News from Around the District  - May, 2017
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Gayle Israel
Gayle Israel
Chief of Staff
Field Representative;
San Ramon & Danville

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

Lauri Byers  
Lauri Byers
Scheduler, Field Representative; Lafayette


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

District Offices

San Ramon Valley Office   

309 Diablo Road

Danville, CA  94526



Monday - Friday

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


Phone: (925) 957-8860

FAX: (925) 820-3785


Danville Office


Lamorinda Office

  Fire Station #15

3338 Mt. Diablo Boulevard

Lafayette, CA  94549



Thursdays, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.   

and by appointment, please call


Phone: (925) 646-6067 


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Bridge Connecting Moraga to Canyon Closes
Canyon residents listen to MOFD's Dennis Rein explain the emergency services plan at a community meeting about the bridge closing 

Canyon Road, between Constance Place and the Valle Vista Staging Area, remains closed due to an active landslide that is compromising the safety of the bridge. The road is closed to ALL TRAFFIC - motor vehicles, bicycles, horses and pedestrians. Please do not access the closed area as violators will be cited.
The Town or Moraga has a team of engineers, including geotechnical and structural engineers, who are studying the issues and working to come up with a solution. Earth movement is affecting the structural integrity of the current bridge. Although the bridge looks normal and has been functioning as designed, this earth movement is adversely affecting the support structure under the bridge. If this continues to occur or if there is a rapid earth movement, the bridge can fail without warning and anyone on or around the bridge would be in danger. When the Town was advised of this risk to public safety, the bridge was closed.
The Town has publicized this closure through media outlets and electronic resources, advised bicycle user groups and has requested that traffic apps and maps reflect the closure. Please help us spread the word by passing this information to anyone you know who may travel through the area. The Town will continue to provide information and updates, as they are available.
Staff from both the Town and the County have met with the community of Canyon to address their emergency response and garbage service needs. Moraga-Orinda Fire Protection District has placed a fire engine and ambulance on the Canyon side of the bridge, and has also entered into a new Memorandum of Understanding with Oakland Fire to provide emergency response as they can access Canyon much quicker.  In addition, the Town of Moraga will create a page on its website to keep everyone advised of progress on this situation. 
Thank you for your patience as the Town continues to work to identify the cause of this issue and develop the best solution for all involved. For updated information, click here
Supervisor Andersen Participates in ACLU People Power Panel on Law Enforcement and Detention in Contra Costa
Avila Farias
, and panelists Public Defender Ali Saidi, Supervisor Andersen, and Claudia Jimenez from the Contra Costa County Racial Justice Coalition

Candace was invited by the ACLU People Power Group to participate in a panel discussion about law enforcement and detention in Contra Costa County on April 29th in Lafayette.
Each panelist gave a 20-minute presentation and then answered questions from the audience, consisting of approximately 70 local residents interested in these challenging and controversial topics.
ACLU People Power is a grassroots mobilization platform created following the presidential election.
Measure WW Urban Creek Grant Program
Measure WW was approved by voters in Alameda and Contra Costa counties in November 2008. The measure extended Measure AA, approved in 1988, to help the Park District meet the increasing demand to preserve open space for recreation and wildlife habitat. It made funding available directly to cities and special park districts for high priority community park projects.

The East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) has announced the guidelines for the first round of the Measure WW Urban Creeks Grant Program. $1.6 million is available for this round to work with cities and community organizations to restore urban creeks in the East Bay. EBRPD will be hosting a technical assistance workshop from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on May 18th at Trudeau Training Center, 11500 Skyline Blvd., Oakland. Applications are due on February 28, 2018.  See the website for all the details by  clicking here.
The Future of Broadband - Telecommunications
 In The New Era

Sunne McPeak and Supervisor Andersen at the East Bay Broadband Consortium Summit 2017 in Oakland on April 5th

Sunne Wright McPeak, President & CEO of California Emerging Technology Fund, gave the keynote address about the Future of Broadband at the East Bay Broadband Consortium Summit 2017. Supervisor Andersen provided the closing remarks. 
The event included a panel discussion with City Officials from Cities with Gigabit (Very High Speed) Broadband and Telecom Providers, and presentations by and about leading initiatives addressing Digital Inclusion and Tech Equity in the East Bay.

