News from Around the District - November, 2018
Board of Supervisors Annual Veterans Recognition on Nov. 13th
Moraga Recognizes Veterans at Annual Event on November 12th
City of Walnut Creek Veterans Day Ceremony on November 11th

Walnut Creek will hold their annual Veterans Day event on Sunday, November 11th, at 11:00 a.m. Join the City of Walnut Creek and the Walnut Creek Concert Band in honoring all veterans. For further information contact City Clerk Suzie Martinez, (925) 943-5819, or  smartinez@walnut-creek.org .
Danville Veterans Service Organizations Celebration on November 12th

The Town of Danville’s Veterans Service Organizations [VSO] at the VMB jointly are presenting the San Ramon Valley Community Veterans Day Celebration at San Ramon Valley High School’s Performing Arts Center, 501 Danville Bl., Danville, on Monday, November 12th. Music & video open the celebration at 10:30 a.m., and the official program begins at 11:00 a.m. This year will honor all Veterans & highlight Veterans serving on military Humanitarian missions & military Peace Time operations. After the program there will be a reception at the Veterans Memorial Building in Danville to meet Veterans. This is a free program – open to the entire community.
Veterans Memorial Building of San Ramon Valley
 Armistice Centennial Observance on November 11th
Free Event to Help Veterans and Their Families
Gain Access to Benefits
Securing Voting on Election Day
Current law allows voters who are issued a Vote-By-Mail ballot to turn it in and vote at the polls on Election Day. Aside from wasting taxpayer resources, it has resulted in the possibility of a voter casting more than one ballot without immediate detection.
 
With many recent reports of voters across the state receiving multiple ballots, the Contra Costa Elections Division has reviewed and updated its processes at polling places to ensure election integrity and prevent double voting.
 
All voters who have been sent a Vote-By-Mail ballot are encouraged to vote and return that ballot either through the mail, using one of the 23 drop boxes (click here for locations www.cocovote.us/ballot-drop-off), or at any polling place on Election Day. Requesting a second ballot on Election Day contributes to lines, delays, unnecessary costs as well as security concerns.
 
With the change in process, Vote-By-Mail voters who show up at their home polling place to vote will need to bring the ballot return envelope addressed to them as well as all six cards that comprise the ballot. Upon confirmation that the voter is in the right location and verification of the envelope and ballot cards, the voter signs a declaration and is offered a non-provisional ballot.
 
If a Vote-By-Mail voter is in the wrong location or cannot provide all of those items, the voter is issued a provisional ballot. A provisional ballot is the same as a “regular” ballot. The difference is that the Elections Division verifies that the voter has not already voted before the ballot is counted. In June 2018, 90 percent of the provisional ballots were counted after this review.
 
If a voter who previously requested to be mailed a ballot prefers to vote at the polls on Election Day in the future, they are encouraged to cancel their permanent vote by mail status by calling our office or re-registering.
 
The County Elections Division has worked very hard to make voting as convenient as possible. Most importantly – Please Vote!
 
For more information, contact the Elections Division at 925-335-7800 or visit www.cocovote.us.
Danville Old Oak Tree Lighting - Please Join Us for Hot Cocoa
The Danville Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Danville present the annual lighting of the Old Oak Tree from 5:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. the day after Thanksgiving, Friday, November 23rd at Diablo Road in Danville.

Stroll downtown and enjoy refreshments, entertainment, and holiday shopping through the festively decorated streets. Don't miss out on this Danville tradition.

If you go, be sure to stop by Supervisor Andersen's office for a holiday treat and some hot cocoa. The office will be open from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Supervisor Andersen Goes to Work at Arundo Creek Clean-up Day
More Volunteers Needed for 2nd Clean-up this Saturday, November 3rd
Supervisor Andersen and Danville Mayor Newell Arnerich joined the Walnut Creek Watershed Council, the Contra Costa County Flood Control District, and the Contra Costa Resource Conservation District to help remove the invasive plant Arundo donax from the San Ramon Creek at Hap Magee Ranch Park on October 20th.

