News from Around the District  - June, 2015 returntotop

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

Jill Ray
Jill Ray
Field Representative; Canyon, Moraga & Orinda
Lauri Byers  
Lauri Byers
Scheduler, Field Representative; Lafayette


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

District Offices

San Ramon Valley Office   

309 Diablo Road

Danville, CA  94526



Monday - Friday

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


Phone: (925) 957-8860

FAX: (925) 820-3785


Danville Office


Lamorinda Office

  Fire Station #15

3338 Mt. Diablo Boulevard

Lafayette, CA  94549



Thursdays, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.   

and by appointment, please call


Phone: (925) 646-6067

FAX: (925) 646-6068
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Sought to Shape Future Transportation Improvements
Supervisor Andersen invites you to a Community Workshop where the County will

be looking for feedback on future improvements to transportation corridors in unincorporated Central Contra Costa County.


The workshop will be from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 2 in the Oak View Room at the Downtown Walnut Creek Library located at 1644 N. Broadway in Walnut Creek.


County Staff is conducting a program update for the Central County Area of Benefit. Please attend the workshop to help suggest what infrastructure improvements you would like to see in the unincorporated areas of Central Contra Costa County.   Project suggestions may focus on relieving congestion, increasing safety, or perhaps providing infrastructure for walking and biking.  Your thoughts and suggestions are welcome and needed. Click here to read the article about the workshop that appeared in the Contra Costa Times. 

Summer Alamo Recreation Program
Registration is open for the Summer Alamo Recreation Program presented by the Alamo Municipal Advisory Council through a partnership with the Irvin Deutscher Family YMCA. Summer offerings include youth sports and specialty camp options, adult group exercise classes, and an adult group day to Wente Vineyards in Livermore for wine tasting. For more information or to register, click here or visit If you are an Alamo resident and have not received a brochure in your mailbox, click here to let us know. 

Supervisor Andersen Attends Walnut Creek and

Danville Memorial Day Services 

Veterans, elected officials and community members joined together on Monday, May 25, at both Civic Park in Walnut Creek and Oak Hill Park in Danville to honor the great men and women who gave their lives serving our Country. 

Pictured above: General Ron Lowe, Assemblywoman Catharine Baker, Master of Ceremonies/Admiral/Judge Jud Scott, Danville Councilmember Newell Arnerich,WWII Hero, Admiral Tiernan, Danville Councilmember Renee Morgan, Supervisor Candace Andersen, Danville Councilmember Karen Stepper, Danville Councilmember Robert Storer.

May is Declared CalFresh Month in Contra Costa County
Contra Costa County has declared May as CalFresh Awareness Month.  CalFresh (formally referre to as Food Stamps) benefits help our County's poorest residents by reducing hunger, helping them to be able to focus on important things such as education  and employment. Please click here  to learn more about the program or for a fast and easy way to apply for benefits. 
EBMUD Drought Update
EBMUD Director John Coleman hosted an agency update for community leaders on May 20th. His presentation contained a lot of interesting information so we thought we would share it here. For additional information about the declared critical water shortage, see their website by clicking here.
Town of Moraga Holds Community Meetings
Looking for Feedback from Community

The Town of Moraga requests your quick assistance with an important community

process. The Town Council is interested in receiving community-wide feedback regarding some potentially exciting changes/upgrades to the Hacienda de las Flores property.  The Town is in contract with Gould Evans, a SF based architectural firm, to develop conceptual plans for the property and do so with a focus on enhancing the Hacienda as a community destination by engaging investors, developers and potential operators to make the improvements possible.  The community outreach is intended to give the consultants feedback in order to optimize the future use of the Hacienda property, develop a financially sustainable project based on a public-private partnership model and create a balance between a community center destination and income generating activities.  The ultimate goal is to deliver a project that can be built, re-establishing the Hacienda de las Flores as a community facility destination. 


Important Information:

Tuesday, June 2, 7:00-9:00pm, Hacienda  - Community Meeting #1

Monday, June 8, 7:00-9:00pm, Hacienda - Community Meeting #2

*you need only attend one meeting


Please feel free to share this information with others you may think are interested in this discussion. Due to limited space at the Hacienda and number of meeting facilitators, please RSVP by calling the Town of Moraga at (925) 888-7034 or e-mail by clicking here if you plan to attend either meeting. 

