build Your Brain!

Contra Costa County Library Summer Reading is coming, and  that means it's time to Build Your Brain! From June 5 to August 5, all ages can visit the  summer reading  page for brain-training activities and challenges to keep those minds toned and trim! Visit your community library for free and fun happenings all summer long. All finishers will take home a free book and a raffle entry to win amazing prizes. To learn more about Build your Brain activities this summer click here.

13 Reasons Why You Should be Talking to Your Teen

The Contra Costa Crisis Center firmly believes that talking about suicide does not cause suicide.

One of the biggest fears heard from adults is that talking with youth about suicide and suicide prevention will "give someone the idea" to complete a suicide.  Research has shown time and time again that talking about suicide does not "introduce" the idea to young people. In fact, starting a conversation about suicide and other complex social topics raised in the novel and web television series '13 Reasons Why' can actually bring relief to those who are wrestling with thoughts of suicide and bring the conversation and possible ways to address the underlying issues into the open.
While the center believes that talking openly about the complex issue of suicide and suicide prevention, they caution that the show is not intended for all audiences.  As indicated by its TV-MA rating, the content is intended for mature audiences. They encourage parents and caregivers to watch with their teens, and avoid binge watching to allow time for processing the heavy content. Those who are vulnerable, or may be triggered by the content should practice good self-care and avoid watching altogether. 
May is also Mental Health Month; another great reason to start a conversation and break down the stigma and shame that can prevent some individuals from getting help.  
To learn more about the risk factors and warning signs of suicide, click here.
San Ramon 4th of July Fun Run
Looking for a fun way to start the holiday in a healthy and family friendly environment? Then join the City of San Ramon for its annual 4th of July Run San Ramon 10K Run/5K Run and Walk at the San RamonCommunity Center at Central Park. Enjoy the measured, paved and looped course. The 10K course is a double loop of the 5K course. Participants will receive a short sleeve commemorative shirt and goodies provided by sponsors. This will be a chip timed race. The race is open to all ages.
The Mayor's Cup is awarded to the winning preregistered San Ramon resident, male & female (5K & 10K). Trophies will be awarded to the winning male and female of both races and medals will go to the top three in each division, male and female. Mayor's Crown trophy will be awarded to the lowest combined finishing times for the 2016 Bah Humbug Run and 2017 Run San Ramon pre-registered 5k runners (male and female). 5K Run Stroller Division - Overall Male and Female Jogger/Stroller award for the fastest 5K time.

The 10K and 5K Fun Run & Walk starts at 8:00 a.m.  Race day registration tables open from 6:45 - 7:45 a.m.  Cost is $35 if you register by 6/25; starting 6/26 all registrations are $45. Families of 3 or more  are $30/person if you register by 6/25.
Packet pick-up will be available for preregistered participants on June 29th at Sports Basement, San Ramon 11:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Receive 20% of any purchase with your race bib. All pre-registrants who wait to pick up their shirt until race day will receive their shirts upon completion of the race on a "first come-first served" basis. Click here to register. 
Sunset Development Celebrates City Center Bishop Ranch 
 At Groundbreaking Event
 Chief of Staff to Supervisor Andersen, Gayle Israel, presents a certificate to San Ramon Mayor Bill Clarkson and President and Chief Operating Officer at Sunset Development, Alex Mehran, Jr. at the groundbreaking

Sunset Development's City Center Bishop Ranch brought out the shovels on Tuesday, May 8th, to get started on a 15-acre retail development that will house 60 stores, a one-acre park, cafes and a 10-screen upscale cinema and entertainment center to anchor it.

Once completed, the retail center will join the rest of the 585-acre Bishop Ranch, which includes 10 million square feet of office space, with plans for 478 apartment units, 169 hotel rooms and 50,000 square feet of additional retail in the works.
Craigslist Exchange Zone
Residents who purchase items via online services such as Craigslist will now have a designated neutral 'Exchange Zone' in the upper parking lot of the Danville Town offices to conduct their business. Signage has been installed and the Danville Police Department has designated parking spaces at the Town of Danville offices, 510 La Gonda Way, for residents to conduct transactions in a video-recorded space.

Besides taking place right outside police headquarters, the spaces are under constant video surveillance.  To learn more about the zone, email Sergeant Brian Sliger by clicking here.
East Bay EDA Holds Annual Economic Event

Supervisor Andersen moderated Q&A with renowned economist Christopher Thornberg, founding partner of Beacon Economics, at the annual East Bay Economic Development Spring Membership meeting held on May 11th at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center. One of the important takeaways from the event is the need for more housing. To watch the recorded video or to read more about this event, click here.
Free and Low Cost Dog and Cat Adoptions

Board of Supervisors Recognizes Community Action Month and Foster Care Month in May
On the left, the Supervisors recognized the hardworking members of the Community Services Department as part of Community Action Month. E very year in May, the Community Action Agencies and Economic Opportunity Councils across the country celebrate National Community Action Month. 