Non-native Arundo donax is a growing problem in our watershed. Removing Arundo is tricky business, and requires volunteers working together, not only to cut the plant down, but to move the stalks out of the creek. Arundo can spread by floating downstream and taking root in in a new place.

Half of the Arundo was removed on October 20th, and more help is needed to finish clearing the patch. Volunteers can sign up to help by clicking here www.eventbrite.com/e/arundo-work-day.
Help Finish the Creek Clean-up at Hap Magee Ranch Park
Webelos visit the Supervisor
On Tuesday, October 2nd, six different packs of Webelos from Alamo, Danville and San Ramon met with Supervisor Andersen to learn about county government.

Candace spoke to them about the role of the County Supervisor and what they could do in our community to help.

Supervisor Andersen's homemade treats are always the most popular part of the meeting!

On Friday, October 19th, Webelos Troop #689, from Danville visited the Supervisor to learn how County Government works, and how it affects their community.

The boys had lots of questions for the Supervisor, asking about a proposed development near their elementary school and how they can help too.
Save the Date - Join us for our Annual Holiday Open House
Please join Supervisor Andersen and her staff for a Holiday Open House on Wednesday, December 12, 2018, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., at our office in Danville at 309 Diablo Road.

We will also be gladly accepting monetary donations to the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano Counties. Help us make sure no family goes without food at the holidays.

We hope you can stop by for some appetizers and hot cocoa. To RSVP call (925) 957-8860 or email lauri.byers@bos.cccounty.us.
BIA Leadership Conference, "Women in the Lead"
On Friday, October 12th, Supervisor Andersen attended the BIA Bay Area’s “Women in the Lead: 2018 BIA Leadership Conference”, held at the Roundhouse Conference Center in San Ramon.

Three speakers shared some life lessons with the attendees; Sheryl O'Loughlin, CEO/President, REBBL Inc., former CEO of Clif Bar, entrepreneur and author; The Honorable Ellen Tauscher, former U.S. Representative and Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Affairs; and Hannah Gordon, Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel for the San Francisco 49ers.

Pictured above, Dana Tsubota of DeNova Homes, Ella Gower of Miller-Starr-Regalia and Supervisor Candace Andersen. To learn more about the Building Industry Association of the Bay Area go www.biabayarea.org.
Contra Costa Safe Schools Summit
On October 24th, the Contra Costa office of Education held a Safe Schools Summit at the Pleasant Hill Community Center.

The goal of the Summit was to promote a culture of connectedness and inclusion, where schools and communities come together to support young people so that violence on school campuses becomes a thing of the past.

The Summit also provided an opportunity for Contra Costa schools to learn more about the County partnership with Sandy Hook Promise, including the "Know the Signs" program that is currently kicking off in middle and high schools throughout the County.

Pictured above, Supervisor Andersen stands with Terry Koehne, Chief Communications Officer for the Office of Education and Ilana Israel Samuels, State Director for Sandy Hook Promise. For more information about Sandy Hook Promise, visit their website at www.sandyhookpromise.org.
Creek and Channel Safety Poster Contest
In 2011, two former Walnut Creek Intermediate students who had also attended Las Lomas High School, died in a tragic accident while attempting to raft in a local flood control channel. Since then the Flood Control District annually reaches out to all schools within the County to raise awareness of being safe around creeks and flood control channels.

Each year, in conjunction with the safety campaign, County Public Works holds a creek and channel safety poster contest at Walnut Creek Intermediate School. On October 11th, a Creek and channel safety assembly was conducted by Public Works that included demonstrations by ConFire, recognition of poster contest winners, and information on how to be safe around creeks and channels. Chief of Staff Gayle Israel attended the assembly and is photographed above with Captain Nick Sinosky from the Contra Costa Fire Protection District, Lia Bristol from Supervisor Karen Mitchoff's office, and some of the student poster contest winners. For more information about the County's Creek and Channel Safety Awareness Program, visit www.cccounty.us/Creek-and-Channel-Safety.
Donate a New Toy this Holiday Season
Supervisor Andersen’s Danville Office is accepting toys for VESTIA through December 7
Supervisor Andersen’s Danville Office is accepting toys for VESTIA through December 7th.
40th Annual Lafayette Community Thanksgiving Breakfast
The 40th Annual Community Thanksgiving Breakfast will be held on Friday, November 16th at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Lafayette.
 
