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Supervisor Federal Glover Summer 2014
Dear Friends,
Its been seven months since we held the historic forum on the Northern Waterfront. It may be quiet but progress is being made. Also in this issue of my newsletter you'll see that Contra Costa County is formally opposed to the Twin Tunnel project of the latest version of the Peripheral Canal; our health department believe prevention is the best medicine particularly in the case of smoking cigarettes which has a strong link to cancer. Finally, while the young people get a lot of bad press, my internship program and the Youth Summit proves that there are a lot of young people who are working towards a brighter future. Appropriately, the photo above is of the Northern Waterfront at the Antioch Marina. It was taken by my chief of staff, David Fraser. 
District V includes
the cities of Antioch, Hercules, Martinez, Pinole and Pittsburg, and the communities of Alhambra Valley, Bay Point, Briones, Clyde, Crockett, Mt. View, Pacheco, Port Costa, Reliez Valley, Rodeo, Tormey and Vine Hill

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Northern Waterfront Initiative
Cities show support, new businesses attracted to the county


The Northern Water­front Initiative is already generating exciting ideas six months since we hosted the historic forum that was held last January.  


DeltaDelta Twin tunnelsTunnels project opposed by county  


Contra Costa County joins other Delta interests to point out the flaws of the Twin Tunnel project plan to divert water from the Delta. 


80 awarded Keller Canyon mitigation grants grants


The Board of Supervsors approve recipients of the Keller Canyon Landfill Mitigation grants for 2014-2015.

doctors1Doctors Med Center stop ambulance service 


SAN PABLO -- The financially strapped Doctors Medical Center has had to stop accepting ambulances a week earlier than expected.

Are you really serious about quitting cigarettes? 

Contra Costa Health Services offers some workshops for those who want to quit cigarette smoking for good.

dumpingIllegal dumping costs the taxpayers $1M a year  

Illegal dumping is rampant throughout the county. It costs taxpayers about $1 million to clean up after those who want to avoid paying to unload their cargo. 

Interns learn about public service 

Each summer Supervisor Glover sponsors a six-week internship program for young people during which they learn about local government, public service and the inner workings of policy-making. Above, interns Rattana Kim (left) and Salmana Shah visited the supervisor at the Board of Supervisors chambers in Martinez.

2014 youth1Youth Summit 
Shawn Derik was the inspirational speaker at Supervisor Glover's 2014 Youth Summit where 700 young people gathered at Los Medanos College last May 3 for workshops, entertainment and fun.


Outstanding youth from all parts of Contra Costa County were recognized by their peers at this year's Youth Summit. 


One of the popular workshops was about being a professional model, including the dangers and pitfalls facing aspiring models.


During the lunch break, dancers and martial artists provided entertainment for the hundreds of young people in attendance.
Out & About
Supervisor Glover recently spoke at a job and career fair for veterans that was held at the Concord campus of CSU East Bay.

Supervisor Glover, Rep. Mike Thompson and fellow Supervisor Karen Mitchoff helped accept the Lower Walnut Creek from the Army Corps of Engineers. The area will be made accessible to the public and environmentally beneficial to fauna and flora of the wetlands.
Orinda Council member Amy Worth and Supervisor Glover, both Contra Costa representatives on the executive board of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, took park in groundbreaking ceremonies for the final portion of Highway 4 improvements at the Highway 160 interchange.

DeclarationUpdate on the county's Northern Waterfront Initiative


By Supervisor Federal Glover


The Northern Water­front Initiative is already generating exciting ideas six months since we hosted the historic forum that was held last January in Antioch. 


It was the first time all the stakeholders gathered in a single room. Water­front interests included the cities along the northern waterfront, industry, which included small businesses as well as the large cor­porations, educators, environmentalists, park and recreation, a short-line railroad, the Army Corps of Engineers and a host of policy makers. Out of the forum, more than 70 people signed up for eight action area com­mittees in specific subject to help formulate a stra­tegic plan. Those groups are: Land-use, business climate and regulatory en­vironment; Infrastructure investment; Development incentives and financing; Regional branding and marketing; Cluster development and innova­tion; Business support services; Workforce Devel­opment; Quality of life.