On the right, Foster Care parents and families were recognized for their dedication, passion,  enduring and valuable contribution as foster, both relative and non-relative, parents. It was noted that the "system" is only as good as those who choose to be part of it. 
John Muir Land Trust Annual Event

Linus Eukel, Executive Director of the John Muir Land Trust, Mayor of Moraga Teresa Onoda, Assembly Member Catharine Baker, Supervisor Candace Andersen, Mayor of Pleasant Hill Michael Harris, and Moraga Council Member David Trotter celebrated the accomplishments of the John Muir Land Trust at their annual Pure Muir Gala on May 6th at Campana Farm in Moraga.

John Muir Land Trust protects and cares for open space, ranches, farms, parkland and shoreline in the East Bay.  In just 25 short years, John Muir Land Trust has become one of the leading forces for conservation in northern California. With 3,100 acres now under stewardship, many of the most beautiful places in the East Bay are permanently preserved for recreation, wildlife and scenic views.

John Muir Land Trust believes that the vitality of our open spaces is essential to the health of our earth, air, water and our native plants and animals - and all of us. To learn more about the John Muir Land Trust  click here .
Orinda Outdoor Theater Presents

CalShakes 2017 Season

Tickets are now available for the 2017 season. The earlier you buy, the better your price. Get a 4-pack for any combination of shows/dates throughout the summer or subscribe for the biggest savings. For general information, click here.
San Ramon Youth Policy Academy
The San Ramon Police Department's Youth Academy provides youth with  an inside look at local law enforcement. The Academy, which meets daily for two weeks, is designed to inspire good citizenship through criminal justice education. This is a great opportunity for youth who are interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement.

During the Academy, students will be introduced to the services that law enforcement provides to our community. Some of the training topics include: Laws in schools, search and seizure, drug and alcohol recognition, crime scene investigation, K-9 demonstration, traffic stops, DUI enforcement, officer use of force, officer safety, community policing, and defensive tactics. All classes are taught by police officers and department personnel in their area of expertise.

The Academy will be held June 19-22, 2017 and June 26-29, 2017. Applications are now being accepted.  There is no charge to participate in the Youth Academy.

The Academy is offered to 8th-12th grade students who reside or attend a school in San Ramon and have not previously attended the Youth Academy. Students must not have any felony convictions and no misdemeanor arrests within two years.  The Chief of Police or his designee will make final selection.

For information on how to receive an application, please call School Resource Officer Jeff Kim at (925) 973-2747 or email him by  clicking here. You may also download the application by  clicking here.
Contra Costa County Volunteer Opportunities
Summer is almost here, vacations are planned, but if you are you looking for a volunteer opportunity to give back to your community, here are some opportunities waiting for you!
District 2 seats available:
Agricultural Advisory Task Force
County Service Area P-5 Citizen Advisory Committee
Alcohol and Other Drugs Advisory Board
Contra Costa County Fire Protection District - Fire Advisory Commission
Iron Horse Corridor Management Program Advisory Committee - Alamo
CCC Merit Board 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
Alcohol and Other Drugs Advisory Board
Arts & Culture Commission (AC5)
Aviation Advisory Committee
Community Corrections Partnership, Community Advisory Board
Developmental Disabilities Board
Economic Opportunity Council
Local Planning and Advisory Council for Early Care and Education
Equal Employment Opportunity Advisory Council
Affordable Housing Finance Committee
Countywide Bicycle Advisory Committee
Affordable Housing Finance Committee
In-Home Supportive Services Public Authority Advisory Committee
Juvenile Justice Commission/Delinquency Prevention Commission
Managed Care Commission
Resource Conservation District
Commission for Women
Workforce Development Board

