News from Around the District - September, 2018
Exchange Club of the San Ramon Valley Hosts Annual
9-11 Remembrance Ceremony
Join Supervisor Andersen and community members at the All Wars Memorial, Oak Hill Park, 3005 Stone Valley Road, in Danville, to honor those who lost their lives and the first responders who worked so diligently to save many.

The community remembrance will begin at 5:30 p.m. Andy Swartzell, a 20-year Cal Star Emergency Flight Nurse who served several weeks at the NY World Trade Center recovery mission, is the guest speaker for the event.
Emergency Preparedness Fair - Fun for the Entire Family
23rd Annual Lafayette Art & Wine Festival
Join the fun on September 15th & 16th for the 23rd Annual Lafayette Art & Wine Festival. Admission to the Festival is free. However, you must purchase a Festival glass and drink tickets if you wish to drink the beer or wine that is poured “on the street” or in the Premium Wine Pavilion.

Dogs are allowed, but must be kept on a leash and in your control at all times; If you attend early in the day, between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., the pavement is cooler, the temperature is lower and there is ample room for your dog; as the event progresses, it does get very crowded and can become dangerous for your pet; and dogs should not go into the food court.

This year, the festival is featuring more than 275 fine arts and crafts booths, restaurants, food vendors, wineries and microbreweries. There will be continuous musical entertainment presented on three stages. Kids area with entertainment and activities for kids of all ages, and special exhibits and sale of work by local artists. Visit lafayettechamber.org/lafayettefestival/ for more information.
APAPA Graduation Ceremony
APAPA (Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs) held their annual summer intern graduation ceremony on Saturday, August 18th at the Veterans Hall in Danville. Interns and public officials shared their experiences with the summer program. Supervisor Andersen was recognized for helping with the intern training session held in June. In the photo from left to right are Megan Crain, Intern Coordinator for Congressman Mark DeSaulnier, San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District Director Dominque Yancey, APAPA Tri-Valley Chapter Board Chair Marsha Golangco, California Board of Equalization Member Fiona Ma, APAPA Chapter Advisor Letty Quizon, Phil Andersen, and Supervisor Andersen.
Screening of The S Word
Soul on the Green Benefitting the Child Abuse Prevention Council of Contra Costa County
20th Annual Pear and Wine Festival
The Town of Moraga is celebrating the 20th Annual Pear and Wine Festival on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at Moraga Commons Park.

Stop by and enjoy wine tasting with the Lamorinda Wine Growers Association and some of your festival favorites including pear pies and pear cider. Hosted by local DJ RyanO, the event will feature kids' activities - face painting, petting zoo, inflatable jumpies, chalk art, games and prizes.

The Pear and Wine Festival will feature some hometown fun including a pear recipe contest and pear pie eating contest. Community groups, artisans, and local businesses are encouraged to apply with the Parks and Recreation Department for a booth at the festival.
County Agriculture Policy Meeting
Contra Costa County held a third public meeting to review the County’s land use policies related to agriculture on August 21 at Hap Magee Ranch Park.

Supervisor Andersen welcomed those in attendance to District 2 and reminisced about how appropriate it was to be meeting in a place that once belonged to long time rancher Hap Magee.

The meeting included a discussion on expanding the vision for agriculture (including for this region of the County) and continued work to define practical tools and policy reforms to achieve the vision.

The next meeting will be held at 10:00 a.m. on September 20th at the Knightsen Farm Bureau. For more information about the process and upcoming meetings, visit cccounty.us/6991/Agricultural-Land-Use-Policy.
San Ramon Government 101 is Back
The San Ramon City Clerk’s Department will host the 11th session of San Ramon Government 101 in the spring of 2019. The class goal is to enhance understanding of local government and departmental functions and encourage participation in the City’s various Committees and Commissions. 

The classes will be held on Mondays starting on February 25, 2019. The course runs for eight weeks. Each class begins at 6:30 p.m. and ends at 9:00 p.m.. One session will be held on a Saturday morning in order to take a tour of the City so students can gain perspective on the various topics. Sessions will be held in different City facilities based on the presenting department. There will be a formal recognition of class participants at a City Council meeting. 

