News & Announcements
Apply to Serve on the Grand Jury!(306KB)
Apply to serve on the Alameda County Civil Grand Jury, which ensures local government is working responsibly and efficiently. Applications are due 4/15/17. Please visit acgov.org/grandjury/juror.htm for more information.
District 5 Boards and Commissions Vacancies(230KB)
Alameda County Youth Leadership Academy(437KB)
The Alameda County Youth Leadership Academy (YLA) is a FREE, educational program for high school youth (11th and 12th grade) to learn about local government while completing a career development and job readiness program alongside their peers.
Local Numbers for Emergency Response(327KB)
Please refer to this list for the local emergency responder phone number for your city.
Summer News and Updates_June 2015(1009KB)
Check out District 5 Highlights in our Summer edition of News and Updates
DISTRICT 5 ANNOUNCEMENTS_May 20, 2015(1264KB)
Year of the African American Male Health and Wellness Resource Event. At this event African American Males will gain knowledge about preventive health care measures through our interactive panel discussion, health care resources and screenings.
Speak Up and Be Heard! Community Forum(720KB)
Speak Up and Be Heard! Community Forum about improving the outcomes for youth on probation and involved in foster care.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 5:30 - 8:30 pm, West Oakland Youth Center, 3233 Market Street, Oakland, CA.
February 2015 News and Updates
Please enjoy the February 2015 News and Updates from Supervisor Keith Carson's Office.
YEAR OF THE AFRICAN AMERICAN MALE(222KB)
ANNOUNCING THE YEAR OF THE AFRICAN AMERICAN MALE
WHEN: Thursday, January 29, 2015
TIME: 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
WHERE: McClymonds High School Gym, 2607 Myrtle Street, Oakland, CA
ALAMEDA HOUSING ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS(333KB)
HACA will be accepting applications from families eligible to occupy one-bedroom Project-Based units ONLY located in the cities of Dublin, Hayward and Union City (visit our website at www.haca.net for more information)DEADLINE: WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2015
Happy Holidays from District 5(1250KB)
Wishing You and Your Loved Ones
SEASON'S GREETINGS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR!
We give thanks for the countless individuals and organizations that have contributed to our community in 2014.
We wish you peace, happiness and great health in the New Year!
Winter 2014 Newsletter
Click the link to view the Winter 2014 Newsletter from Supervisor Keith Carson's Office. If you are using Internet Explorer, please right click on the link and click "Open."
Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act(517KB)
An historic piece of civil rights legislation and the leaders who fought to change the nation's laws were commemorated on June 18, 2014 at a moving community event at Oakland's Beebe Memorial Cathedral.
Alameda County Commends East Bay Businesses and Nonprofits for Creating Employment Opportunities(268KB)
On Tuesday, May 27, Alameda County recognized two businesses and one nonprofit for their leadership and commitment to training and hiring a diverse workforce in Alameda County.
Affordable Housing for Low-Income Developmentally Disabled Families Opens in Emeryville(325KB)
Housing Consortium of the East Bay (HCEB) has partnered with Alameda County Housing & Community Development, Alameda County Housing Authority, Stopwaste.org and others to create an inclusive community for individuals with special needs in Emeryville.
Mental Health Town Hall 1/13/16(302KB)
Join us for a community discussion about mental health resources in Alameda County. See you there!
EMERGENCY STORM RESOURCES(34KB)
EMERGENCY STORM RESOURCES
Check Alameda County's website Facebook and Twitter for up to the minute information: http://www.acgov.org/pwa/ https://www.facebook.com/AlamedaCounty https://twitter.com/AlamedaCounty
Medical Emergency Dial 911
Keith Carson Op Ed: Manufacturing Jobs Still Here, But Changed
Excerpt: "As a young man, I had a job working the graveyard shift at the assembly line for Del Monte Foods in Emeryville, and I remember a lot of middle-class families with fathers and mothers who worked in other manufacturing companies in the East Bay."
News and Updates_August 29, 2014(1194KB)
Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Resource Guide(3276KB)
Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services put together this Resource Guide for providers and customers. Please share with your networks!
Alameda County Recognizes 35 High School Students as California Arts Scholars(517KB)
At the Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday, June 24, 2014, the County of Alameda recognized 35 Alameda County high school students who have been selected as California Arts Scholars by the California State Summer School for the Arts.
