Supervisor Burgis Sworn-in as 2021 Chair of the Board
Supervisor Diane Burgis was sworn-in as the 2021 Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors’ new chair, and Federal Glover as its vice chair, at the Board’s annual reorganization ceremony Tuesday.

They will lead the five-member elected body that sets the direction of County government and oversees its $4.67 billion budget.

Supervisor Burgis, who represents District 3, has served on the Board of Supervisors since 2017, replaces the 2020 chair, Candace Andersen.

At Tuesday’s swearing-in ceremony, Supervisor Burgis highlighted important 2021 challenges: COVID-19 Pandemic recovery, Economy, Mental Health, Environment, Fire Services, Strengthening Nonprofits & Service Organizations capacity and Redistricting based on the 2020 Census.

Chair Burgis’ 2021 Committee assignments include:

  • Airports Committee, Chair
  • Legislation Committee, Chair
  • Parks and Open Space / East Bay Regional Parks District, Chair
  • Family & Human Services Committee, Vice Chair
  • Internal Operations Cmte., Vice Chair
  • Transportation, Water & Infrastructure Committee, Vice Chair
  • Medical Services Joint Conference Committee, Vice Chair
  • California Identification System Remote Access Network Board 
  • Contra Costa Family Justice Alliance
  • Contra Costa Countywide Redevelopment Successor Agency Oversight Board
  • Contra Costa Health Plan Joint Conference Committee
  • Delta Protection Commission
  • Dougherty Valley Oversight Cmte.
  • East Contra Costa County Habitat Conservancy, Governing Board
  • East Contra Costa Regional Fee & Finance Authority
  • East County Water Mgmt. Assn.
  • eBART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) Partnership Policy Advisory Cmte.
  • Northern Waterfront Economic Development Ad Hoc Committee
  • State Route 4 Bypass Authority
  • TRANSPLAN 
  • Tri Delta Transit Authority, Board of Directors 

Serving as Alternate:

  • ABAG Executive Board
  • ABAG General Assembly
  • Bay Area Counties Caucus
  • Contra Costa Transportation Authority Board of Commissioners
  • First5 Children and Families Comm.
  • Local Agency Formation Comm.
  • Mental Health Commission
  • Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Conservancy Board

Current Information about COVID-19



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There is no way to know how COVID-19 will affect you, even if you are not at increased risk of severe complications.

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COVID-19 Call Centers for Employers and Small Businesses
The Workforce Development Board (WDB) of Contra Costa County has worked with partners to develop resources to help employers and small business owners during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Workforce Development Board and Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors opened a new call center to meet the needs of Contra Costa businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, as part of the "Bounce Back Contra Costa" campaign.

The Call Center for Small Business Employers and Employees
is available at 833-320-1919
Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 5 pm.

Staff are highly trained and knowledgeable and have extensive experience supporting business leaders and job seekers with education, training, resources, partnerships, and public programs. See the Press Release for more information.

The Workforce Development Board has partnered with the California Employers Association to provide Contra Costa County businesses with a NO-COST HR HOTLINE.

Guidance provided on Hiring & Firing Processes, Paid Sick Leave Laws & FMLA, Breaks, Lunches & Overtime, Employee Handbooks, Harassment Prevention, and Remote Workers.

Call No-Cost HR Hotline for Employers at 888-599-7645
Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 5 pm.

For more resources, visit the County's COVID-19 Economic Resources.
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District 3 Commission Openings

Arts & Cultural Commission
1 Seat
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

The Arts and Culture Commission of Contra Costa County was established to advise the Board of Supervisors on matters related to promoting arts and culture as a vital aspect of community engagement.

The Arts and Culture Commission is dedicated to advancing the arts in a way that promotes communication, education, appreciation, and collaboration throughout Contra Costa County so that we may grow creatively as a community that preserves and celebrates our diverse cultural expression.

Assessment Appeals Board
1 District seat
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.


County Service Area, P-6 Citizen Advisory Committee (Discovery Bay)
3 seats
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Applicants must reside within the Discovery Bay P-6 boundaries (Zone 501-505) to serve on this board.

The County Service Area P-6 Citizens Advisory Committee advises the Board of Supervisors on the needs of the Discovery Bay community for 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 twice a year on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 6:00 p.m. located at the Discovery Bay Community Center, 1601 Discovery Bay Blvd. in Discovery Bay.

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
5 Seats
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.

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 7 pm located at 777 Arnold Drive in Martinez.

Mental Health Commission
1 Consumer 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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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.
 
Download an application here:

 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