"It doesn't matter how strong your opinions are. If you don't use your power for positive change, you are indeed part of the problem." ~Coretta Scott King
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"Help Your Neighbor" Program

For Contra Costa residents who are eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccine, an appointment to get immunized is just a few clicks away. But not everyone feels comfortable making an appointment online or through email.
If you know someone who is eligible for a COVID-19 immunization appointment right now, but may need a little help, please make that offer. Even if you cannot yet make an appointment for yourself, you can help someone you know – and the whole community.
This web page has information that eligible county residents need to make a COVID-19 immunization appointment with Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) or its community partners.


Food Bank of Contra Costa & Solano

Volunteers are needed to help distribute fresh produce as part of the Community Produce Program.

This volunteer opportunity takes place on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month. This is a great way to learn about Food Bank programs in action while helping us distribute food directly to those in need. Bending and lifting up to 40 lbs. is involved during this volunteer opportunity.

Meals on Wheels Diablo Region

We love our volunteers because they are the heart and hands of our organization. When you become a volunteer, you are helping local older adults stay healthy, safe, independent, and connected to our community. Volunteering is fun!

There are many volunteer opportunities: delivering meals; become a Friendly Visitor, Friendly Caller, or Friendly Helper; helping at a C.C. Café or in our office.

Apply to volunteer for MOW Diablo Region.
NEW COVID-19 Testing Location (opened February 4)
Antioch

If you need a COVID-19 test,
please call 1-844-421-0804 or schedule online at: http://lhi.care/covidtesting


February 11, 2021 is National 211 Day

The nonprofit Contra Costa Crisis Center runs the 211 call center for Contra Costa County, answering calls 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Contact 211 to access free and confidential crisis and suicide prevention counseling, and referrals for disaster assistance, food, health care and insurance assistance, stable housing and utilities payment assistance, employment services, veteran services, and childcare and family services.

The Board supports the Contra Costa Crisis Center’s efforts to broaden awareness about the vital services provided through its 211 call center, and encourages residents to utilize the free, confidential services to seek support for themselves and loved ones.

Visit cccc.myresourcedirectory.com
ShelterInc program for those affected by the COVID-19 virus.

  • Payment of past-due rent
  • Payment of current month's rent
  • Payment of future month's rent
  • Payment of utilities (PG&E, garbage, water)
  • Participants affected by COVID-19
  • Able to prove how they are being affected by COVID-19 virus
  • No need to prove self-sufficiency
  • Not able to pay past, present, and/or future rent

Once again, in 2020 Contra Costa and Solano County employees competed to raise funds for the Food Bank.

This friendly competition, spearheaded by individual county departments, has raised millions of dollars for the Food Bank of CC&S over the past 17 years!

The county that raises the most funds per employee wins the Big Apple trophy, and Contra Costa County is the proud winner this year!

The trophy and bragging rights pass back and forth annually, but the real winners are the recipients of the funds we raise: those that go hungry in our communities.

Great job and thank you to Contra Costa County Employees!
Board meetings are televised live on Comcast Cable 27, ATT/U-Verse Channel 99, and WAVE Channel 32,
and can be seen live online at www.contracosta.ca.gov

2/9 Board Meeting Highlights
Presentations:
  • February 11, 2021 as 211 Day.
  • 2020 Counties Care Holiday Food Fight.
  • Budget Justice Coalition
  • Mental Health Services Act (Proposition 63)
  • Black Mental Health Awareness week 2/15-20 and Miles Hall Day 2/15

Discussion:
  • 651 Pine Street and Old Jail complex
  • Measure X Community Advisory Committee
  • Would you Like to Serve on the Measure X Community Advisory Board?
  • Sand Creek Extension Project
  • Mental Health Services Act Three Year Program
  • Update on COVID 19
  • Emergency Rental Assistance Program
Supervisors Pass Ordinance to Extend Eviction Protection and Rent Freeze
February 2, 2021 - See Press Release (PDF) See Press Release in Spanish (PDF)
Seeking Rapid Rehousing Providers

Contra Costa Health, Housing, and Homeless Services (H3) is seeking suitably qualified County and/or community-based providers to provide Rapid Rehousing programming to individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness or receiving homeless assistance impacted by COVID-19 in Contra Costa County during the period of March 1, 2021 – July 31, 2022. 

Specifically, H3 is looking for experienced providers who can provide comprehensive Rapid Rehousing services for individuals and households exiting from the Project Roomkey program and on the community queue using a progressive engagement model and including follow up post housing placement to ensure housing retention.

Deadline is 5:00 PM Friday, February 12, 2021.

District 3 Commission Openings

Family & Children’s Trust Committee
1 seat
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
 
The Committee makes funding recommendations for the prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect and supportive services for families and children.
 
Committee meetings are held on the first Monday of the month at 9:30 AM in central Martinez.
 
Countywide Bicycle Committee
1 Seat
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
 
The Countywide Bicycle Advisory Committee provides input to the County and the cities of the County on bicycle projects for Transportation Development Act (TDA) funds to construct bicycle/pedestrian projects and also provides advice to cities and the County on bicycle planning matters.
 
First 5, Contra Costa Children and Families Commission
1 Alternate seat
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
 
First 5 Contra Costa helps young children start school healthy and ready to learn. They invest in programs and advocate for policies focused on children during their first five years, the most important time in children's development.
 
The commission meets on the second Monday of each month at 6 pm located at 1485 Civic Court, Suite 1200 in Concord.
 
Knightsen Town Advisory Council
1 Seat
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
 
Applicants must reside within the Knightsen TAC boundaries to serve on this board.
 
The Council advises the Board of Supervisors on land use and planning matters affecting the community of Knightsen and may represent the Knightsen community before the Board of Supervisors, the Planning Commission, and the Zoning Administrator on such issues as land use, planning, and zoning. The Council may also represent the community before the Local Agency Formation Commission on proposed boundary changes affecting the community.
 
The Council may advise the Board of Supervisors 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 Council may also provide input and reports to the Board, County staff, or any County hearing body on issues of concern to the community.
 
However, it is understood that the Board of Supervisors is the final decision-making authority with respect to issues concerning the community and that the Council shall serve solely in an advisory capacity.
 
The Council meets on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 7:30 pm located at the Knightsen Farm Bureau in Knightsen.
 
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.
 
Library Commission
1 Alternate seat
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
 
The Commission serves in an advisory capacity to the Board of Supervisors and the County Librarian; provides a forum for the community to provide input concerning Library operations and recommends proposals to the Board of Supervisors and the County Librarian which may improve the Library.
 
The Commission meets on the 4th Thursday of every other month at 7pm located at 777 Arnold Drive in Martinez.

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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://contra.napanet.net/maddybook/
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