Town Hall with Congresswoman Barbara Lee in Berkeley draws over 200(88KB)
On Thursday, June 5, 2014, more than 200 residents attended a unique town hall meeting in Berkeley hosted by Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson. The event focused on collaboration between elected leaders at the federal, state, county and city levels o
Supervisor Carson Visits Albany High School(111KB)
Supervisor Keith Carson met with an Albany High School government and economics class on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 to hear from young people about how local government is working for them.
Supervisor Keith Carson visits J-Sei Senior Program in Berkeley(562KB)
Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson visited the J-Sei Senior Center in Berkeley for a lunch presentation about local government and the funding climate for senior services on Wednesday, March 26, 2014.
Supervisor Keith Carson first speaker in UC Berkeley Public Health Department "Civic Health: A Speaker Series"(77KB)
On Tuesday, March 18, 2014, Supervisor Keith Carson, President of the Alameda County Board of Supervisors, spoke at the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley as the first invited guest in a speaker series about civic health.
South Berkeley Community Leader Charles "Chuck" Robinson Honored(62KB)
On Saturday, March 15, 2014, respected community leader and affordable housing rights advocate Charles ?Chuck? Robinson was honored at a moving ceremony at the Byron Rumford Senior Plaza in South Berkeley.
Alameda County Water Conservation Guide(481KB)
California is in a drought and EBMUD is calling on customers to voluntarily cut water use by 10 percent. Check out this Water Conservation Guide for your home and work from the County's General Services Agency.
Commission on the Status of Women Celebrates Women's History Month(2787KB)
Women Building Foundations for the Future is the theme for a series of events in conjunction with Merritt College.
Alameda County and BART Celebrate Lunar New Year "Year of the Horse"(212KB)
At the BART board meeting on Thursday, February 27, Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson presented a commendation to recognize the nine-year partnership between the County of Alameda, BART and the Asian Community Collaborative.
East Bay Black Elected Officials, Faith Leaders and Community Members Celebrate Black History(319KB)
In celebration of Black History Month, Black Elected Officials & Faith Based Leaders of the East Bay recognized the many leaders and unspoken heroes and sheroes whose struggles made possible the myriad of opportunities for African Americans.
Alameda County Proclaims People of African Descent Mental Health Awareness Week(123KB)
On Tuesday, February 26, 2014, the Alameda County Board of Supervisors proclaimed People of African Descent Mental Health Awareness Week from February 23rd to 28th and People of African Descent Mental Health Awareness Day on February 28th.
Tribune Op-Ed: Must make investment to make East Bay better connected
The Bay Area is a leader in the technology sectors that help to drive U.S. economic growth. The East Bay must invest in broadband to stay on the cutting edge.
Alameda County's Open Data Initiative Highlighted in National publication(7125KB)
The National Association of Counties highlighted Alameda County's Open Data Sharing Initiative in the "Spotlight on Large Urban Counties: Leadership in Action." See p. 48 for a description of Alameda County's data portal, hackathons, and mobile apps.
Tribute to Nelson Mandela this Wednesday from 12 pm - 1:30 pm in Oakland(714KB)
Statement on the Life of Nelson Mandela(114KB)
Supervisor Carson released a statement on the passing of the former President of South Africa Nelson Mandela.
Click here for an electronic greeting card from Supervisor Carson's office. Happy Thanksgiving!
2013 Holiday Resources(457KB)
Transforming the East Bay with a 21st Century Broadband Infrastructure(5277KB)
Click here to read the presentation "Transforming the East Bay with a 21st Century Broadband Infrastructure." Learn about how well your city serves the broadband needs of residents and businesses and how we can close the digital divide!
Financial Empowerment Bootcamp starts August 27!
Would you like better tools to help you eliminate debt, save more money faster, improve your credit and stay on top of your goals? Come to the Unity Council bootcamp workshops starting August 27 or October 15!
Alameda County District Lookup Tool
Find your Alameda County supervisorial district, as well as city council, congressional and special districts by entering your address.
Young Workers Welcome US Department of Labor "Car Czar" to Oakland(700KB)
"I don't want to depend on the government. I want to depend upon myself," declared single mother Ofelia Cisneros at a round table with Obama administration official Jay Williams in West Oakland on Thursday, July 18.