Summer's Coming! Don't Miss Out On The Danville Summerfest


Summerfest Street Fair and Festival, formerly the Danville Fine Arts Faire, takes place Saturday and Sunday, June 20 and 21 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Hartz and Prospect Avenues in Downtown Danville.   Featuring a dazzling spectrum of art, live music on stage and street corner, and a Children's Fair including pony rides, train rides and arts and crafts.   


Get ready to grab your sunglasses, family and friends and come downtown for the fun! This two day festival features 200 arts and crafters from the West Coast, Live Music, Food, Children's Activities, Car Show (Sunday only) and an opportunity to visit your Downtown merchants. This event is sponsored by the Danville Chamber of Commerce. Click here for more information.

Relay for Life - Raising  Funds and Awareness to 
Save Lives from Cancer in San Ramon & Danville
Supervisor An dersen helped kick off the Relay for Life event in San Ramon on May 30, held at California High School. She is pictured here with Isabel Lau. Each year, more than 4 million people in over 20 countries raise much-needed funds and awareness to save lives from cancer through the Relay For Life movement. Relay For Life represents the hope that those lost to cancer will never be forgotten, that those who face cancer will be supported, and that one day cancer will be eliminated.  Relay for Life will be coming to Danville in July. For more information or to register for the Danville event, click here
Visiting Saint Mary's College
On Thursday, May 7, Supervisor Andersen spoke to Professor Fitzgerald's Political Science Class at Saint Mary's College.  Candace discussed women in politics with the students and answered their questions about her role as County Supervisor.

And on Friday, May 8, Candace was back at Saint Mary's College, she joined the Fellowship Leaders Group for lunch and a discussion about public policy, serving in elected office, and answered questions from the group
The Exchange Club of San Ramon Valley Awards Student Scholarships

From left, Donna Kerger, Jen Quallick from Supervisor Candace Andersen's office, Nick Binzoni with Assemblywoman Catharine Baker's office, Marvin Remmich Treasurer for Exchange Club, student scholarship winners, San Ramon Mayor Bill Clarkson and Karen Stepper of the Danville Town Council.

The Exchange Club of San Ramon Valley honored three students on Tuesday, May 26, for winning the American Heritage Scholarship "First Amendment Rights--Are they Absolute?" The  3rd place winner was Luke Campopiano from California High School - Grade 11; the  2nd place winner was Benjamin Weinstein from San Ramon Valley High School - Grade 12; and the  1st place winner was Mimi Evans from Dougherty Valley High School - Grade 12.
Independent Living Skills Program
Approaches 27 Years of Service

The Contra Costa County Children and Family Services' Independent Living Skills Program (ILSP) is approaching the completion of its 27th year serving current and former foster youth in Contra Costa County.The year was highlighted by serving 291 youth during 75 workshop events. Several hundred more received one on one support and assistance.

Collaboration proved successful as the Assistance League of Diablo Valley, CASA, Orinda Woman's Club, Office of Education, Foster Youth Services, VESTIA, Inc., Financial Planning Associates, Family Purpose, I-Vision, Foster a Dream and the City of Richmond Police Department Youth Services Bureau, to name a few, all contributed to the program this year. As the program closes out the year, plans are being made to acknowledge the accomplishments of the class of 2015 during the 27th Annual ILSP Recognition dinner that will be held on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at the Centre Concord.

The summer looks promising as the program gears up for the 4th year partnering with the Los Medanos Community Health Care District and the Office of Education Youth Development Services offering an award winning internship for select youth. The program extends its sincere gratitude to the many individuals, agencies, casework specialists and care providers that support the program year after year. This work could not be done without community support. It truly takes a village to raise a child! To learn more about the program, click here.
Street Smarts "Be Reel" Middle School Video Contest Awards
"See Beyond the Windshield: How to drive with respect." 
Photo courtesy of Lara George, Photos for Every Occasion


