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. 

2017 Diablo Mayors Summit

as of April 13, 2017 

The County  installed temporary signals this morning along the slide on Morgan Territory Road. Morgan Territory Road is now open to one way vehicle traffic. The road is open to all vehicle traffic and trailers as long as they meet the legal load limit and do not require a special permit.

The road will remain open with signals 24 hours a day, 7 days a week as long the site conditions can allow vehicle traffic. The site will be monitored daily and in the event a safety concern arises we may need to close the road to vehicle traffic. We will try to give as much notice as possible, but if it’s an immediate concern there may not be notice. The road will be closed to vehicle traffic periodically to continue to perform maintenance work such as filling cracks and regrading the road. This type of work will be scheduled and notice provided, whenever possible.

The decision to open the road was made in consultation with the County’s geotechnical consultant. We will continue to keep the road open as long as it is deemed safe. Residents are asked to be courteous and observe the 5 miles per hour speed limit when driving through the slide. Please respect the traffic signal as it will be timed to allow traffic to cross the impacted area with one lane of traffic at a time.

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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