District Newsletter, 7/29/21


Every 10 years, Alameda County’s Supervisorial Districts are redrawn.

It is vital that members of the community participate so that the boundaries reflect the needs of our changing demographics. More information can be found on our new website: https://Redistricting2021.acgov.org 

To launch the redistricting process, Alameda County will hold two Redistricting Training Workshops led by redistricting expert Karin Macdonald. The following topics will be presented:

  • What is Redistricting?
  • Laws Governing Redistricting
  • Criteria for Redistricting & Mapping
  • The Process: Outreach & Access
  • Timeline & Schedule
  • How to Get Involved

Wednesday, August 11

(location TBD)

Interpretation is available upon request, at least 5 business days in advance.

RSVP to Casey Farmer, Director of Community Engagement
(Please specify which workshop date) 


The City of Dublin has launched a Commercial Rent Relief Grant Program to assist small businesses that have been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The objective of the program is to aid small businesses in their economic recovery by providing rent relief to those small business tenants that are behind in rent payments due to the temporary closures and/or limited-service options since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The program provides a one-time $10,000 grant to up to 100 qualified small business tenants with at least $10,000 in rent arrears, paid directly to the commercial landlord. Applications must be completed by the landlord. Interested small business tenants should contact their landlords to submit an application on their behalf.

Applications are now being accepted through Sunday, August 8, 2021. All applications will be reviewed beginning August 9, 2021; this is not a first-come, first-served program.

Please visit the Program website for more information.


Public service announcement for our seniors in Alameda County. Take a second to view these videos.

Financial Abuse




Ombudsman Services



On July 20, Fremont City Council approved the program design for Host Site Safe Parking. Locations with a designated Assembly Use, such as faith centers, public or quasi public buildings, may apply for a permit to host persons living in their vehicles between 10 – 24 hours a night. This is one of many available tools to address the homelessness crisis in our City. To continue to support those living in their vehicles, who may need assistance with obtaining critical documents or basic car maintenance, the Human Services Department is starting a Vehicle Repair Fund that accepts community contributions.

If you are interested in learning more about this program or becoming a Host Site – please email safeparking@fremont.gov


I toured Project Eden on July 23. Project Eden provides adult outpatient services to build strength and aid the patient to the road of recovery. 


The 73 unit-new construction project is for lower income families, with 15 units to serve the homeless and those at risk of being homeless is located at the former City of Fremont Corp yard on Paseo Padre Parkway. The apartment complex will have a community room, computer lab, playground, covered parking, bicycle storage and laundry facility. Development is within walking distance to a transit stop and within close proximity to shopping and the Alameda Creek Trail.


Hope Hospice, a Dublin-based nonprofit organization that serves the Tri-Valley, has launched a new service to help families caring for loved ones living with dementia called the Family Caregiver Respite Program provides 16 hours of free in-home care from participating agencies. Families may reapply monthly, but priority will be given to new applicants.

The program is designed to introduce low- and middle-income family caregivers to the benefits of respite care. Recipients do not need to be registered for Hope Hospice’s service.

To be eligible, both family caregivers and their patients with dementia must live in San Ramon, Dublin, Pleasanton, or Livermore. For more information, call 925-829-8770 or go to https://hopehospice.com/services/dementia-support/respite/.


COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are rising across Alameda County, likely due to reopening, changes in mask use, the Delta variant, and varying vaccination rates. Our daily case rate is 6.7 per 100,000 and rising, and we are averaging over 110 cases reported daily. The entire county is affected, and we are seeing the highest rates in our priority neighborhoods including East Oakland, West Oakland, and Ashland Cherryland. Of note:

  • Test positivity is 3.8% for our Healthy Places Index (HPI) Quartile 1 neighborhoods and 2% overall.
  • Hospitalizations are increasing while testing rates are averaging 4,500 per day.
  • Most new Alameda County cases and around region are in unvaccinated residents.
  • While post-vaccination cases are being detected and are to be expected, statewide, only 0.05% of vaccinated people have been infected to date.
  • There is no evidence of widespread severe disease in vaccinated persons at this time.
  • While case rates are still lower than the winter surge, we will likely see a surge at least like the one we experienced last summer. 

COVID-19 precautions prevent and stop disease

We continue to remind county residents and our partners of the protections provided by:

  • Getting vaccinated.
  • Wearing a mask in high risk indoor settings. 
  • Frequent handwashing for all and stations or hand sanitizer in multiple public settings to support good hand hygiene.

Please visit our COVID-19 response page to view our Board of Supervisors update this week. 


Pandemic Relief for Current & Former Foster Youth

Apply by September 30, 2021

Did you know that Congress approved $400 MILLION in pandemic relief funds for current and former foster youth? Most states are providing between $500-$2000 to foster youth between 18-26 years old BUT you have to sign up before September 30, 2021 to find out what our state is doing for you. Visit  checkforus.org  today.


2021 Alameda County Redistricting

Dublin's Commercial Rent Relief Grant Program Now Accepting Applications

Public Service Announcement

Safe Parking Strategy

David Delivers

Granite Ridge Affordable Housing Groundbreaking in Fremont

Hope Hospice 

COVID-19 Update

Pandemic Relief for Foster Youth 



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1221 Oak Street, Suite 536

Oakland, CA 94612

(510) 272-6691

District Office:

4501 Pleasanton Avenue

Pleasanton, CA 94566

(925) 551-6995


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Kathy Kimberlin 

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Sayeh Ahmari 

Communications Coordinator