Supervisor David Haubert, 4/13/23 Newsletter


Greetings from Supervisor Haubert

Dear Friends,

As we welcome the month of April, I hope this message finds you all safe and healthy. Spring is in the air, and with it comes a renewed sense of hope and optimism.

As your Alameda County Supervisor, I am excited to share with you the latest news and updates from our community in this month's newsletter. From updates on local projects to information on upcoming events, we have plenty of exciting news to share.

I encourage you to take a few moments to read through this month's newsletter and stay up to date with all that is happening in our community. As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to me or my team. As always, if there is anything that my office can do to assist you regarding County-specific matters, please feel free to reach out at



Supervisor David Haubert
Alameda County Supervisor, Vice Chair
First District


I am honored to cordially invite you to attend the 2023 Alameda County National Day of Prayer on May 4 at 9AM at the Alameda County Fairgrounds Amphitheatre at 4501 Pleasanton Ave., Pleasanton. This event commemorates the congressionally recognized annual day of observance and brings together a diverse array of religious faiths from around the Bay Area to pray for our nation, for our leaders, and for peace. Click here to view a short trailer from our 2021 event or view the fulrecording. This year, we will kick off the morning at 9 AM with a reception with light refreshments and commence the event at 10 AM sharp.

"The Hindu community is proud to again join with other world religions for the National Day of Prayer, calling on God Almighty to bless our nation." 

- Easan Katir, Hindu American Foundation


"I enthusiastically look forward to the 3rd Annual Alameda County National Day of Prayer celebration. The event provides a wonderful opportunity to connect with other faith leaders in a spirit of fellowship and unity as we stand together in prayer for our leaders and nation."

- Father Joseph Arsanious, St. Mary & St. John Coptic Orthodox Church


"The world and its inhabitants are more in need of prayer now than ever before."

- Feraidoon Mojadedi, Muslim Community Center


Livermore Warming Center Offers Hope


I am pleased to share with you the success story of the Livermore Warming Center, a joint effort of LARPD, One Nation Dream Makers, and my office to provide a warm and safe overnight shelter to homeless community members in the Tri-Valley. Our warming center has been providing hope in our community, and I wanted to share the stories of some of the people whose lives have been impacted by this program.

A lifelong Livermore resident (male, age 32) had been experiencing homelessness and struggling with mental health and addiction issues for years. He dropped out of school when he was just 13, and his vision problems only exacerbated his struggles. Fortunately, the warming center provided him with much-needed stability and a chance to develop relationships with people who could help him get back on his feet. With the support of my Tri-Valley Community Liaison Director, Gloria Gregory, and partnerships with organizations like Abode, we were able to get him into temporary housing and are currently working to help him secure permanent housing and access to mental health and addiction services.

Another District 1 resident (female, age 58) had been homeless for quite some time and was facing health issues that made her situation all the more difficult. After experiencing a heart attack in late November, she found herself in and out of the emergency room and struggling to find a safe place to sleep. Fortunately, Abode's Sunrise Village in Fremont took her in and we are now working to help her secure social security disability and other resources she needs to get back on her feet.

These stories are just a few examples of the impact the Livermore Warming Center has had on our community. In its first winter season, we have been open and operating all but two nights from December 17, 2022 - April 7, 2023. But we know that our work is far from done. As a community, we have a responsibility to take care of our neighbors and ensure that everyone has a safe place to call home. Transitional supportive housing is crucial in helping individuals experiencing homelessness get back on their feet, and we need more of it in District 1. 

I want to thank everyone who has supported the Livermore Warming Center and helped make it a success. Together, we can continue to make a difference in the lives of those experiencing homelessness in our community.

1,000 Mothers to Prevent Violence


Left to Right: Melissa Hernandez (Health and Human Services), Lorrain Taylor (1000 Mothers to Prevent Violence), Supervisor Haubert

It was an absolute honor to present a $10,000 grant from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) to 1,000 Mothers to Prevent Violence. As part of the District 1 ARPA grant program, this funding will help alleviate COVID-19-related revenue losses for local nonprofits and small businesses.

It is my firm conviction that we must prioritize ARPA funds to support transformative, community-based initiatives that are actively engaged in creating happier, healthier communities. 1,000 Mothers is making a significant impact by helping families and friends affected by homicide to cope with the devastating aftermath of violence.

Founded by Lorrain Taylor, 1,000 Mothers to Prevent Violence seeks to heal, educate, empower, and stabilize families by responding to their emotional and physical needs. Lorrain is a deeply motivated and compassionate individual who understands firsthand the devastating impact that violence can have on families. She lost her twin sons in a tragic homicide in 2000 and has since dedicated her life to helping others who are going through similar struggles.

"Thank you, Supervisor Haubert, for always being there for us one way or another. While these funds will certainly help a number of grieving families, I want to personally thank you for your genuine compassion and for proving that love conquers all."

