Alameda County Supervisor Richard Valle's November Newsletter


Release Date:November 8, 2017


Supervisor's Message

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This Fall we reflect on the importance of community and remembrance. The wildfires in Northern California that impacted so many remind us that California has been in a prolonged drought and we must be vigilant in protecting against fires, especially in our hill and rural wildland areas. It also reminds us of how we pull together as a community to support those in need. We see the strength and resilience in our community through the efforts of our firefighters and volunteers who put their lives on the line to contain the fires. Please join Alameda County in supporting those in need this Fall by contributing to the Disaster Relief Fund All contributions to the Disaster Relief Fund will benefit those affected by the Northern California Wildfires.

The Fall is also a time that we honor our veterans who serve to protect and uphold the ideals of our nation. Join District 2 in honoring local veterans this Saturday, November 11, 2017 at Veterans Memorial Park located at 4525 Dyer Street, Union City from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. A new Veterans Memorial Monument will be dedicated. We will be joined by service members from Camp Parks Reserve Force Training Area, Congressmember Eric Swalwell, Major General Garrett Yee, and Alameda County Firefighters Local 55 who will provide a BBQ lunch afterwards. Thank you to the City of Union City, Bras & Mattos Monument Co, Manny Fernandez and all the veterans who came together to make this happen.


10:15am - Presentation of Colors

10:40am - Introductions & Speakers

11:45am - BBQ lunch 

For more information or to RSVP contact (510) 272-6692 or

As we head into the holiday season District 2 wishes you a safe and very happy holidays! 



District 2 Holiday Open House

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You are invited to District 2's Annual Holiday Open House

Join us on Monday, December 4 from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.  

District 2 Office

24301 Southland Drive, Suite 101, Hayward

Enjoy refreshments & light appetizers  

District 2 will be hosting 2 donation drives: 

  • Alameda County Disaster Relief Fund - help victims of the Northern California Wildfires by contributing online: 
  • Toy Drive organized by Alameda County Fire for local kids - please bring toys to the District 2 office   

For questions or to RSVP, please contact District 2 at (510) 272-6692 or

District 2 Spotlight


This month’s spotlight we highlight the participants, volunteers and agencies that helped make this year's Niles Canyon Stroll and Roll a success.

On September 30th, District 1 and 2 coordinated the 2nd Niles Canyon Stroll and Roll in an effort to highlight the Niles Canyon Corridor Multi Use Trail initiative that will create a Class 1 trail separate from but alongside Highway 84. This unique event closed Highway 84 to automobiles and allowed pedestrians and bicyclists to travel through the canyon safely. The event brought an estimated 10,000 to 15,000 people to stroll or roll through the 6.4 mile stretch between Old Canyon Road in Fremont and Main Street in Sunol. District 2 would like to thank all the agencies who provided their time and effort to make this event a success. We sincerely thank the staff and volunteers from the following organizations:

  • Alameda County Bike Mobile
  • Alameda County Fire Department 
  • Alameda County General Services Agency
  • Alameda County Public Works Agency
  • Alameda County Sheriff’s Office
  • Alameda County Water District
  • Bike East Bay
  • California Department of Transportation
  • California Highway Patrol
  • City of Fremont
  • East Bay Regional Parks District
  • Fremont Fire Department
  • Fremont Police Department
  • Paramedics Plus
  • Republic Services
  • San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
  • Sunol Glen Elementary School

11th Annual Las Positas College Honoring Veterans Day



You are cordially invited to Las Positas College's 11th annual Honoring Veterans Day at Las Positas College on November 9, 2017 at 11 a.m. located by the flag pole area next to Bldg. 1310 - Veterans Resource Center. Please join as they celebrate Veterans Day and honor all of the Veterans in our community, our school, and our Active Duty, Guard/Reservist still serving. There will be military vehicles and a helicopter to check out next to the LPC Veterans Resource Center and a student Veterans display in the LPC library, bldg. 2000.  

This year we have (Ret.) Senior Chief US Navy Seal - Thom Shea as our key-note speaker.  He is the author of Unbreakable: A Navy SEAL's Way of Life.  He will have two presentations at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Open to the public.  Free event.