The East Bay Broadband Consortium (EBBC) is an East Bay regional initiative organized to improve broadband deployment, access, and adoption in Alameda, Contra Costa and Solano counties through a collaborative regional approach. For more information about EBBC, click here.
CAPA Community Education Fund Internship Orientation 

On Saturday, April 15th, Supervisor Andersen, along with Supervisor Karen Mitchoff and Lafayette School Board member Teresa Gerringer, who is also the District Director for Senator Steve Glazer, participated on a panel discussion about serving in elected office and answered questions of interns at the annual CAPA Intern Orientation and Training Day in Walnut Creek.
The CAPA (Chinese American Political Association) Community Education Fund has been sponsoring a student internship program for over 20 years, where it has provided more than 300 students the unique opportunity to gain firsthand knowledge of the political process as well as a solid understanding of the importance of Asian American civic participation. Supervisor Andersen has had CAPA interns work in her office each summer.  To learn more about CAPA and their intern program,  click here .
Boost your Cyber-Savvy IQ 

Moraga Recognizes Barbara Preston as Citizen of the Year
Supervisor Andersen attended the Moraga Citizen of the Year event on Saturday, April 22nd at the Soda Center at St. Mary's College. Bobbie Preston, MD, stands with Candace, accepting her resolution naming her the 2017 Citizen of the Year.  
Bobbie has lived in Moraga since 1985 and has made her presence known with her many years of generous volunteer efforts. She is a phenomenal woman making a difference in the lives of many through her work with Habitat for Humanity, the American Cancer Society, Hospice of the East Bay, Cycle Recycle, Moraga Gardens Farm, Contra Costa Interfaith Housing homework program, the Joaquin Moraga pear orchard, the Town of Moraga, and No One Left Behind, which assists in the resettlement of Afghan refugees who had worked for the United States Government in Afghanistan.  
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation 
Celebrates Jeff Eorio and Key Educators and Supporters at 
"Night With the Stars"

Former San Ramon Valley Unified District School Trustee Paul Gardner, Supervisor Andersen, Jeff Eorio, Janis Arnerich and 
Danville Council member Newell Arnerich.

This year San Ramon Valley Education Foundation honored Jeff Eorio, former Parks and Recreation director for the City of San Ramon, and esteemed board member for the Foundation at Night with the Stars on April 25th at Diablo Country Club. Proceeds from the event go to their Major Gifts and Endowment Fund that raises money to support key professional development programs tied to Math, Science and Music Initiatives. 

During the evening they also honored their school affiliates (individual school foundations), their Shining Star honorees from each school, as well as their 2016-17 Teachers of the Year for SRVUSD. Teachers of the year for 2016-17 are: Marissa Ware from John Baldwin Elementary School and Kelly Giotta from Gale Ranch Middle School.

The evening was a great way to celebrate and support the Foundations' causes, and to celebrate and acknowledge the excellent work of teachers and the volunteers that enhance education in our community.
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.
Mental Health Commission Public Hearing
The Mental Health Commission is hosting a public hearing to enable consumers, stakeholders, representatives, advocates and any interested parties to comment on the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) three-year program and expenditure plan.

The public hearing will take place from 4:30pm to 6:30pm on Wednesday, May 3rd at 550 Ellinwood Way in Pleasant Hill.
The Commission wants to hear from you.  Each person will have three minutes to comment. Please confirm your attendance by  clicking here
Danville Retail Consumer Survey Results

Following the adoption of the Town of Danville 2016-2021 Comprehensive Economic Development Plan, a Resident and Consumer Online Survey was administered to better understand local consumer preferences and shopping patterns. 
Survey results are intended to assist business owners/operators, property owners/leasing agents, and local government in advancing positive changes in Danville's retail economic climate.  To view entire survey results, including supplemental comments, visit click here .  
New County Program Registers Students to Vote via Text
The Contra Costa County Elections office is reaching out to young voters about a new youth voter registration program.  All high school students in Contra Costa County can text their school name to 2Vote (28683), and receive a reply text with a link to quick, easy voter registration tools.

The link, which anyone can use, includes buttons that allow students who are 18-years-old or over to register, and 16 and 17-year-olds to preregister to vote. There are also links to polling places and information on vote-by-mail.

