May 21st Board Recognitions

PRESENTATION proclaiming the month of May 2019 as Mental Health Awareness Month in Contra Costa County. (Supervisor Diane Burgis)

PRESENTATION recognizing the month of May 2019 as "Community Action Month" in Contra Costa County. (Kathy Gallagher, Employment and Human Services Director)

PRESENTATION recognizing the week of May 19-25, 2019 as National Emergency Medical Services Week, with the theme of EMS STRONG: Stronger Together" and May 22, 2019 as Emergency Medical Services for Children Day. (Pat Frost, Director of Emergency Medical Services)


Con Fire's 10,000 High School Student Hands-Only CPR Initiative

PRESENTATION of the 10,000 High School Student Hands-Only CPR Initiative. 

As the 911 emergency ambulance provider for most of our county, Contra Costa County FireEMS, with support from our ambulance transport Alliance partner, AMR, is launching an  ambitious initiative this fall to train every high school student in the District to save lives in our  communities using simple Hands-Only CPR.
 
Supervisors learned Hands-Only CPR at the Fire board meeting.  Supervisor Burgis recommends everyone learn this technique! 

Here's a great little video that covers the basics!
Learn Hands-Only CPR - #CPRsaveslives
Learn Hands-Only CPR - #CPRsaveslives
Remembering Local Heroes

VFW 10789 Honors
The City  of Brentwood Military/Veteran Banner Program has been established to honor and recognize active duty military personnel or military veterans that reside in, or have immediate family living in the City of Brentwood. 

Military/Veteran Banners will display the official military photo of the service member or veteran, as well as their name, rank, and branch of the United States Armed Forces. 

Thank you to all service members and especially remembering our Heroes on this Memorial Day weekend.


American Legion Honor Guard 

The National Alliance on Mental Illness Honors Supervisor Burgis


Supervisor Burgis was honored this week by The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). 

The award was presented by Douglas Dunn, Mental Health Commissioner for Contra Costa County.

Thank you to Executive Director Gigi Crowder for the wonderful event that included a caring keynote address by Carolyn Cooper, from United Advocate for Children and Families (UACF).

Congratulations to the other deserving honorees, Gloria Hill, Warren Hayes, Victor Montoya, Teresa Pasquini, Alfred and Sue Farmer, Lisa Bruce, Dr. Mujahidun Sumchai, and Dave Kahler.


For more info: https://nami.org
Ancient Vasco Caves Tour

Supervisor Burgis toured the ancient Vasco Caves led by EBRPD Naturalist Mike Moran.

Vasco Caves Regional Preserve exists because of the combined efforts of the East Bay Regional Park District and the Contra Costa Water District.







The property was jointly acquired by both agencies and is operated by the Park District in agreement with CCWD.


All access is by advance reservation guided tours only. The Preserve is not open to general public access in order to protect the Reserve's unique resources.



Northern Waterfront Initiative 2019 Forum

Thank you to the over 300 innovators and leaders who made time to engage in the Northern Waterfront Initiative 2019 Forum.

It was an action-packed day that kicked off with 8 East County mayors sharing their city's exciting economic development initiatives.
Treasurer Fiona Ma's exciting overview of programs and grants that her office has gave everyone hope that resources are available. Our federal and state electeds reaffirmed their commitment to work w ith us to bring jobs to East County.

After a wonderful lunch sponsored by the City of Antioch, I was excited to share the work my office is doing in the area of emerging technologies in East County. And, the final panel left us with regional solutions to support jobs. An amazing day!!

We now need to take the knowledge, inspiration, and momentum to bring jobs to the people in East County by implementing the Northern Waterfront Economic Development Initiative.

 League of Women Voters - Census2020

Thank you to the League of Women Voters for the engaging conversation about the importance of the 2020 Census and the critical need for partnerships with cities, nonprofits, businesses to ensure everyone is counted. 

The Supervisor enjoyed the depth of questions and presenting with Julia Mark, Asian Americans Advancing Justice. 


Antioch - State of The City 

The Supervisor attended the Annual Antioch State of the City on May 17th. 

Diane said "It's an exciting time for Antioch. I am looking forward to working with Chief Brooks, City Manager Ron Bernal, Mayor Wright and Antioch Council to bring quality of life to our region."

Missed the Board of Supervisors Meeting?

You can see  the most recent Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors meeting  starting at 6:00 p.m. on the following Thursday on CCTV. 

You can view meetings online the same week they are held, usually within 48 hours. To find the recording online, visit the Video Library page.
 