Supervisor Andersen helped announce and honor the winners at the Street Smarts "Be Reel" Video Contest awards ceremony on May 28 at the village Theater in Danville. The contest gives San Ramon Valley middle school students (grades 6-8) the opportunity to showcase their knowledge of traffic safety by producing public service announcements (PSAs) that educate their friends, family, and community. A component of the Street Smarts Program, the contest aims to raise awareness about traffic safety issues to both the students participating in the contest and those who see their work. Candace is pictured above with the first place winners and Danville Mayor Mike Doyle, School Board of Education Member Rachel Hurd, and San Ramon Mayor Bill Clarkson. For more information about Street Smarts San Ramon Valley and the "Be Reel" Video Contest, click here

Lions Club Student Speaker Contest

On May 9 Supervisor Andersen judged the California Lions 78th Annual Student Speakers Contest.  These three young women spoke on the topic, "Water Conservation - How Can We Reduce, Recycle and Reclaim."

Help Lindsay Wildlife Experience Name 
Their  Newest Animal Ambassador


Submit the winning name and be their guest June 26 for Family Friday Night at Lindsay! Join Lindsay Wildlife Experience and name their newest animal ambassador! She deserves a better name than just: "Squirrel." She came to Lindsay Wildlife Rehabilitation Hospital in December 2014 after she had been kept for years as a pet. Now you can meet the newest animal ambassador at Lindsay and learn why it's not a good idea to keep wild animals as pets. Here are some hints to submit a winning name:


* Be creative-think of a name that best reflects her behavior or natural adaptations

* Enter as many times as you like!

* Entries due by Sunday, May 31


The winning name will be announced June 26 at Family Friday Night at Lindsay: A fun evening that includes animals, crafts, stargazing and a food truck! The lucky winner, along with four friends, will receive a private meet and greet with squirrel. Help prepare her "enrichment"; that means creating a fun, challenging, entertaining way for squirrel to find her food! To submit a name click here.

High School Seniors Awarded Scholarships

Supervisor Andersen joined Assemblywoman Catharine Baker, Danville Councilmember Renee Morgan, and San Ramon Valley Republican Women President Linda King in recognizing three exceptional seniors graduating from local high schools, Isabel Gervis, Anna Rose Vojvoda, and Shannon Nesbit.

Moraga Police Department Presents Kids Day

The Moraga Police Officers Association is presenting a fun kids day on Sunday, June 14th at the New Rheem Theatre with a movie showing of Despicable Me 2 on the big screen, and a festival of fun activities (staffed by Moraga Police Officers), including face painting, a bounce house, balloon animals, a petting zoo, lots of snacks and much more.


The 2013 animated hit movie with character voices by Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Benjamin Bratt, Russell Brand, Miranda Cosgrove, and Ken Jeong starts at 10:30 am at a special price of only $5.00. The festival will start soon after at 12:00 noon until 2:00 pm. Click here to download the official event flyer. All proceeds benefit the Special Olympics Northern California.


Summer Fun in San Ramon

Run San Ramon  Get a healthy start to your 4th of July with this Independence Day Classic. 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 local sponsors. This Run San Ramon 10K and 5K will be a chip timed race.


Start & Finish:

San Ramon Central Park, 12501 Alcosta Blvd.

Pre-Registration PacketsRace numbers and shirts will be available

for pick-up on race day.

*Free Refreshments, ice cream and fruit.

*Awards Ceremony

For more information or to fill out the application click here.

Fourth of July Beach Party featuring California Beach Boys

San Ramon Central Park Amphitheater * 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Celebrate the 4th of July California style at a retro beach party concert in the park. There is dno ocean but there will be plenty of fun in the sun. Bring the whole family, some beach chairs and a picnic. The festivities will kick-off at 5pm with the Swinging Blue Stars taking us back to the 1940s and 50s singing all those fabulous patriotic tunes like "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" and "When the Saints Come Marching In". The celebration will continue with the California Beach Boys. Join in for a California style 4th of July with an "endless summer" celebration and some beach themed activities for the kids. It will be "Fun, Fun, Fun" till the sun sets. Admission is FREE.  Additional Parking Available at Iron Horse Middle School. There will be no fireworks display.