The program also offers a mock election, which asks students to "vote" on various youth-related topics for practice.

Older adults can also access voter registration via text, by texting 28683 and entering ContraCosta.

The elections division launched the new high school program as part of California's High School Voter Education Week, April 17 - 28.  The program is a permanent addition.

For more information contact Paul Burgarino, elections division education and engagement specialist by clicking here to email or call at 925 335-7805.
Living Life Well - National Senior Health and Fitness Day
Supervisor Andersen Speaks to Orinda Rotary
On April 5th, Supervisor Andersen spoke to the Orinda Rotary at their weekly luncheon held at the Orinda Community Center. Candace discussed issues facing Contra Costa County and addressed concerns brought up by the group. Candace was honored to be photographed (right) with Dick Burkhalter, who was recognized for 26 years of service to Orinda Rotary and the community.

Supervisor Andersen Meets with Brownie Troop
Brownie Troop #33744 from Golden View Elementary School stopped by to learn about the inner workings of County government. Perhaps we have a future leader among us!  
May Events and Activities in Danville
Looking for fun things to do with the family this month? Danville has a variety of activities for every age!

May the Fourth Be With You
Thursday, May 4, various times
Downtown Danville
Families and fans of all ages can fire up their light sabers as the Town of Danville hosts a day to celebrate all things Star Wars. Registration required.
A Celebration of Modern American Musicals Film Series
Saturday, May 6, 2:00 p.m.
Village Theatre
Danville Devil Mountain Run
Sunday, May 7, 8:00 to 10:30 a.m.
Historic Downtown
A family event for competitive runners, walking enthusiasts, and families to strut their stuff in a 5k, 10k, or Kid's fun run, all for a good cause.

The Jazz Room - Jazz Concert Series
Sunday, May 7, 5:00 p.m.
Village Theatre
Opening Reception for Recycle Abilities Art Exhibition
Thursday, May 18, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Village Theatre Art Gallery
Dog Day in Danville
Sunday, May 21, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
425 Hartz Avenue
Danville's Doggie Day offers fun for you and your four-legged friend in Downtown Danville.

Memorial Day Ceremony
Monday, May 29, 10:30 a.m.
Oak Hill Park
click here to learn more.

Find information about all of these events and more by clicking here.
Supervisors Take the "Idle Pledge"
The U.S. Department of Energy states that eliminating the unnecessary idling of personal vehicles would be the same as taking five million vehicles off the road. The Bay Area Air Quality Management District finds that individual drivers can save fuel and reduce their carbon footprints by up to 1,500 pounds of greenhouse gases per year if they go "idle free."
The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors took the BAAQMD Idle Free Pledge, and encourages Contra Costa County employees and residents to also take the Idle Free Pledge, which is where you agree to turn off your engine if you are parked, and will be waiting for more than 30 seconds to pick someone up.

To learn more about the "idle pledge", click here.
International Compost Awareness Week

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 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.
Moraga Community Faire and Car Show
This 11-year old event will showcase a number of new activities as well as a new layout. It's a great old-fashioned neighborhood faire. The event is from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 13th at the Rheem Shopping Center.



  • New Kids Zone with pony rides, climbing wall, and bounce house for just $5 for an all-day pass
  •  70 trophy cars in the Classic Car Show plus a "Car Parade" at 2 P.M.
  • 3-4 Jazz Bands plus a California Academy of Performing Arts (CAPA)     dancers performance
  • Food trucks with snacks and quick lunch items like Sliders and Loards Ice Cream
  • Free bike valet, so ride your bikes and save the hassle of parking a car!
  • Lamorinda Wines to taste, plus cold beer


Organized and sponsored by the Moraga Chamber of Commerce. For more information, visit click here

