19 November 2019 Newsletter


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Supervisor's Message

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In this edition of the District 2 Newsletter, I'd like to provide you with an update on District 2 items. 

Niles Canyon Stroll & Roll

The Stroll & Roll on September 22, was a huge success. 12,000 folks attended the event. This immense show of support for our Initiative demonstrates that the public’s interest in a class-1 trail in Niles Canyon has not waned, and our office will continue to pursue this project. 

Ordinance to Ban Sheep Riding

On November 19, our Board passed an ordinance, led by our office, to ban the activity of ‘mutton busting’ at rodeos in unincorporated Alameda County. Although this was a controversial topic, our office reviewed scientific studies, concerns of our constituents, testimonies from veterinarians, rodeo participants, and animal welfare groups, and concluded that mutton busting jeopardizes the health and safety of both animals and children participants. We appreciate everyone who voiced their opinion on the issue.

Legislative Update

In other recent legislative news, the Supreme Court heard arguments for Department of Homeland Security v. Regents of the University of California, which concerns the status of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). While a decision by the Court will likely not be made until June 2020, our office, the Board of Supervisors, and Alameda County stand resolute with Dreamers and their families in making this a welcoming county. 

Dig Deep Farms

Our office has been working hard toward a number of initiative and our goal for getting Dig Deep Farms running in 2020 is proceeding on schedule. The water source needed to farm is being built and we would like to thank the Masons and the Deputy Sheriff’s Athletic League for their partnership and cooperation with our office on this initiative. 

Mental Health Summit 2020

Another major initiative we are spearheading in 2020 is the Mental Health Summit at Washington Hospital. We are delighted to announce that Dr. William R. McFarlane, MD will be speaking at the summit. Dr. McFarlane is the Director of the Portland Identification and Early Referral (PIER) Program and the Early Detection and Intervention for the Prevention of Psychosis Program (EDIPPP). His research includes psychoeducation, psychosocial interventions for severe psychiatric disorders, and early detection and intervention of psychotic disorders in youth and young adults. We are honored by his presence. Save May 1-2, 2020 on your calendars for this important event and watch out for future newsletters for further details.

United Against Hate

Lastly, November 17 – 23, 2019 was United Against Hate week. At the Board meeting on November, 19, our office had the pleasure of honoring Connie Degrange and Fremont Mayor Lily Mei, who have tirelessly furthered this county’s goal in becoming a safe and inclusive home for peoples of every creed, background, and faith.  

Wishing you a warm and safe holiday season.


Richard Valle 

District 2 Holiday Party

District 2 Holiday Party Invite

The holiday season is upon us and we are opening our district office once again to celebrate with our community. Come join Supervisor Richard Valle and District 2 staff for food, refreshments, and merriment.

In addition, our office will be accepting new and unwrapped toy donations for the Viola Blythe Community Services Center as well as hoodie and sweatshirt donations for migrant youth ages 12-20.

The festivities will take place on Tuesday, December 3rd from 4:30pm - 6:30pm at our District Office (24301 Southland Dr., Suite 101, Hayward, CA). 

Please RSVP by emailing district2@acgov.org or calling us at 510-272-6692.

California Primary Elections

The California Primary Elections are now March 3, 2020.

Make sure to register to vote by February 17, 2020 to participate in this important election.

An important Bond Measure in D2 will be brought before voters in the Sunol Glen Unified School District to update facilities, meet ADA standards, and repair school buildings. To learn more about this measure placed on the ballot by the SGUSD Board, review their presentation to the Sunol Citizens Advisory Council here

For more information regarding upcoming elections, polling places, and voter registration, please visit acvote.org.

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Tree Advisory Board Vacancy

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District 2 is looking to appoint a constituent to Alameda County's Tree Advisory Board (TAB)!

The objective of TAB is to assist the Board of Supervisors in making policy decisions related to Ordinance Chapter 12.11 to Title 12 of the General Ordinance Code of Alameda County and will hear all appeals as provided in this Chapter.

Meetings will take place at 399 Elmhurst Street, Hayward, CA 94544.

4th Annual Pancake Breakfast


The 4th Annual Holiday Pancake Breakfast with Santa is only one month away!

Join us on December 14, 2019 at the Newark Community Center from 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM.

$10 for Adults

$5 for Children

Our community partners, Newark Police Department and Alameda County Fire Department/ International Association of Fire Fighters Local 55, will be helping Drivers For Survivors kick off our 4th Annual Holiday Pancake Breakfast with Santa again this year!

We are counting on your support

We welcome you to check out the list below and let us know if you are interested in donating to this wonderful event; we accept monetary donation to purchase the items, or accept directly donated items.

We also welcome sponsorship and in-kind donations such as baskets and gift cards to be auctioned and raffled.

2019 Pancake Breakfast Inventory List

For inventory and auction items donation or more information, please contact Deasy or Lillian at (510) 894-0135 or email at execadmin@driversforsurvivors.org.

Light Up the Season in Downtown Hayward

Light up the season

Join the fun at Hayward's Light up the Season on Saturday, December 7, 2020.

There will be ice skating, live music, tree lighting, and much more!

Festivities will take place from 3pm - 6:30pm at B Street and Watkins Street.

Bring a new unwrapped toy or teddy bear for the Toys for Kids Drive by the Hayward Fire and Police Departments and receive a prize ticket to win a Family Fun Basket.

Census 2020 Employment Opportunity

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The City of Fremont is seeking to fill the position of Census 2020 Fremont Volunteer Coordinator.

This is a part-time, temporary assignment through June 2020

20 - 30 hours per week

$25 per hour

Visit www.fremont.gov/tempjobs to apply or call the City of Fremont, Human Resources Department at (510) 494‐4660 for further details.