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Posted on: November 26, 2022

Tree Lighting & Mayor's Sing-Along Set for Dec. 2

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The City of Concord will host its annual Tree Lighting and Mayor’s Sing-Along on Friday, Dec. 2 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Todos Santos Plaza. 

Families can get into the holiday spirit by participating in festivities such as taking pictures with ...

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Posted on: November 22, 2022

Housing & Economic Development Committee Meeting Nov. 29

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On Tuesday, Nov. 29, the Council Committee on Housing and Economic Development (HED) will meet at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall. The agenda includes consideration of:  

  • an affordable housing funding request from Eden Housing, a non-profit affordable hous...
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Posted on: November 21, 2022

Statement on Nov. 16 Construction Fire

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Statement from City Manager Valerie Barone regarding the Nov. 16, 2022 Construction Fire

On Nov. 16, 2022 at about 10:30 a.m., a construction crew contracted by the City of Concord to conduct repaving work on Grant and East streets hit a 4-inch gas line ca...

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Posted on: November 17, 2022

Council to Consider Term Sheet for Base Reuse Project

Naval Base

Please note: The Term Sheet and accompanying staff report will be available for public review on Wednesday, November 30, 2022. 

Developer Concord First Partners and Local Reuse Authority (LRA) staff are scheduled to host two community meetings in ...

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Posted on: November 8, 2022

Help Identify Projects to Reduce Hazard Damage

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Concord is in the process of updating its local hazard mitigation plan to reduce loss of life and property by minimizing the impact of disasters. 

Help us identify projects that can reduce damage from future hazards by taking our quick survey. It ...

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News & Announcements
Posted on: November 7, 2022

Secure Boxes Accepting Ballots Until 8 p.m. on Nov. 8

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California's General Election is on Tuesday, Nov. 8. To make voting convenient for all residents, Contra Costa County has 37 secure ballot boxes open throughout the county, including two locations in Concord. Be sure to drop off your ballot before 8 p.m. ...

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Posted on: October 27, 2022

City Ordinance Aims to Reduce Plastic Waste

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During their Oct. 25 meeting, the Concord City Council voted to introduce an ordinance requiring retail food operations to only offer disposable foodware accessories (utensils & condiments) upon customer request, in compliance with the state law AB 12...

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Posted on: October 17, 2022

Small Business Reimbursement Grant Announced

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The City of Concord, in partnership with the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce, is launching a $2 million grant program to help small businesses continue their recovery from the economic strain caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Utilizing $2 million of the...

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Grant Program Web Page News & Announcements
Posted on: October 6, 2022

Working Group to Help with Homeless Strategic Plan

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On Thursday, October 13, the Council Committee on Housing and Economic Development (HED) will be discussing the formation of a working group to assist with the creation and oversight of the City’s Homeless Strategic Plan.

A resident survey conduc...

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Posted on: September 30, 2022

Concord Launches $7 Million Nonprofit Grant Program

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The City of Concord has launched a $7 million grant program for the purpose of partnering with local nonprofit organizations to help the community recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. The grant application period opened on Sept. 30 and will run through Oct...

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Posted on: September 23, 2022

Council to Consider Federal Funding Allocations

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At its next regular meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 27, the Concord City Council will consider how to allocate $19 million in federal funding from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).  

In April, the Council received a full report detailing the results ...

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Posted on: September 13, 2022

Cities, County Win Award for Behavioral Health Program

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At its statewide conference last week, the League of California Cities announced the winners of the prestigious Helen Putnam Award for Excellence in 2022. The award is given annually in 12 categories, with the partnership among all 19 cities and towns in ...

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Posted on: September 9, 2022

New Omicron Booster Shots Available

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Contra Costa Health (CCH) has begun offering the new Omicron booster shots at its COVID vaccination sites.

Vaccinated people ages 12+ are eligible to receive Pfizer’s new Omicron booster and adults ages 18+ can get Moderna’s Omicron booster. These recently...

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Posted on: August 31, 2022

UPDATED: Concord Offers Cooling Center

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***UPDATED Sept. 6, 2022*** This article has been updated to reflect the cooling center times and locations for Sept. 7-9. 

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As the California heat wave continues, the City of Concord will continue to offer a place for people to c...

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Posted on: September 1, 2022

UPDATED: Open Spaces Closed Through Sept. 8

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UPDATED: The open space areas will remain closed through Thursday, Sept. 8

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Contra Costa County is under an excessive heat warning as temperatures are expected to exceed 100 degrees over the Labor Day weekend and beyond, creating dangerous conditio...

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Posted on: July 27, 2022

Annual Progress Reports on Local Hazard Mitigation Plan

Neighborhood Flood

Since 2007, the City of Concord has participated in the Community Rating System (CRS), which is part of the National Flood Insurance Program, regulated under the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). By participating in the CRS, Concord is designate...

