Supervisor Valle's December 2021 Newsletter


Release Date: December 2, 2021

Supervisor's Message

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We have entered the season for being thankful and giving. There is so much to be thankful for, most of all, I am thankful every day for my wife of 43 years, our adult children, their spouses families, and especially our three beautiful grandchildren. I am also very thankful for each and everyone of the nearly 10,000 Alameda County employees who have given so much of themselves over the last 21 months since we first went into Shelter in Place at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in California. As businesses, schools, and everyday activities returned to some degree of normalcy in the last several months, Alameda County has ramped up on a number of projects that were deferred during the onset of the pandemic.

Tonight, December 2, the Board of Supervisors will host meeting number 8 of 10 of a redistricting process that will determine the district lines for each supervisorial district for the next 10 years. In the following weeks we will host the first of several community outreach meetings to seek input on the potential for a sheriff oversight structure. We are currently launching a second round of the District 2 Poetry Slam. Furthermore we are all looking forward to a southern Alameda County signature event returning this coming spring – the Niles Canyon Stroll & Roll. More information coming soon.

This is the first newsletter since the tragic passing of our dear friend and colleague, Supervisor Wilma Chan. Much has been said over the last several weeks about the incredible human being Wilma was, the path she trail blazed for many whom she inspired, and the deeply important causes she championed. Donations to her Legacy Fund can be made here. You can also join us for a public memorial on Wednesday, December 8, at 2pm by registering here. I, like many, will truly miss her. As we move forward into this season of thankfulness and charity, please be kind to your neighbor and cherish every moment with your loved ones.


Richard Valle

Final Redistricting Meeting Tonight

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Did you know that Alameda County is currently redrawing its Supervisorial districts?

On Thursday, December 2, 2021 the Board of Supervisors will host public meeting number 8 of 10 on redistricting to listen to community input on where these new boundaries should be drawn and advance the final draft map(s) for consideration and adoption at the December 7 and December 14 Regular Board of Supervisors meetings.

We need your input! Under the FAIR MAPS Act, our Board is required to make our process more accessible, transparent, and rooted in community participation. Now is the time to share your input, to hear what fellow residents think, and to participate in this once-in-a-decade process.

To listen and/or participate with public comment during this evenings meeting please visit and follow the Teleconferencing Guidelines for the Board of Supervisors Special Meeting – 12/2/21Written Comments can be sent to or submit input through our website. To learn more about redistricting visit

Community Engagement Meeting on Sheriff Oversight

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Board of Supervisors David Haubert, District 1, and Richard Valle, District 2, invites the community to provide feedback on the potential establishment of a Community Sheriff's Oversight Board and/or an Office of the Inspector General.

Community participation will be available via Zoom on December 14, 2021, from 6pm to 8pm.

Please register at to receive a confirmation email with additional details and a meeting link when posted.

Questions? Contact Supervisor Haubert's Office at (510) 272-6691 or email You may also contact Supervisor Valle's Office at (510) 272-6692 or

A Virtual Parent Cafe for Black Families

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The Office of Family Empowerment in collaboration with The Fremont Family Education & Resource Center invite you to attend Alameda County’s Holidaze: Stress Less celebrating the Holidays in the Black Community Virtual Parent Café.

Virtual meetups on December 2, 9, and 16 from 6-8pm.

Please contact Tanya McCullom at for more information

Wanted: Volunteers to Assist Afghan Community

Volunteers needed
Pars Equality Center’s Afghan Support Project is looking for dedicated volunteers to serve during the Afghan crisis in various roles:
  • Remote Screening of Immigration Legal Service Intakes for Humanitarian Parole/other immigration pathways
  • Working with the Afghan community in assembling Humanitarian Parole packages and preparing for either pro se/represented fillings
  • Assisting at in-person immigration legal events and clinics in both San Jose and Fremont
  • Help with in-person/remote administrative tasks
  • Immigration Attorney volunteers to assist both remotely/in-person at immigration clinics in Fremont
  • Tech/social media volunteers
Please email to volunteer to assist the Afghan community.