Celebrate San Ramon at the 
Museum of the San Ramon Valley
Danville Councilmember Lisa Blackwell, San Ramon Mayor Bill Clarkson and Supervisor Andersen gathered for a photo at the kickoff on April 13th for  the Museum of the San Ramon Valley's exhibit celebrating San Ramon's 150th Anniversary. The exhibit runs through June 11th. Click here for information about the Museum. Click here for information about events to celebrate San Ramon's 150-year anniversary. 
Moraga Leisure Sport Triathlon
Introducing the inaugural Moraga Leisure Sport Triathlon on Saturday, May 27, 2017; a fun alternative to the traditional triathlon! Teams of four will participate and compete in Bocce Ball, Cornhole, and Disc Golf. The event starts at 11:00 a.m., with teams rotating between the three activities throughout the day and ending around 3:00 p.m. Participants will receive an event t-shirt, a commemorative item, catered BBQ lunch, and a trophy for the winning team. The fee is $160 per team with a minimum of 12 teams needed, and a maximum of 24 teams allowed. Registration ends May 8, so  click here  and scroll down to "Special Event" to register a team.
April  Recognized as Alcohol Awareness Month
At the April 25 Board of Supervisors Meeting, the Supervisors recognized the many adults and youth throughout the County who help to bring awareness to alcohol and underage drinking.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, excessive drinking is responsible for more than 4,300 deaths among underage youth each year.  Alcohol and Other Drugs Services (AODS) has strengthened their collaboration with MADD, the Office of Education, Community Based Providers and the AOD Advisory Board to reduce youth access to alcohol and change community norms that support underage drinking. For information about Alcohol and Other Drug Services in Contra Costa County, click here
County's Head Start Programs Provide Critical Early Education and Care to Needy Children
Last month, Supervisor Andersen had the opportunity to tour the County's Head Start early childhood facility in Concord. This was her third visit to the center during her tenure as County Supervisor. She was very impressed, as always, with how well the Center is run and the difference it is making in the lives of young children and their families .

The nationwide Head Start program was introduced in 1965 as one of the premier programs in President Johnson's War against Poverty legislation. The program began as a half-day, four-day-a-week, nine-month-a year preschool program with the goal of increasing social competence in children so that they c ould perform at the same level as their higher income peers. Responding to landmark legislation in 1996 known as Welfare Reform, which requires parents who receive public assistance to go to work, Head Start programs expanded from part-day, part-year to full-day, full-year programs to accommodate the needs of working parents by partnering with state-subsidized child development programs and other community-based partners.
Since the beginning, Head Start distinguished itself from other pre-school programs by providing comprehensive services (medical, dental, mental health, nutrition, disabilities and social services) to children and their families. Every child receives individualized care and attention.
Head Start recognizes that parents are the primary educators of their children and, as such, gives parents decision-making capacity in the program. Parents are involved at all levels of the program in significant ways.
In response to brain development research that shows that the most formative years are from birth to three, Head Start expanded from a preschool program for 3 to 5 year olds to include pregnant women and children 0 to 3 years of age. This expansion is known as Early Head Start (EHS).  Contra Costa County's Community Services Bureau (CSB) which is part of the county's Employment and Human Services Department (EHSD), was one of the early recipients of the EHS grant in 1998, serving just under 100 children ages 0-3.   

Community Services Bureau was awarded some much-needed funding two months ago to expand their Early Head Start program. The Early Head Start-Child Partnership federal grant of $3.4 million was awarded to subsidize childcare and benefit children 0-3 years of age. With this expansion, CSB is able to serve a total of 573 of the county's youngest children and their families.
One of the most pressing needs for Contra Costa residents has been access to licensed childcare for infants and toddlers. In 2014, only 13% of low-income 0-2 year olds received this care. Only 74 out of 600 nationwide applicants were selected for the highly sought after funding. The grant provides funding for 190 children. However, 2,074 more kids are still on the county's waiting list to receive Early Head Start childcare.
The grant, which will be renewed over the next five years, continues covering a child whose parent receives a promotion at work. Often times, an increase in pay makes a family ineligible for their current subsidy. The Early Head Start-Child Partnership grant continues subsidizing the family through a job promotion.
The Early Head Start-Partnership grant also allows agencies to partner with local providers. It enhances their services by giving additional funding for materials and staff while strengthening existing programs by bringing Early Head Start's comprehensive services directly to children and their families. Contra Costa County enrolls 2,564 children in their Head Start and Early Head Start programs.
Research confirms that children who attend high-quality early care and education programs are better prepared for Kindergarten. High-quality care and education offers one of the highest returns of any public investment - ranging from $7 to $14 for every dollar spent - by potentially reducing future expenditures on special education, public assistance, and the criminal justice system.