The class is free but space is limited. Applications for the class are available by visiting here www.ci.sanramon.ca.us/our_city/ . The final class schedule will be available in December. You will be notified of your acceptance to participate in the program by early February. Contact the City Clerk’s office at 925-973-2539 for additional information.
County Seeks Nominations for Humanitarian of the Year
Student and Adult Humanitarians will be Honored at January Event Commemorating the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
In 2019, fifty one years will have passed since the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. That sobering reminder will serve as a backdrop to Contra Costa County’s 41st annual commemoration of Dr. King’s life and legacy. We hope you will mark the date and join the Supervisors on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 for a community celebration in Contra Costa County’s Board Chambers located at 651 Pine Street, Martinez, CA.

At the January event, the Board of Supervisors will recognize a community member as well as a student leader whose dedication to others embodies the spirit and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The award nomination period is now open for candidate names to be submitted for both the adult and student humanitarians. The deadline to submit names for consideration is Thursday, November 1, 2018. We encourage East Bay residents to nominate an adult and/or student whose accomplishments and service impact Contra Costa County, its residents and communities, and reflect the spirit of Dr. King’s work and achievements.

In January of this year, Phil Arnold was honored as the County’s Humanitarian of the Year for a lifetime of work helping people in need. Our Student Humanitarian of the Year was Sienna Terry, then a Las Lomas High School senior, who has already had a long list of accomplishments that follow in the path of Dr. King.

To submit nominations for an adult or student candidate, visit www.co.contra-costa.ca.us . To find out more about past ceremonies and prior humanitarian winners, visit the Dr. King Ceremony website found in the “Community” section of Contra Costa County’s website.
Tri-Valley Heroes Seeks Nominations
Danville/San Ramon and the Pleasanton Weekly publishers are seeking nominees for their annual Tri-Valley Heroes award program.

Individuals who live or work in Pleasanton, Dublin, San Ramon, Danville, Alamo or Livermore are eligible, as are organizations and businesses headquartered in these communities. If you know a person, organization or group deserving of recognition, please nominate them by visiting here www.pleasanton.org/news/details/pleasanton. Nominations must be received by 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17th.
ELECTIONS DIVISION RECEIVES NATIONAL AWARD FOR ACCESSIBILITY PROGRAM
The Contra Costa Elections Division has been presented a prestigious Professional Practices Program Award by the National Association of Election Officials (Election Center) for its innovative poll worker training class on voter accessibility.

Joe Canciamilla, Contra Costa County Clerk-Recorder/Registrar of Voters and Assistant Registrar Scott Konopasek, pictured on left, received the award on behalf of the department at the Election Center’s annual conference Monday in New Orleans. The pair gave a presentation to their peers at the conference about the Accessible Polling Place Location and Equipment (APPLE) Program.

Contra Costa Election’s APPLE Program earned the Election Center’s Independence Award for being the best innovation for voter accessibility.

APPLE puts poll workers in the shoes of voters who need assistance and provides real-life examples of situations that can occur at a polling place on Election Day. The 90-minute class covers:

  • Creating a welcoming environment for all voters;
  • Making the ballot marking device an accessible solution for all voters;
  • Understanding how our office conducts site surveys for compliance with federal accessibility standards;
  • Using items, such as ramps and signs, to make the path of travel to the polling place accessible; and
  • Ensuring that the polling place remains accessible throughout Election Day.

In addition to the Election Center award, the APPLE program has been featured in publications by U.S. Election Assistance Commission and Election LIne, a nationwide trade publication for election officials.

To learn more about the APPLE program visit here www.cocovote.us/poll-worker-center/.
East Bay Economic Development Alliance
Hosts Chinese Delegation
The East Bay EDA welcomed a group of executives from the Guangdong Province in China. There are about 20 high level government executives who are participating in an 8 week course on economic development, government infrastructure and human resources at Stanford and Cal.
 