Non-profits, school representatives, business leaders, community leaders, Rotaries, Chamber members and friends are all invited to come together to share in a breakfast and enjoy a special speaker. The event starts at 7:00 a.m. and ends by 8:30 a.m. The cost is $25 per person. To register go here https://lafayettechamber.org/breakfast.

Pastor Dan Senter from Our Savior's Lutheran Church will provide the Invocation and Rev. Robin Wells from the Lafayette United Methodist Church will do the Benediction at the end of the breakfast.
Contra Costa County Vision Zero
We Want to Hear from You
The County is in the process of developing a Plan to address severe and fatal collisions on County-owned roadways. The Plan will identify key collision trends in the County, priority corridors in which severe and fatal collisions occur, and an implementation strategy to address the collision trends. The implementation strategy will include engineering, education, and/or enforcement measures.

Please share any transportation safety concerns you may have in Unincorporated Contra Costa County through the web map application here http://gis.fehrandpeers.com.
San Ramon Bah Humbug 5k Run & Walk 2018
Start the holiday season off with a healthy fun run or walk through San Ramon. Participants will receive a holiday long sleeved t-shirt and the popular Bah Humbug! Ornament. This event is great for families and a great opportunity to dress up in your favorite Holiday costume. The Bah Humbug! is a chip timed race.

Runners are encouraged to bring a can of food to be donated to the Contra Costa County Food Bank to assist those in need during the holidays. Canned food donations will be collected near the registration table. Medals are given to the first three finishers in each age division. Make sure to come dressed in costume and in the spirit of the run. Costume awards will be given for: Most Grinch-Like, Best Holiday Spirit, and Best Group Theme!

For more information or to register, please visit http://www.sanramon.ca.gov/cms.
The Rotary of Lafayette Welcomes Supervisor Andersen
On Thursday, October 25th, Supervisor Andersen joined Lafayette Rotarians at their weekly lunch at the Oakwood Athletic Club to discuss current County issues

To learn more about the Rotary Club of Lafayette visit their website http://www.rotarylafayette.org.

At right: Candace and Matthew Pease, President of the Lafayette Rotary.
Marijuana Prevention Youth Summit
On Saturday, October 27th, Supervisor Andersen stopped by the Friday Night Live Marijuana Prevention Youth Summit, held at the Walnut Creek Library. The Friday Night Live youth are civic leaders attending Board of Supervisors meetings, city council meetings, and local events regularly to discuss their thoughts on Alcohol and Other drug issues in their communities. 

Pictured at right, Candace leading a breakout group discussing how the youth participants can help their peers say no to marijuana.
Homelessness Awareness Month Toolkit
This year's Homelessness Awareness Toolkit is full of events including advocacy, volunteer and donation opportunities, as well as resources for concerned community members. Use this great tool to get informed and take action to help address homelessness in your community.

To get a copy of the toolkit, visit https://cchealth.org/h3.
Supervisor Andersen Attends STAND! For Families
Free of Violence Luncheon
On October 18th, Supervisor Andersen attended the annual STAND! for Families Free of Violence 26th Annual Luncheon in Concord. The annual luncheon promotes peace, celebrates resilience, and inspires by uplifting stories from survivors and advocates.

This years keynote speaker was Jennifer Jost, a national motivational speaker and a conscious-thought leader who has dedicated her life to inspiring personal empowerment. Jennifer is also a local domestic violence survivor with a harrowing experience of family violence and crushing loss. Her personal story was both heart breaking and inspiring and she shared it with luncheon guests.