For more information about Head Start Preschool programs, click here
Free Teen Driving Safety Program Taught by CHP
and Sponsored by Street Smarts San Ramon Valley
Click here to register or for more information and additional classes.
Study Tour on Homelessness

On Friday, April 12th, Lavonna Martin, Director of Health, Housing and Homeless Services for Contra Costa County, welcomed Senator Steve Glazer and a group of homeless advocates who came together at the Trinity Center in Walnut Creek to discuss the obstacles facing Contra Costa County on homelessness.  

Attendees included housing and homeless service providers, members from faith-based advocacy groups, and Council on Homelessness members who share their thoughts about what is working and what additional supports are needed to address homelessness in Contra Costa. For more information about homelessness in Contra Costa County, click here. 
San Ramon Offers Senior & Community 
Live Well Resource Fair
Celebrate Older Americans Month at the annual Live Well Resource Fair and Breakfast for seniors, families, caregivers and friend s, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on  Saturday, May 13th at the Senior Community Center, 9300 Alcosta Blvd, San Ramon,  The day will begin with a free pancake breakfast hosted by the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District and will feature vendors distributing valuable information on health, exercise, travel, finance, healthcare, housing, safety, transportation and more. 

In  addition, there will be a special presentation and several health screenings available. Door prizes awarded throughout the day. Must be present to win. The event is free and guests of all ages are welcome. 

Pancake Breakfast- 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Vendor Fair- 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Special Presentation- 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Contact: Alcosta Senior Center
Phone: 925-973-3250
National Crime Victims' Rights Week
Phyllis Redmond from the Contra Costa District Attorney's office, Supervisor Andersen, Award recipient Brian South with the Moraga Police Department and Shannon Mahoney also from the DA's office. National Crime Victims' Rights Week was April 2-8.

Victims and the professionals who serve them were honored during Victims' Rights week. This year the award recipients were recognized at a presentation before the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors on March 28, 2017, and on April 7, 2017 at the 7th  annual District Attorney's Office Recognition Ceremony. Click here to view a video of the 2017 Victims' Rights Week Awards ceremony. For more information about National Crime Victims' Rights Week, click here.
CC Resource Conservation District 
Looking for New Board Member

The Contra Costa Resource Conservation District (RCD) is looking for an individual interested in serving on its Board of Directors. Contra Costa County landowners with a strong interest in soil and water conservation are encouraged to apply. The District is recruiting to fill one vacancy, to complete the current term of office expiring on November 30, 2018. The County Board of Supervisors will make the appointment. Individuals selected will serve as unpaid volunteers.
The RCD is a non-regulatory agency that works with individuals, growers, ranchers, public agencies, non-profit organizations and corporations to accomplish its goals. The federal partner, the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS), provides technical support for programs. The mission of the CCRCD is to facilitate conservation and stewardship of the natural resources in Contra Costa County. Monthly meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month, 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. at 5552 Clayton Road, Concord.
Application forms can be obtained from the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors by calling (925) 335-1900, or by clicking here. Deadline for applications is Friday, May 12, 2017 by 5pm. Applicants should plan to be available for public interviews in Martinez on Monday, June 12, 2017. More information about the Contra Costa Resource Conservation District and complete eligibility requirements can be obtained by calling Teresa Hunter at the Resource Conservation District, at (925) 672- 4577, ext. 4149 or visiting the District website by clicking here.
Update on I-680 Express Lanes
Symphony in the Round in San Ramon
Have you ever wondered what it feels like to sit in an orchestra? The San Ramon Symphonic Band is breaking down the traditional barriers between orchestra and audience with its Symphony in the Round performance! The concert, held at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 26th at the San Ramon Community Center at Central Park, offers a unique circular seating arrangement on the floor of the Community Center, enabling audience members to sit in the orchestra near the musicians. Don't miss this special opportunity to get up close and personal with music!
Rock the Plaza Lafayette Summer Concert Series
Presented by the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce and the City of Lafayette, this year's Rock the Plaza Summer concert series will feature music from the heart of the hippie movement.  Join the community for the Summer of Love Lafayette!