11:00 a.m.: Honor Guard, Singing of the National Anthem by Elaine Johnson
11:30 a.m.: BBQ - Free for Veterans, $10 min. donation for Non-Veterans
1:00 p.m.: Guest Speaker: Thom Shea - (Ret.) Senior Chief US Navy Seal, Las Positas College, BLDG. 2400, RM 2420
7:00 p.m.: Guest Speaker: Thom Shea - (Ret.) Senior Chief US Navy Seal, Veterans Memorial Hall, Pleasanton

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VET NET -  Veterans’ Networking & Job Club

Meets every 4th Tuesday

10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

at the Oakland Public Library

125 14th Street Oakland, CA 94612

For more information contact: Robert McCockran or Jane Davis (510) 564 - 0500

You Are Invited to a Public Information Meeting for the East Bay Greenway Project


Join Us!

The Alameda County Transportation Commission invites you to learn more about the East Bay Greenway: Lake Merritt BART to South Hayward BART Project at our Public Information Meetings. 

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 15, 2017
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Fruitvale Senior Center
3301 E. 12th St. Suite 201, Oakland, CA 94601
THURSDAY, NOV. 16, 2017
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Hayward City Hall
777 B St, Hayward, CA 94541 

Please visit for meeting details.

Notice of Intent to Adopt / Notice of Availability

Alameda CTC has published an Initial Study and Proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration (IS/MND) for the Project in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). We welcome your comments on the IS/MND from October 23, 2017 to November 21, 2017. The IS/MND can be viewed or requested on the project website or at the Alameda CTC office.

For special accommodations (American Sign Language interpreter, accessible seating, documentation in alternate formats, etc.), please call 510.842.7139. Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) users may contact the California Relay Service TDD at 800.735.2922 or 711. Other language interpreters available upon request.

Visit the project website to stay connected

Temporary Court Closure


Due to budgetary restrictions, all court locations except for the East County Hall of Justice, the Juvenile Justice Center, and the Wiley W. Manuel Courthouse will be closed from December 22, 2017, through January 1, 2018.  All locations will resume normal operations beginning January 2, 2018.

For more information, click here

Union City Kid's Zone Holiday Totes

Boards and Commissions Recruitment


Union City Kids' Zone would like to invite you to partner with them in collecting much needed goodies for the “Holiday Tote” giveaway.  

Last year, they were able to serve over 457 NHUSD families with a basket filled with basic toiletries, board games, books, and food.  This year, they are hopeful that they will serve many or more this year. 

Donation items needed: Shampoo/Conditioner, body wash, toothpaste, deodorant, microwave popcorn, hot cocoa mix, pasta, pasta sauce, peanut butter, jelly, board games (cards, dominoes, etc…). 

Donations can be dropped off at the Union City Kids' Zone office located at 725 Whipple Road, Union City, CA from November 1-30, 2017 during business hours (M-F 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.).

New Pantry Hours ~ Union City Kids' Zone Resource Center houses a Food & Clothing Pantry available to any student, family and community member. NEW pantry hours are Mondays from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm and Thursdays from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 pm or by appointment (510) 476-2770.

Objective: Advise on beaches, parks, recreation and historical activities

Location: 224 West Winton Avenue, Room 111, Hayward CA - 94544

Term (Seats): Members shall serve 4 year terms. Terms shall be staggered so that no more than four terms expire in any one year, and so that no supervisor makes more than one appointment in one year, except to fill an unexpired vacancy. No one member shall serve more than three successive four-year terms. Any vacancy on the Commission shall be filled by the Board of Supervisors; persons appointed to fill vacancies shall serve for the unexpired term of the persons they succeed. The Board of Supervisors shall act within 60 days to fill a vacancy.

Meetings: Meetings shall be held on the first Thursday of each month, commencing at the hour of 4:30 p.m., in Public Works Agency, 399 Elmhurst St., Hayward.

Qualifications: The members of the Commission shall be residents of the County. Each member of the Commission shall have demonstrated interest and experience in either historical preservation or recreation. At least two Commission members are encouraged to be appointed from among professionals in the disciplines of history, architecture, architectural history, Planning, prehistoric and historic archeology, folklore, cultural anthropology, curation, conservation, and landscape architecture or related disciplines, such as American studies, American civilization, engineering, or cultural geography, to the extent that such professionals are available in the community. Commission membership may also include lay members who have demonstrated special interests, knowledge, or competence in historic preservation. Must be a resident of District 2. Please contact Ginny DeMartini for further questions 510.670.6150.