Today is Bike To Work Day!

Today, Thursday, May 9, there will be  over 400 Energizer Stations throughout the Bay 
Area where cyclists can stop for refreshments, free Bike To Work  Day bags, and promotional items.

Pledge to Ride on May 9th
Pledge ride on Bike To Work Day & you'll be entered to win an official Bike To Work Day t-shirt!  Take the pledge.



Family Justice Center Gala a Success.

Contra Costa County Family  Justice Alliance is building a new East County Family Justice Center in Antioch.
 
A Family Justice Center (the "Center") is a one-stop center for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, elder abuse and human trafficking. The Center is where families come first. 

They bring resources to meet the needs of children, youth and families impacted by interpersonal violence, recognizing that family violence greatly impacts children's healthy development including their emotional, mental and physical health.
    
In order to raise funding for the new East County Center, the CCFJA hosted a fundraiser on Thursday, May 2nd, held at Blackhawk Museum.


Please support the work of building of a new 
East Center for  Contra Costa Family Justice Alliance in Antioch.


District 3 Nonprofit Roundtable

A special thank you to Anne Grodin, Founder, The Lafayette Foundation and Ruth Roberts from Brentwood Press for speaking at Supervisor Burgis' Nonprofit Roundtable on April 29th. Thank you to the Nonprofits who continue to engage.


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!

Fire Preparedness Meeting Held

Great turn out on May 4th for the Morgan Territory and Marsh Creek Community Meeting!

 We held an informative panel discussion on emergency preparedness/fire safety, communication and evacuations. 

Thank you to all the community members who took the time to come out.  

Safe Return Project's Richard Boyd Fellowship Celebration

Supervisor Burgis attended The Safe Return Project's Richard Boyd Fellowship Celebration on April 25th.

Congratulations to all of the fellows and honorees!

  • Safe Return Executive Director Tamisha Walker
  • RYSE Center Youth Organizing Director Jamileh Ebrahimiand
  • Fellow Adey Teshager.


Click here for more information about  The Safe Return Project.
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.

Thank you, Mike Burkholder, Contra Costa Today and Richard Pagano, CEO, Antioch Chamber of Commerce for the great podcast about economic development in Antioch.

A special thank you to Richard for the shoutout about our collaboration resulting in Governor Brown designating not one, but four Opportunity Zones in Antioch.

I look forward to continuing to work with Antioch and all East County communities to promote economic development.


Concerts In The Park



Delta Counties Caucus

The DCC works to give one voice to the Delta.

The California Delta region is made up of five counties -- Contra Costa, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Solano and Yolo -- and is home to over four million people. The Caucus allows legislators to maintain a more united voice on important issues affecting the region by keeping them updated, briefed and educated while also providing a venue for collaboration with various public and state entities.

"Our goals are to improve the Delta ecosystem, provide a more reliable water supply for the State,  protect and enhance Delta communities, and reduce reliance on the Delta.  Essentially addressing the provisions and mandates set forth in the 2009 Delta Reform Act." Burgis said.

Working with local, state, and federal stakeholders to develop and implement solutions that address California's water management issues in a comprehensive, sustainable manner.

The DCC supports a diversified approach to addressing CA's long-term water needs.
 


Antioch 2019 State of the City

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
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