District l Supervisor John M. Gioia

What's New?
RYSE Youth Center leads the way with film festival for young artists. Find out all the details of this great project here.

Your guide to the flourishing farmer's markets of West County is here.

Walkability in El Sobrante was a long time coming, and now we can gather as a community to celebrate this step forward. Details here. 

A unique program
at the County's San Pablo and El Sobrante libraries gives a free, healthy lunch to kids this summer. Details here.

Check out West County's great selection of summer activities for kids, which help stem summer learning loss.

Spread the word: Thousands in Contra Costa don't have enough food, and don't know they're eligible for help under CalFresh, the state's nutritional assistance program, run by counties. Read how to help.

Supervisor Gioia advocates for increasing Medi-Cal reimbursement rates for doctors, nurses and other health care providers serving people of low-incomes.
California has some of the lowest Medi-Cal reimbursements rates in the country, challenging the survival of providers and hospitals accepting this government program. Read his recent opinion piece

Doctors Medical Center in San Pablo  is closed.  For people needing health care in West County:
Visit my YouTube and Flickr (2013) (2012) (2011) pages for updated District One pictures and news stories.

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 find resources in Contra Costa County. Click here 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.)