Marsha Servetnick was also honored with the Mullen Leadership Award. STAND! was thrilled to acknowledge Marsha's extensive personal contribution and impact to our community.

Pictured above, standing left to right are Naser Javaid, District Director from Assemblymember Tim Grayson's office, Valerie Barone, City Manager City of Concord, San Ramon Valley Fire Director Dominque Yancey, Supervisors Candace Andersen and Karen Mitchoff, and Marsha Golangco from APAPA; seated left to right, Amanda Best, Ed Best, Linda Best and Ellen Hauskens .

To learn more about STAND! you can visit their website http://www.standffov.org.
San Ramon City Hall Gallery
Stop by the San Ramon City Hall Gallery and enjoy the new exhibit “Memories” at the City Hall Gallery by the Concord Art Association. On exhibit now through December 14th, this show features imagery that spans from realistic to wildly abstract. The collection of memories-themed art from 22 artists features work in watercolor, oil, acrylics, pencil, and mixed media. This varied exhibit may ignite memories and conversation by the viewer as they connect the artwork to recollections of their past. San Ramon City Hall is located at 7000 Bollinger Canyon Road.
Making CalFresh Work - A Forum to Find Solutions
That Prevent Hunger & Support Work
On Friday, October 26th, Supervisor Andersen joined community leaders to update and discuss the current status of the CalFresh ABAWD (Able Bodied Adult Without Dependents) Waiver at a forum held in Pleasant Hill.

Information was provided about impending federal policies and legislation that may affect CalFresh beneficiaries.

Contra Costa County has been exempt from the ABAWD requirements as part of a statewide waiver. However, due to the low unemployment rate in the county, these restrictions are being imposed by the end of 2018.

To learn more about CalFresh you can go to the Contra Costa County website here https://ehsd.org/benefits/calfresh.

Pictured above, Supervisor Andersen stands with Larry Sly, Director of the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano Counties.
New Moraga Rotary Business Group
Ten local business owners and managers have become members of Rotary Club of Moraga under a new program to enhance and expand its relationships with local businesses and to help the group conduct additional service projects to benefit the community. 
 
The new members, collectively called the Business Group, are:  Doug Meyer of Moraga UPS Store, Keith Katzman of Pacific Union Real Estate, Ben Olson, The Olsen Team, of Village Real Estate, Mark Hoogs of State Farm Insurance Agency, Greg Merritt of Moraga Round Table Pizza, John Reyna of Town Bakery Café in Moraga, Jennifer Lenfestey of the Rheem Valley Pet Shoppe, Ravi Singh of Rheem Automotive, and Alexandra McGee of MCE Clean Energy (energy supplier). The tenth member, John Erickson of Lafayette Ace Hardware, is the longest serving member of Moraga Rotary at 50 years, and will also work with this group. 

The Business Group members have already begun to work with Shelter Inc., a homeless program to return homeless people to self-sufficiency. Shelter Inc. has helped more than 2,300 homeless or near-homeless people annually, with success rates of 95% to prevent near-homeless people from becoming homeless and 81% of homeless people to return to self-sufficiency.

The group is focusing on three projects: 1) clearing the fire danger at the Martinez shelter and building vegetable planters allowing occupants to plant and harvest their own food, 2) spending a day with some of the over 1,000 homeless children to do activities many have never done, such as visit the Oakland zoo, have a picnic, see a movie and lunch, attend a baseball game, visit the Chabot Observatory, etc. , and 3) provide prepare, cook, and serve food for the 38 people at the Martinez Shelter.
  
Rotary Club of Moraga is in its 51st year of serving the community. Regular meetings are held at the Moraga Country Club. For further information, please call Frank May at 925-376-8195, or visit their web site: moragarotary.org . Mike McCluer of Moraga Rotary chairs the Business Group program, and any questions or interested people may contact him at  mmmccluer@aol.com .

