Candidates hoping to unseat 11th District Congressman Jerry McNerney will discuss the issues at the first-ever congressional forum to be held in far East County. The event will take place Monday, April 26 at The East Bay Pentecostals Church of Brentwood, 605 Harvest Park Drive.
Participants will include Tony Amador, Elizabeth Emken, Brad Goehring and David Harmer responding to pre-selected questions plus questions posed by the candidates and members of the public. The event will be moderated by Republican Women Federated of Eastern Contra Costa County and TEA Party Patriots. The forum will begin at 6:30 p.m. and is expected to conclude at 8:30.
Town-hall meeting to focus on budget
A town-hall meeting to discuss the impact of Contra Costa County’s 2010-11 budget and expected cuts to services has been scheduled for Monday, April 12 from 6 to 8 p.m., at The Commons at Dallas Ranch dining hall, 4751 Dallas Ranch Road in Antioch.
“The economy continues to lag and revenues to the county are way below expectations,” said District 5 Supervisor Federal D. Glover. “This will be the third year in a row in which the Board of Supervisors will have to order cuts in all departments. Each year the budget cuts get more difficult. This will be an opportunity for the public to voice their ideas, concerns and priorities.”
Also in attendance to discuss the budget challenges will be County Administrator David Twa, Director of Employment and Human Services Director Joseph Valentine and Health Services Director Dr. William Walker.
Antioch to fill commission vacancy
The City of Antioch is considering candidates to fill a seat for a four-year term on the Economic Development Commission. The function of the seven-member commission is to address economic development issues within the city and make recommendations to the City Council and staff regarding policies, regulations, marketing, development strategies and planning activities designed to enhance the city’s economic base and create quality jobs.
Candidates must be either city residents or owners/operators of a business located in the city. Regular meetings are held on the first Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. Members of the Economic Development Commission are required to file an annual Statement of Economic Interest.
Applications must be received in the office of the city clerk no later than 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 22.
Brentwood Youth Commission openings
The City of Brentwood is seeking students 11-18 to serve as commissioners on the Brentwood Youth Commission. The two-year terms begin July 1.
Founded in 1999, the Brentwood Youth Commission is made up of 10 students who care about the Brentwood community and have the drive to make our community the best possible place for youth. The Youth Commission has organized youth-oriented events such as a middle school social, teen survey and participates in various city events. Members of the Youth Commission represent middle and high schools and must reside within Brentwood’s city limits.
Applications may be obtained at the following locations: Bristow, Doug Adams and Edna Hill middle schools; Liberty, Heritage and Freedom high schools, the City of Brentwood Parks and Recreation Department office, or online at www.ci.brentwood.ca.us (click on the link for Youth Commission).
Completed applications must be received at the Parks and Recreation Department office, 101B Sand Creek Road, by 5 p.m. Friday, April 16. Applicants are encouraged to attend the next Youth Commission meeting on April 12 at 7 p.m. in the city’s Council Chambers, 101 B Sand Creek Road.
For additional information, call 925-516-5444.