Supervisor Diane Burgis
Let the Season of Giving Begin!


The Family Justice Center is hosting their 'Day of Giving' event on 
November 18 th at the Blackhawk Museum.
 
They are looking for NEW OR GENTLY USED  clothes and shoes.
 
They are requesting:
COATS
SUITS
DRESSES
LEATHER SHOES
 
We can accept these items at District 3 Office 
until Friday, November 15 th.

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY CARES! HOLIDAY FOOD FIGHT
It's that time of year again, 

FOOD BANK OF CONTRA COSTA AND SOLANO is leading the fight to end hunger, in partnership with our community and in service of our neighbors in need. 

1 in 8 residents turn to the Food Bank.
We distribute food directly to low-income people at community sites and make food available for other nonprofit organizations serving the ill, needy and infants.
20 million pounds of food was distributed last year. More than half of that was fresh fruits and vegetables.

The Food Bank has developed programs that provide food to meet the demand as well as support the nutritional needs of the people we serve.

1 in 4 emergency food recipients are children.
Programs including Food for Children, Farm 2 Kids, and the School Pantry Program operate throughout the year to help alleviate childhood hunger.

To read more quick facts about the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano, visit our  Education and Resources page

so when you get the urge to give...
Don't forget the online option!  
Go to the  Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano website  for more options!


Blackhawk Public Safety Town Hall  

Supervisor Burgis hosted a Blackhawk Public Safety Town Hall along  with  Contra Costa County Sheriff David Livingston and San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District Fire Chief Paige Meyer on Wednesday Night.

The group addressed current public safety issues in the Blackhawk community including PG&E's Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) program and funding for local law enforcement services.

Police services in Blackhawk are provided by the Sheriff's office and funded through a parcel tax.
 
The Blackhawk Police Services Advisory Body, County Service Area P-2, Zone A (P2-A) are appointed by the Supervisor and were on hand to explain their role as a liaison and discussed their recommendations to the Supervisor on raising the parcel tax and why the committee feels it is in the best interest of the community.

Please contact Alicia.Nuchols@bos.cccounty.us  for more information
District 3 Senior Town Hall  

Contra Costa County Supervisor Diane Burgis, and  
Contra Costa Area Agency on Aging held a  Senior Town Hall and  Needs Assessment Survey 
on November 6 at the Brentwood Senior Center. 

Contra Costa Board of Supervisors in conjunction with Area Agency on Aging held these town halls across the County informing Area Agency on Aging's work developing the County Master Plan on Aging.

After logging input on any gaps in services, and resources needed, the Area Agency on Aging (AAA) will report the findings to Board of Supervisors at an upcoming Board Meeting.
   

MEETING THE NEEDS OF OUR COUNTY'S OLDER POPULATION 
The AAA was formed in 1975 by the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors to develop a system of care and support for adults aged 60 and older and adults with disabilities to lead independent and dignified lives in their own homes for as long as possible. 

Committed to identifying services and meeting unmet needs, the AAA works to coordinate existing programs and develop new services by partnering with community organizations and pursuing funding resources which would help to enhance or create new programs.  


Census2020 News


To keep up with Census 2020 happenings, 
please visit

We need YOU to help ensure that 
everyone is counted!
EAST COUNTY CENSUS TRAINING
The future of your community starts here. The census provides a once a decade count of every person in the United States. This count determines representation in Congress and funding for our communities including roads, affordable housing, schools, and parks.
 
Contra Costa County's Census 2020 Complete Count Steering Committee has been building a network of trusted messengers to increase awareness and motivate residents to respond to the 2020 Census. In order to get a complete count, it will require strong collaboration between the County, cities, and community partners.
 
The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors has awarded grants to 59 entities to outreach to residents to ensure a complete  and accurate count. The Committee is hosting a series of training workshops for grantees (mandatory) and others who are interested in being Census Partners and / or individual Census Ambassadors.
 
The Regional Census Training Workshops are mandatory for Contra Costa County grantees, and all organizations, businesses, and agencies serving hard to count populations in Contra Costa County. We encourage you to participate in a workshop to get the training you need to be a knowledgeable, trusted Census 2020 messenger.
 
East County Census Training
November 20, 11:30pm - 2:30pm

Nick Rodriguez Senior Center
213 F St, Antioch, CA 94509

 
 
The Census Bureau is Hiring
Are you interested in a U.S. Census Bureau Job? The Census Bureau is looking for Contra Costa County residents for supervisory and non-supervisory jobs.

$25 - $27.50 per hour
Apply Online:  2020census.gov/jobs

For more information or help applying, please call 1-855-JOB-2020 (1-855-562-2020)
Federal Relay Services 1-800-877-8339 TTY/ACSII

Monday evening, Supervisor Burgis was honored to celebrate 
Brentwood City Manager Gus Vina's retirement and to 
thank him for his years of service to the community. 

Good luck, and best wishes on your future endeavors.
Board of Supervisor's Honors

During the month of November, Contra Costa County will join national efforts to increase awareness and promote solutions to ending homelessness. 

We each can play a part in ending homelessness in our community.  Read more...

Supervisors proclaimed November 2019 as Homelessness Awareness Month
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Help Save Lives


There is an urgent need for blood donations.

Your blood or financial donation enables the Red Cross  to 
prepare for, respond to, and help people recover from disaster. 


Operation Documentation Event


Clerk-Recorder's Office and Veteran Services are once again partnering to host a free event to help veterans and their families gain access to benefits they are entitled to because of their honorable military service to this country.
 
The third annual Operation Documentation event will be held 8 am to Noon on Wednesday, November 13th 
outside the Clerk-Recorder's Office, 
located at 555 Escobar St. in Martinez. 

The DMV, and staff from the Assessor's Office, Human Resources, and Treasurer/Tax Collector's office and other area veterans groups will also be on hand to provide information to veterans.
 
There are roughly 54,000 veterans in Contra Costa County, yet less than 150 had recorded their DD-214 documents at our office between 2006 and 2016. Over the past two years, thanks in large part to the Operation Documentation event, we've recorded well over 150!
 
The Clerk-Recorder Division offers veterans a place to record and store their DD-214 honorable discharge documents free of charge. These documents provide veterans and their spouses access to veteran benefits, medical insurance, compensation, and even discounts at some retail stores. Often these documents can be displaced when the veteran or their family needs to find them. These documents can also be destroyed during natural disasters such as fires or even earthquakes. This event also provides a place for veterans to learn about all the latest law changes and potential benefits they are eligible to received.
 
You may be asking: why is this important? Well, as one veteran told us recently, recording the DD-214 document here offers "peace of mind."

SEE YOU THERE!        NOVEMBER 12, 2019


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.
 
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.
The Contra Costa County Administrator's Office of Reentry & Justice (ORJ) is pleased to announce, on behalf of the Board of Supervisors, the solicitation of proposals from responders to implement "Innovative Reentry Programs" during the period of January 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021.   Up to $300,000 (three-hundred thousand dollars) will be awarded to successful bidder(s).
 
Final responses will be due by 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 651 Pine Street, 10th Floor, Martinez, CA 94553.
 
The RFP #1909-365 document can be downloaded on the ORJ's website at:  https://www.contracosta.ca.gov/7631/Contract-Opportunities .
 
The decision to award any contracts related to this RFP is scheduled to be considered by the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, December 17, 2019.
 
Thank you for your interest. We look forward to working with our community partners in providing innovative reentry programs to our returning residents.
 
District 3 Committee Openings

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 3 Committee Openings

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.
 
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.

 
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.


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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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