Supervisor Andersen gave the welcome address to the group on Monday, August 20, in Oakland. To learn more about the work of East Bay EDA visit eastbayeda.org.
San Ramon Valley Run for Education
Get ready, San Ramon Valley — it’s time to show your stuff and make your mark in the 2018 Run For Education. For 35 years, the Run has been the funnest, biggest and best family fund-raiser for the San Ramon Valley Education Foundation (SRVEF), and 2018 will be better than ever. It’s your chance to challenge family and friends to get in shape and crush the menu of races. There is a 10k course for folks who like to pace themselves, a 5k run/walk for folks in a hurry, the Friendship Run for athletes with special needs and a Mini Run for the younger crowd. There is even a Corporate Team Challenge — 10 runners from the same company can compete against other companies to win special prizes.  The Run For Education helps support local schools — together with its 35 affiliates, SRVEF raises more than $7 million annually to promote education in partnership with the San Ramon Valley Unified School District.  

To learn more or to register visit rfe.srvef.org.
CAPA Intern Graduation
The CAPA community education fund held their annual 2018 intern graduation ceremony on Sunday, August 12th at the Crow Canyon Country Club in Danville. District II Chief of Staff Gayle Israel attended the event and presented our summer intern, Cindy Li, with a certificate in appreciation of her hard work in our office.

Pictured at left, Megan Crain, Intern Coordinator for Congressman Mark DeSaulnier, Gayle Israel, Cindy Li, Assemblywoman Catharine Baker, and CAPA Internship Program Chair Evelyn Lin.

To learn more about the CAPA program visit www.capacommunity.
14th Annual Orinda Classic Car Show Weekend
The 2018 Orinda Classic Car Show is coming on Saturday, September 8th from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. This will be the 14th edition! This year's show will feature a special exhibit of classic and historically significant race cars. This rare group of cars includes racers driven in competition by Jacques Villeneuve and Bobby Rahal. Car manufacturers will include Ferrari, March, Lola, McLaren and Chevron. The car show is FREE to all spectators.
 
This year's show will benefit Seniors Around Town, Orinda Association, Orinda Historical Society, Orinda Rotary, Orinda Community Foundation and other local organizations. Visit orindacarshow.com/ for more information.
Supervisor Andersen Moderates Tri-Valley Mayors'
Summit in San Ramon
The San Ramon Chamber of Commerce hosted the Tri-Valley Mayors Summit on August 15th at the Roundhouse Conference Center in Bishop Ranch. The yearly event was an excellent opportunity for businesses to receive important information pertaining to regional issues and initiatives.

Up-to-date news and views were shared by five local Mayors and Vice Mayors. Pictured at right, Mayor Newell Arnerich from Danville, Vice Mayor Phil O'Loane from San Ramon, Supervisor Candace Andersen, moderator for the event, Vice Mayor Melissa Hernandez from Dublin, Mayor John Marchand from Livermore, and Mayor Jerry Thorne from Pleasanton.
East Bay Stand Down
The East Bay Stand Down event will be held September 13th - 16th at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton. Services for homeless and at-risk military Veterans will be provided at the 4-day event b ringing together 350 of the Bay Area’s homeless and at risk military veterans, connecting them with the services they need, to break the vicious cycle of homelessness and despair. 

Volunteers are needed to fill over 1,000 positions. There is an opportunity to fit everyone's time-slot and interest.

The event was created by Veterans for Veterans, but everyone is welcome to help. Services range from VA healthcare, dental, mental health, clothes, meals, emergency shelter, transition and permanent housing, ID/driver's license assistance, court and legal aide, showers, haircuts, and other activities.

If you know a homeless Veteran, please see the website for information on how to help sign them up. Learn more about the event, sign-up to help, or to make a financial donation visit the website eastbaystanddown.org.

If you would like someone to speak to your organization or corporation regarding the event, please email Sandee Wiedemann here xosandee@earthlink.net.
Supervisor Andersen Recognizes Alamo MAC Youth Member
Supervisor Andersen presented a certificate of appreciation on August 16th to Alamo Municipal Advisory Committee youth member Kate Salisbury.

Kate served on the Alamo MAC during the 2017-2018 term, working with the MAC on a number of activities and accomplishments that have helped to preserve and enrich the community of Alamo.

Kate's volunteerism for numerous local projects and activities and her ability to work alongside the MAC to make every event successful is an example of her deserved recognition.