Contra Costa Census 2020


To keep up with Census 2020 happenings, 
please complete the survey at 

We need YOU to help ensure that 
everyone is counted!




Attend the East County Regional Census Solutions Workshop:
 
June 13,2019
1:30pm to 4:00pm 

Brentwood Veterans Memorial Hall 
757 1 st Street, Brentwood, CA 94513.  


Microchipping  in Brentwood - Sat., June 1st - 11:00am-2:00pm

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Are you interested in fostering baby kittens? 
Come to our free class to learn how to bottle feed these little ones. 
There will be hands-on demonstrations. 

Without your help, many of these babies wouldn't make it on their own. 
Please call 925-608-8425 to let us know if you will be attending.
  







Kirker Pass Road Northbound Truck Climbing Lane Project

Contra Costa County Public Works to Begin Construction on the Kirker Pass Road Northbound Truck Climbing Lane Project

The project will improve safety and reduce congestion along Kirker Pass Road from the Concord Pavilion to the northern Hess Road intersection by constructing a truck climbing lane in the northbound direction. 

Pavement widening will occur on the east side of the roadway to provide a 12-foot truck lane and 8-foot paved shoulder. The widening will require constru ction of six retaining walls adjacent to the roadway. 

The project also includes paving both the north and southbound lanes between the City of Concord/County limits to approximately 4,200 feet north of North Hess Road. 

Construction will begin on Monday, May 13, 2019, with completion in the Spring of 2020, barring unforeseen circumstances. 
Construction operations will be scheduled to minimize impacts to commute traffic.

More information for this project can be found at  http://www.cccounty.us/pwdmap.



Roadwork on Vasco Road - May 28-30

Contra Costa County Public Works Department will perform roadwork on Vasco Road from Camino Diablo Road to the Alameda County line. 

The roadwork will occur:
May 28th - May 30th
9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

The roadwork will consist of replacing the delineators, debris removal and street sweeping. The purpose of the delineators is to increase driver awareness and safety when traveling through this commute corridor. 

The work may be rescheduled based on weather conditions. Electronic message boards will alert drivers of the scheduled work. There will be traffic control through the work area and drivers can expect delays.



Not everyone can make it to the polls on Election Day, which is why you have the ability to vote early both in person and by mail.
 
Voting by mail gives you flexibility in casting and returning your ballot. It's simple too. Ballots are mailed 29 days before Election Day along with voting instructions and information on how to return your ballot. 

Place your marked ballot in the return envelope and seal it. Be sure to sign the addressed return envelope. Without a signature the ballot cannot be counted.
 
Become A Vote-By-Mail Voter!
You can become a permanent vote-by-mail voter and have a ballot mailed to you before every election. To become a permanent vote-by-mail voter: http://registertovote.ca.gov/ 
 
Complete the Online Registration Form and select "Yes" in the vote-by-mail box.





This convening is for family and friends caregiving for an adult living with a complex illness (e.g. dementia, general frailty, Parkinson's, stroke, Lou Gehrig's disease (ALS), Multiple Sclerosis, and similar conditions), and professionals who provide services to caregivers and care receivers in Contra Costa County.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Heather Young, co-author, Home Alone Revisited study, 2019. Professor and Dean Emerita Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, UC Davis. 
Welcome by Ken Carlson, Mayor, Pleasant Hill

**Respite services are available on a first-come, first-served basis.**

Tuesday, June 25, 2019
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM PDT

Deadline for registration is June 17th.

Concerts In The Park



Cherry Season is Here!

Contra Costa County Public Works Reminds Drivers to 
Observe Caution During the Brentwood U-Pick Season

Contra Costa County Public Works Department (CCCPWD) has placed a message board on Walnut Boulevard (North of Marsh Creek Road) in close proximity to the farms participating in the U-Pick season.

The sign reads, "Harvest season, drive safely" to remind drivers to observe traffic laws and remain safe during the busy harvest season.

Residents and U-Pick participants should expect delays during this time. The Public Works Department encourages everyone to please obey all traffic laws and plan your route accordingly in the surrounding area.

The U-Pick season has over 180,000 visitors each year. Delays should be expected on Highway 4 from Knightsen through Byron.

For a map of the farms participating in the festival, see  https://harvestforyou.com/
District 3 Committees and Commissions

The Board of Supervisors receives valuable input and community participation from numerous citizen advisory boards on a range of issues. Boards usually meet monthly on a regular basis.

Candidates for these positions must live in District 3 or any specified boundary area for special districts. District 3 is comprised of the cities of Antioch, Oakley and Brentwood, and the unincorporated communities of Blackhawk, Diablo, Bethel Island, Byron, Knightsen and Discovery Bay.