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

Considered the County's potential participation in a Community Choice Energy (CCE) program, as directed by the Board of Supervisors at its CCE Workshop on March 28, 2017.
Introduced Ordinance implementing community choice aggregation in unincorporated Contra Costa County by becoming a member agency of the Marin Energy Authority Joint Powers Authority; Waived reading, and Fixed June 6, 2017 for adoption.
Approved/Authorized the Chair of the Board of Supervisors to execute a contract with the City of Orinda to provide right of way services to the City in exchange for payment of the County's actual costs, from March 16, 2017 until the agreement is terminated by either party.
Proclaimed May 2017 as Mental Health Month in Contra Costa County.
Recognized the month of May 2017 as Older Americans Month.
Recognized the American Medical Response 2017 Nominees for the Star of Life Award.
Accepted a report from the Fire Chief on ambulance service response times, payer mix, revenue received, and expenditures paid for calendar year 2016.
Honored Richard Hodge, upon his retirement from American Medical Response, for 43 years of EMS service and Jim Maddox for 30 years of EMS service.
Approved/Authorized the Fire Chief to execute a Hazardous Materials by Rail Training Agreement with the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services to reimburse the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District.
Accepted report on the opening of the Housing Authority's wait list.
Provided guidance to the Department of Conservation and Development on the preparation of an Amendment to the Contra Costa County Code to allow the raising and keeping of certain urban farm animals, such as chickens and goats, for non-commercial purposes within applicable residential land use districts.
Approved the addition of Assessor's Parcel No. 006-160-009 to an existing Agricultural Preserve and a new Land Conservation Contract with Owners Terry and Lisa Howland, and related actions under the Environmental Quality Act, in the Tassajara Valley.
Approved of the Fiscal Year 2017/18 Recommended  Budget actions.
Approved the ninth extension of the Subdivision Agreement for a project being developed by Morgan Capital Investment Properties, Walnut Creek.
Recognized May 2017 as CalFresh Awareness Month.
Adopted a Resolution recommending that the 2017-2018 California State Budget return appropriate funding to the In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) Program.
Approved/Authorized the Health Services Director to accept a grant award from the Contra Costa Emergency Food and Shelter Program Local Board, to pay the County to operate the County's Adult Interim Housing Program and Calli House Emergency Shelter Program for Youth.
Approved/Authorized the Employment and Human Services Director to execute a contract with Aspiranet to provide outreach, advocacy, and support to current, pre- and post-adoptive families.
Approved/Authorized the Employment and Human Services Director to execute a contract with Phamatech, Inc. for child welfare mandated drug testing services.
Approved/Authorized the Employment and Human Services Director to execute a contract amendment with the Contra Costa Family Justice Alliance, to increase the payment limit for additional services to victims of interpersonal violence and their families and additional training to Family Justice Center partners.
Approved/Authorized the Employment and Human Services Director to execute a contract amendment with Bay Area Legal Aid, to increase the payment limit for additional clinic services to domestic violence victims and their families.
Approved/Authorized the Employment and Human Services Director to execute a contract with Child Abuse Prevention Council to provide child abuse prevention services.
Continued the emergency action originally taken by the Board of Supervisors on November 16, 1999, and most recently approved by the Board on April 18, 2017, regarding the issue of homelessness in Contra Costa County.
Referred to the Finance Committee the issue of exploring revenue opportunities from Airbnb (short-term lodging) rentals and similar electronic hosting platforms rentals in the unincorporated areas.
Approved/Authorized the Fire Chief to apply for and accept the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, Volunteer Fire Assistance Grant, funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for the purchase of equipment for the reserve firefighter program.
Considered all objections or protests to the Tentative Report on proposed assessment for fiscal year 2017-18 in County Service Area EM-1; Adopted the assessment set forth in the Tentative Report; and Adopted Resolution to confirm the Tentative Report and the assessment set forth therein.
Approved Annexation No. 5 to Flood Control and Water Conservation District Drainage Area 67A and the levy of annual benefit assessments for financing drainage and flood control services, Walnut Creek.
Heard a Presentation by Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) on the Adapting to Rising Tides study and Invited BCDC to extend the study to eastern Contra Costa County.
Considered adoption of Ordinance to amend Code Chapter 82-24 regarding Accessory Dwelling Units.
Considered and denied the appeal of the County Planning Commission's decision to approve the proposed Vesting Tentative Map for a 9-lot subdivision, known as Gloria Terrace Estates, in the unincorporated Lafayette area and related actions under the California Environmental Quality Act.
Recognized the month of May 2017 as "Community Action Month" in Contra Costa County.
Proclaimed the week of May 21-27, 2017 as "National Public Works Week" in Contra Costa County.

Designated the week of May 21-27, 2017 as National Emergency Medical Services Week in Contra Costa County, with the theme of "EMS STRONG: Always in Service" and Recognized May 24, 2017 as Emergency Medical Services for Children Day in Contra Costa County.
Recognized Foster Parent Recognition Month in Contra Costa County.
Introduced Ordinance authorizing administrative penalties for barking dogs and noisy animals; Waived reading, and Fixed June 6, 2017 for adoption.
Appointed Anna Fehrenbach to the San Ramon Local Committee Seat and Ruth McCahan to the Lafayette Local Committee Seat on the Advisory Council on Aging.
Approved/Authorized the Health Services Director to execute a contract with the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery to pay the County to monitor and reduce illegal waste tire practices throughout the County for the Environmental Health Waste Tire Enforcement Program.
Approved/Authorized the Auditor-Controller to pay stipends to foster parents and birth parents for attendance at training workshops, focus groups, and meetings.
Approved/Authorized the Employment and Human Services Director to execute a contract with The Lamar Companies, L.L.C. to produce, maintain, and install foster parent recruitment transit advertising and to execute a contract containing modified indemnification language with National Cinemedia LLC for in-theater advertising on the growing need for foster parents.
Approved/Authorized the Conservation and Development Director to execute a contract amendment with Circlepoint to provide continued service to complete the Environmental Impact Report for the Ball Estate Subdivision.
Approved/Authorized the Health Services Director to execute a contract with Amador Institute, Inc. to provide mental health, case management and crisis intervention services to Seriously Emotionally Disturbed adults, adolescents and latency-age children.
Approved/Authorized the Health Services Director to execute a contract amendment with John Muir Behavioral Health to increase the payment limit to provide additional inpatient psychiatric hospital services for children, adolescents and adults.
Approved/Authorized the Health Services Director to execute an interagency agreement with San Ramon Regional Medical Center to provide storage and maintenance of medical surge assets for the Public Health Department for deployment during an emergency.