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Posted on: August 23, 2022

City Hosts Emergency Preparedness Fair Sept. 1

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Are you prepared for an earthquake or other natural disaster? Join us on Thursday, September 1 for Concord's Emergency Preparedness Fair, and pick up useful information and free giveaways from local emergency service organizations.

The fair will b...

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Posted on: September 6, 2022

Sept. 8 Music & Market Cancelled

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Due to the ongoing heat wave and high temperatures that are expected to last well into the evening for the next several days, the Music & Market event scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 8 has been cancelled. This decision was made in an effort to protect t...

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News & Announcements
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Community Rating System Reduces Flood Insurance Cost

Neighborhood Flood

For owners or properties in a flood zone, the cost of flood insurance premiums can be staggering, so what can the City of Concord do to help?

Since 2007, the City has participated in the Community Rating System (CRS), which is a part of the National Flood ...

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Posted on: June 21, 2022

100+ Temps Expected on First Day of Summer

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Today is going to be a scorcher, with temperatures up to 106 degrees in Concord! Be sure to stay hydrated and cool! 

Remember: 

?? Drink water all day -- don't wait until you are thirsty

?? Limit physical activity

?? Keep shades drawn and bl...

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Posted on: June 20, 2022

Special Meeting Focuses on Housing Element

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Concord has released its draft Housing Element Update (HEU) for a 30-day public review period, and the overview was presented to the City Council on June 14. Council will convene a special meeting on Tuesday, June 21 to hear public comment on the draft do...

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Posted on: June 16, 2022

Anti-Harassment Ordinance Introduced

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**Article corrected: Final adoption of this ordinance is scheduled for June 28, 2022**

In a continued effort to protect Concord tenants, the City Council unanimously introduced a  Residential Tenant Anti-Harassment ordinance at their June 14 meeti...

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Posted on: May 26, 2022

Shop Concord Gift Card Program Returns

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The City of Concord and the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce have relaunched the popular Shop Concord program to support the city’s small businesses by encouraging residents to shop locally over Memorial Day weekend and throughout this summer...

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Posted on: May 31, 2022

Draft Housing Update Available for Review

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Concord's draft Housing Element Update is now available for a 30-day public review, through Monday, June 27. 

The document and instructions on how to provide comments are available on the project website: www.concordhousingelement.org&...

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Posted on: July 22, 2022

Objective Design Standards Special Meeting

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The City of Concord will host a second special joint meeting of the Planning Commission and Design Review Board on Monday, August 8 at 6 p.m. for considering and providing input on a draft framework for the City’s “Objective Design Sta...

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Posted on: May 2, 2022

PD Launches Camera Registry Program

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The Concord Police Department has launched a new police-community partnership known as the Community Electronic Eye (CEE) Program. CEE allows residents and businesses to partner with the police department to help solve crime.

Participation in this program ...

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Posted on: April 12, 2022

Plan Now for Summer Fun

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The Summer 2022 City News and Activity Guide is here! Get caught up all the latest community news and developments in the City News section, and browse the expansive listing of day camps, classes, trips, swim lessons and so much more!

Ready to start planni...

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News & Announcements
Posted on: April 15, 2022

Mayor Aliano Highlights State of the City

Mayor Dominic Aliano in front of Council Chamber

Concord Mayor Dominic Aliano released his 2022 State of the City video on April 15, sharing information about major projects and priorities for the City of Concord. 

The video was produced in lieu of the annual Mayor's luncheon, which was...

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Posted on: April 20, 2022

Council to Review ARPA Funding Feedback

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At its meeting on April 26, the City Council will receive a report summarizing the extensive community feedback it received regarding how Concord should invest $19 million in one-time federal funding to aid with economic recovery.

In an effort to assist in...

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Posted on: April 11, 2022

Music & Market Concert Lineup Announced

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Music & Market will be returning to Todos Santos Plaza on June 2, and will run weekly each Thursday night through September 29. The shows will kick off at 6:30 p.m. and close out at 8 p.m. each week. Concord is thrilled to bring back fan favo...

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Posted on: March 31, 2022

Second Booster Now Available to People Ages 50+

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Contra Costa Health Services now offers second booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to people who are 50 and older or who are immunocompromised by certain health conditions.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized second booster doses o...

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Posted on: March 30, 2022

Negotiating Period Extended to May 25

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The Local Reuse Authority (LRA) is extending the Preliminary Stage negotiating period under the Exclusive Agreement to Negotiate with Concord First Partners, LLC (CFP) -- master developer of the former Concord Naval Weapons Station -- for 30 days to final...