Help Local Families with a Donation to the
Counties Care Holiday Food Fight
Since 2004, employees of Contra Costa and Solano counties have competed during the holiday season to raise funds for the Food Bank. It's a friendly competition, with the county that raises the most funds per employee winning the Big Apple trophy for one year. The trophy and bragging rights pass back and forth, but the real winners are the hungry of both counties. To learn how you can help or to donate, go to the food bank website at www.foodbankccs.org. Supervisor Andersen is also collecting monetary donations at her two offices.
It's a Wonderful Life in Lafayette Holiday Celebration
On December 7th, join community members for "It's a wonderful life in Lafayette" Holiday celebration from 4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. at Lafayette's Plaza Park, located in Downtown Lafayette.

Free admission, fun, family-friendly celebration, tree lighting, live music, community sing-a-long, crafts and Santa's "sleigh" is Lafayette's historic fire truck, Old Betsy.
Annual Alamo Tree Lighting Festival
The Community Foundation of Alamo presents the Annual Alamo Tree Lighting Festival on Sunday, December 2nd, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Andrew H. Young Park, 3000 Danville Blvd., in Alamo.

Join community members and Supervisor Andersen for beverages and snacks while enjoying music by local talent. Don't miss out on Alamo's annual lighting of the tree.
Jeanette Fritzky Memorial Walk
Supervisor Andersen spoke at the Memorial Walk in Moraga in honor of Jeanette Fritzky, former Moraga Councilmember, who recently passed away from non-small cell lung cancer. The purpose of the walk was to raise $20K for the American Cancer Society to fight cancer and increase awareness about lung cancer.
Annual Hospice Tree of Lights Ceremonies Around District 2
Hospice East Bay has been caring for patients and their families in our community since 1977. This year, Hospice is proud to be celebrating their 32nd annual Tree of Lights. 

Their Tree of Lights ceremonies have provided a way for families and friends to honor their loved ones. People who attend a ceremony find solace in the symbolism of an illuminated light as the names of their loved ones are read. These ceremonies help to raise the funds necessary to provide high level of care to everyone who needs it.

See the list below for the ceremony in your area:

Danville Tree
Friday, November 16, 5:30 pm
Town Meeting Hall, 201 Front Street 

Alamo Tree 
Tuesday, November 20, 6:00 pm
Alamo Women’s Club, 1401 Danville Blvd.

Rossmoor Tree
Tuesday, November 27, 4:30 pm
Creekside Clubhouse, 1010 Stanley Dollar Drive

Lafayette Tree
Thursday, November 29, 4:30 pm
21 Lafayette Circle

Orinda Tree
Saturday, December 1, 4:30 pm 
Orinda Village by Bank of America
This ceremony is part of Orinda’s community holiday celebration
Memorial names are not read at this ceremony

Blackhawk Tree
Friday, December 7, 5:00 pm
Blackhawk Road at Blackhawk Drive

Moraga Tree
Sunday, December 16, 5:30 pm
Moraga Country Club
1600 St. Andrews Drive

Visit https://hospicee.ejoinme.org for more information.
Hazardous Materials Commission is Seeking Applicants
The Contra Costa Hazardous Materials Commission is seeking applicants for an open Environmental Seat. Applications will be accepted until the seat is filled.

Appointed by the Board of Supervisors to advise them on hazardous materials issues, including accident prevention and warning, the 13-member Commission is comprised of representatives of industry, labor, environmental groups, civic groups, the public, engineers/industrial hygienists, and elected officials. Members serve four-year terms, and must live or work in Contra Costa County.
The Commission would also like to extend an invitation to any interested party to attend Commission meetings, which are generally held the 4 th Thursday of every month from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the County Connection, 2477 Arnold Industrial Way, in Concord. Refer to the Commission web site for specific details https://cchealth.org/hazmat/hmc/ .

Applications may be obtained from the Clerk of the Board located at 651 Pine Street, 1 st Floor, Martinez CA 94553. Applications can also be downloaded from the County’s website: http://www.contracosta.ca.gov.
Apply to be on the Council on Homelessness
The Council on Homelessness will have a number of seats opening up soon and they are soliciting applications until November 30th.