Pictured at left are Supervisor Andersen, Kate Salisbury, her mom Kathy Salisbury, and staff member and Alamo MAC Liaison Jennifer Quallick. . Applications are now being accepted for a high school aged youth representative on the MAC. The application can be found here www.co.contra-costa.ca.us/Alamo
Native Californians and the Anza Expedition at
The Museum of the San Ramon Valley
The Museum of the San Ramon Valley is proud to announce their fall exhibit, "Native Californians and the Anza Expedition." This exhibit will open on Sept 4th and close on October 28th.
 
In 1775-76 Juan Bautista de Anza led the first overland Spanish colonizing expedition from New Spain to the San Francisco Bay, traveling through dozens of tribal lands. It was a pivotal achievement in the European settlement of early California and spelled disaster for the Indians. 

The exhibit, titled Native Californians and the Anza Expedition will show the Indian-Spanish contacts during the Anza expedition. The trek from Culiacan, Mexico to San Francisco included 240 people, many children, and 1000 livestock. As the Spanish traveled through 23 identified Indian territories using existing Indian trade trails, these meetings between Indians and the Spanish ultimately meant diseases would decimate the natives and traditional cultures would change forever. 

In addition, the Museum will mount an exhibit and teach a program for fourth graders on California Indians. The Native Californians and the Anza Expedition exhibit will be featured in the Waiting Room. Four original paintings by Indian descendants will be displayed, on loan from the California Indian Heritage Center Foundation in Sacramento. 
 
Today the National Park Service interprets and manages the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail from Nogales, Arizona, to San Francisco Bay. For this exhibit, the National Park Service will provide a map showing the Anza expedition route and the tribes along the route. A second map identifies the Native Peoples of the East Bay, newly produced by the East Bay Regional Park District. Also on exhibit will be a carved saddle bag from local equestrian George Cardinet, who helped found the Anza National Historic Trail in 1990.

The Museum is located in the restored Southern Pacific depot at 205 Railroad Avenue in Danville, California 94526. Open hours are Tu.-Fri. 1-4, Sat. 10-1, Sun. 12-3. Visit their website museumsrv.org
Culture in the Community Celebration
San Ramon is hosting its second annual Culture in the Community Celebration from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on September 16th at the San Ramon Community Center.

This exhilarating event will feature multicultural performances, music, art, activities, and food from around the world. Watch as the San Ramon Community Center comes alive with international performances, cultural booths, chalk art competition, children’s activities, passports and prizes. Venture into a global gastronomic experience at the food trucks, and take a staycation to the wonderfully diverse world in our own backyard. Attendees are encouraged to wear attire representative of their country of origin/heritage or clothing from any country of interest. Admission and parking are free. Food will be available for purchase at the food trucks.  For general event questions please contact Suzy Chow at SChow@sanramon.ca.gov for more information.
Autos of Alamo
Alamo's sixth annual "Autos of Alamo" Car Show will be held on Thursday, September 13th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in Alamo Plaza.

Don't miss the live music, locally owned vintage, classic, custom, hot rods, exotics, muscle cars and more from the years of 1980 and older.

Fun for the entire family!
26th Annual Lafayette Res Run for Education
The Lafayette Chamber of Commerce and the  City of Lafayette  are co-sponsors of the Lafayette Res Run for Education, held every year on a Sunday in October. Beneficiaries of the event are the local schools and the services and programs of the Chamber.

The Run is the city’s most popular “family affair”, involving kids, parents, grandparents, and hundreds of serious runners from throughout the Bay Area. Participants compete in 10k or 5k Certified Runs and a 2 mile run/walk for fun through downtown Lafayette, around the reservoir (10k only) and back. Sprinters, walkers, the “stroller brigade” and many of Lafayette’s top four legged residents share the streets on that festive Sunday morning.

This year's event will be on Sunday, October 21st. The race begins with staggered start times on Mr. Diablo Boulevard at Oak Hill Road. Registration opens at 6:30 a.m.The 5k certified run begins at 8:00 a.m. The 10k certified run begins at 8:15 a.m. The 2mi run/walk begins at 8:45 a.m. Visit sweattracker.com/Registration/ReservoirRun to learn more and to register.
Report Dead Birds to Help Combat West Nile Virus
Courtesy of Contra Costa Mosquito & Vector Control District, here are four steps to take if you find a dead bird. Dead birds are often the first sign of West Nile virus.