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Posted on: March 29, 2022

Redistricting Process to Conclude April 5

Concord Council Districts Map 2021

The City of Concord's Redistricting process is scheduled to conclude on Tuesday, April 5 at 7 p.m. with the fifth and final public hearing. 

At the March 1 hearing, the City Council again took public comment and reviewed...

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Posted on: March 28, 2022

City Seeks Design Professional for Board Appointment

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At its March 22 meeting, the Concord City Council announced an opening on Concord's Design Review Board, and the City is now seeking a design professional to fill an unscheduled vacancy on for a term ending February 28, 2025.

The Design R...

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Posted on: March 25, 2022

April 6 Meeting Explores Objective Design Standards

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The City of Concord will host a special joint meeting of the Housing and Economic Development Committee, Planning Commission, and Design Review Board on Wednesday, April 6 at 6:30 p.m. to consider and provide input on “Objectiv...

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Posted on: March 24, 2022

Council Allocates Residual Funds to City Priorities

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Since the Great Recession of 2007-09 took a severe toll on the American economy, the City of Concord has been focused on economic recovery and long-term fiscal stability that would not only enable it to continue providing essential services, but would rep...

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Posted on: March 23, 2022

March 27 Town Hall Meeting Addresses Housing

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The City's Planning team is hosting another Town Hall meeting this Sunday, March 27 to inform, discuss, and seek feedback from the community on the City’s housing needs and potential future programs to include in the Housing Element.

The Housing Element is...

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Posted on: March 14, 2022

City Seeks Input on Future Housing Needs

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The City of Concord is in the process of updating its Housing Element, a State-mandated plan for addressing the City’s anticipated housing needs from 2023 through 2031. The City is hosting its second installment of town hall meetings, one in-per...

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Posted on: March 1, 2022

Redistricting Continues March 1

Concord Council Districts Map 2021

The City of Concord's Redistricting process will continue on Tuesday, March 1 at 7 p.m. with the fourth public hearing.

Concord's independent demographer made updates to the draft plans based on Council direction from the Feb. 1 public hearing. The maps we...

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Posted on: February 19, 2022

Feb. 23 Meeting Highlights Federal Funding

federal stimulus check with words "investing in our community"

The City of Concord is seeking community input for how the City can best utilize $19 million of one-time federal recovery funding.

The federal government is providing stimulus money to help communities recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Cit...

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ARPA Web Page News & Announcements
Posted on: February 16, 2022

Concord Launches Zonehaven for Emergencies

map of concord showing evacuation zones

The Concord Police Department has partnered with the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District to launch Zonehaven, a platform that allows residents to view real-time evacuation information, including evacuation routes, shelters, and resource centers i...

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Posted on: February 15, 2022

Notice of Public Hearing Feb. 22

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The City will host a Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act (TEFRA) public hearing on February 22, 2022, to approve the issuance of up to $45 million in California Municipal Finance Authority (CMFA) tax exempt bonds  The bond financing will all...

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Public Hearing Notice (pdf) News & Announcements
Posted on: February 9, 2022

Draft Plans Updated, Redistricting Continues

Concord Council Districts Map 2021

The City of Concord will continue its redistricting process at a public hearing on Tuesday, March 1, 2022 at 7 p.m., when the City Council will review draft plans (maps), which are available for review on the City's Redistricting web page.

During ...

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Posted on: February 7, 2022

City Seeks Applicants for Design Review Board

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At its Feb. 1, 2022 meeting, the Concord City Council announced an opening on Concord's Design Review Board, and the City is now seeking a design professional to fill an unscheduled vacancy for a term ending Feb. 28, 2025. 

The Design Review Board...

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Posted on: February 4, 2022

Updated: Housing Element Planning Continues

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UPDATED (Feb. 14, 2022)

Concord's 2023-2031 Housing Element Update is moving into the next phase, with a meeting on Monday, Feb. 28 with the City's Housing & Economic Development (HED) Committee, the Council subcommittee acti...
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Posted on: January 31, 2022

City Seeks Community Health Fund Board Member

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At its Jan. 25 meeting, the Concord City Council sitting as the Concord/Pleasant Hill Health Care District announced a recruitment for an opening on the John Muir Community Health Fund Board (CHF). The City is seeking a representative to the Board for the...

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Posted on: January 27, 2022

Concord Continues Redistricting Process

Concord Council Districts Map 2021

The City of Concord will continue its redistricting process at a public hearing on Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022 at 7 p.m., when the City Council will review draft plans (maps), which are available for review on the City's Redistricting web page.

During t...

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Posted on: January 24, 2022

Organics Recycling Law Takes Effect

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Mt. Diablo Resource Recovery (MDRR) and the City of Concord continue to partner on the implementation of Senate Bill 1383, Short-lived climate pollutants. SB 1383 went into effect on January 1, 2022, and makes it mandatory for every city in California to ...

