Supervisor Richard Valle's June Newsletter


Release Date: June 24, 2015

Supervisor's Message

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As summer is officially underway, we would like to wish everyone a happy, memorable and safe Fourth of July holiday! Alameda County Fire Department reminds residents to use caution and be aware of holiday regulations. With the abundance of dry grass and brush, due to the extreme drought conditions, please use extra caution in order to keep our community safe.
For the City of Hayward, Fremont and the unincorporated area of Sunol, please note that ALL fireworks (including the "safe & sane" variety) are banned. 
In Union City and Newark, only “safe and sane” or “state approved” fireworks purchased from non-profit firework stands are allowed.
For Union City though, no fireworks are allowed east of Mission Boulevard. Parks in Union City will also close at 7:30 p.m. and use of “safe and sane” fireworks require written approval by the property owners on property other than your own. Complaints made by illegal or misuse of fireworks are subject to violations up to $300 for each occurrence.
Each year, fireworks account for nearly 10,000 emergency room visits and cause more than 30,000 fires in the United States. The safest way to enjoy fireworks is through public displays conducted by professional pyrotechnics hired by communities throughout the Bay Area.
2015 Public Fireworks Displays Around the Bay:

  • Alameda County Fair
  • Berkeley Marina
  • Concord - Mt. Diablo High School
  • Livermore - Downtown
  • Moraga - Moraga Commons Park
  • Mountain View - Shoreline Amphitheater
  • Pleasant Hill - College Park High
  • Richmond - Craneway Pavilion
  • San Francisco - Pier 39
  • San Jose - Municipal Stadium & Discovery Meadow
  • San Mateo - Highlands Elementary School (July 3)
  • San Pablo - El Portal Soccer Field
  • Vallejo – Waterfront

Thank you for doing your part to help keep District 2 safe!

Supervisor Richard Valle

P.S. I would like to extend my sincere congratulations again to the 2015 NBA Champions, the Golden State Warriors! After 40 years, the trophy has returned to the Bay Area and Alameda County is proud to be Warriors Ground

Golden State Warriors

District 2 Spotlight

CRIL at the A's Game

This month's spotlight we highlight the non-profit organization Community Resources for Independent Living (CRIL) in Hayward and their statewide collaborative program Youth Organizing (YO)! Disabled and Proud.
CRIL was organized as a self-help organization in 1979 by a small group of persons with disabilities. The group was committed to improving the range of choices and support for consumers in southern Alameda County. CRIL has worked to keep an independent living model, seeking to bring people together, particularly people with disabilities, with support, advocacy, and skills teaching. Teaching skills in both systems and self-advocacy is even more necessary now for persons with disabilities to work towards enforcement and equality in individual situations, as well as, systemic situations.
CRIL also works with YO! to help connect, organize and educate youth with disabilities. YO! gives youth leadership opportunities, social networks, resources, and more for members. YO! is for youth with disabilities to be proud of who they are and what they can achieve. With support from organizations like CRIL, YO! also connects participates together from around the state.
On Wednesday, May 27 our office donated 18 tickets in a suite to CRIL for an Oakland A’s game. CRIL was able to bring youth together from the statewide collaborative, YO! in order for others to meet each other and share in some baseball fun. A special thank you to the Oakland A’s organization for assisting in ADA accessibility.
For more information about YO! visit
For more information about CRIL visit


Niles Canyon Trail Public Meeting

Niles Canyon Trail Public Meeting

You're invited to join us for the third Niles Canyon Trail Feasibility Study public meeting.
Tuesday, June 30, 2015

6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Fremont Veteran's Memorial Building
37154 - 2nd Street, Fremont
Please contact for more information or to RSVP. Thank you!


Daddy & Me Event

Father's Corp

The Family Health Services Fatherhood Initiative and Fathers Corps of Alameda County invites fathers of children ages 2-6 years old to Oakland Children’s Fairyland for a Daddy & Me event.
Mothers are welcomed to attend with fathers and children. The event is to encourage fathers to be active and present in their child’s life, while sharing in a free family-friendly event.
Come enjoy lots of free activities including a puppet show, rides, animals, and outdoor fun! Food will be provided, and RSVP’s are necessary.

Friday, June 26, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Children’s Fairyland at 699 Bellevue Avenue in Oakland
RSVP to Wilma Haymon at (510) 667-4340 or


Alameda County Fire Department Firefighter Recruit

Alameda County Fire Department

Alameda County Fire Department’s Firefighter Recruit is the entry-level fire suppression, prevention and emergency response position for the Alameda County Fire Department. This classification exists solely for those who are completing their initial Fire Department Training in the Alameda County Fire Department Training Academy.
The Alameda County Fire Department (ACFD) provides all-risk emergency services to the unincorporated areas of Alameda County (excluding Fairview), the cities of San Leandro, Dublin, Newark, Union City and Emeryville, the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. With 29 fire stations and 35 companies serving a population of 394,000, the ACFD serves densely populated urban areas, waterways, industrialized centers, extensive urban interface, agricultural and wildland regions. Over 400 personnel and 100 Reserve Firefighters provide a wide variety of services to an ever expanding, dynamic and diverse community of roughly 508 square miles.
Minimum Qualifications-

  • Graduation from high school or possession of an acceptable equivalency certificate, such as the General Educational Development Certificate (State of California)


  • Valid California Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-1 or EMT-FS) Certificate or paramedic license (EMT-P); valid as of the last day for filing of the application. National registry is acceptable.
  • Possession of a Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) certificate issued within the last twelve months from the last day of filing.
  • Possession of a valid California State Motor Vehicle Operator’s License

The following are desirable-

  • Successful completion of a California State Fire Marshal approved Firefighter I course by last day for filing.
  • Current experience in the Alameda County Fire Department Reserve program or in a similar program sponsored by a municipal fire agency.