50th Anniversary of the Older Americans Act

The Board of Supervisors recognized Meals on Wheels for their years of volunteerism to the senior community in Contra Costa County.  Also honored at the May 12 Board meeting, were volunteers from each Supervisors' district for their compassion and time commitment to helping make the lives of Older Americans more enjoyable. Walnut Creek resident Evelyn Ternstrom, standing to the right of Supervisor Andersen, was recognized for her service as a "Caring Hands" volunteer. 
June 14 is World Blood Donor Day
The American Red Cross seeks eligible donors to give blood in honor of World Blood Donor Day, June 14, and throughout the summer to help ensure a sufficient blood supply for patients in need.

Summer is an especially difficult time to collect enough blood to meet the needs of hospital patients. Many schools that host blood drives are out of session during the summer, and regular donors are often vacationing, potentially making them less available to give.  World Blood Donor Day highlights the constant need for donors - during the summer and throughout the year.  Those who come to donate blood with the Red Cross June 8-14, 2015, will receive a limited edition Nexcare give bandage in one of eight global-inspired designs in honor of World Blood Donor Day.  Every day this summer is a chance to give hope. Eligible donors are encouraged to choose their day to make a difference. Donors of all blood types - especially those with types O negative, A negative and B negative - are needed. 


American Red Cross Blood Donation Center:

Contra Costa Blood Donation Center: 140 Gregory Ln., Pleasant Hill

  • Tuesday and Wednesday 11:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Friday and Saturday 7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Additional blood donation location and opportunities are available: click here or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or to find another location or for general information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver's license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

Emergency Medical Services Week
At the May 12 Board of Supervisors meeting, the Supervisors recognized the week of May 17 - 23, 2015 as National Emergency Medical Services Week, for the Children with the theme of "EMS Strong."  May 17th through the 23rd was National EMS Week and May 20th was EMS for Children Day; recognizing ALL emergency medical service (EMS) professionals.

EMS is an integrated system  of private and public partners including: 9-1-1 dispatch - police - fire - air and ground ambulance personnel - hospital staff - and  specialty receiving centers for Trauma, Stroke and STEMI (high risk heart attack).

The Contra Costa County EMS Agency deeply appreciates the commitment of our EMS professionals to patient advocacy and their dedication to service excellence. Thank you for keeping Contra Costa County...EMS Strong. For more information about National Emergency Medical Services Week, click hereTo learn more about the Contra Costa EMS for Children Program, click here.

Summer is around the corner, and with it brings fun activities in our area of the County to enjoy with friends and family - the Summer Concerts hosted by so many of our communities every year.  Each has put together a wide range of musical talents for everyone to enjoy.


The concerts are held on different nights of the week, and the music reflects many different 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!  It's also a nice way to support local businesses by purchasing your meal "to go" from one of our exceptional restaurants.


Several of the communities also have one or more Movie's in the Park - check their websites for the movie listings and dates. 


Alamo - Held at Livorna Park, Friday evenings, 6:30p.m. - 8:30p.m.  Call 925-313-2272 or click here for information.


June 19         The Sun Kings (Beatles Tribute Band)

July 3             Mixed Nuts (Classic Pop)

July 17t          Houserockers (Rock/Blues)

July 31           The Fabulous Cruise Tones (Classic Pop)

August 14      Moonalice (Classic Rock)


Danville - Held at Oak Hill Park (or on Town Green as noted), Saturday nights, 6:00p.m. - 8:00p.m.  Call 925-314-3400 or click here for information.


July 11           Tainted Love (80's Rock)  

July 25           Platinum Rockstars (Classic Rock Tribute)

August 8        The Joy Drops (American/Bluegrass)

August 23      Foreverland Band (14-piece Michael Jackson Tribute)          


Lafayette - Rock the Plaza (at intersection of Moraga Road and Mt. Diablo Blvd.), Friday nights, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm. Call 925-284-7404 or click here for information.


June 5           The 925 Band

June 12         The Megatones

June 19         The Accents

June 26         Lamorinda Teen Idol Finalists


Moraga - Held at Moraga Commons Park, Thursday nights, 6:30p.m. - 8:30p.m.  Call 925-888-7035 or click here for information.