Since January, the teams - made up of public agencies, private or independent business people or corporations, and interested in­dividuals - have been meeting to pinpoint any possible obstacles, identify allies and research for any sources of financial backing for those various aspects of the waterfront's future.

The East Bay Leadership Council leads most of the action teams.

The action teams' goals are to identify the issues and where possible, make policy recommendations.

Even though they've already had several meet­ings, anyone interested in joining any of the teams are welcome to call county staffer Rich Seithal at 925-674-7869 or email him at rich.seithal@dcd.cccounty.

 Once the teams have their recom­mendations, they will submit them to aconsortium of public and private entities, which is being formed. The consortium will take these action team recommendations and prioritize them before presenting them to the Northern Waterfront work group. The work group consists of staff from the cities along the northern waterfront and the county.

The work group will devise a strategic plan based on the refined recom­mendations of the action teams. That plan should be completed by the end of the year. The strategic plan will then be presented for approval to the Board of Supervisors and the north­shore cities' councils.

On other fronts: All the northern waterfront cities have lent their support for this important initiative.

Our representatives in Sac­ramento and in Washing­ton are behind the planning process and have agreed to do whatever they can in their respective capacities to help this initiative along.

Our regional planning agencies, ABAG and MTC, are being kept in the loop and have been supportive.

The county's community college district has secured funding for the job train­ing aspect. We continue to seek funding opportunities for our regional planning initiative. Since the January forum, several private companies have expressed interest in locating their business on the 50-mile long northern waterfront. 

One such business, Vortex Marine Construction Inc., will be moving to the shoreline east of Antioch. 

Vortex specializes in large infrastructure construction projects and does business throughout the United States. 

The Northern Waterfront encompasses 47 square miles and contains 61 percent of our county's industrial zoned land. It generates $21.6 billion in annual economic output, or about a third of Contra Costa's Gross Regional Product (GRP). 

One of the recommendations that came out of the forum was an emphasis to seek out innovative projects that may lead into new directions in terms of future businesses for the waterfront area. One of these is the experimental farm being planned on 14.8 acres owned by the Contra Costa Central Sanitary District near Highway 4. 

CoCo San Sustainable Farm (CoCo Farm) is a project of AgLantis. CoCo Farm is an urban farm will grow produce using sustainable, organic methods in both conventional and hydroponic greenhouse production to provide for salads for schools and fresh produce for the Food Bank at a very low cost with a minimal carbon footprint. 

Besides offering handson science training and greenhouse management training as well as teaching sustainable agricultural production. In other words, the farm will be an incubator for green jobs. 

CoCo Farm will partner with other sustainable businesses to showcase their products and teach aspects of jobs related to these industries. For instance, Ecoloblue has offered to donate a machine that produces potable water from the atmosphere. 

As an example of the partnerships it envisions, the green house the farm will be using was manufactured in Pittsburg-based AgriTech and the Contra Costa Food Bank will take most of the produce for delivery to people and areas lacking fresh produce. 

Although most of the conversation centered on the economic aspect of the waterfront, 60 percent of the land that lies in the target area is zoned open space and is untouchable for development. 

As a spinoff of this effort, it is hoped that public access will be improved to those lands, most of it deemed as wetland and environmentally sensitive. 

With this initiative, we hope to add 18,000 more jobs by 2035 on top of the 26,000 jobs that are already here because of the commercial and manufacturing activity on the northern waterfront. This is a very long-term project and we shouldn't expect immediate results - although exciting things are already happening - but we're in it for the long haul so that our entire region can benefit from improving the Northern Waterfront, one of our county's greatest assets.  

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DeltaTwinSupervisors critical of controversial Bay Delta Conservation Plan


With the July 29th deadline concluded for submission of public comments on Governor Brown's controversial Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP), the Delta Counties Coalition formally responded this week to State officials - and clearly outlined why the multi-billion dollar proposed tunnel project is fundamentally flawed on multiple levels related to environmental and economic impact, cost, design, feasibility and impact on farms, homes, water and land.


