District 1 of Contra Costa County includes several unincorporated communities, or communities that don't fall within the boundaries of cities. (Plug in your address on this interactive County map
to see exactly where you live.)
In unincorporated areas, the County is generally the primary provider of government services including law enforcement (County Sheriff's) fire protection, public works, planning, building permits, and code enforcement. There are some exceptions. Kensington, for example, has special tax payer funded assessment districts that oversee the community's police, fire and garbage services.
The County's largest unincorporated communities have resident Municipal Advisory Councils (MACS), which advise Supervisor Gioia and the Board of Supervisors on local matters. MAC members are volunteers, appointed by their local county supervisor.
District 1's largest unincorporated communities:
Other unincorporated areas of District 1:
- East Richmond Heights (Staff contact: Terrance Cheung or at 510-231-8688)
- Montalvin Manor (Staff contact: Luz Gomez or at 510-231-8688)
- Tara Hills (Staff contact: James Lyons or at 510-231-8682)
- Rollingwood (Staff contact: Joan Carpenter or at 510-231-8690.)
of County Supervisorial districts.