District IV Supervisor Karen Mitchoff

Hello and welcome to the District IV website! As your County Supervisor, I was elected to serve the diverse communities of Clayton, Concord, Pleasant Hill, part of Walnut Creek, and the unincorporated Contra Costa Centre.

We live in an ever-evolving economy with constant change in community needs, and serving constituents in District IV is my #1 Priority. I encourage you to contact me directly with any questions or concerns you might have.

I look forward to seeing you around the community!

Karen Mitchoff

                 What's Happening Around District IV

Park District and County reach agreement
Sets stage for potential recreational fields and new library
For more information, click here.

Concord BART parking Apr2017As part of the Plaza improvements at Concord Station, BART will need to temporarily close some Fee and relocate some Permit parking spaces at the station. BART will post signs 72 hours in advance of removing/relocating spaces.

Starting April 3, BART closed off approximately 115 parking spaces in the Fee lot north of the station near Park and Grant streets. We relocated the Carpool Permit spaces to south of the station. Please see map (above) and look for the new signs for the Carpool Permit spaces south of the station in the lot near Mt. Diablo St. and Oakland Avenue. This will be the new permanent Carpool parking location.

There is additional BART parking available in a lot bordered by Mesa Street south of the station. You can enter the lot off of Mesa Street at Crawford. There is another entrance west of Crawford on Mesa.

The contractor will set up a staging area in the Permit lot between Prospect and Atlantic St. to house equipment, supplies, and a trailer. The Permit spaces will be relocated to the lot between Prospect and Laguna streets. There will be no loss of Permit spaces. The relocated spaces will remain Permit parking after construction which will add over 50 new Permit spaces at the station.

The Plaza improvements will result in better lighting, easier access to the BART station, and improved overall appearance, with better access to downtown as well.

There will be signs and BART personnel present to assist when the temporary space closures/relocations take place. During construction, pedestrian access in and around the station may change periodically. Please proceed around construction areas with caution and watch for signs with safety information and other notices. 

Idle Free Pledge
Idle Free 2017
The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors is the first local government in the Bay Area to go idle free.  On April 25, in conjunction with Earth Day, each member of the Board of Supervisors took the Idle Free Pledge. I'm proud to have led this effort with my colleagues!

Transportation from vehicles is one of the largest sources of air pollution in Contra Costa County, representing 47 percent of total greenhouse gas emissions in 2013.  These emissions have negative impacts on our health, including aggregated asthma, coughing or difficult breathing, decreased lung function, cardiovascular problems, and bronchitis.  The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that idling in personal vehicles wastes about three billion gallons of fuel annually.

Floods - Be Prepared

The Board of Supervisors adopted a new resolution to proclaim a local emergency arising out of the damage caused by the series of storms in January and February 2017. This allows the County to potentially seek funding relief for response and damage repairs for emergency responses to the continuing storms during this time period.

With more rain expected, this is a good time to prepare for the next wave, checking rain gutters and storm drains for blockage. If you're concerned about potential flooding at your home or business, it's not too late to visit one of the sandbag stations located throughout the county. Please note that you'll need to bring a shovel, but bags and sand are available for free. Find out details regarding County sandbag sites at www.cccounty.us/sandbags.  

Click here for more tips on preparing for winter storms:

Important phone numbers:

Public Works Maintenance Division
For emergencies during normal business hours: 
(925) 313-7000 

California Highway Patrol
For emergencies after hours: 
(707) 551-4100

Contra Costa County Sheriffs Dispatch
For emergencies after hours:
(925) 646-2441