June 18         Moonalice (Classic Rock)
June 25         Forejour (Foreigner Journey Tribute)
July 4             FUNdamentals (Rockin' Dance Band) *7pm concert
July 9             Mixed Nuts (Decades of Rock)
July 16           Mania (Beatles Tribute Band)
July 23           Stealin' Chicago (Stealy Dan-Chicago Tribute)
July 30           Foreverland Band (Michael Jackson Tribute)
August 6        Chris Gardner Band (Country/Western)
August 13      Spazmatics (80's Rock & Dance)
August 20      Houserockers (Cover & Dance Band)

Orinda - Held at Orinda Community Center Park, most Tuesday nights, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.  Call 925-253-4200 for click here for information.


June 10         Hey Jude (60's & 70's Rock)

June 17         Brian Moran Jazz Trio (Classic Jazz)

June 24         Extended Roots (Bluegrass)

July 1             Bay Bridge Beat (Funk, Rhythm & Blues)

July 8             David Correa & CASCADA - Latin/World Music

July 15           Lamorinda Idol Singers (Variety)

July 22           Mike Vax Big Band Jazz Orchestra (Big Band Jazz)

July 27           Opera in the Park from 4:00-6:00pm (Opera)

August 5        littledog2 (Pop & Rock)

August 12      Marc Levine and TLC (Motown, Standards)


San Ramon - Held in Central Park, Sunday nights, 6:00p.m.  Call 925-973-3200 or click here for information.


July 4             California Beach Party - Featuring California Beach Boys (5-8pm)

July 12           Big Band Beat (Bay Area Favorite Party Band)

July 19           Notorius (Pop & Rock Hits from the 90's and Today)
July 26           Elton John Tribute Band  

August 2        Rebel Yell (80's Music)

August 9        ForeJour (Foreigner Tribute Band)  


Walnut Creek - Held in Stanford's parking lot, the Thursday nights Summer Concert Series and Block Party begins in August, from 6:00p.m. - 8:30p.m.  Call 925-939-7601 or click here for information.


August 6        Petty Theft (Tom Petty Tribute Band)

August 13      Unauthorized Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones Tribute Band)

August 21      Journey Revisited (Journey Tribute Band)        


Have a great, safe summer and be sure to take advantage of the free concerts with your family and friends in our wonderful communities.   

Foster Care Services Honored in Contra Costa


In Contra Costa County we have approximately 1100 children currently in foster care.  Children who are separated from their family are often placed in foster homes.  There is a great need for Foster Parents who are willing to provide emergency, temporary or long-term care to our youth. It is best for children to be able to stay in their own communities, remain in their same schools, continue to play on their same sports teams, stay connected to their same faith based organizations, and their same doctors. Sadly, there is a critical need for homes for youth of all ages, 0-18.  Children are waiting to be loved, helped and cared for by families in our community.  Please consider becoming a Foster Parent in Contra Costa County. 

There are some very basic requirements to become a foster parent:

  • You must be over 18 years old
  • You must reside in Contra Costa County
  • You may be married or single
  • You can work outside of your home
  • You can live in an apartment or house
  • You must have adequate space and meet the State health and safety standards
  • You must have sufficient income to meet your own family's financial needs
  • You must have a desire to help and care for a child in our County

When someone chooses to be a foster parent they become a very important member of a team of professionals who are dedicated to the welfare of children in their care. Each child placed will have a social worker. Social workers play a key role in the foster child's life and are readily available to assist foster parents in their efforts. In addition to coordinating birth parent visits, court appearances, and therapeutic services, social workers are oftentimes a foster family's link to a variety of resources. Additionally, there are groups such as the Foster Family Network (FFN). The FFN is a chapter of the California State Foster Parent Association, Inc., with the goals to inform, educate and support the foster family community in Contra Costa County.


Before a child can be placed in a home, potential foster parents must obtain a license to provide care to foster children. The first step in obtaining a license is to attend a brief orientation held by Contra Costa County Children and Family Services. At the orientation, individuals can obtain an application to become licensed along with other information regarding the process of becoming a foster parent. This orientation provides a chance for individuals to meet and interact with others who may be interested in becoming a foster or an adoptive parent.