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Posted on: January 12, 2022

Dog Parks to Close for Maintenance

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The City of Concord’s two dog parks are scheduled to be closed for annual turf renovation and general maintenance.
Newhall Park Paw Patch Dog Park will be closed from Thursday, February 3 through Friday, March 18. The City’s Baldwin Dog...
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Posted on: December 29, 2021

Concord Continues Redistricting Process

Concord Council Districts Map 2021

The City of Concord will continue its redistricting process at a public hearing on Monday, Jan. 10, 2022 at 7 p.m., when the City Council will receive an update about how the process is going, receive public input, and provide initial direction to the dem...

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Posted on: December 7, 2021

Aliano Selected as Concord's New Mayor

Mayor Dominic Aliano and Vice Mayor Laura Hoffmeister

At the Dec. 7 Concord City Council meeting, outgoing Mayor Tim McGallian turned over the gavel to Vice Mayor Dominic Aliano after he was selected by fellow councilmembers as the City’s mayor for 2022. Councilmember Laura Hoffmeister was selected to serve ...

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Posted on: November 29, 2021

AB1600 Reports Available for Review

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Section 66006 (b)(1) of the California Government Code requires each local government agency to make public a report on developer fees within 180 days after the close of each fiscal year. Development Impact Fees are a monetary exaction, other than a tax o...

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Posted on: November 22, 2021

Shop Concord Launches Local Gift Card Initiative for the Holidays

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The City of Concord and the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce are relaunching the highly successful Shop Concord program to support the city’s small businesses by encouraging residents to shop locally this holiday season. The Shop Concord program will s...

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News & Announcements
Posted on: October 29, 2021

City Kicks Off Redistricting Process

Concord Council Districts Map 2021

**ARTICLE UPDATED WITH LINKS TO NOV. 15 AND NOV. 17 WORKSHOPS**

The City of Concord will officially kick off its redistricting process at a public hearing on Tuesday, Nov. 2 at 7 p.m., when the City Council will receive a presentation about how the process...

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Posted on: October 27, 2021

Apply Now to Serve on Local Committee

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At its October 26 meeting, the Concord City Council announced two openings on Concord's Measure V Oversight Committee and one opening for the City’s representative to the Central Contra Costa Transit Authority Advisory Committee (CCCTA)...

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Posted on: October 27, 2021

Council Selects Master Developer for Base Reuse Project

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The Concord City Council sitting as the Local Reuse Authority  approved the Exclusive Negotiating Agreement with Concord First Partners, LLC, making them the new master developer for Concord’s Base Reuse Project.  

In a unanimous vote jus...

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Posted on: October 25, 2021

Committee Meeting to Discuss County Redistricting

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The Policy Development & Internal Operations (PD&IO) committee of the Concord City Council will hold a special meeting on Monday, Oct. 25 at 12 p.m. to discuss Contra Costa County’s redistricting efforts, which includes ...

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Posted on: September 28, 2021

Help Plan Concord's Housing Future

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The City of Concord invites residents to join the first community meetings about its Housing Element Update, a plan for addressing the City’s housing needs from 2023 through 2031.

Participants will learn more about this process and how they can h...

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Posted on: September 23, 2021

County Requires Vaccination or Negative Test

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On Sept. 14, Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) announced a new temporary health order designed to protect residents from the highly infectious delta variant strain of COVID-19.

"To save lives, prevent hospitals from becoming overwhelmed and keep sch...

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Posted on: October 21, 2021

Council to Consider Base Reuse Agreement

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At its meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 26, the Concord City Council/Local Reuse Authority will consider the Concord First Partners, LLC exclusive negotiating agreement (ENA) for the base reuse project at the former Concord Naval Weapons Station. 

The sta...

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Posted on: August 2, 2021

Face Coverings Required in Indoor Public Places

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In an effort to slow the spread of the latest COVID surge and the highly contagious Delta variant, eight Bay Area health officers issued new health orders requiring all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, to wear face coverings when indoors in ...

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Posted on: August 18, 2021

Permanent Ballot Box at City Hall

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The City of Concord’s official ballot box is open now for the current California Gubernatorial Recall Election. Our permanent ballot box is at Concord City Hall, located in the parking lot of Civic Center – 1950 Parkside Drive. The City will not be accept...

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Posted on: July 20, 2021

National Night Out is on August 3

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Celebrate National Night Out with the Concord Library on Tuesday, August 3 from 6 to 8 p.m. National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, bett...
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Posted on: July 16, 2021

Take Our Survey: Pine Hollow Rd/Alberta Way Improvements

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We need your input to shape the future of Pine Hollow Road/Alberta Way!