The lineup includes cover bands that feature the music of Jefferson Airplane, Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, and many of the sounds from 1967.

June 2: San Francisco Airship
June 9: Shakey Zimmerman
June 16: Dream Posse
June 23: Barry "the fish" Melton and his band

Lafayette's Rock the Plaza series, now in its 12th season, takes place Friday nights in June at Lafayette's Plaza Park at the corner of Mt. Diablo Boulevard and Moraga Road. This summer, the special Summer of Love artist alley will open at 5:30pm, and the bands play from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., followed by a hootenanny.
San Ramon Valley Rotary Invites Supervisor Andersen to Speak at Their Meeting
Dan Geraldi, President of the San Ramon Valley Rotary Club, and Barbara Bailey, Rotary Club Service Chair, presented Supervisor Andersen with an appreciation gift after her address to the club
Contra Costa County Workforce Development Board is Holding a Fair Chance Employer Summit

Community Corrections Partnership Community Advisory Board is Seeking Applicants

Formally known as the Criminal Justice Realignment Act, Assembly Bill 109 (AB 109) was signed into legislation and went into effect in 2011. It is the cornerstone of California's efforts to reduce overcrowding in the state's prison system. The legislation changes the place where many felony sentences are served in cases when the defendant is not granted probation. Instead of being sentenced to state prison, many defendants will be serving their "prison" term in county jail.
As an element of Realignment, each county was required to create a Community Corrections Partnership (CCP) that is responsible to recommend a local plan to the County Board of Supervisors for the implementation of the Realignment Act. By state mandate. This process is managed by the CCP, which is comprised of the Chief Probation Officer (as chair), a Chief of Police, the Sheriff, the District Attorney, the Public Defender, the Superior Court, and specified county representatives.
The Community Advisory Board (CAB) was established by the CCP in December 2012 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.
The Community Advisory Board meets the second Thursday of the month from 10am-12pm at the Probation Department (50 Douglas Drive, Second Floor Martinez).
The Community Advisory Board (CAB) includes 12-members with expertise in adult education within a correctional setting, domestic violence prevention, workforce development, behavioral health issues, post-release reentry services, services for reentering women, criminal and drug court, and law and policy related to issues of the formerly incarcerated and crime survivors. All members live or work in Contra Costa County.
The CAB has  one vacancy. This seat has an expiration date of December 31, 2017. Applicants should have an interest in or experience with the criminal justice system, including formerly incarcerated individuals.
To apply, please click here to be redirected to the CAB application.   For more information and to review past agendas, please click here.

Contra Costa County Volunteer Opportunities
Spring is upon us; our clocks have changed and our days are lighter for longer - are you looking for a volunteer opportunity to give back to your community? Here are some opportunities waiting for you!
District 2 vacancy available:
Agricultural Advisory Task Force
Alamo Police Services Advisory Committee (formerly CSA P-2B)
County Service Area P-5 Citizen Advisory Committee (Roundhill residents)
Alcohol and Other Drugs Advisory Board click here
Contra Costa County Fire Protection District - Fire Advisory Commission
Iron Horse Corridor Management Program Advisory Committee - Alamo Seat, click here for more inform ation about the committee
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
Arts & Culture Commission (AC5)
Aviation Advisory Committee
Community Corrections Partnership, Community Advisory 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
County Connection Citizen 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 .
April 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 April which impact the residents of District 2:  