Step One
Here in Contra Costa County, the first step is to call 1-877-WNV-BIRD (1-877-968-2473) or visit westnile.ca.gov/report_wnv.php to report the bird to the California West Nile Virus Dead Bird Hotline. As you submit the information, the Hotline operator determines if the bird could be a good candidate for testing. 

Step Two
The District receives information about birds deemed suitable for testing soon after the report is submitted. They assign a District employee to pick up the bird. 

Step Three
Once the bird arrives at the District, the laboratory staff inspect the bird to determine if the reported information is correct. On occasion, the bird is not the species that was reported and cannot be tested. Most birds, however; are the correct species and can be tested. Their entomologist performs a preliminary test and then sends the bird to U.C. Davis for confirmation of West Nile virus infection. U.C. Davis typically informs the District if the bird had West Nile virus within a week.

Step Four
Once the District receives confirmation that a dead bird was infected with West Nile virus, they post the results on the District website and District employees place mosquito traps in the neighborhood  near where the bird was reported to collect mosquitoes to test for virus if needed. They increase efforts to find young larval mosquitoes in nearby water sources and they let the person who reported the bird know that the bird tested positive for West Nile virus. 

A Few of Your Questions Answered 
What Makes a Bird a Good Candidate for Testing?
The bird is a raven, crow, jay or magpie which is in the Corvid family and is a species that can be susceptible to West Nile virus.

When Will the Bird Get Picked Up?
Dead birds are often picked up on the same day as the report, but may be picked up the following day if the report reaches the District late in the day. There are no bird pickups on weekends or holidays.

What if No One Calls Me Back
If a District employee picks up the bird, but within a week, no one has called back, the bird may not have been suitable for testing or did not have West Nile virus. Even in cases when a District employee does not pick up a reported bird, the reports are still very important because they still provide information to help the District conduct prevention and control efforts. Not all birds are tested but all reports are valuable.

For more information about the Contra Costa Mosquito & Vector Control District, visit their website contracostamosquito.com/.
County Offers "Rosie" Destination Wedding Location
Couples can get married at scenic Richmond Waterfront site
Contra Costa County is offering couples the chance to have a wedding with a background that features the sparkling water of San Francisco Bay and the dramatic skyline of one of the most popular cities in the world.

The Contra Costa Clerk-Recorder is offering a special venue for couples who wish to exchange wedding vows at the Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front Historical Park in Richmond. In partnership with the National Parks Service, the County Clerk-Recorder will officiate weddings at the picturesque site from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm on Friday, September 7th.

There are only 33 appointments available for this summertime “Destination Wedding.”

Weddings will be held along the Lucretia Edwards Shoreline, with a dramatic backdrop of San Francisco Bay, the San Francisco and Oakland skylines and views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Bay Bridge. As an added bonus for those who have their ceremonies later in the day, the venue offers spectacular sunset views.

Couples interested in having their ceremony at the Rosie the Riveter Historical Park must make an appointment. Ceremonies can be scheduled online at www.contracostacore.us.

The civil marriage ceremony fee is $60. Couples can obtain a public marriage license for $86 or a confidential license for $90. The license must be obtained prior to the ceremony at the main office in Martinez.
 
The Contra Costa Clerk-Recorder Division holds Destination Weddings each season at unique and picturesque locations throughout the county. For more information, contact Joseph Barton, Clerk-Recorder Services Supervisor at 925-335-7900.

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19th Annual Eugene O'Neill Festival
One Festival, Two Countries
The Eugene O’Neill Foundation, Tao House, and the O’Neill Ancestral Trust of Ireland are partnering to produce “One Festival, Two Countries.” The Eugene O’Neill Festival in Danville runs from August 31 - September 30, 2018 and the Eugene O’Neill International Festival of Theatre in New Ross, Ireland, goes from October 11 - 14, 2018.

One Festival, Two Countries embodies a civic as well as a cultural partnership. Danville and New Ross have become Friendship Cities, and official delegations from the two cities will attend one another’s O’Neill Festivals. The Danville delegation to New Ross will be led by Mayor Newell Arnerich and Vice Mayor Robert Storer. The Danville festival is sponsored by the Irish Consulate in San Francisco.