- Lorrain Taylor

Welcome Supervisor Elisa Márquez


Left to Right: Supervisor Elisa Márquez (Second District), Supervisor and President of the Board Nate Miley (Fourth District), Supervisor Lena Tam (Third District), Supervisor and Vice President of the Board David Haubert (First District), Supervisor Keith Carson (Fifth District)

It is my great pleasure to welcome the new District 2 Supervisor, Elisa Márquez, to the Alameda County Board of Supervisors. Supervisor Márquez is a highly experienced and respected leader in our community, and I am confident that she will make a valuable contribution to our efforts to improve the lives of all Alameda County residents.

As Vice Chair of the Board and First District Supervisor, I look forward to working closely with Supervisor Márquez to address the pressing challenges facing our county. Please join me in extending a warm welcome to Supervisor Márquez as she begins her tenure on the Board. Together, we can continue to build a stronger, more equitable Alameda County for all.

Fremont Fire Chief Zoraida Diaz


I am excited to celebrate Fremont's Deputy Fire Chief Zoraida Diaz for her promotion as the City's ninth Fire Chief, effective April 7, 2023. As the highest-ranking woman in the department's history, Chief Diaz brings over two decades of experience in the fire service and 15 years in social services to the role.

She has been responsible for a variety of complex work programs and developed effective relationships with partnering organizations, resulting in enhanced service delivery to the community. Diaz is a graduate of the Executive Development Institute and has been instrumental in the progression of recruitment initiatives. Congratulations, Chief Diaz, and I look forward to working with you.

Dublin PD Chief Nathan Schmidt


It is my pleasure to welcome and congratulate Nathan Schmidt as the new Dublin Police Chief. As a 23-year veteran of the Alameda County Sheriff's Office, Chief Schmidt brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to his new position.

I want to thank Chief Schmidt for his years of service to Alameda County and for his eagerness to take on this new challenge. I know that he will make a positive impact on the Dublin Police Department and the community as a whole.

Please join me in welcoming Chief Nathan Schmidt to his new role as Dublin Police Chief.

Agriculture Week


It was a great honor to present a resolution for "Agriculture Week" to Dan Marciel, Alameda County Farm Bureau President. Agriculture is an integral part of our lives, providing the production, trade, distribution, processing, and farming of agricultural products necessary for our existence.

In particular, our East County boasts premium viticulture and wine-producing regions, a vibrant livestock and cattle industry, and a viable nursery growing and shipping industry. But agriculture is also thriving in our urban areas, with school and community gardens and Certified Farmers’ Markets providing healthy food for consumers and opportunities to teach citizens of all ages about environmental stewardship, invasive pests, and the value of green spaces.

Honoring the citizens engaged in agriculture is important, and proclaiming "Agriculture Week" is one way to recognize their vital contributions. This resolution helps to highlight the value of this industry and the hardworking people who make it possible.


Calling all teen poets! If you live in Alameda County and are between 13-18 years old, you're eligible to compete in our third annual Alameda County Youth Poet Laureate Competition. Prizes include a new laptop, your poems featured in a national anthology, and the chance to be the next California Youth Poet Laureate. Apply now through April 30. Share this opportunity with a teen in your life! For more details about the application process, read our blog at and visit our website,

Dublin Library 20th Anniversary


It was an absolute pleasure to join the community in celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Dublin Library. The library has been a cornerstone of our community for two decades, providing access to knowledge, fostering a love for reading, and serving as a gathering place for residents of all ages.

During the celebration, I had the privilege of presenting a commendation to the library and its staff, recognizing their dedication and commitment to providing exceptional service to our community. Their tireless efforts to make the library an inclusive and welcoming space for all is truly commendable, and I am proud to have them as a part of our community.

I would like to thank everyone who played a part in making the 20th anniversary celebration a success, including the library staff, volunteers, and community members who attended. It is through your continued support and dedication that the Dublin Library will continue to serve as a beacon of knowledge, learning, and community for many years to come.


Connie De Grange: Woman of the Year


I am so very proud of District 1 resident/constituent Connie De Grange, who was selected as 2023 Woman of the Year for the 24th State Assembly District in celebration of Women's History Month for her years of service and dedication to AD 24 residents and Sunol.

She has been instrumental in supporting Sunolians recover from the devastating floods that occurred this winter, and she serves the town as the elected Chair of the Sunol Citizens' Advisory Council.

Thank you Assemblymember Alex Lee for recognizing Connie's amazing community efforts!

Niles Farmers Market Grand Opening


I recently had the pleasure of attending the grand opening of the new Niles Farmers Market, and I must say, I was very impressed! The market has a new partner, Foragers Market, who is dedicated to bringing the best growers and producers of flowers, mushrooms, artisan bakeries, pasture raised meats and eggs, microgreens, fresh oysters, and much more.

The market takes place every Saturday from 9am to 1pm at the Niles Plaza, and I encourage everyone to check it out. It's a great opportunity to support local farmers and businesses, and to get some fresh, healthy food for your family.

I want to thank the organizers of the Niles Farmers Market for their hard work and dedication in bringing this wonderful resource to our community. I look forward to seeing it continue to thrive and grow.


Sunol Repertory Theater 40th Anniversary


My office was proud to commend Tom Harland and the Sunol Repertory Theater for providing 40 years of enriching entertainment to the residents of the Community of Sunol and the County of Alameda.