2022 ARTSFUND Grants Program

2022 Artsfund Grant Program

The Alameda County Arts Commission is pleased to announce the 2022 ARTSFUND Grant Program for Alameda County nonprofit arts organizations. Information can be found at the Arts Commission website click on Programs. The application deadline is February 8, 2022.

The ARTSFUND Grant Program supports Alameda County nonprofit arts organizations that present arts programs such as dance, music, theater, visual arts, literature, media arts, and other forms of creativity. Standard grant awards are $1,000 - $2,500 each. Eligible applicants must be Alameda County nonprofit organizations that provide arts programs to the public. The programs may be offered in-person, online or virtual. The intention of the ARTSFUND program is to support arts organizations that provide the majority of their programs to Alameda County community members.

For questions and more information about the ARTSFUND Grant Program and how to submit an application, applicants may attend a free webinar on Friday, Dec. 10 at 3:00 pm or Thursday, Jan. 6 at 10:00 am. Workshops are free, open to the public, and reservations are not required. For more information and the zoom link, visit the Arts Commission website click on Programs.

The Alameda County Arts Commission, a division of the County of Alameda, is dedicated to improving the quality of life in Alameda County by nurturing a thriving environment for the arts, promoting economic opportunities for Alameda County’s artists and arts organizations, and encouraging public participation in the arts. Funding for the ARTSFUND Grant Program is provided by the County of Alameda, individual contributions submitted to the ARTSFUND with County property tax payments, and donations to the Foundation for the Arts in Alameda County. 

La Familia Toy Drive Fundraiser

La Familia Toy Drive Fundraiser

La Familia will be sponsoring their Annual Toy Drive in partnership with the Hayward Fire Department and Toys for Tots. That will support over 500 low-income children in our community this holiday season. The need is greater than ever this year please. Feel good while giving even a small gift can have a profound effect on a child. We all hold those dear memories as adults help spread these nostalgic memories! Don’t forget the deadline is December 19, 2021. Feel free to repost this flyer to help spread the word!

If you are able to donate any toys or cash, please contact Denize Maldonado at 510-361-1845.

Toy donations can be dropped off at La Familia Resource Center: 22366 Fuller ave. Hayward, CA

Monday-Friday 9:00 AM- 4:00PM

For monetary donations online, please visit:

District 2 Resident for the ALL IN Steering Committee

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Would you or anyone you know like to serve on the ALL IN Steering Committee? ALL -IN Steering Committee is a 37-member, multi-stakeholder group founded by the late Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan. This group features representation across several sectors working to address issues of poverty. The ALL IN Steering Committee meets via Zoom on the third Wednesday of every month from 1:00pm - 2:30pm. Here are the qualifications for becoming a committee member:

  • Must be a resident of District 2
  • They have to have experienced poverty in their lifetime
  • They will need to attend the meetings and participate

Interested parties can send their resumes to Ginny DeMartini at 

Seeking District 2 Resident for Public Health Commission

Alameda County Public Health Commission

OBJECTIVE: To review and assess emerging health needs; initiate and improve health and disease prevention programs and policies; make recommendation s regarding opportunities for building community capacity as related to public health priorities; and advocate for adequate resources and increased County action to improve community health.

AGENCY: Alameda County Health Care Services Agency

MEETING LOCATION: Virtual or 1000 Broadway, Oakland

TERM: 2 years, with a 12 year limit


QUALIFICATIONS: Any District 2 resident (Incorporated Hayward, Union City, Newark, Sunol and North Fremont, with some connection to health and/or public health safety


HARD Seeks Citizen Advisory Committee Members


The Hayward Area Recreation and Park District (H.A.R.D.) is accepting applications from interested residents of Hayward, Castro Valley, San Lorenzo and unincorporated Alameda County for committee positions on the Districts’ Citizen’s Advisory Committee (CAC) for 2022-2023.

The committee meets four times per year and provides advisory recommendations to the District Board of Directors, reviews District programs, park design projects and works on specific Board directed projects.

To obtain a CAC application or additional information please call (510) 881-6700 or visit to download an application. Applications will be accepted until Friday, December 10, 2021.

To learn more about the District CAC or for additional information please visit

For additional information, please call (510) 881-6700 or email