Why an O’Neill Festival in Ireland? Eugene O’Neill famously said, “The one thing that explains more than anything about me is the fact that I’m Irish.” Ireland early recognized O’Neill’s genius with celebrated productions of his plays.

Why in New Ross? James O’Neill, Eugene’s father, lived with his parents and seven siblings in nearby Tinneranny. In 1847, in the wake of the potato famine, the O’Neills emigrated from the Port of New Ross. James, then five years old, later became one of the most famous actors in America. The festival honors not only Eugene O’Neill but also James, a favorite son of New Ross. To learn more visit www.eugeneoneill.org.
9th Annual Walk n' Roll
Las Trampas invites you to a fun event for the entire family that also supports a good cause. You can walk, roll or run at the 9 th Annual Walk n’ Roll 1 mile on Saturday, September 22, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. on the streets of Lafayette with the end of the walk celebration at the Lafayette Plaza Park. Registration begins at Las Trampas, 3460 Lana Lane, Lafayette. The fee of $25.00 ($30.00 the day of the event) includes: T-shirt, raffle, Whole Foods bag, music and games by KKDV with brunch, Three Twins Ice Cream and live entertainment by the Jen Googan Group sponsored by Bread & Roses. You can register online by visiting lastrampas.org.
 
Since 1958, Las Trampas has helped individuals with developmental disabilities to discover their capabilities and to lead fuller lives in their homes, at work and in the community. Every dollar goes directly to client programs and makes a difference in the lives of those with developmental disabilities. 
September 25 is National Voter Registration Day
National Voter Registration Day , is an annual event on the fourth Tuesday in September to create awareness of voter registration opportunities and to reach those who may not otherwise register. Since 2015 the Contra Costa County office of the Clerk-Recorder has coordinated the efforts of local high schools and provided registration kits including forms, toolkits, stickers, and decorations. To date, over 1,800 high school students in Contra Costa County have registered or pre-registered to vote on National Voter Registration Day!

To learn more about National Voter Registration Day or how you can help visit www.cocovote.us.
Discovery Counseling Center Opens San Ramon Location
District 2 Chief of Staff Gayle Israel joined local public officials and community members on August 30th to celebrate the expansion of mental health services in the San Ramon Valley.

Discovery Counseling Center is a community based non-profit organization with an office in Danville that has been providing mental health services and school based counseling to the community for over 40 years.

Through a partnership with the City of San Ramon and support from the Leadership San Ramon Valley Class of 2018, the new office will serve greater San Ramon from the new location at Dougherty Station Community Center.
Youth and Family Homeless Court
Interested in Participating in Government?
Supervisor Candace Andersen is looking for interested, motivated residents to serve on a few Contra Costa County citizen advisory boards. These volunteer boards usually meet monthly and advise the Board of Supervisors on a variety of issues. They play a vital role in county government, and the input provided is invaluable.
 
Alamo-Lafayette Cemetery District Trustees alamolafayettecemetery.net/trustees
One expiring seat. The Board of Trustees operates the Cemetery District, including parts of Lafayette, Walnut Creek, Alamo, Danville, and Diablo, according to California law (Health and Safety Code).

Alamo Municipal Advisory Council, Youth www.co.contra-costa.ca.us/Alamo
To advise on issues and concerns related to services provided by the County or other local agencies located within its boundary, which includes parks & recreation, lighting & landscaping, land use, code enforcement, public safety, and transportation.
 
Alamo Police Services Advisory Committee (CSA P-2B)
To advise the Board of Supervisors and the Sheriff's Department on the needs of the Alamo/Danville community for police services.
 
Community Corrections Partnership, Community Advisory Board (AB109) - Central and East County representation www.co.contra-costa.ca.us/Community-Advisory
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.
 
Contra Costa County Fish and Wildlife Committee - two At-large Member Seats and one At-large Alternate member seat available.
Fish and Wildlife Committee meetings are held on the third Wednesdays of the month from 3-5pm. Applications are due by October 1, 2018 at 5pm. For more information click here: www.co.contra-costa.ca.Fish-Wildlife-Committee-FWC.
 