Received a presentation on the Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Contra Costa County Fire Protection District Recommended Budget.
Held a hearing on the Fiscal Year 2017/18 Recommended County and Special District Budgets.
Awarded/Authorized the Public Works Director to execute a construction contract for the Countywide Trash Capture Project.
Accepted completion of the warranty period for the Subdivision Agreement and release of cash deposit for faithful performance for a project developed by Danville Tassajara Partners, LLC, Danville.
Proclaimed April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month in Contra Costa County.
Accepted the Chief Engineer's Report for Annexation No. 5 to Drainage Area 67A, for a Minor Subdivision; Fixed a public hearing for May 23, 2017, at 9:30am, in compliance with Proposition 218, Walnut Creek.
CSA P-2B : Approved Appropriation and Revenue Adjustment authorizing new revenue and restricted donations and appropriating it for the purchase of automated license plate readers by the Sheriff's Office, Alamo.
Approved/Authorized the Health Services Director to execute a contract with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to receive homeless assistance funds, payable to the County to provide integrated outreach, treatment, housing and support services for people who are chronically homeless for the Project Coming Home program.
Approved/Authorized the Health Services Director to execute a contract with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, to pay the County to assess homeless needs, to allow for a more targeted allocation of resources and coordinate services for the County's Homeless Management Information System project.
Approved/Authorized the Health Services Director to transmit an application along with the necessary certification and assurances to Emergency Food and Shelter Program Local Board and request funding to provide additional services at the County's Adult Interim Housing Program and Calli House Emergency Shelter Program for Youth.
Approved/Authorized the Sheriff-Coroner to apply for and accept a grant from the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to fund proactive enforcement targeting the unauthorized sale of alcoholic beverage by businesses within the County.
Approved/Authorized the Employment and Human Services Director to execute a contract with Community Violence Solutions, a non-profit corporation, to provide services to victims of human trafficking in Contra Costa County.
Approved/Authorized the Health Services Director to execute a contract amendment with California Immunization Coalition, to increase the payment limit to provide additional promotion and education with regard to immunization services.
Rescinded an existing Land Conservation Contract; Approved/Authorized execution of a new Land Conservation Contract pursuant to the Williamson Act, for Property in the Tassajara Valley area, and authorizing related actions under the California Environmental Quality Act.
Received the 2016 Annual Performance Evaluation Report of Alliance Emergency Medical Services.
Held a workshop to discuss the potential regulation of marijuana related land uses as authorized by Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA) or Proposition 64.
Adjourned  in memory of Joseph Ovick, former Contra Costa County Superintendent of Schools.
Proclaimed May 11, 2017 as "Bike to Work Day"; Requested County Department heads to participate in outreach efforts for Bike to Work Day to their employees.

Adopted Resolution to take the Bay Area Air Quality Management District Idle Free Pledge and encourage Contra Costa County employees and residents to also take the Idle Free Pledge.
ADOPT Resolution No. 2017/143 to recognize April 2017 as Child Abuse Prevention Month
Recognized April 2017 as Alcohol Awareness Month as recommended by the Alcohol and Other Drugs Administration Mothers Against Drinking and Driving.
Recognized Jeff Eorio, San Ramon Valley Unified School District Education Foundation 2017 honoree, as recommended by Supervisor Andersen.
Adopted an advocacy position on the following seven bills:
AB 557 (Rubio): CalWORKs: Victim of Abuse: SUPPORT
AB 1164 (Thurmond): Foster Care Placement: Funding: SUPPORT  
AB 1332 (Bloom): Juveniles: Dependents: Removal: SUPPORT  
AB 1406 (Gloria): Homeless Youth Advocacy and Housing Program: SUPPORT  
SB 213 (Mitchell): Placement of Children: Criminal Records Check: SUPPORT  
SB 282 (Wiener): CalFresh and CalWORKs: SUPPORT  
AB 1479 (Bonta): Public Records: Supervisor of Records: OPPOSE
Approved/Authorized the Sheriff-Coroner to execute a contract with the Town of Moraga, including mutual indemnification, to pay the County to provide police dispatching services.
Approved/Authorized the Health Services Director to submit funding application to Community Awareness Emergency Response Group, Inc. for the Emergency Preparedness Kits for Community Wellness & Prevention Program employees conducting services in the field.
Approved/Authorized the County Administrator to enter into a contract with the Contra Costa County Historical Society for continued support of the preservation and indexing of historical County records.
Approved/Authorized the Health Services Director to execute a contract containing modified indemnification language with John Muir Health, Inc. for County's use of a mobile van for the Homeless Mobile Medical Team.
Approved/Authorized the Employment and Human Services Director to execute a contract with Lutheran Social Services of Northern California to provide transitional housing assistance for emancipated youth.
Approved/Authorized the Employment and Human Services Director to execute a contract with Aspiranet to provide emergency shelter receiving center services in the central region of the County.
Continued the emergency actions originally taken by the Board of Supervisors effective January 19 and February 14, 2017 and most recently continued by the Board on March 28, 2017 regarding the hazardous conditions caused by a series of severe rainstorms in Contra Costa County.