"Contra Costa County and the Delta Counties Coalition continue to fight for a seat at the main Governance table and to work collaboratively with the water exporters and the state and federal agencies," said Supervisor Karen Mitchoff, who represents the county on the DCC along with Supervisor Mary Piepho.

The Delta Counties Coalition (DCC), which is comprised of Contra Costa, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Solano and Yolo counties, was formed to represent the interests of nearly 4 million residents of the Delta. The DCC works collaboratively to give one voice to the Delta and better engage in the efforts to achieve three goals: improve the Delta ecosystem, provide a more reliable water supply for the state, and protect and enhance Delta communities.


"Our good faith efforts are not being heard," said Mitchoff. "The proposed BDCP significantly degrades water quality, harms fish and is detrimental to the Delta, while the majority of the benefits are realized outside of the Delta."


"The BDCP's original planning principles called for capturing more water during wetter months for use during drier periods. The Governor's BDCP or'twin tunnel project' does the opposite by proposing to take more water than ever before from the Delta during the driest months of the year," said Piepho.


"The proposal is contrary to the 2009 Delta Reform Act and does not achieve the co-equal goals of securing a more reliable water supply and protecting, restoring and enhancing the Delta. The stark reality is that the BDCP does not create a single drop of water."


With the draft BDCP Environmental Review/Environmental Impact Study public comment period concluded, the DCC will continue its advocacy efforts over the coming months in reaching out to policymakers, statewide local governments and water and environmental stakeholders to develop a statewide water solution that actually meets the criteria of the 2009 Delta Reform Act that established co-equal goals of water supply

reliability and restoration of the Delta ecosystem. 

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Keller1Keller grant recipients named


MARTINEZ  - Eighty groups or projects were awarded funds from the grant program administered by District V Supervisor Federal Glover.


"There were 130 applications for the funds," said Glover, "the highest number we've ever had."


The Board of Supervisors approved the list of awardees at its meeting on August 12.


"Clearly, the need for many of the programs continues to grows despite the stablization of the economy," said Glover, who administers the Keller Canyon Landfill Mitigation Fund.


The fund was created by the supervisors when voters approved to locate a dumpsite in the hills south of Bay Point and Pittsburg. The amount varies according to the tonnage delivered to the landfill. This year's fund of $1,284,650 is based on the anticipated tonnage that will be delivered to the landfill for the fiscal year 2014-2015.


Most of the money is distributed to county agencies and nonprofit organizations that  improve the quality of life in Bay Point and Pittsburg after a strict evaluation process by a review committee that includes members of the community.

 This year's awards go to a wide-ranging list of programs that include activities for seniors and youth at the Ambrose Center, food programs, sports leagues, scholarships, violence prevention, after-school programs and health. 


For a complete list of recipients, go to www.cccounty.us/supervisorglover


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Ambulancesambulances no longer going to Doctors Medical Center


Health Services Department


SAN PABLO (Aug. 6, 2014) - With Doctors Medical Center continuing to lose staff in the wake of an unsuccessful tax measure to keep the facility open, hospital and county health officials have agreed to stop emergency ambulance traffic to DMC starting Thursday at 7 a.m.


DMC and county health officials had originally planned to begin re-rerouting emergency ambulances to other hospitals on Aug. 12, but decided to move up the date because staffing the emergency room had become increasingly difficult.


"Our shared first priority throughout the fiscal crisis that has been confronting DMC has been maintaining continuity of care, and in the judgment of the county and this hospital, it is time to take this step," said Dawn Gideon, DMC's acting chief executive officer.


Patricia Frost, director of Contra Costa Emergency Medical Services, said the county agency is prepared to adapt to the impending service changes in West County. Contra Costa EMS has been working with area hospitals, ambulance providers, and EMS systems in Marin, Solano and Alameda counties to ensure patients re-routed from DMC receive adequate and timely medical care.


"We have been working for months to ensure we will be able to meet the 911 transport needs of West County residents," Frost said.


Although DMC will no longer accommodate emergency ambulance traffic, its emergency department will remain open for walk-ins and continue to receive transported nursing home patients.


