Supervisor Valle's July 2022 Newsletter

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Release Date: July 8, 2022

Supervisor's Message

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I hope you and yours had a safe and happy Fourth of July weekend! Fourth of July is a great time to celebrate with summer fun. It also signals the beginning of the new fiscal year for Alameda County. On June 30, 2022 the Board of Supervisors adopted the Fiscal Year 2022-2023 budget totaling just under $3.8 billion for essential County programs and services. District 2 residents will benefit from these safety-net services that provide critical health, social, public safety, and general government services. The Board included a new pilot program for Guaranteed Income for transition aged foster youth and targeted investments to increase mental health services in our communities.

July also serves as the kick-off to our outreach to teachers and families in preparation for the biennial Science in the Park. This year’s event will be held at and in partnership with Cal State East Bay. We are looking forward to this day of fun and celebration, engaging with kids and families in science projects, Lego builds, rocket launches, and much more. If you are interested in having your school participate in this years event, to get a jump on the egg drop competition, or for any general questions please contact the District 2 Office today at to get involved and help make this year’s event the biggest yet!

Have a safe, healthy, and enjoyable summer outdoors!


Richard Valle

D2 Resident Highlight - Carlo Facchino

Carlo Facchino, D2 Resident

Carlo Facchino is a D2 resident, athlete, and event coordinator who was instrumental in helping the D2 office bring the 4th Niles Canyon Stroll and Roll to life back in May. Since then, Carlo, who owns and operates By the Beach Productions, hosted another run in Oregon and has been preparing for a solo row to Hawaii.

Carlo found his passion for rowing while attending UC Davis and has rowed competitively for clubs across the country in Seattle and New York. After returning to California and spending some time coaching rowing for a few years, Carlo expanded his passion to ocean rowing in the Monterey Bay. 

Earlier this week on Tuesday, July 5, Carlo set off from San Francisco to make a 2,400-mile solo adventure across the Pacific Ocean to Hawaii. Starting from the northeast of the Golden Gate Bridge, his goal is to complete the row and arrive to Hawaii in 50-70 days! To follow Carlo’s trip visit his website at :

Carlo, District 2 wishes you a safe and smooth row. Bon voyage!

Raising Leaders Graduation

Raising Leaders Graduation
Congratulations to our Raising Leaders graduates who graduated over the weekend. The 72 graduates completed an 8-week workshop series and this week many of these graduates will start a paid internship in County departments all over Alameda County.

Alameda County FY23 Budget

Alameda County FY23 Budget

Alameda County adopted the Fiscal Year 2022-2023 budget totaling nearly $3.8 billion for essential County programs and services and closing a $49.1 million funding gap. District 2 residents will benefit from these safety-net services that provide critical health, social, public safety, and general government services.

The Board included a new pilot program for Guaranteed Income for transition aged foster youth. Guaranteed Income for Former Foster Youth (GIFFY)  is a pilot program within existing Social Services Agency resources starting in January 2023. The pilot project will serve an estimated 90 foster youth at a two-year cost of $2.8 million. Youth in the program (foster youth born between January 2, 2001 - January 1, 2002) will receive a monthly guaranteed income payment of $1000 per participant. 

The Board also included targeted investments to increase mental health services in our communities. The County Administrator was asked to bring back to the Board a proposal regarding the use of up to $50,627,000 to support Alameda County Behavioral Health Department's Behavioral Health Services & Forensic System Redesign Plan.

Click here to read the Alameda County FY 22-23 budget presentation, to watch the June 27 Budget Hearings click here, for the June 28 Budget Deliberations click here, and for June 30 Final Budget Adoption click here.

Niles Dog Show

Niles Dog Show

Niles Dog Show - No Pedigree? No Problem!

  • Saturday, July 16, 2022
  • 9 a.m. - Registration and Pancake Breakfast
  • Event: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Niles Community Park
  • 3rd and H Streets
  • Niles District, Fremont
  • (510) 857-6512
  • email:
  • website:
  • Free admission

The Niles Dog Show is BACK! The "No Pedigree? No Problem!" show benefiting Ohlone Humane Society and Niles Main Street Association will delight crowds again 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Saturday, July 16 at Niles Community Park, 3rd and H Streets our wonderful Niles District. Pet registration and Ambrose Butchery’s $10 pancake breakfast begin at 9 a.m.