You are invited to participate in a brief 5-10 minute survey to record your thoughts on how Pine Hollow Road/Alberta Way can be improved for those who live, work, travel and go to scho...

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Posted on: July 14, 2021

UPDATED: Meeting on Homelessness - July 28

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UPDATED JULY 19, 2021 --- 

In light of the County health department's new recommendations urging extra precaution for indoor activities, the City has decided to hold this July 28 HED meeting via Zoom only.

Members of the Concord c...

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Posted on: July 13, 2021

City Facilities Reopened to Public

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With more than 60 percent of Concord residents fully vaccinated, City facilities including the main Civic Center Campus, the Concord Senior Center, Centre Concord, the Concord Police Department and the Public Works office, were able to reopen in early Jul...

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Posted on: July 9, 2021

Fireworks Reporting App Reduces Calls to 911

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The City of Concord’s Police Department deployed a successful new strategy this summer to help decrease fireworks-related calls to 911, improve response times to community reports of illegal fireworks use, and deter fireworks usage overall. &...

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Posted on: July 7, 2021

Justin Ezell Named Assistant City Manager

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Concord’s Public Works Director Justin Ezell has been named the new Assistant City Manager for the City of Concord, the largest city in Contra Costa County. In his new role, Ezell will assist City Manager Valerie Barone in leading the organization as a wh...

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Posted on: July 8, 2021

Closures on Northbound SR-242

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Caltrans will be performing major road work on northbound state route 242 through Concord on the weekends of July 9-12 and July 16-19. The work will require full and partial highway closures for several days at a time.
Northbound SR-242 is scheduled to be ...
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Posted on: June 30, 2021

Shop Concord Relaunches Gift Card Program

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The City of Concord and the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce are relaunching the highly successful Shop Concord program to support the City’s small businesses by encouraging residents to shop locally over July 4th weekend and throughout this summer sea...

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Posted on: June 16, 2021

Concord to Kick Off Housing Element 2023-2030 Update

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The City of Concord is kicking off the update to its Housing Element for years 2023-2030 with an overview of this state-mandated process being presented to the City Council on June 22.  

The Housing Element is the document that analyzes a...

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Posted on: June 16, 2021

Concord Spray Park Reopens

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Beat the heat with a splash of fun. Concord's popular spray park has reopened. Summer hours are 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. daily.  

The Meadow Homes Spray Park is located at 1351 Detroit Avenue, which is at the northwest corner of Sunshine Drive a...

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Posted on: June 15, 2021

UPDATED: Cooling Center Open June 18

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UPDATED June 17, 2021 at 5:34 p.m. 

The heat wave will continue on Friday, so the City will again open its Senior Center (2727 Parkside Cir.) as a cooling center on June 18 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. 
Please take precautions to stay hydrated an...
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Posted on: May 12, 2021

UPDATED: Recruitments for City Boards, Commissions Extended

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UPDATED June 15, 2021: 

The City of Concord did not receive enough applications by incumbents for the Community Services Commission, the Central Contra Costa Transit Authority (CCCTA) Advisory Committee, the Concord/Pleasant Hill Health Care Distr...

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Posted on: June 9, 2021

Concert Tickets at the Pavilion are on Sale Now!

Concord Pavilion stage

Get ready to rock out! Concerts are headed to Concord this summer! The Concord Pavilion has several tickets available for purchase. Including:

  • Spirit West Coast 2021 with Chris Tomlin, Phil Wickham, Danny Gokey and more on July 18
  • King Cri...
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Posted on: June 3, 2021

4th of July Fireworks at Concord Pavilion

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It's happening! Celebrate Independence Day with an awesome fireworks display out at the Concord Pavilion! Get your tickets today! 

This drive-in style event will feature Pyro Spectacular's award-winning fireworks show set to music. Tickets for Con...

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Posted on: June 4, 2021

Budget Public Hearing Scheduled for June 8

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At its regularly scheduled June 8 Council meeting, the Concord City Council will host a budget public hearing and receive a report about the proposed FYs 2021-22 and 2022-23 biennial budget.

Members of the public are invited to participate via Zoom. The fu...

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Posted on: May 26, 2021

Shop Concord Gift Card Program Relaunched

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The City of Concord and the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce have relaunched the Shop Concord program to support the city’s small businesses by encouraging residents to shop locally over Memorial Day weekend and throughout this summer season. The Shop ...

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Posted on: May 24, 2021

Use Concord Connect App to Report Fireworks

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All fireworks (even those labeled “safe and sane”) are illegal in Concord and all of Contra Costa County (except for permitted professional displays).  This includes bottle rockets, roman candles, firecrackers and sparklers. &...
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Posted on: May 21, 2021

Concord Raises $114 Million for Roadway Projects

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Concord has raised $114 million to pay for citywide capital improvement projects focused on addressing backlogged roadway maintenance and repair needs in the City. 