Established 60 years ago as Brookside Hospital, DMC has provided roughly 80 percent of inpatient hospital capacity and nearly 60 percent of emergency-room care within its West Contra Costa service area of 250,000 residents.


The hospital, community owned by the West Contra Costa Healthcare District, has been working with county health officials and neighboring hospitals on strategies for closing an $18 million a year operating deficit at DMC while maintaining emergency, acute and other medical and health care services for West County residents. 

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Taxpayers pay for illegal dumping

Illegal dumping costs the county over $1 million every year to clean up those people who throw away their waste and garbage onto streets and waterways. 

The problem is plaguing communities throughout the county but usually occurs in rural areas and unincorporated areas where there are no residents to report this criminal activity.

Every household, food outlet and business must have garbage service. 

What confuses most people is that different county departments are responsible for cleaning up different types of waste and depending on where the dumpsite is located. 
  • Actively occurring: 925-646-2441 or 925-202-4206
  • Hazardous discharge: 925-335-3200 or after-hours 925-335-3232
  • Debris on public road: If in a city, call code enforcement. If in unincorporated county, 925-313-7000
  • Illicit dumping into creeks: County Watershed Program, 925-313-2236; in cities, call Contra Costa's Clean Water program, 925-1-800-No-Dumping.
  • Debris in private or vacant lots: Code Enforcement, 925-335-1111, or Environmental Health, 925-692-2500.

Are you serious about ending cigarette smoking?

Tobacco use remains a leading cause of preventable death in the United States.

Smokers can get help quitting in just seven weeks from Contra Costa Health Services' Tobacco Cessation Program, which will offer free weekly smoking cessation classes beginning August 14 at the Contra Costa County Administration Building in downtown Martinez.

The classes use the "Freedom from Smoking" curriculum developed by the American Lung Association.


Smokers can also enroll in ongoing classes at the Pittsburg Health Center.


These free courses are available to anyone 18 or older who wants to quit smoking. Space is limited, so please register by calling 1-855-421-3400.


The new Martinez classes meet 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays (beginning August 14), Contra Costa County Administration Building, 651 Pine Street, Room 101, Martinez.


Pittsburg classes meet 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays, Pittsburg Health Center, 2311 Loveridge Road.


EventsEvents Calendar

August 15 - Rodeo
Annual Community Block Party, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., between 2nd Street and Parker Avenue, Rodeo. Free. 510-799-2916

August 16 - Antioch
United Antioch Barbecue, (Work sessions on issues facing Antioch) 4 p.m., Deer Valley High School, 4700 Lone Tree Way, Antioch. 

August 22 - East County-wide
Meals on Wheels & Senior Outreach Services Orientation, 8:30 a.m.-noon, St. Ignatius Catholic Church, 3351 Contra Loma Blvd., Antioch. Volunteers needed. 925-954-8736.

August 23 - East County
East County Men's Health & Wellness Fair, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Pittsburg Health Center, 2311 Loveridge Road.

September 1- Countywide
Labor Day, county offices are closed

September 6 & 7 - Pittsburg
Seafood Festival, 10 a.m. each day, downtown Pittsburg.

September 11-14 - Countywide
East Bay Stand Down for Veterans & Their Families, Pleasanton, transportation provided. Healthcare, housing, employment services, dental services, veterans benefits and more.No walk-ins. Pre-registration required at www.eastbaystanddown.org

September 13 - Antioch
Delta Blues Festival, downtown Antioch.

September 13 - Bay Point
Beautify Bay Point marks 9/11 with a Day of Remembrance & Service by Revitalizing the Bel Air Trail, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Bel Air Elementary School, Bay Point. Wear comfortable shoes and clothes. 

September 14 - Crockett
Carquinez Women's Club Centennial Celebration, 1:30 p.m., The Old Homestead, 995 Loring Ave., Crockett, $30, 510-799-2270

September 20 - Pittsburg
African American Health Empowerment Expo, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Pittsburg High School, School Street & Harbor, Pittsburg. Free

September 20 - Port Costa
Art Show Barbecue & Craft Fair, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Canyon Lake Drive an Reservoir St., Port Costa.