Tom's vision and passion for theatre have stood the test of time as the Sunol Repertory Theater celebrates its 40th anniversary. His dedication to the arts has enriched the community and provided countless opportunities for actors, writers, and audiences alike. I congratulate Tom and the Sunol Repertory Theater for 40 years of laughter and joy in Sunol, and I look forward to many more fantastic performances to come.


New Express Lane Rules


On March 31, new express lane operational rules went into effect on Interstate 580 (I-580) and Interstate 680 (I-680), 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Tolling will begin on the I-680 Sunol Express Lanes (map below) and eligible clean air vehicles on I-580 and I-680 Express Lanes will start receiving a 50% discount, consistent with all other Bay Area express lanes. FasTrak® is required for all express lane users, and drivers are encouraged to get a FasTrak Flex® toll tag for carpooling. Carpools of two or more occupants and motorcyclists continue to use the express lanes for free. Solo drivers in eligible clean air vehicles will be able to pay half-price tolls when using a FasTrak® CAV toll tag.   



I recently had the opportunity to take a learning tour with the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission. We visited several sites including the Sunol Water Temple, Watershed Center, Sunol Ag Park, and Calaveras Reservoir. We also got to see the construction progress on various projects throughout Sunol.

The tour was a fantastic opportunity for me and my staff to learn more about the important work being done by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission. As always, I remain committed to working together to ensure the well-being of our community and the environment.



City Updates


On April 7, 2023, Fremont’s new Fire Chief Zoraida Diaz was officially sworn in at a Promotional and Swearing In Ceremony at Fremont City Hall. Chief Diaz promoted from deputy fire chief to fire chief and now serves as the highest-ranking woman in the history of the Fremont Fire Department. The community is invited to attend a Formal Badge Pinning Ceremony on Friday, April 28 at 2:00 pm at the Downtown Event Center and Plaza, 3500 Capitol Ave. 

Join the City of Fremont for the free, family-friendly Earth Day Fair on Saturday, April 22, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at Fremont’s Downtown Event Center and Plaza, 3500 Capitol Ave. This rain or shine event will include indoor and outdoor exhibitors with booths. Meet with eco-friendly environmental experts and learn about new ways to go green, recycling and waste reduction, healthy eating, reducing your energy use at home, and more.

Click here to read more from the Fremont Connection Newsletter. 



Join the City of Livermore for a Climate and Environment Expo on Wednesday, April 19, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m at Leo Croce Elementary School (5650 Scenic Ave., Livermore). Learn about the City's environmental stewardship and find resources for reducing your impact on the planet. Enjoy a small farmers market offering from Foragers Market featuring local growers, Yellowhammer Pizza, coffee drinks, Dan Good Cookies, and more! There'll be live music provided by Matt Finders and art projects include rock painting, an interactive wind turbine mural created by Thomasin Dewhurst and Anne Giancola, a clay project with Sue Vincent from Springtown Art Center, and an interactive mural with John Iacono.

In celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Livermore Public Library will host a talk by Conrad J. Benedicto, author of the fantasy novel Musalaya’s Gift. A concert by Kulintang Dialect will accompany the author talk. This program will be held on Sunday, May 7, 2023, at 2 p.m. in the Civic Center Library Storytime Room (1188 S. Livermore Ave.). The entire community is invited to attend this free program.

The Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System’s mobile medical outreach van will have medical provider(s) on-site to provide examinations, consultations, and referrals to veterans enrolled in the VA Palo Alto Health Care System on Tuesday, April 18, 2023 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Veterans who have not enrolled or are uncertain about their eligibility for medical and/or mental health services are encouraged to visit the outreach van as the team can help and answer their questions.  Veterans who are currently not enrolled in the VA system should bring an extra copy of their DD-214.



Following the announcement that former Dublin Police Chief Garrett Holmes would retire in mid-March, Commander Nate Schmidt of the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office was appointed by Dublin City Manager Linda Smith to head Dublin Police Services as the City’s new Police Chief.

The City of Dublin is hosting two Community Meetings to provide Dublin residents with information about the proposed BASIS School project on Wednesday, April 19, at 7:00 p.m., and Thursday, April 20, at 6:00 p.m. Jerry Hunt of VP RPG Dublin, LLC, submitted an application on behalf of BASIS Independent School to operate a Community Facility Use within an existing 81,985-square-foot office building and construct a 9,134-square-foot gymnasium building, outdoor recreational play field, trash enclosure, and associated site improvements, located at 7950 Dublin Boulevard. Click here to attend the meetings.

Team Dublin, a community service committee of City employees and contracted staff, invites all graduating high school seniors in Dublin to apply for a $1,000 college scholarship. Applicants must plan on attending a college or vocational school in Fall 2023.  The deadline to apply is Friday, April 14, at 5:00 p.m. Click here to learn more. 

Click here to read more from Dublin's April 2023 edition of "Backyard Brief!"



Be part of the public process - volunteer for a City Commission. The City Council recruits and appoints residents of Pleasanton to a variety of boards and commissions, allowing them to contribute to and influence decisions affecting the city, providing advice and feedback on important community issues. Click here to apply for a City Commission. 

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