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10/13/17 - North Richmond Will Ultimately Benefit from Annexation 10/13/17 - North Richmond Will Ultimately Benefit from Annexation
I've had the honor and privilege of representing unincorporated North Richmond as its County Supervisor for the last 19 years.
2/15/17 - Contra Costa Needs More Prevention, Not More Jail 2/15/17 - Contra Costa Needs More Prevention, Not More Jail
Contra Costa County needs greater investment in mental health treatment, job training, affordable housing and youth services to help keep people from becoming incarcerated, not a larger West County jail.
9/17/16 - Police Sex Scandal Needs Outside Investigation 9/17/16 - Police Sex Scandal Needs Outside Investigation
Like so many throughout the Bay Area, I am concerned by the allegations that a 19-year-old Richmond woman was sexually exploited by 29 law enforcement officers from multiple jurisdictions ...
5/23/15 - Urgent need to support state measures that will preserve vital health care services 5/23/15 - Urgent need to support state measures that will preserve vital health care services
Economically diverse communities like Contra Costa are fortunate to have doctors, nurses and other health care providers willing to accept Medi-Cal patients -- our neighbors who do not have private health coverage.
11/23/14 - Maybe it's a Desperation Move, but it is One Worth Taking 11/23/14 - Maybe it's a Desperation Move, but it is One Worth Taking
Those of us who live in West County understand the importance of Doctors Medical Center and we know that its closure will have serious consequences on health care.
4/6/14 - Vegetation on Levees is Saving Taxpayers and Environment 4/6/14 - Vegetation on Levees is Saving Taxpayers and Environment
The recent U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' interim decision allowing local levee management agencies to leave trees and other vegetation on levees is a major win for local residents, taxpayers and the environment.
6/1/13 - Gov. Brown's Plan to Overhaul Education is Right Approach 6/1/13 - Gov. Brown's Plan to Overhaul Education is Right Approach
The future of California is here. Our state -- with its great cultural and economic diversity -- is at an important point in its history.
11/10/11 - Contra Costa Times Says Yes to Measure J 11/10/11 - Contra Costa Times Says Yes to Measure J
Contra Costa Times
6/26/11 - Editorial: Supervisors Gioia, Glover Right on Redistricting 6/26/11 - Editorial: Supervisors Gioia, Glover Right on Redistricting
Contra Costa Times
5/18/11 - Borenstein Column Supports Supervisor Gioia's Call for Pension Reform 5/18/11 - Borenstein Column Supports Supervisor Gioia's Call for Pension Reform
Contra Costa Times
4/22/11 - Supervisor Gioia's Guest Commentary on the Need for Pension Changes 4/22/11 - Supervisor Gioia's Guest Commentary on the Need for Pension Changes
Contra Costa Times Readers' Forum
3/13/11 - Editorial Supports Supervisor Gioia on Responsible Use of Grant Money 3/13/11 - Editorial Supports Supervisor Gioia on Responsible Use of Grant Money
Contra Costa Times
2/24/11 - Editorial Praises Supervisor Gioia's Stance on Redevelopment Reform 2/24/11 - Editorial Praises Supervisor Gioia's Stance on Redevelopment Reform
Contra Costa Times
1/22/11 - Crisis Requires us to Rise Above Self-Interests 1/22/11 - Crisis Requires us to Rise Above Self-Interests
California is in the midst of its most serious fiscal and governance crisis in our lifetime.
8/25/10 - Supervisor Gioia's Opinion Piece Calling Pension Spiking  Misguided 8/25/10 - Supervisor Gioia's Opinion Piece Calling Pension Spiking Misguided
Contra Costa Times
8/17/11 - Editorial Commends Supervisor Gioia's Stand on Pension Spiking 8/17/11 - Editorial Commends Supervisor Gioia's Stand on Pension Spiking
Contra Costa Times
6/1/10  - Supervisor Gioia's Guest Commentary on the Importance of CPR 6/1/10 - Supervisor Gioia's Guest Commentary on the Importance of CPR
Contra Costa Times
11/13/09 - County Will Benefit from Casino Deal 11/13/09 - County Will Benefit from Casino Deal
I grew up in Richmond, and am raising my family here.
7/7/09  -  Editorial Lauds Supervisor Gioia and Board on Budget Moves 7/7/09 - Editorial Lauds Supervisor Gioia and Board on Budget Moves
Contra Costa Times
6/19/09  - Letters to the Editor Support Farm 2 Table 6/19/09 - Letters to the Editor Support Farm 2 Table
Contra Costa Times
6/13/08 - Supervisor Gioia's and Glover 's Opinion Piece Supporting Partnerships for Youth 6/13/08 - Supervisor Gioia's and Glover 's Opinion Piece Supporting Partnerships for Youth
Contra Costa Times
3/01/07  - Supervisor Gioia's Guest Commentary on Climate Change 3/01/07 - Supervisor Gioia's Guest Commentary on Climate Change
Kensington Outlook
8/7/05 -- Support Economy, Support Youth 8/7/05 -- Support Economy, Support Youth
Our children are our future. Societies have been judged by the way they treat their most vulnerable members. West County Times
6/9/1996 - EBMUD Supports Plan to Protect, Save Delta 6/9/1996 - EBMUD Supports Plan to Protect, Save Delta
I would like to commend the Contra Costa Times staff on the thorough 20-page special report in the May 19 issue entitled "Rescuing the Delta: The Last Best Chance."
10/25/1995 - Defending Tiered Water Rates 10/25/1995 - Defending Tiered Water Rates
In June, the East Bay Municipal Utility District Board adopted a progressive water rate structure designed to encourage conservation among all water customers.
12/17/1995 - EBMUD Makes the Right Rate Change 12/17/1995 - EBMUD Makes the Right Rate Change
The East Bay Municipal Utility District Board listened to ratepayers from both sides of the hills, weighed their views carefully, and responded with a change in the single-family residential rate structure.