The Council on Homelessness is an advisory board appointed by the Board of Supervisors. Council on Homelessness members serve for a two-year term, which may be renewed. Members of the Council assist with and provide guidance to the development and implementation of long-range planning and policy formulation of homeless issues in Contra Costa County. They attend monthly meetings, participate in subcommittees, and attend quarterly General Membership meetings as required.

The following seats are accepting applications:

  CoC/ESG Program Grantee
  Must be from agency funded by CoC or ESG funding

  Community Member
  Must live or work in Contra Costa

  Employment and Human Services (EHSD) Representative
  Must be employed by Contra Costa EHSD department

  Faith Community Representative
  Must be affiliated with the faith community as an employee, volunteer or congregant

  Health Care Representative
  Must work in the health care field

  Public Housing Authority
  Must be an employee of a Public Housing Authority in Contra Costa County

If you are interested in applying to become a member of the Council on Homelessness,
Complete the online application here: https://contracosta.granicus.com.

NOTE: Select "Contra Costa Council on Homelessness" from the drop down menu and complete the form and enter the Seat Name you are applying for (see above re: "open seats". Please also send a separate email to cchomelesscouncil@hsd.cccounty.us with a personal statement explaining why they are interested in being part of the Council on Homelessness. You may be contacted for an in person or phone interview.

For more information, contact Jaime Jenett, Continuum of Care Planning and Policy Manager, Contra Costa Health, Housing and Homeless Services. Tel: 925-608-6716,Cell: 925-464-0152, Email: Jaime.Jenett@hsd.cccounty.us.
Interested in Participating in Government?
Supervisor Candace Andersen is Seeking Volunteers for
County Advisory Boards
Supervisor Candace Andersen is looking for interested, motivated residents to serve on a few Contra Costa County citizen advisory boards. These volunteer boards usually meet monthly and advise the Board of Supervisors on a variety of issues. They play a vital role in county government, and the input provided is invaluable.
 
Applications are currently being accepted from residents of District 2 for seats on the following boards:
 
District 2 includes: Alamo, Canyon, Danville, Lafayette, Moraga, Orinda, Parkmead, Rossmoor, San Ramon, Saranap, Walnut Creek (West of N. Main Street)

Alamo Police Services Advisory Committee (CSA P-2B) To advise the Board of Supervisors and the Sheriff's Department on the needs of the Alamo/Danville community for police services.

County Service Area P-5 Citizen Advisory Committee (Roundhill Residents only)
To advise the Board of Supervisors on the needs of the Alamo community for extended police services for Roundhill.

Additionally, these countywide bodies are seeking volunteer members:

The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors is seeking applicants for the Law Library Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees was established pursuant to State law and County Ordinance to maintain a law library in Martinez and a branch library in Richmond. The Board of Trustees is the governing body for the Law Library with the authority to determine personnel, fiscal, and administrative policies to fulfill the legal information needs of the community. County residents who are members of the State Bar and have an interest in public policy and library administration are encouraged to apply for this non-paid volunteer opportunity. Application forms can be obtained from the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors by calling (925) 335-1900 or by visiting the County webpage at www.co.contra-costa.ca.us. Applications should be returned to the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors, Room 106, County Administration Building, 651 Pine Street, Martinez, CA 94553 no later than Friday, November 16, 2018 by 5 p.m. Applicants should plan to be available for public interviews in Martinez on Monday, December 10, 2018. More information about the Contra Costa Public Law Library can be obtained by calling Carey Rowan at (925) 646-2783 or visiting the Law Library website at http://www.cccpllib.org.

