The following items are issues that our office is focused on addressing. Together we can collectively work toward solutions on long standing issues that impact our communities.
Youth Development & Jobs
District 2 has the highest youth obesity rates in the County. Walking, biking, general physical activity and healthy nutrition habits are important to change this trend. A major part of a healthy lifestyle is a sound education. The achievement gap between the United States and other countries in the STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) is growing. District 2 is committed to these efforts and is actively engaged in the following projects and programs to ensure youth in our communities can live healthy, thrive in school, and have access to jobs when they enter a challenging job market.
Supporting Union City Kids Zone
Modeled after the Harlem Kids Zone, the Union City Kids Zone brings together schools, health care providers, community based organizations, and many other groups to give students the tools they need from cradle to graduation.
Youth Educational Opportunities and Employment Development
Encouraging youth and developing their proficiencies in science, technology, engineering, and math is crucial for their preparation for a 21st century economy. District 2 works closely with the Workforce Investment Board programs, like summer youth employment, and others to provide young people with opportunities to learn on the job. Our office is focused on leveraging resources to provide youth the tools they need to be prepared for future jobs.
Partnerships between government, business, labor, and educational institutions are critical to expanding job opportunities in District 2. Providing the proper training and skills for the high-tech and green tech jobs, as well as, in the construction trades to workers, is key to our economic recovery. The District 2 office draws on years of experience and partnerships to support policies, programs and collaborations with business and labor to create more opportunities for County residents.
- Increasing County contracting opportunities for District 2 businesses
- Supporting increased funding to existing transportation sources to create jobs, expand transit services, and improve transportation infrastructure
- Developing a First Source Program on County contracts to provide job opportunities to at-risk populations
- Supporting environmentally sustainable development and policies county-wide to protect our regions natural beauty and plan for our future growth
Partnering with local groups and leaders is vital to addressing the issues important in our community. The District 2 office is committed to working with local agencies to provide essential services to the areas we serve.
Environmental Preservation and Restoration Initiative
The Woodlands and Habitat Restoration Project is the largest tree restoration project in the East Bay occurring in the Union City hills. Masonic Homes of California is partnering with Tri-CED Community Recycling, Alameda County Workforce Investment Board, and the Cities of Fremont, Newark, and Union City to provide youth jobs, and creating a sustainable environment. Dig Deep Farms is also partnering with Masonic Homes to develop additional job training and urban agricultural opportunities on land just west of the restoration project.
St. Rose Hospital Stabilization
St. Rose Hospital is a vital community benefits hospital for central and southern Alameda County residents. The District 2 office is committed to fighting to ensure its doors remain open.
Veterans Memorial Project
Remembering and honoring the sacrifices and service of our veterans is a time honored tradition. District 2 is proud to be working with a group of veterans to complete a veterans’ memorial in Union City. If you are a veteran or would like to get involved with this effort please contact our office.
Niles Canyon Multi-Use Trail
The Niles Canyon Corridor Multi-Use Trail is a conceptual project that will create a pedestrian and bicycle trail separate from, but following Niles Canyon roadway (Highway 84). The trail would originate in Fremont at Mission Boulevard and 84 and end in Sunol. This project would help complete a gap between the Bay Trail and regional trails in the Tri-Valley.
Click here to view/download the PowerPoint presentation (PDF - 3677kb) * from the first Niles Canyon Trail Public Meeting held on October 14, 2014.
Click here to view/download the PowerPoint presentation (PDF - 5615kb) * from the second Niles Canyon Trail Public Meeting held on January 27, 2015.
Click here to view/download the PowerPoint presentation (PDF - 6111kb) * from the third Niles Canyon Trail Public Meeting held on June 30, 2015.
Science in the Park
District 2 co-hosts the Biennial Science in the Park with Hayward Area Recreation and Park District. Science in the Park is an opportunity for the community to learn more about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), the environment, and health, while having fun and supporting the school districts in District 2. This free event includes interactive/hands on activities like building and launching a water rocket, interactive live animal demonstrations, an egg drop contest, a bicycle repair station, and much, much more!
Tennyson Corridor Initiative
A project with Glad Tidings Church, and many other key members of the community, to bring vocational training, health services, child care, and education services to a long standing underserved area.