The journey starts by attending a 2-Hour Mandatory Informational Orientation to become a Licensed Foster Parent.  There is an Orientation scheduled from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on July 22, at the Pittsburg Senior Center, 300 Presidio Lane, Pittsburg. For future Orientation dates/locations, to inquire about a sooner date or more convenient location, or for more information, please call Monica Cummings (925) 602-6930 or Toll Free 1-866-313-7788. The next step will be to attend 21 hours of training. This training is designed to enhance the ability of the foster family to meet the complex needs of a foster child.


Lastly, financial assistance is also available for the children of the individuals who become foster parents. Foster Care benefits provide cash aid on behalf of needy children in foster care who meet the eligibility requirements established by County, State and Federal law and regulation.


I have personally seen the difference foster parents make in the lives of children who, through no fault of their own, are separated from their parents and families. This potentially traumatic situation is eased by the great support and comfort received from a caring foster family.  A foster family has the ability to lay the foundation for success in a child's life. For more information about becoming a Foster Parent in Contra Costa County, click here.

 Volunteers Needed to Sit on
District 2 Advisory Boards

Are you looking for a way to participate in County Government? The following are available volunteer opportunities:


District 2 vacancies available:


* Arts & Culture Commission - click here

* County Service Area P-5 Citizens Advisory Committee (Residents of: Roundhill, Regency Woods or Windsor Green)

* In-Home Support Services Public Authority Advisory Committee - click here


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

    Advisory Council on Aging

    Advisory Council on Equal Employment Opportunity

    Agricultural Task Force Committee

    Alcohol and Other Drugs Advisory Board

    Countywide Bicycle Committee

    CCC Local Planning Advisory Council for Early Care & Education

    County Connection Citizen Advisory Committee

    Contra Costa Commission for Women

    Developmental Disabilities Board

    East Bay Regional Park District - Advisory Body

    Economic Opportunity Council

    Homelessness Advisory Board

    Managed Care Commission

    Workforce Development Board


To apply for any of these seats, click here.

May Board Actions

Ever wonder what your Supervisor does at that weekly Tuesday Board of Supervisors Meeting?  Here are some of the board actions from the month of May which impact the residents of District 2:     



Proclaimed May 8-May 17, 2015 the 19th Annual East Bay Affordable Housing Week in Contra Costa County.

Recognized May 2015 as Mental Health Awareness Month in Contra Costa County, by Supervisor Andersen.


Proclaimed May 2015 as Foster Care Month in Contra Costa County.


Continued to June 9, 2015 at 9am the HEARING to consider the appeals of the Planning Commission's decision to approve a variance for a front yard setback and associated tree permit for construction of a new residence at 200 Sydney Drive, Alamo area.


Considered an appeal of the County Planning Commission's approval of a Vesting Tentative Map which proposes to subdivide a developed 58,326-square-foot parcel into two lots and a Final Development Plan for construction of an approximately 3,000-square-foot, two-story commercial building, and to modify the site's off-street parking configuration, located at 3189 Danville Blvd., Alamo.


Considered adopting a position on SB 277 (Pan) Public Health: Vaccinations, a bill that eliminates the personal belief exemption and requires vaccination for school attendance except for those exempted for medical reasons.


Proclaimed May 14, 2015 as "Bike to Work" Day, requested County Department heads to participate in outreach efforts for Bike to Work Day for their employees.


Commemorated the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War and encouraged all Contra Costans to recognize and honor the service and sacrifice of Vietnam Veterans.


Accepted resignation of Michael Prilutsky; declared a vacancy in the Local Committee, San Ramon Seat on the Advisory Council on Aging; directed the Clerk of the Board to post the vacancy.


Appointed Hayden Padgett to the District II-A seat on the Alcohol and Other Drugs Advisory Board of Contra Costa County, as recommended by Supervisor Andersen.


Adopted a "Support" position for a State Budget item related to the restoration of grant cuts and cost of living adjustment for the Supplemental Security Income and State Supplemental Payments made by the State.


Approved/Authorized a contract with the Department of Pesticide Regulation to pay the County to implement the "Enforcement Evaluation and Improvement Project".


Approved/Authorized a contract with the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, to pay the County for the Health Care for the Homeless Program.


Approved/Authorized application/execution of a contract to accept, grant funding from the California Department of Veterans Affairs to provide mental health outreach and support services.


Approved/Authorized a contract with the Contra Costa County Superior Court of California, to pay the County to support services provided to participants in County's Behavioral Health Services Division, Alcohol and Other Drug Services' Drug Court Program.