Special Requirements:

  1. Minimum 18 years of age.
  2. Ability to successfully pass a thorough background investigation, medical examination (NFPA 1582) and psychological examinations.
  3. Must be eligible to obtain a Department of Energy security clearance.
  4. Those hired as firefighter-paramedics must be able to successfully obtain Alameda County Paramedic accreditation (EMSA Policy 2000).

Note: The Civil Service Commission may modify the above Minimum Qualifications in the announcement of an examination.
To submit an online application and supplemental questionnaire, visit

Last day to submit an application is Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 5:00 p.m.
If you have questions please contact Gizelle Huynh at or (510) 272-6472.


Shelter Plus Care Applications

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Shelter Plus Care (S+C) is accepting applications for homeless individuals and families who meet federal eligibility criteria for the S+C program and who qualify.
Applications will be accepted until June 30, 2015.
S+C is a permanent supportive housing program funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Rental assistance and support services are provided for homeless individuals who meet the following federal eligibility criteria:

  • Resident of Alameda County
  • Living on the street or other places unfit for human habitation, in emergency shelter, or in eligible transitional housing with verification that the applicant was living on the street or in shelter prior to entering transitional housing
  • Homeless for at least six months out of the last two years
  • Disabled by chronic substance abuse, serious mental illness, and/or HIV/AIDS
  • Have a household income at or below 50% of Area Median Income (AMI)
  • Willing to participate in supportive services

Eligible applicants will be added to the S+C Program waitlist. Priority consideration will be made for applicants who provide documentation of extended periods of homelessness. Immediate referrals may also be made for households that qualify for a 2 or 3 bedroom unit.
Applications may only be submitted by designated S+C Outreach Agencies.
If you need contact information for S+C Outreach Agencies, please call Eden Information and Referral line by dialing 2-1-1 from any 510 area code or dial 1-888-886-9660.


4th of July Family Celebrations

4th of July

Come celebrate our nation’s 239th birthday in South Hayward! There will be live performances from local artists, recreation activities for all ages, food, community information booths, and even birthday cake!

Saturday, July 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
César E. Chávez Middle School Lawn
27845 Witman Street, Hayward, CA 94544

Let’s celebrate the South Hayward and Tennyson community as this event becomes a tradition for the diversity rich culture for many years to come. Be sure to bring a lawn chair or blanket!
This event is sponsored by: Hayward City Council Members, Francisco Zermeño, Elisa Márquez, and Sara Lamnin and Alameda County Supervisor Richard Valle, Liberty Tax Service of South Hayward, Hayward Unified School District, Hayward Area Recreation and Parks District, the City of Hayward, South Hayward Parish, La Familia Counseling Services, Eden Youth and Family Center, Glad Tidings Church, Chabot College, Hayward Police Department, Don Polvoron, and Arteagas Food Center.


California Nursery Historical Park Gala

California Nursery

Celebrate the California Nursery Company 150th Anniversary.
In 1865 the California Nursery Company was started in Santa Clara County and moved to Niles in 1884 with John Rock as manager. In 1915, this 50 year old company provided hundreds of fully grown palms and thousands of other trees and plants to the Panama-Pacific International Exposition (PPIE) in San Francisco. The PPIE was showing the world the potential of California as a hub of commerce with the opening of the Panama Canal. George Roeding Sr., became familiar with California Nursery and would purchase it in 1917, growing it to become the largest nursery in the West Coast.

Join State Senator Bob Wieckowski in celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the California Nursery Company
Saturday, July 25 from 6 to 9 p.m.
California Nursery Historical Park
36550 Niles Boulevard in Fremont

The Gala will include a cocktail hour, dinner, exhibit tours and a silent auction. Tickets are a suggested donation of $125 each. All proceeds will be directed to preserving the President’s Cottage and horticultural landscape at the California Nursery Historical Park.
To register to attend please visit the Math Science website.


Traffic Advisory


BART Transbay train service suspended: August 1 & 2 and September 5-7.
BART will suspend all transbay train service in order to perform critical track maintenance. This means no trains will run through the Transbay Tube on the following dates:
All Day- 
Saturday, August 1
Sunday, August 2
Saturday, September 5
Sunday, September 6 
Monday, September 7 (Labor Day)
BART plans to have a substantial "bus bridge" available for BART passengers travelling between Oakland and San Francisco during both weekends. The remainder of the BART system will operate under a modified schedule and service plan that will replicate the normal weekend service as closely as possible.
BART must perform necessary maintenance work on a critical section of trackway between the West Oakland BART Station and the Transbay Tube in order to ensure the safe and reliable operation of future Transbay train service. Specifically, this project involves replacing hundreds of wooden rail ties, switches (otherwise called crossovers) and rail, most of which are as old as the system itself and are at the end of their useful life.
For more information regarding BART maintenance or service schedules please visit