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About Kevin

Mayor - City of Oakley, Manager of Mainframe Operations and Optimization – USS-POSCO INDUSTRIES, Co-Founder and Board Member - Friends of Oakley A Community Foundation, Commissioner - Contra Costa Transportation Authority, Board Member - Tri Delta Transit, Transplan, San Joaquin Joint Powers Authority and RD 2137, Advisory Board – Opportunity Junction

Sunday Reading – 07/05/2020

The following links are just news items and opinions that pass my desk throughout the week. I don’t necessarily support or advocate any of the items, they are just interesting reads. APWA -Small Cities/Rural Communities Project of the Year – … Continue reading

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2020’s Most Patriotic States in America – WalletHub Study

With Fourth of July celebrations likely to be more subdued than usual this year due to COVID-19, and people protesting police brutality all across the U.S., the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2020’s Most Patriotic States in America, … Continue reading

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Reusable Bag Use Changes in Grocery Stores

As one of the few public-facing industries that has remained open throughout the pandemic, California’s grocery community was the first to implement social distancing and a number of transmission protection practices. From markings six feet apart on the floor to … Continue reading

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Franks Tract Futures – Public and user survey of design concepts

The Franks Tract Futures project is exploring concepts for achieving ecosystem, recreation, economic, water quality and other benefits at Franks Tract, located in the heart of the California Delta. Since June 2019, the project has been conducting a collaborative planning … Continue reading

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Saturday, July 4 Throughout California – Free Fishing Day!

Have you ever wanted to learn to fish or just need to feel the pull of the line? Head out to your favorite Delta location for Free Fishing Day – no license required! Have a great time, but remember…fishing regulations, such … Continue reading

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Contactless parking payment now available systemwide

As part of our 15-step plan to welcome back riders as the region reopens, we are expanding contactless parking payment via the official BART app to all stations that offer parking. With the feature, riders can park at any station and pay … Continue reading

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2020’s Best States for Racial Equality in Education – WalletHub Study

With nationwide protests over racial inequality sparking public discourse about government funding priorities, and predominantly non-white school districts receiving $23 billion less funding per year than predominantly white districts, WalletHub today released its report on the Best States for Racial Equality … Continue reading

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Sunday Reading – 06/28/2020

The following links are just news items and opinions that pass my desk throughout the week. I don’t necessarily support or advocate any of the items, they are just interesting reads. Bay Area cities must build nearly 450K homes, the … Continue reading

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Best of the Delta 2020 – Presented by Visit CA Delta

Visit CA Delta presents… Best of the Delta 2020! The Delta is a GREAT PLACE filled with people, homes, and businesses, and it is awash with history, cultural richness, and diversity. It is also a fantastic destination filled with food, wine, recreation opportunities, … Continue reading

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Contra Costa Accessible Transportation Strategic Plan

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How much more housing do we need?

In 1969, the state mandated that all California cities, towns and counties must plan for the housing needs, regardless of income, in their community. Every eight years the state goes through a process to determine how much more housing units … Continue reading

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Critical track replacement goal achieved at Orinda Station; July 4th weekend track closure cancelled

BART and its lead contractor PrōVen Management have completed installation of the critical components for the major track replacement project that’s been underway near the Orinda Station since April.  Because of this earlier completion BART is cancelling the last scheduled … Continue reading

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10:00 PM on Friday, June 26, through 6:00 PM on Sunday, June 28, 2020 – Full Highway Closure on State Route 12 for Mokelumne River Bridge Repairs

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is planning an additional, 44- hour, full highway closure of eastbound and westbound State Route 12 (SR12) between SR-160 and Interstate 5 (I-5) for repair work on the Mokelumne River Bridge located at the … Continue reading

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Update on the District’s Mosquitofish Service

Since the Contra Costa Mosquito & Vector Control District office closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic, residents seeking mosquitofish could not pick up fish in person. The District’s mosquitofish service changed to allow residents to request mosquitofish as they … Continue reading

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Summer 2020 Heat Tips

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Sunday Reading – 06/21/2020

The following links are just news items and opinions that pass my desk throughout the week. I don’t necessarily support or advocate any of the items, they are just interesting reads. Will COVID kill off the office? – The most … Continue reading

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Summer Solstice 2020: The First Day of Summer

Saturday, June 20, at 2:44 P.M. PDT. This date marks the official beginning of summer in the Northern Hemisphere, occurring when Earth arrives at the point in its orbit where the North Pole is at its maximum tilt (about 23.5 … Continue reading

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Loaves and Fishes of Contra Costa – “Drive Thru” Food Drive: Wednesday, June 24, 12-2pm

325 N Wiget Ln #130, Walnut Creek, CA 94598   As you know, Loaves and Fishes is on the front lines. As an “essential service provider,” Loaves and Fishes has remained open and is serving meals to the community. The … Continue reading

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States Whose Unemployment Claims Are Recovering the Quickest – WalletHub Study

The latest job report released a few hours ago shows new unemployment claims 78% below the peak during the COVID-19 pandemic. To help put these numbers in context, WalletHub just released its report on the States Whose Unemployment Claims Are Recovering … Continue reading

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Summer time disaster safety tips

It’s been a challenging year thus far and looking back at the recent past we know what might be heading our way in the next few months. No one expects to be caught in a potentially dangerous and extreme situation … Continue reading

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