Approved/Authorized a contract with Contra Costa ARC (dba Commercial Support Services) to provide car washing and janitorial services.


Approved/Authorized a contract amendment with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Northern California Health Care System for continuation of nuclear medicine services to Contra Costa Regional Medical Center.


Approved/Authorized a contract amendment with Contra Costa Senior Legal Services to provide countywide legal services to eligible clients 60 years of age and older.


Adopted Resolution conditionally providing for the issuance of revenue bonds in an amount not to exceed $8 million to enable private owners to finance the acquisition and rehabilitation of the Oaks, a multifamily residential rental housing development for families located in the City of Walnut Creek.


Approved conveyance of real property to the Town of Danville for drainage purposes located between Laurel Drive and Sycamore Valley Road in Danville.


Accepted the Health Services 2013 Healthy Stores for a Healthy Community Report; Directed staff to develop a report on recommendations for policy options to protect youth from tobacco influences in the retail environment.


Recognized National Emergency Medical Services Week.


Approved/Authorized an Ambulance Services Pre-Award Agreement between Contra Costa County Fire Protection District and American Medical Response West, Inc. establishing the form of emergency ambulance services subcontract that the District and AMR will execute if the County emergency ambulance services contract is awarded to the District.


Accepted a report from the Fire Chief providing a status summary for ongoing Fire District activities and initiatives.


Accepted a report on the award of HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing vouchers to the Housing Authority from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.


Accepted a report on two recently published studies demonstrating the positive impact on future earnings when low-income children move into better neighborhoods, including Contra Costa County.

Declared May, 2015 CalFresh Awareness Month in Contra Costa County.

Designated the week of May 17- 23, 2015 as National Emergency Medical Services Week, for the Children with the theme of "EMS Strong."


Recognized May 2015 as National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month.


Proclaimed May 2015 as Older Americans Month and recognize the 50th Anniversary of the Older Americans Act of 1965.


Recognized Randy Sawyer, Chief Environmental Health and Hazardous Materials Officer for the Contra Costa County Certified Unified Program Agency, for receiving the Secretary's Award for Environmental Achievement from the California Environmental Protection Agency.


Considered the proposed formation of Zone 1514 within County Service Area P-6 (Police Services) in the unincorporated area of Walnut Creek.


Adopted Resolution and Ordinance authorizing the levy of a special tax for police protection services in Zone 1514 of County Service Area P-6, Walnut Creek; Fixed an election on July 14, 2015, to obtain voter approval.


Adopted Ordinance and Resolution to adjust transportation mitigation fees for the Tri-Valley Transportation Development Area of Benefit, South County area.


Approved the Fiscal Year 2015/16 Recommended Budget actions; Adopted Resolution to authorize the addition and deletion of certain positions in affected departments.


Approved/Authorized the recommendation of the Public Works Director for allocating the Transportation Development Act, Article 3 funds totaling $745,500 for Fiscal Year 2015/2016; Directed the list be forwarded to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission for final approval and allocation of funding effective July 1, 2015.


Proclaimed the week of May 17-23, 2015 as "National Public Works Week" in Contra Costa County.


Designated the week of May 17-23, 2015 as National Emergency Medical Services Week, with the theme of "EMS Strong".


Recognized Graig Crossley upon being named the 2015 Moraga Citizen of the Year, as recommended by Supervisor Andersen.


Approved/Authorized application/acceptance of funding under the Mentally Ill Offender Crime Reduction Grant Program from the California Board of State and Community Corrections to enhance Mental Health services for mentally ill youth on probation.


Authorized acceptance of the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, DNA Program Backlog Reduction Grant.


Approved/Authorized application/acceptance for a Hedge Fund Cares Grant to prevent and treat child abuse and provide community based visitation services.


Approved/Authorized a contract with Crestwood Behavioral Health, Inc. to provide day treatment and mental health services to severely and persistently mentally ill adults.


Authorized letters to the Federal Office of Management and Budget and to the Department of Transportation to support the proposed regulations titled "Hazardous Materials: Enhanced Tank Car Standards and Operational Controls for High-Hazard Flammable Trains."