September 27 - Martinez
Martinis on the Plaza Fesitval, 6:30 p.m.-10 p.m., Plaza Ygnacio, 525 Henrietta St., downtown Martinez. Must be 21 to purchase tickets. $55. Info 925-228-2345.

September 27, Countywide
Advance Camp 2014, 8 a.m. to Saturday to 9 a.m., Sunday. Contra Costa Fairgrounds, Antioch.

September 28 - Hercules
Family Expo & Health Fair, 1-4 p.m., Community Center, 2001 Refugio Road, Hercules.

October 4 - Rodeo
Chili Cook-off and Car Show,10 a.m.- 3 p.m., Lefty Gomez Baseball Field, 470 Parker Ave., Rodeo. 510-799-2928.

October 31 - Nationwide

Nov. 4 - Nationwide
Election Day. Go out and vote!

  •  Government
Government meetings


  • Antioch Unified School District: 7 p.m., second and fourth Wednesdays, district offices, 510 G St. 925-706-4100.
  • Antioch Area Public Facilities Financing Agency (Mello-Roos District): 7 p.m., Antioch Unified School District boardroom, 510 G Street. 776-2030. Meets every other month, first Monday. Call to confirm meeting date.
  • City Council: 7 p.m., second and fourth Tuesdays, City Hall, Third and H streets.
  • Parks and Recreation Commission: 7 p.m., second Thursday, City Hall, Third and H streets. 925-779-7070, Ext. 0.

Bay Point

  • Municipal Advisory Council: 7 p.m., first Tuesday, Ambrose Community Center, 3105 Willow Pass Road. 925-458-1601.
  • Ambrose Park and Recreation District: 6:30 p.m., second Thursday, Ambrose Center: 3105 Willow Pass Road, Bay Point. 925-458-1601 or www.ambroserec.org
  • Mt. Diablo Unified School District: 2nd and 4th Monday, 7:30 p.m., Board Room at the Dent Center, 1936 Carlotta Drive, Concord.


  • Crockett Community Services District: 7 p.m., every 4th Wednesday, Crockett Community Center, 850 Pomona St. 510-787-2992.
  • Crockett Community Foundation: 7 p.m., every 1st Thursday, Crockett Community Center, 850 Pomona St. 510-787-9708
  • Crockett Improvement Association: 7 p.m., every 1st Tuesday, Crockett Community Center, 850 Pomona St. 510-357-9493
  • Crockett Recreation Commission: 7 p.m., every 3rd Monday, Crockett Community Center, 850 Pomona St. 510-787-2414
  • Crockett Sanitary Commission: 7 p.m.,  every 3rd Wednesday, Crockett Community Center, 850 Pomona. 510-787-2992
  • John Swett Unified School District: 6:30 p.m., every 2nd  Wednesday, School District Office, 400 Parker Ave., Rodeo, 510-245-4300


  • City Council: 7 p.m. 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, City Hall council chamber, 111 Civic Drive. 510-799-8200.
  • Community and Library Services Commission: 7 p.m. 2nd Mondays,City Hall council chamber, 111 Civic Drive. 510- 799-8228
  • Planning Commission: 7 p.m., 1st & 3rd Mondays, City Hall council chamber, 111 Civic Crive. 510-799-6529. 
  • West Contra Costa Unified School District: 6:30 p.m., 1st & 3rdWednesdays, Lavonya DeJean Middle School Multipurpose Room, 3400 Macdonald Ave., Richmond. 510-231-1101.


  • City Council: 7 p.m. 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, Council chambers, 525 Henrietta St., 925-372-3500
  • Planning Commission: 7 p.m., 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 525 Henrietta St.,925-372-3515
  • Park, Recreation, Marina  & Cultural Commission: 7 p.m. 3rdTuesday, 525 Henrietta St. 925-372-3554.
  • Martinez Unified School District: 7 p.m., 2nd & 4th Mondays, 921 Susana St. 925-335-5800. 


