Category: Board of Supervisors

  • Sexual Harassment Claims Lead Board of Supervisors to Consider Censuring County Assessor

    Sexual Harassment Claims Lead Board of Supervisors to Consider Censuring County Assessor

    On Tuesday, the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors will consider censuring County Assessor Gus Kramer after an investigation found he was more likely than not to have performed sexual harassment in the workplace. According to the resolution, an independent outside attorney investigator sustained the following allegations, meaning that the investigator determined that it was […]

  • Supervisor Karen Mitchoff Encourages Community to Reject Immigration Plans for Concord, Hold off on Protests

    Supervisor Karen Mitchoff Encourages Community to Reject Immigration Plans for Concord, Hold off on Protests

    On a day when the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors held a presentation that designated the county being a “Welcoming County” for immigrants, Supervisor Karen Mitchoff encouraged residents to reject the immigration plan. The Supervisors said the presentation did not intentionally coincide with the rumblings at the Concord Weapons Naval Station, but rather the […]

  • Brentwood: Liberty High Water Fight Turns Violent, Investigation Continues

    Brentwood: Liberty High Water Fight Turns Violent, Investigation Continues

    On Friday, at least one Liberty High School student was taken to the hospital during a water fight Friday on campus. Brentwood police confirmed the incident had occurred, but did not offer any other details other than an incident got out of control. It’s unclear if this water fight was a tradition or an annual […]

  • Supervisor Diane Burgis to Host Community Reception and Open House

    Supervisor Diane Burgis to Host Community Reception and Open House

    On Tuesday morning, Diane Burgis will be sworn in as a Contra Costa County Board of Supervisor during the annual reorganization of the Board of Supervisors. As a thank you to the voters who elected her, she is hosting a Community Reception and Open House at her District office in Brentwood (3361 Walnut Boulevard, Suite […]

  • Steve Barr Could Face Up to $52k in FPPC Fines For Not Reporting Campaign Donations

    Steve Barr Could Face Up to $52k in FPPC Fines For Not Reporting Campaign Donations

    BRENTWOOD – On Monday, the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC), California’s election law enforcement agency, received a sworn complaint regarding Steve Barr’s campaign for county supervisor in district three. The complaint, filed by Diane Burgis who is the only other candidate in the race, will open an inquiry into whether Barr failed to publicly disclose […]

  • Anamarie Avila Farias, Candidate for Board of Supervisor, Says District 5 is Ready for Change

    Anamarie Avila Farias, Candidate for Board of Supervisor, Says District 5 is Ready for Change

    Martinez Councilwoman AnaMarie Avila Farias is running against Supervisor Federal Glover in the Board of Supervisor District 5 race with the primary set for June. Avila Farias, 42, is a housing program analyst at the Housing Authority of Contra Costa and was appointed by Gov. Jerry Brown to the California Housing Finance Agency Board of […]

  • Tonight: Supervisor Piepho to Host Holiday Open House

    Supervisor Mary Piepho is hosting a Holiday Open House this evening which will include friendly discussions, treats and holiday cheer. The event will be held from 4:00 to 6:00 pm at her Brentwood office located 3361 Walnut Boulevard.

  • Board of Supervisors Approve Changes to Deputy Sheriffs and Sheriff-Coroner Contracts

    Board of Supervisors Approve Changes to Deputy Sheriffs and Sheriff-Coroner Contracts

    The Contra Costra County Board of Supervisors approved a resolution yesterday approving a Memoranda of Understanding between Contra Costa County and Deputy Sheriffs’ Association (DSA) Management Unit and the Memorandum of Understanding between Contra Costa County and DSA Rank and File Unit, implementing negotiated wage agreements and other economic terms and conditions of employment, for the […]

  • Supervisor Mary Piepho Talks Delta in Brentwood

    Supervisor Mary Piepho Talks Delta in Brentwood

    Friday morning, Supervisor Mary Piepho found herself in Brentwood meeting with the Kiwanis Club to provide an update on the California Delta and the water grab from Southern California. I recorded her discussion which was about 30-minutes long which was full of information and encourage you to view the video. Piepho shared the history of […]

  • Photos: Supervisor Glover’s Grant Writing Workshop

    Photos: Supervisor Glover’s Grant Writing Workshop

    Supervisor Federal Glover hosted a Grant Writing Workshop on Wednesday in Martinez at the Shell Clubhouse where the event drew over 100 attendees. Kathleen Odne of the Lesher Foundation was guest grantor, while the event welcomed Martinez Mayor Bob Schroeder and Vice Mayor Lara Delaney.  Next grant writing seminar will be in held sometime this […]

  • East County Leaders Should Fight for State Call Center

    I wanted to bring attention and give kudos to Supervisor Mary Piepho for questioning staff about placing a state insurance call center in Richmond of all places. According to Lisa Vorderbrueggen at the Contra Costa Times, California has chosen Contra Costa County to host a regional call center for the state’s new health insurance exchange. […]

  • Supervisor Glover Gives Away 1,200 Turkey’s

    Contra Costa County Supervisor Federal Glover’s annual turkey giveaway took off in a big way this year. With the new configuration of his district, spanning the county’s north coast from Pinole to Antioch, the supervisor was able to find the funding for 1200 turkeys, a hefty increase from the 600 to 700 given in the […]

  • CoCo Tax Exposed as Hypocrites by Board of Supervisors

    This is part-two of my two-part series from last Tuesdays Contra Costa County Fire Protection District Board of Directors meeting.  This piece focuses on the exchange between the County Board of Supervisors and Kris Hunt of the Contra Costa Taxpayers Association (CoCo Tax) which was entertaining to say the least. This exchange which begins at […]

  • BOS Considering Reducing Auto Aid to East County

    Steve Barr, Brentwood’s vice-mayor, alerted me to today’s Agenda Item at the Board of Supervisors Meeting where they will consider reducing auto aid to East County Fire Protection District, a move that would be very damaging to the service levels to East County. If last week was any indication that auto aid is needed, although […]

  • Individuals Needed to Serve on County Commissions

    Supervisor Mary Nejedly Piepho  and the Board of Supervisors is seeking qualified, motivated candidates to serve on the following county advisory committees: County Library Commission 2 seats Closing Date:  Open Until Filled The Commission serves in an advisory capacity to the Board of Supervisors and the County Librarian.  They provide a community linkage to the […]