Fun for the whole family, with lighthearted competitive classes for every dog, featuring Best Costume, Best Dog/Person Look-Alike, Most Unusual Mix, Prettiest Female, Most Handsome Male, and a grand finale Best in Show winner chosen from first-place winners in each class. Ribbons and gourmet treats go to class winners, with every competing pooch receiving a special goody bag and participation ribbon. Pre-registrations are $25 per pet per class; signups at the show are $30.

The event is free to attend. Enjoy the raffle prizes, doggy water park, bouncy house, professional demonstrations by Fremont Police K9 units and the California Rescue Dog Association, giant inflatable dog for photo ops, pet-focused vendors and information booths, doggy nail painting, rescue adoptions and breed organizations, and food options for human companions! Check out the website to pre-register your pooch at a discount and view the activity schedule, sponsors, vendors, and informational booths: See the Niles Dog Show Facebook page for posts about show highlights, too!

Hayward Clean Up

Hayward Neighborhood Clean Up

Join the Keep Hayward Clean and Green Task Force in Downtown Hayward on Saturday, July 23 from 8a.m. - 12p.m. Meet up at Heritage Plaza (the park across the street from the downtown post office), pitch in, and enjoy a day beautifying the neighborhood while connecting with neighbors.Pre-register before 3 p.m., Thursday, Jul. 21 : future clean-up events visit:

Union City Sister City Festival

UC Sister City Festival Flyer

Union City Sister City Festival is back!

After two years of absence because of the pandemic, the Friends of Sister Cities are again inviting you to come and join the 17th Annual Sister City Festival 2022:

  • Date & time: August 7, 2022, 2 p.m.
  • Place: Mark Green Sports Center
  • 31224 Union City Blvd., Union City, CA 94587

Enjoy the cultural performances and international buffet from our nine Sister Cities of the Philippines, Mexico, Thailand, India, China, Afghanistan, South Korea and our newest sister city - Mushin, Lagos, Nigeria!

The Friends of Sister cities members represent the rich cultural diversity of Union City, and, beyond.

The festival is just one way to promote Peace through Friendship among nations all over the world.

See you there!

Boards and Commissions

Boards and Commissions

Boards and Commissions  - District 2 Openings for Residents of Hayward (incorporated), Union City, Newark and portions of Fremont.

To qualify, you must either live or work in District 2.

For Further Information, contact Ginny DeMartini, and/or 510.670.6150. Please send a resume and request an application.

Read about the Commissions –

1. Commission on the Status of Women

  • Objective – to help eliminate discrimination and prejudice against women in area as housing, employment, health services, child care, education, transportation, credit, legal rights and community services.
  • Established – Feb 4, 1975
  • Term – 2 years
  • Location – 2000 San Pablo Ave # 445, Oakland, 94612
  • Meetings – 10 per year, 2nd Wednesday at 6:00pm
  • Qualifications – Must be a resident of District 2, a woman who reflects the general population in age, race, religion and socio-economic status. 1 opening.

2. Human Relations Commission

  • Objective – Create an environment in which each person may realize the highest potential unhampered by any discrimination based on race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, immigrant status, gender, age, actual or perceived sexual orientation, and mental or physical feasibilities protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  • Established – Feb 4, 1964
  • Term – 3 years
  • Location – Eden Area Multi-Services Center, 24100 Amador St, 3rd Floor, Hayward 94544
  • Meetings – 4th Wednesday of each month at 6:00pm
  • Qualifications – District 2 residents interested in social justice. 1 opening

3. Mental Health Advisory Board

  • Objective – review and evaluate the County’s mental health needs, facilities, services and special concerns. Advise on programs and all aspects of the mental health system.
  • Established – May 8, 1958
  • Term – 3 years
  • Location – Redwood Conference Room, Creekside Plaza, 1100 San Leandro Blvd, San Leandro
  • Meetings – 3rd Monday of each month, 3:00pm
  • Qualifications – Must be a District 2 resident; looking for a Transitional Age Youth 18-24, or someone with clinical background. 1 opening

4. Assessment Appeals Board

  • Objective – serve as the County Board of Equalization, review assessment appeals.
  • Established – Mar 7, 1967
  • Term – 3 years
  • Location – County Administration Building, 1221 Oak St, Oakland 94612
  • Meetings – as needed, Monday and Wednesday
  • Qualification – Five years of professional experience as a Real Estate Property Appraiser, accredited by a nationally recognized professional organization. 1 opening