The County is recruiting for volunteers to fill one vacancy on the Contra Costa Mosquito & Vector Control District. The term of office is four years, ending on January 2, 2023. The County Board of Supervisors will make the appointment. Contra Costa residents 18 or older are encouraged to apply. Applications should be returned to the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors no later than Friday, November 16, 2018 by 5 p.m. Applicants should plan to be available for public interviews in Martinez on Monday, December 10, 2018. More information about the Contra Costa Mosquito & Vector Control District can be obtained by visiting the District’s website at http://www.contracostamosquito.com/ .

The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors is seeking an individual who is interested in park land use to represent the County on the East Bay Regional Parks District Park Advisory Committee (PAC). The PAC is a 21-member citizens' advisory group that studies issues and makes recommendations and comments on myriad policy issues, such as grazing, dogs, horses and bikes in parks, the Park District budget, naming park facilities, park land use plans, new concessions, and more. Applications should be submitted to the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 16, 2018. Applicants should plan to be available for public interviews on Monday, December 10, 2018. Further information about the Park Advisory Committee can be obtained by calling Erich Pfuehler at the East Bay Regional Parks District at (510) 544-2006.

The Council on Homelessness will have a number of seats opening up soon and applications are being accepted until November 30th. The Council on Homelessness is an advisory board appointed by the Board of Supervisors. This Council provides a forum for the homeless Continuum of Care to communicate about the implementation of strategies to prevent and end homelessness. For more information or to apply, visit this link: https://cchealth.org/h3/coc/council.

For more information about each board go to  www.ca-contracostacounty2.civicplus.com . To apply online, use this application: advisory body application .
October 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 October which impact the residents of District 2:

Recognized Fire Chief Jeff Carman on his award of Fire Chief of the Year. 

Recognized the Hazardous Materials Incident Response Team for winning the Hazardous Material Response section at the 2018 Urban Shield Exercise. 

Recognized October 2018 as Domestic Violence Awareness month.

Approved proposed 2019 meeting schedule for the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors.

Adjourned meeting in honor of Jeanette Fritzky, Moraga Town Councilmember, and Tess Paoli former Mental Health Commissioner.

Recognized the week of October 21 – 27, 2018 as “Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Week”.
 
Recognized October 2018 as Diaper Need Awareness Month. 

Honored Assistant Chief James Libby upon his retirement from the California Highway Patrol. 

Adopted new rates and charges for Buchanan Field Airport and Byron Airport for space rental and services.

Resolution recognizing October 23 - 31, 2018 "Red Ribbon Week" in Contra Costa County.

Resolution recognizing the 150th Alameda – Contra Costa Medical Association Annual Meeting.

Adopted Resolution No. 2018/526 to approve the Capital Road Improvement and Preservation Program (CRIPP) for fiscal year 2018/2019 through 2024/2025, as recommended by the Transportation, Water and Infrastructure Committee, Countywide. A copy of the CRIPP can be found http://www.co.contra-costa.ca.us/383/Capital-Road-Improvement-Preservation-Pr.

Accepted a report from the Conservation and Development Director on the Inclusionary Housing Ordinance in-lieu fees. 

Amended the County’s 2018 Federal Legislative Platform to include opposition to proposed changes to rules related to "public charge."  

Accepted preliminary recommendations from interdepartmental team regarding illegal dumping in Contra Costa County.
District II Office Staff
Gayle Israel
Chief of Staff
Field Representative;
San Ramon & Danville

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


Lauri Byers
Lauri Byers
Scheduler, Field Representative;
Lafayette

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

District Offices
Danville Office
San Ramon Valley Office   
309 Diablo Road
Danville, CA 94526
 
Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
 
Phone: (925) 957-8860
FAX: (925) 820-3785
Lamorinda Office
  Fire Station #15
3338 Mt. Diablo Boulevard
Lafayette, CA 94549
 
Hours:
Thursdays, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  
and by appointment, please call
 
Phone: (925) 646-6067
Candace's Committee Assignments
District II Supervisor Candace Andersen
309 Diablo Road | Danville | CA | 94526| (925) 957-8860
3338 Mt. Diablo Blvd. | Lafayette | CA | 94549 | (925) 646-6067