The new funding was generated through a tax-exempt debt issuance (borrowing), whic...

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Posted on: May 17, 2021

Local High Schools Host Vaccine Clinics

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Vaccine Clinics at Concord High Schools May 18-June 5. The Mt. Diablo Unified School District has teamed up with Contra Costa Health Services, Kaiser Permanente and the Contra Costa County Office of Education to make sure everyone can get a safe, effectiv...

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Posted on: May 11, 2021

Concord PD Seeks Input on Potential Drone Program

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UPDATED May 17, 2021 -- The links to the May 17 and May 18 meetings have been changed.++++++++++

The Concord Police Department is hosting a series of virtual neighborhood meetings regarding the potential creation of a Public Safety Unmanned Aerial Systems ...

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Posted on: May 13, 2021

Ages 12+ Now Eligible for Vaccine

Kids Ages 12-15 Now Eligible fo Vaccine

Contra Costa County is expanding vaccine eligibility to children ages 12-15 after the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention recommended Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for use in this younger age group. Previously, the Pfizer vaccine was only approved fo...

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Posted on: May 7, 2021

Updated: Open Spaces to Re-open May 12

Lime Ridge Open Space Sign in the Park

UPDATED May 11 at 1:45 p.m. ---

The National Weather Service (NWS) has cancelled its recent Red Flag Warning, which prompted the closure of Concord's open spaces, including Lime Ridge and portions of Newhall Park. These areas will be re-opened on ...

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Posted on: May 7, 2021

Budget Study Session Scheduled for May 11

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At its regularly scheduled May 11 Council meeting, the Concord City Council will host a budget study session and receive a report about the proposed FYs 2021-22 and 2022-23 biennial budget. 

Members of the public are invited to participate via Zoo...

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Posted on: April 25, 2021

New Vaccination Clinic Opens 4/29

Oakgrove in Concord Vaccination site details

A no-cost appointment and drop-in Vaccination Clinic will open on Thursday, April 29 at 1034 Oak Grove Road in Concord. Anyone who is 16 or older is eligible to receive the vaccine. You do not need insurance or identification. 
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Posted on: April 18, 2021

Walk-In Vaccination Clinic Coming to Concord

May 3 - May 9 No-Cost, Walk-in Vaccination Meadow Homes Elementary

From May 3 through May 9, Contra Costa Health Services will host a No-Cost COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at Meadow Homes Elementary School, 1371 Detroit Ave. in Concord from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The clinic will distribute 500 vaccines a day.

 

There is n...

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Posted on: April 16, 2021

Introducing: All-New Parks & Rec Activity Guide

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The City of Concord is proud to unveil its redesigned City News & Activity Guide for Summer 2021. The publication, which has been on hiatus during the COVID pandemic, is back with a fresh new look! 

Featuring summer camps, swimming classes, an...

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Posted on: April 16, 2021

City Issues Request for Qualifications for Master Developer

Hillside at former Concord Naval Weapons Station

The City of Concord is pleased to release a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for a Master Developer to implement the Concord Naval Weapons Station Concord Reuse Project Area Plan. Statements of Qualifications are due on June 18, 2021. Details regarding su...

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Posted on: April 6, 2021

County Advances to Orange Tier

County will advance to red tier on Wednesday April 7

The State of California announced today that Contra Costa County will be able to move into the less restrictive Orange Tier of the State’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy on Wednesday, April 7.

Contra Costa County currently has a COVID case rate of 4.9 cases...

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Posted on: April 3, 2021

Community Update Mailed to Residents, Businesses

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In lieu of Concord's regular City News & Activity Guide, which was suspended due to COVID, the City recently published a Spring 2021 Community Update, which was mailed to all Concord residents and businesses in late March.

The four-page update...

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Posted on: April 2, 2021

Concord Passes Hazard Pay Ordinance

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On March 30, 2021, the Concord City Council passed an urgency ordinance (on a 5-0 vote) requiring large grocery stores to pay an additional $5 per hour of hazard pay to grocery retail workers in Concord, effective immediately. “Large Grocery Stores” refer...

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Posted on: April 1, 2021

City Offers $1 Million in Rent Relief for Small Businesses

Business Relief Grants

The Concord City Council has approved $1 million in funding to create a commercial rent relief program for local businesses. The Measure V Commercial Rent Relief Program will provide one-time grants of $10,000 to local small businesses that have experienc...

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Posted on: March 30, 2021

Contra Costa Opens Vaccine Eligibility to 16+

16 years and older are now eligible to recieve vaccine

People who are 16 years and older and live or work in Contra Costa are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine!

Recently, Contra Costa County began receiving additional vaccine supply from the U.S. government for its numerous federally-qualified healt...

