District l Supervisor John M. Gioia
Supervisor Gioia puts censure resolution on Board agenda after investigation into sexual harassment allegations against the County Assessor. Story here.
California's soda tax ban hurts grassroots movement, but hasn't killed it; Supervisor Gioia weighs in on issue in EdSource Magazine.
Public speaks out strong about connections between County Sheriff and ICE. East Bay Times and Martinez News-Gazette. Meanwhile, Sheriff bans public protests on Richmond jail grounds. East Bay Times.
Learn about the access County law enforcement has given ICE to people being held in custody at a TRUTH Act public forum, scheduled for 2 pm next Tuesday in Martinez. Check here for details.
Activists call on ICE to release detainees in West County. East Bay Times.
County Supervisor Gioia hails an "historic day" as the county ends its contract to detain immigrants for ICE. Articles and videos by East Bay Times, ABC7, SFGATE, NBC Bay Area, KPIX, RichmondStandard and Associated Press and KPFA Upfront. Also, Supervisor Gioia's video of the press conference here.
In-depth investigative piece by the East Bay Express into the controversial firing and reinstatement of a popular Richmond Police Captain. Story here.
Supervisor Gioia weighs in on the historic issue of potential incorporation of North Richmond. East Bay Times.
Look for a great mix of music this summer at Pt. Richmond's free summer music festival. Details here.
Supervisor Gioia looks to improve County fire inspection processes. East Bay Times investigation here.
New Contra Costa County Urban Farm Animal Ordinance (County Code Chapter 82-50) allows the keeping of some small farm animals in some residential areas. Details here. ThePress.net story here.
New megawatt solar farm, largest in Bay Area, officially completed in Richmond. East Bay Times, Solar Power World and Richmond Standard. Also, Supervisor Gioia's video.
New permit now required for trash haulers, as Contra Costa Board of Supervisors cracks down on illegal dumping. Report here.
Contra Costa County launches deportation defense hotline, other services to support undocumented families. RichmondConfidential.org
Urgent: You must get your medical records from Doctors Medical Center because they will soon be destroyed. Details here and here.
Welcome From John
Welcome to our District 1. Representing our diverse community is a great privilege for me. I'm committed to making county government effective and
Your ideas make us stronger, and I always want to hear them.
I grew up in West County and have been honored to serve on the Board of Supervisors since 1999.
District One includes the cities of Richmond, San Pablo, El Cerrito, part of Pinole, and the unincorporated communities of East Richmond Heights, El Sobrante, Kensington, Montalvin Manor, Tara Hills, North Richmond, and Rollingwood. (District Map and County's GIS mapping tool.)