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District III Committee Openings

Mental Health Commission
1 Consumer seat
1 Family Member seat
1 At-Large seat
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
 
To review and assess the community's mental health needs, services, facilities, and special problems, in order to advise the Board of Supervisors concerning local mental health services and programs.
 
The Commission meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 4:30 p.m. located at 550 Ellinwood Way, Pleasant Hill.

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Contra Costa County Fire Protection District's Fire Advisory Commission
1 seat
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
 
To review and advise on annual operations and capital budgets, review Fire District expenditures; advise the Fire Chief on district service matters; and serve as liaison between the Board of Supervisors and the community served by the fire district.
 
The Commission meets on the 2nd Monday of February, April, June, August, October and December located at the Administration Building, 2010 Geary Road in Pleasant Hill.
 
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County Service Area, P-6 Citizen Advisory Committee (Discovery Bay)
1 seat
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
 
To make reports and recommendations to the Board of Supervisors on extended police protection services which shall include, but not limited to, enforcement of the State Vehicle Code where authorized by law, crime prevention, and litter control.
 
The Committee meets quarterly at 6:00p.m. located at the Discovery Bay Community Center, 1601 Discovery Bay Blvd. in Discovery Bay.
 
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Knightsen Town Advisory Council
1 seat
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
 
The Knightsen TAC advises the District Supervisor on land issues and planning matters affecting the Knightsen community.
 
The Knightsen TAC may also advise the District Supervisor on services which are or may be provided to the community by Contra Costa County or other local government agencies. Such services include, but are not limited to, public health, safety, welfare, public works, and planning.
 
The Knightsen TAC will meet on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 7:30pm located at the Knightsen Garden Club, 3067 Knightsen Avenue in Knightsen.

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Assessment Appeals Board
1 Alternate seat
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
 
The Assessment Appeals Board conducts impartial hearings on property assessment disputes between taxpayers and the county assessor. Based on the evidence presented at these hearings, the appeals board determined the value of the disputed property or determines other matters of property tax assessment within the board's jurisdiction.
 
Qualifications:
Applicants should possess five or more years of professional experience in California as one of the following: licensed real estate broker, attorney, certified public accountant (CPA) or public accountant, property appraiser accredited by a nationally recognized professional organization, property appraiser certified by the Office of Real Estate Appraisers, or property appraiser certified by the State Board of Equalization.
 
Compensation:
This is a volunteer position. Assessment Appeals Board members are compensated for their time at hearings and reimbursed for their mileage to attend assessment appeals hearings.
 
The Assessment Appeals Board meets every Thursday at 9:00 a.m. located at 651 Pine Street, Room 107 in Martinez.
 
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Alcohol and Other Drugs Advisory Board
1 seat
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
 
The Alcohol and Other Drugs Advisory Board provides input and recommendations to the Board of Supervisors and the Health Services Department concerning family and community needs regarding prevention and treatment of alcohol and drug related problems.
 
Meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 4:00pm located at 1220 Morello Ave, Second Floor Large Conference Room,

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Arts & Culture Commission
1 seat
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
 
The Arts and Culture Commission of Contra Costa County (AC5) was established to advise the Board of Supervisors on matters related to promoting arts and culture as a vital aspect of community engagement.
 
The Commission meets on the first Monday at 5:30pm located at 10 Douglas Drive, Suite 210 in Martinez.

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Economic Opportunity Council
1 seat
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
 
The Economic Opportunity Council makes recommendations to the Board of Supervisors on all program proposals and budgets related to Community Services Block Grant and the Weatherization program.
 
Meetings are held on the second Thursday of every month at 6:00pm located at 1470 Civic Ct. Suite 200 in Concord.
 
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Background: The Board of Supervisors receives valuable input and community participation from numerous citizen advisory boards on a range of issues. 

Boards usually meet monthly on a regular basis.

Candidates for these positions must live in District 3 or any specified boundary area for special districts. District 3 is comprised of the cities of Antioch, Oakley and Brentwood, and the unincorporated communities of Blackhawk, Diablo, Bethel Island, Byron, Knightsen and Discovery Bay.

You may also download an application from the County's website at  http://www.co.contra-costa.ca.us/3418.

Applications should be submitted to the Clerk of the Board's office (925-335-1900) located at 651 Pine Street, Martinez, CA 94553.

For more information, including on how to apply, you may contact Supervisor Burgis' Deputy Chief of Staff, Lea Castleberry at 925-252-4500 or Lea.Castleberry@bos.cccounty.us