June 2016 newsletter


Release Date:June 3, 2016

Supervisor's Message

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It’s been a while since you’ve received a newsletter from our office. We have been hard at work for District 2 since our last newsletter. Dig Deep Farms is making progress and is coming to Union City, the Nile's Canyon Trail Feasibility Study has been out for public review and we’re working toward the next phase of the project/studies, and the Hayward Youth and Family Center continues to keep our office busy planning and coordinating meetings with community stakeholders.

These initiatives are important to District 2 and are receiving a lot of attention from our office. St. Rose hospital continues to be a high priority and we are now kicking off a sustainable funding plan to ensure long term fiscal support for the hospital. Our office has been heavily engaged in helping to solve a countywide issue – housing affordability. The Board of Supervisors is considering placing a $500 million housing bond on the November 2016 ballot. Our office recently held a town hall to hear from Central and South County residents on this initiative. With the affordability crisis growing to new extremes in our region we must explore all options to help working families thrive and grow in their communities. To learn more about the housing bond please visit http://nonprofithousing.org/alameda-county-proposed-housing-bond-resource-center/

Finally, I’m happy to announce a new staff member has joined the District 2 Office. Please join me in welcoming Gabriela Christy who recently graduated from Cal State East Bay. Visit http://www.acgov.org/board/district2/contactus.htm to get in touch with me or my staff.


Thank you,


Science In The Park


It is an engaging day that attracts over 5,000  people and would love to see more!

Click here to check us out on Facebook 

For you more information on how to sponsor or participate, please contact our office 

at (510)272-6692 or send an email to District2@acgov.org  

District 2 Champion


This month’s spotlight we highlight the commitment and dedication Rosemary Chang has shown the town of Sunol through her work on the Sunol Citizen’s Advisory Council. 

Sunol, CA is part of the unincorporated community of Alameda County, where the County is responsible for direct government. The Sunol Citizen’s Advisory Council (SCAC) was established to provide an opportunity for the community to be directly involved in decision making processes and the governance of their town. The SCAC consists of 5 board members, of which Rosemary is the Chair. They meet monthly at the Sunol Glen School to discuss pertinent issues that affect the town.

 Rosemary was sworn in to the SCAC in February, 2014, And shortly there after she was elected as Chair. As Chair, Rosemary prides herself on running an effective and efficient meeting, and keeps herself up to date on any news related to Sunol. She felt it was her civic duty to participate in the town council and she has helped make sure the town and county are fully engaged and working together on issues that are important to the residence of Sunol.

 Rosemary first settled in Sunol in 1987. She holds a Ph.D. from Brown University in applied mathematics, and was a board member of the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM). Today, she enjoys breeding Champion Standard Poodles, who are shown around the world. District 2 has been assisting the SCAC in helping them achieve success on several projects and we want to commend Rosemary for her leadership and hard work. 

East West Connector Update


Thank you to all who came to the town hall meeting on February 11 in collaboration with the Alameda County Transportation Commission (Alameda CTC). Our office felt it was important to update the community on the progress of the project. The project will provide access to constructed and planned work in Fremont and Union City, as well as provide an opportunity for economic revitalization, improve access to the transit facilities and business in the area, and lastly improve transit operations within the area by reducing congestion along existing and future transit routes.

There were many questions that arose from public comment and our office has made sure we recorded and have done our best to answer the questions and concerns. The responses to the questions are available here.  

Calaveras Road Closure

Calaveras Road will be closed on weekdays between Geary Road and Oakridge Road – near the Santa Clara/Alameda County Line. Entrance to Sunol Regional Wilderness will be open at all times. Calaveras Road opens Saturday mornings 6 a.m. and closes Sunday evenings at 11:00 p.m. The road will be swept of debris before opening at 6 a.m. Closure will take place summer 2016 thru fall 2017 because of large Truck Traffic on the narrow portions of Calaveras Road for dam construction. For more information please visit http://www.sfwater.org/index.aspx?page=1029


Poll Workers Needed


Alameda County has a great need for poll workers on Election Day, Tuesday June 7th. Bilingual poll workers are especially needed at designated polling precincts in Alameda County. Individuals who are fluent in English and at least one of the following languages are needed: Chinese, Korean, Hindi, Spanish, Japanese, Tagalog, Khmer, and Vietnamese.

Recruit your friends and family! Get your faith-based, or community-based organization involved! Fulfill your civic duty to the community! For questions and information, please contact the Alameda County Registrar of Voters, Recruiting Unit at rovpollworker@acgov.org or (510) 272-6971. For more information, please visit: http://www.acgov.org/rov/pollworkers/program.htm

Board and Commissions

The Board of Supervisors encourage citizen involvement and expertise through a variety of boards and commissions, to advise them on a wide range of issues affecting their constituencies and to assure they are responsive to community needs. District Two currently has a vacancy on the following Commissions:


Mental Health Advisory Board

The Commission includes 16 members who are appointed by the Board of Supervisors.  Alameda County Mental Health Board has a commitment to ensure that the County’s Behavioral Health Care Services provide quality care in treating members of the diverse community with dignity, courtesy and respect. The Board works to accomplish that mission through advocacy, education, review and evaluation of Alameda County’s mental health needs. Members may serve a maximum of three three-year appointed terms. The board seeks to appoint candidates who possess a wide range of skills and expertise, particularly those who can bring firsthand experience to help others or a family member of a consumer. Meetings are generally held on the second Monday of each month in San Leandro at 12 p.m.

To serve as a District Two appointee, please submit a cover letter explaining why you are interested in the position, and include a copy of your resume.  Please forward the information to Ginny DeMartini at Ginny.DeMartini@acgov.org or call (510) 259-1097.

The Alameda County Community Advisory Board (CAB)

The CAB includes 15 members, comprised of people who have been formerly incarcerated and victims of crime, and will advise and make recommendations to the Alameda County Community Corrections Partnership Executive Committee (CCPEC) by providing input on community needs. The CAB is designed to ensure that the community has a voice in realignment and re-entry policy.

For more information and how to apply to become a District two appointee click here

Paratransit Advisory and Planning Committee (PAPCO)

The committee includes 23 members appointed for a two year term, members must be an Alameda County resident who use transportation that supports seniors and people with disabilities. The mission of the Alameda County Transportation Commission (Alameda CTC) is to plan, fund and deliver transportation programs and projects that expand access and improve mobility to foster a vibrant and livable Alameda County. Community advisory committees make recommendations to Alameda CTC, keep a close eye on transportation improvements and engage project sponsor and community members.  The Group meets on the Fourth Monday of the month from 1 to 3:30pm. 

For more information and how to apply to become a District two appointee click here.