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Posted on: March 22, 2021

3/31 Virtual Community Meeting

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The City is working on an important project to provide pedestrian and bicycle connectivity from the Monument Corridor to the Concord BART station. Construction will include adding a separated shared-use path along the east side of Monument Boulevard betwe...

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Posted on: March 22, 2021

County Opens Vaccine Eligibility to Ages 50 and Older

Person Receiving the Covid-19 Vaccine

Thanks to an increase in supply of COVID-19 vaccines, beginning today, March 22, Contra Costa County is extending vaccine eligibility to anyone who is 50 and older and lives or works in the county, regardless of whether they have an underlying health cond...

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Posted on: March 17, 2021

Take Our Survey: Bicycle/Pedestrian Improvements Project

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City staff is currently seeking feedback from residents and businesses about the upcoming Downtown Corridors Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvements Project. 

The goal of this project is to update pedestrian curb ramps and pavement striping in Downtow...

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Posted on: March 12, 2021

Contra Costa Will Advance to Red Tier on March 14

Contra Costa Will Advance to Red Tier on March 14

Beginning Sunday, March 14, Contra Costa County will advance to the less-restrictive red tier of California's Blueprint for a Safer Economy

Contra Costa was expected to the enter red tier on Wednesday next week, but will transition a few days ea...

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Posted on: March 11, 2021

Concord Mourns the Loss of Former Councilmember

Former Concord Mayor Dan Helix

The City of Concord mourns the loss of retired U.S. Army Major General Daniel C. Helix, who served as a Concord Councilmember for 15 years between 1968 and 2016.

Mr. Helix was first elected to the Council in 1968   and served as Mayor from 1972 to...

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Posted on: February 26, 2021

$500 Grants Available For Businesses

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The SF Bay Area Green Business Program is hosting free informational sessions from March 1 through March 31 for business owners and managers to learn how to access a $500 microgrant through their Bay Area Sustainable Business Challenge.

The challe...

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Posted on: February 24, 2021

Mayor Delivers State of the City Address

Concord Mayor Tim McGallian advertisement for State of the City event

Concord Mayor Tim McGallian delivered the 36th Annual State of the City address on Feb. 22, 2021. In his speech, Mayor McGallian highlighted many of the City's accomplishments over the last year, and shared information about what's on th...

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Posted on: February 19, 2021

Frontline Essential Workers Now Eligible For Vaccine

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Teachers, grocery workers and other frontline essential workers who live in Contra Costa County can now sign up to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Contra Costa Health Services has updated its eligibility policy, extending it to residents who work in the educ...

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Posted on: February 11, 2021

Free COVID-19 and Antibody Testing

Free COVID-19 and Antibody Testing

Clayton Valley Charter High School has partnered with the City of Concord’s Parks and Recreation Department to offer FREE COVID-19 and antibody testing at Centre Concord. You can be tested at this site with or without insurance.

Testing will be offered EVE...

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Posted on: February 8, 2021

Dog Parks to Close for Maintenance

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The City of Concord’s two dog parks are scheduled to be closed for annual turf renovation and general maintenance.

Newhall Park Paw Patch Dog Park will be closed from Tuesday, February 2nd through Monday, March 15th, 2021. 

The City&r...

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Posted on: January 25, 2021

Stay-Home Order Lifted, Purple Tier Resumes

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The California Department of Public Health lifted the regional stay-at-home order, effective Jan. 25, and resumed using the color-coded tier system, placing Contra Costa back in the purple tier. 

As a result, Contra Costa Health Services announced...

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Posted on: January 23, 2021

Prepare for Winter Storm

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A wet winter storm is on the way to the Bay Area, with rain expected on eight out of the next 10 days, beginning on January 24. 

If you need sandbags, please stop by our Public Works Corp Yard located at 1455 Gasoline Alley. The do-it-yourself bag...

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Posted on: January 20, 2021

ADA Curb Ramps Coming Soon

ADA Curb Ramp

The City Council recently awarded a construction contract for the project that will add 26 ADA curb ramps (also known as handicap ramps) in locations around Concord where there currently are no ramps, as shown in this location map, along with minimal traf...

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Posted on: January 12, 2021

Residents Age 65+ Now Eligible for Vaccine

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UPDATED (Jan. 15, 2021): 

In response to new guidelines from the state, Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) and other healthcare providers in the county are now offering safe, effective, no-cost COVID-19 vaccine to all residents who are 65 or olde...

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Posted on: January 11, 2021

City Launches Podcast

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The City of Concord has launched a new bimonthly podcast, available on Apple, Spotify and Soundcloud. 

In our first episode, host Lisa Potvin and guest host Concord Mayor Tim McGallian discuss the COVID crisis and current health orders. Mayor McGa...

