Monthly Archives: April 2009

CCWD Canal Replacement Project Underway in Oakley

You may have noticed some construction by the Contra Costa Canal north of Main Street. Contra Costa Water District (CCWD) has begun the process of damning up the section of canal between Main and Marsh Creek so they can dewater … Continue reading

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The State Budget Process

The State Constitution has two main provisions related to the state’s overall level of spending: Spending Limit. There is a limit on the amount of tax revenues that the state can spend each year. In recent years, however, the limit … Continue reading

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Driving Under the Influence in Oakley

Last Saturday night, April 18, Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD) had its annual California Law Enforcement and Community Recognition Event in Sacramento, honoring officers who had gone the extra mile to keep drunks off the highways. One of the honorees … Continue reading

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Disposing of Sharps

I had a friend, with MS (multiple sclerosis), ask if I knew where she could properly dispose of the needles she uses for drug-therapy. I had her call Oakley Disposal to for an answer. Delta Household Hazard Waste takes used … Continue reading

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Fire District Review – Oakley’s Options

If the recommendations from the MSR are enacted by LAFCO what are the options available for Oakley? The first recommendation, to expand and contract the SOI for the district, will not have much of an impact on Oakley. The second, … Continue reading

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Fire District Review – Recommendations

The Municipal Service Review (MSR) for the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District (ECCFPD) provided a number of recommendations. The first is to adjust the sphere of influence (SOI) of the district. It needs to expand and contract. The expansion … Continue reading

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