Commission for Women www.womenscommission.com
To educate the community and advise the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors and other entities as necessary on issues relating to the changing social and economic conditions of women in the County, with particular emphasis on the economically disadvantaged. The CCCW’s mission is, “to improve the economic status, social welfare, and overall quality of life for women in Contra Costa County.”

Emergency Medical Care Committee https://cchealth.org/ems/committee-emcc.php
Reviews the County's ambulance and other emergency services as required in State law; and serves in an advisory capacity to the County Board of Supervisors, and to the County EMS Agency, on matters relating to emergency medical services. 

To find out more information about volunteering for an advisory body, visit www.contracosta.ca.
 
To apply online visit www.contracosta.ca.
August 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 August which impact the residents of District 2:

Adopted an Ordinance to require a county health permit for commercial cannabis activities. Contra Costa Health Services anticipates some cost related to addressing and treating physical and behavioral health needs as the use of cannabis becomes more prevalent with subsequent increase in related injury, health impacts and substance misuse. The adoption of a cannabis health ordinance is, in part, intended to help address the influence of the commercial cannabis industry on youth.

Approved and Authorized the Health Services Director, or designee, to execute on behalf of the County Grant Agreement with the State of California Department of Housing and Community Development in an amount payable to County not to exceed $150,000 for No Place Like Home (NPLH) Program, for the period from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019.

Adopted report as the Board of Supervisors' response to Civil Grand Jury Report No. 1805, entitled "Effectiveness of IT Operations in County Government”, and directed the Clerk of the Board to transmit the Board's response to the Superior Court no later than August 20, 2018.

Approved election consolidation requests from each and any jurisdiction that filed a resolution with the County Clerk-Recorder, Elections Division and the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors to consolidate their elections with the November 6, 2018 General Election, and authorized the County Clerk-Recorder, Elections Division to conduct the elections for those jurisdictions on November 6, 2018. 

Held a presentation honoring Dr. Felisa Gaffney, Dr. Victoria Bianco, and Ryan Berg for their outstanding contributions to the ABOUTFACE program and accepting the Veterans In the Arts report.

Held a presentation recognizing Contra Costa County Office of Education's county-wide school safety initiative and formalized partnership with Sandy Hook Promise.

Accepted the 2017 Annual Performance Evaluation Report of Alliance Emergency Medical Services presented by the County EMS Director and the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District Fire Chief.  
  
Considered accepting report from the Health Services Department on the implementation of the County’s Safe Drug Disposal Ordinance. On December 20, 2016, the Board adopted Ordinance No. 2016-24 which set forth requirements for drug manufacturers to establish one or more stewardship programs for the collection and disposal of unwanted drugs from residents in the unincorporated area.

Adopted Traffic Resolution No. 2018/4473 to prohibit time-limited right turns from Taylor Boulevard southbound onto Gloria Terrace westbound, as recommended by the Public Works Director, Lafayette area.

Adopted Traffic Resolution No. 2018/4472 to prohibit time-limited left turns from Grayson Road (westbound) onto Reliez Valley Road southbound, as recommended by the Public Works Director, Pleasant Hill area.

Adopted Traffic Resolution No. 2018/4474 to prohibit time-limited right turns from Taylor Boulevard southbound onto Withers Avenue westbound, as recommended by the Public Works Director, Lafayette area.

Adopted Resolution No. 2018/452 approving the Final Map and Subdivision Agreement, for a project being developed by Shapell Industries, Inc., a Delaware Corporation, as recommended by the Public Works Director, San Ramon (Dougherty Valley) area.  

Adopted Resolution No. 2018/462 recognizing the contributions of Buchanan Field Airport and Byron Airport to the aeronautical community and the local economy.

Adopted Resolution No. 2018/461 honoring Dr. Felisa Gaffney, Dr. Victoria Bianco, and Ryan Berg for their outstanding contributions to the ABOUTFACE program; and accepted the 2018 ABOUTFACE Report: Bringing Art to the Veteran Community.

Recognized the 15th Anniversary of Monument Crisis Center.

Adopted the report as the Board of Supervisors' response to Civil Grand Jury Report No. 1806, entitled "The Opioid Crisis”, and directed the Clerk of the Board to transmit the Board's response to the Superior Court no later than August 28, 2018.


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