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News & Announcements
Posted on: January 7, 2021

Recruitment Open for Boards and Committees

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The Concord City Council announced the opening of multiple recruitments for the City's committees, boards and commissions, including the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee, Board of Appeals, Concord Pavilion Community Outreach Committee, D...

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Posted on: December 22, 2020

Jan. 7 Meeting Cancelled

bunkers at the former Concord Naval Weapons Station

The previously scheduled Jan. 7, 2021 special meeting regarding the Base Reuse Project for the former Concord Naval Weapons Station is now cancelled.

On Dec. 10, 2020, the Concord City Council appointed an Ad Hoc Committee to oversee and provide guidance a...

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Posted on: December 8, 2020

Smoking Ban Goes into Effect Jan. 1

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Earlier this year, the Concord City Council adopted an ordinance prohibiting smoking and vaping in and around multiunit and attached housing units. This restriction applies to both interior and exterior areas (patios, balconies, decks or porches) of renta...

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Posted on: August 21, 2020

Tools to Keep You Informed

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The City of Concord is committed to keeping its residents, businesses and visitors safe and informed, especially when it comes to communicating about emergencies.

The City has a number of communications vehicles through which City staff and the Concord Pol...

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Posted on: April 29, 2020

Stay-Home Order Extended to May 31

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Seven Bay Area public health departments, including Contra Costa Health Services, have extended the existing shelter-in-place orders through May 31.

The new orders ease restrictions on construction projects, real estate transactions, outdoor businesses, an...

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Posted on: April 10, 2020

Concord Urges Residents to Use Parks Responsibly

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As springtime temperatures begin to rise and people are eager to get outside and enjoy the sunshine, Concord officials are reminding residents to follow local health orders requiring social distancing of at least six feet.

All City parks remain closed for ...

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City Park Dos & Don'ts News & Announcements
Posted on: April 2, 2020

Details about Eviction Moratorium

Eviction Moratorium Graphic

The Concord City Council on March 25 took an important step to protect residential and commercial tenants who may experience economic hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Council voted unanimously to adopt an urgency ordinance imposing a temp...

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Posted on: April 2, 2020

Chief Swanger Retires

Police Chief Guy Swanger

After a 36-year career in law enforcement and nine years as Chief of Police for the City of Concord, Chief Guy Swanger officially retired on April 2, 2020. His colleagues and the community bid him farewell as he begins the next chapter of his life, which ...

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Posted on: March 31, 2020

Stay Home Order Extended to May 3

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Health officials in Contra Costa County and six other Bay Area communities have officially extended the current stay-at-home order through May 3, 2020 in an effort to  preserve critical hospital capacity across the region.

The previous order was s...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

Resources for Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

COVID-19 Business Resources graphic

The City of Concord understands that the COVID-19 shelter-in-place order may present financial challenges for local businesses. To help mitigate these challenges, the City has created the COVID-19 Business Resources page, which highlights a variety of res...

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Posted on: February 24, 2020

New BART Schedule

Concord BART Station

On February 10, 2020, BART released a new train schedule which improves service to Concord riders. BART has been rolling out the new 775 Fleet of the Future trains and anticipates providing 10 car lengths for all Transbay train runs in the coming months. ...

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Posted on: September 12, 2019

Text-to-911 Available Sept. 16

Hands texting 911 on a cell phone

Beginning on September 16, the Concord Police Department’s emergency dispatchers will be able to receive text messages on 911. Callers who are unable to make a traditional voice call can now use their cell phone to send emergency text messages to 911, whi...

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Posted on: November 7, 2019

City Recruiting Candidates for Measure Q Oversight Committee

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At its November 5 meeting, the Concord City Council announced the recruitment of three positions on the City’s Measure Q Oversight Committee to serve four-year terms ending December 31, 2023. The deadline for applications is Friday, January 3, 2020, at 5:...

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Posted on: October 29, 2019

Veterans Day Ceremony and 7th Annual Softball Tournament

Veterans Day Flyer

This Veterans Day, Monday, November 11, the County Veterans Services Office, in partnership with the City of Concord, will be hosting its 7th Annual Veterans Day Invitational Softball Tournament at Willow Pass Park (2748 E. Olivera Road at Salvio Street)....

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Posted on: September 17, 2019

Community Meetings Announced

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Concord residents and members of the business community are invited to participate in one of three scheduled Community Conversations to learn about what the City has done to address its immediate budget challenges and what can be done to maintain the loca...

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Posted on: September 23, 2021

County Requires Vaccination or Negative Test

graphic text indicating COVID vaccinations or negative test results required effective September 22

On Sept. 14, Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) announced a new temporary health order designed to protect residents from the highly infectious delta variant strain of COVID-19.

"To save lives, prevent hospitals from becoming overwhelmed and keep sch...

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