  • Municipal Advisory Council: 6:30 p.m., every 2nd Wednesday. Pacheco Community Center , 5800 Pacheco Blvd. 925-335-8208.
  • Mt. Diablo Unified School District: 2nd and 4th Monday, 7:30 p.m., Board Room at the Dent Center, 1936 Carlotta Drive, Concord  


  • City Council: 6 p.m., 1st & 3rd Tuesdays. Council chambers, 2131 Pear St., 510-724-9000.
  • Planning Commission: 7 p.m., 2nd & 4th Mondays, 2131 Pear St., 510-724-8912. 
  • West Contra Costa Unified School District: 6:30 p.m., 1st & 3rdWednesdays, Lavonya DeJean Middle School Multipurpose Room, 3400 Macdonald Ave., Richmond. 510-231-1101.


  • City Council: 7 p.m., first and third Mondays, council chamber, third floor, City Hall, 65 Civic Ave, 925-252-4850.
  • Planning Commission: 7 p.m., second and fourth Tuesdays, City Hall, 65 Civic Ave. 925-252-4920. 
  • Pittsburg Unified School District: 7:30 p.m., second and fourth Wednesdays, 2000 Railroad Ave. 
  • Los Medanos Community Healthcare District: 6:30 p.m., 2nd Mondays, 2311 Loveridge Road, Pittsburg. 925-432-2200

Port Costa

  • Port Costa Sanitary Commission: 7 p.m.,  every 2nd Wednesday, Port Costa School, Plaza El Hombre, 510-787-2992.
  • John Swett Unified School District: 6:30 p.m., every 2nd  Wednesday, School District Office,400 Parker Ave., 510-245-4300



  • Municipal Advisory Council: 7 p.m., 4th Thursday, Rodeo Senior Center, 189 Parker Avenue. 510-374-7101
  • R-10 District: 7 p.m., 2nd Monday, Lefty Gomez Field Clubhouse.
  • John Swett Unified School District: 6:30 p.m., every 2nd  Wednesday, School District Office,400 Parker Ave., 510-245-4300.

County & Regional

  • Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors: 9 a.m., first four Tuesdays, Room 107, County Administration Building, 651 Pine St., Martinez. 925-646-2371.
  • Contra Costa Transit Authority: 6 p.m., third Wednesday, 2999 Oak Road, Suite 100, Walnut Creek. 925-256-4734.
  • County Connection: 9 a.m., every 3rd Thursday. 2477 Arnold Industrial Way, Concord. 925-676-1976,
  • Contra Costa County Local Agency Formation Commission: 1:30 p.m., second Wednesday, room 107, County Administration Building, 651 Pine St., Martinez. 925-646-4090.
  • Delta Diablo Sanitation District: 5:30 p.m., second Wednesday, district offices, 2500 Pittsburg-Antioch Highway, Antioch, 925-778-4040.
  • State Route 4 Bypass Authority: second Thursday, Tri Delta Transit building, 801 Wilbur Ave., Antioch. Call for starting time. 925-686-0619.
  • East County Transportation Improvement: second Thursday, second Thursday, 801 Wilbur Ave., Antioch. Call for starting time. 925-686-0619.
  • East Contra Costa Fee & Financing Authority: second Thursday, Tri Delta Transit building, 801 Wilbur Ave., Antioch. Call for starting time. 925-686-0619.
  • Transplan: 6:30 p.m. second Thursday, Tri Delta Transit building, 801 Wilbur Ave., Antioch. 925-335-1201.
  • Western Contra Costa Transit Authority: 6 p.m. every 3rd Thursdayk, Pinole City Council chambers, 2131 Pear St., Pinole. 510-724-3331. 
ContactContacts:     Supervisor Federal Glover 
District V, 315 East Leland Rd., Pittsburg, CA
925-335-8200 or 510-262-8800

To arrange a meeting with Supervisor Glover:
Lynn Reichard Enea, Scheduler/Executive Assistant

David Fraser, Chief of Staff

Ed Diokno, Senior District Representative

Vincent Manuel, Senior District Representative

Paul Adler, District Representative

Diedre Scott, Assistant


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