Alameda County Leads Collaborative Procurement of Renewable Energy for Public Agencies
Under the leadership of Alameda County, 19 Bay Area public agencies are joining together to collaboratively purchase renewable energy for public facilities.
Berkeley Juneteenth Festival Sunday, June 23, 2013(250KB)
Berkeley's 26th Annual Juneteenth Festival will be on Sunday, June 23, 2013 from 10 AM to 6 PM along Adeline Street, between Ashby and Alcatraz streets in South Berkeley. The festival is free and open to the public.
Op-Ed: State must protect local safety net in health care reform implementation
In just five months, California will start to enroll millions of previously uninsured residents under the Affordable Care Act.
Two Vacancies on County Recycling Board
The Alameda County Source Reduction and Recycling Board has two vacancies in the category of "an Environmental Educator" and "a representative of the recyclable materials processing industry." Applications are due June 14th, 2013.
Check out our December News and Updates!
Read articles about a free foreclosure review, Alameda County's Reusable Bag Ordinance, Youth Radio's National Arts Award and upcoming holiday events!
Workforce Development Summit in Berkeley Hosted by East Bay Economic Development Alliance(658KB)
A summit on workforce development and regional business partnerships attracted a group of more than 200 East Bay officials, business leaders, educators and community organizations to Berkeley City College on Tuesday, December 18, 2012.
Consuls General of Japan and Republic of Korea Welcomed to Alameda County(770KB)
A group of East Bay officials, business leaders and community organizations welcomed the Consuls General of Japan and Korea at a unique event at the Sequoyah Country Club in Oakland on Wednesday, October 24, 2012.
Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson addresses Small Business Owners in Berkeley(528KB)
Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson addresses Small Business Owners in Berkeley in the second symposium of the East Bay Small Business Initiative.
PG&E is Hiring Pre-Apprentice Lineworkers(102KB)
Job Announcement: Greening Preschools Coordinator
The Alameda County Child Care Planning Council is partnering with Climate Corps Bay Area for 2012-13 for a Greening Preschools Coordinator. This Member will serve with the organization as an AmeriCorps volunteer for 10 months.
Traffic Amnesty Program for Alameda County Residents(132KB)
Alameda County residents with overdue traffic tickets have less than two months left to pay up through an amnesty program that allows some fines to be cut in half.
African American Caregiving and Wellness Forum on Alzheimer's Disease and Caregiver Resources(260KB)
Supervisor Carson and the Alzheimer's Association are offering a caregiving and wellness conference to help the community learn more about Alzheimer's disease and how it is disproportionally affecting the African American community.
Supervisor Carson Presents Planning and Caring Forum in Oakland(843KB)
At an event on Saturday, April 28 at the North Oakland Senior Center, Supervisor Carson and representatives from local senior organizations provided Alameda County residents with resources to help seniors and their caregivers plan for the future.
Bilingual Election Workers Needed(64KB)
Serve your community! Bilingual election workers are needed in Alameda County.
Supervisor Carson Honors Women Trailblazers(1014KB)
Supervisor Carson honored three women trailblazers in the field of public safety in honor of Women's History Month.
Announcing Boards and Commissions Vacancies Spring 2012(122KB)
Announcing Boards and Commissions vacancies on the Assessment Appeals Board, Parks and Recreation and Mental Health Advisory Board.
Supervisor Keith Carson Honors Niculia Williams(619KB)
A champion of youth was honored in celebration of Black History Month during a Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday, February 28, 2012. Supervisor Keith Carson presented a resolution recognizing youth development leader Niculia ?Nikki? Williams of BYA.
Supervisor Keith Carson Honors "Future History Makers in 2012"(414KB)
In celebration of Black History Month, Supervisor Keith Carson honored five "Future History Makers" on Wednesday February 22, 2012 at the Joyce Gordon Gallery in downtown Oakland.
Alameda County celebrates The 2012 Lunar New Year(1403KB)
A buzz of excitement rippled through the crowd of children as they craned their necks to see the colorful figure emerging through the gym door.
Supervisor Carons Honors Youth Achievers for Black History Month(588KB)
In celebration of Black History Month, on Tuesday, February 7, 2012 Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson honored 28 African American young men from the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) who received perfect scores on the 2011 STAR exam.