District l Supervisor John M. Gioia

What's New

Supervisor Gioia supports cap on refinery pollution done right. SFGate story here and Vallejo Times Herald story here.

West County Jail expansion is approved, Supervisor Gioia dissents. Story here

Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors considering ban on flavored tobacco products. NBCBayArea story here.

here for info on the County's new Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) ordinance pertaining to Kensington. 
Summer is a time for fun events along our Bay Trail. Guide here.

Your guide to free summer meals for kids in West County is in Supervisor Gioia's e-newsletter.
Supervisor Gioia discusses historic vote at BAAQMD on KPFA. Listen here.

Supervisor Gioia leads first in the nation vote to cap greenhouse gases at refineries. Article here.

Supervisor Gioia criticizes federal cutbacks to community health clinics. Article here.

Lasting opposition to plan to expand West County Jail. East Bay Times story here

Summer is almost here, and with it comes a new season of free Pt. Richmond concerts. Learn more.

This Saturday, May 27, the De Anza High School Law Academy hosts a forum on immigrant. Click for details.

Refinery outage prompts talks of new Industrial Safety Ordinance. similar to Contra Costa County's. KQED report here.

More of Bay Area may be vulnerable to refinery mishaps than previously thought. KQED report here.
Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors votes to contract with renewable energy provider Marin Clean Energy to reduce emissions and rates for all unincorporated county residents. Article here.

Full upcoming schedule of Sup. Gioia's free community trainings in lifesaving techniques, in partnership with cities and AMR. Flyer here.
Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors signs idle free pledge for cleaner air. ABC7 story here
Listen to Sup. Gioia discuss sanctuary cities on KQED Forum. You can hear the full broadcast here! Recap story by People's World here.
High school students can register to vote via text, thanks to new County Elections program. Check the details.

Supervisor Gioia supports state bill that would bar local law enforcement from holding people based on immigration status. SFGate article here.

Supervisor Gioia, other lawmakers, challenge President Trump's proposal to defund federal refinery investigatory agency. KQED article here

Interested in government participation? Supervisor Gioia is looking for applicants for a variety of volunteer seats on County boards and commissions. Learn more here. 

Working with many others, Supervisor Gioia is proud of the accomplishments of 2016. Read the list. 

Great video narrated by Supervisor Gioia describing the HERO program that provides Contra Costa homeowners assistance for clean energy upgrades. 
Increase in Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in West County following County's adoption of new building code requirements. 

Welcome From John

Welcome to our District 1 website. I hope you find this site helpful for learning about our community, the projects we're working on, how we can serve you, and where to for my most recent bio.  Representing our proud and diverse community is a great privilege for me. I'm committed to make county government more effective and creative while maintaining critical services and protecting our role as the safety net for our most vulnerable residents. I've worked hard, alongside others, to fight for access to quality health care, environmental justice and better air quality, providing youth with supportive services and opportunities, and reducing poverty and violence. I always want to hear your ideas.

I grew up in West County and have been honored to serve on the Board of Supervisors since 1999.

District One includes the cities of Richmond, San Pablo, El Cerrito, part of Pinole, and the unincorporated communities of East Richmond Heights, El Sobrante, Kensington, Montalvin Manor, Tara Hills, North Richmond, and Rollingwood. (District Map and County's GIS mapping tool.)