General Government

Highlights 2015


  • Conducted Board of Supervisors compensation study and adopted salary ordinance. (CAO/BOS)
  • Updated the Library’s Patron Conduct Policy to allow for open and transparent awareness of acceptable library usage for both staff and library users.  (Library)
  • Implemented “Sales Force” in the BOS offices, a Cloud-based application that is used to reach out to constituents, track issues and affiliations, and log and manage correspondence. (DoIT/BOS)

Efficiency & Modernization: 

  • Implemented Phase 1 of the District Attorney Case Management (Prosecutor by Karpel), for adult prosecution.  Juvenile DA and Probation area the next phases.  (CAO/DA)
  • Implemented several improvements to Clerk-Recorder technologies and operations (updated security cameras, reorganized public windows, transitioned to auto-indexing in data entry, scanning of FPPC files). (Clerk-Recorder)
  • Home occupation permits are now processed at DCD’s Application and Permit Center. The processing time has been shortened from 3-4 months to one-half hour or less due to changes to the home occupation ordinance. Some simple applications such as tree permits and sign reviews are also expedited and the review time is shortened from 2-3 months to 3-4 weeks. (DCD)

New/Recognized Public Programs:

  • The East Contra Costa County Habitat Conservancy (Conservancy), a partnership between the County and four East County cities, was named “the model for the nation in habitat conservation” by U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell during her second visit to the region last May.  (DCD)
  • Implemented PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) financing in Contra Costa County unincorporated area (November 17th Board of Supervisors Agenda)
  • Implemented Laura’s Law (assisted outpatient mental/behavioral health treatment). (HSD)
  • Successful roll out of the War Ink project, supporting veterans in our community through an online curated exhibit of veterans’ memorial tattoos.  (Library)
  • Extended County Clerk services to the public with Saturday Valentine Weddings and extended summer hours on Thursdays (Aug/Sept).  (Clerk-Recorder)
  • Conducted four special elections (Clerk-Recorder):
  1. March Senate 7th District Primary
  2. May Senate 7th District General
  3. May San Ramon Valley School District Election
  4. November Hercules Special Election

Human Resources Department

  • Processed 29,764 applications for employment (34,757 for past 12 months)
  • Conducted Executive recruitments for the following key positions:
  1. Director of Animal Services
  2. Employment and Human Services Aging and Adult Services
  3. Assistant Fire Chief

Department of Child Support Services

  • The department’s child support collection exceeded $70 million for the first time. A 5% increase from last year.
  • Due to the department’s innovative partnership with MoneyGram, there are over 40,000 locations to pay child support in the United States.

Treasurer-Tax Collector

  • Collected over 99% of Secured Property Taxes billed for FY2014-2015, the highest collection rate recorded for a single fiscal year.
  • Redesigned the Secured Property Tax bill to make it easier for taxpayers to read and understand their obligation to pay on time.
  • Developed a Property Tax Online Program (PTOP) for processing multiple bill payments in a single transaction, making it more efficient and cost saving to the taxpayer and our office.
  • Received Standard & Poor’s highest pool credit quality rating for the County’s investment program, AAAf, making it a total eight (8) years in a row we’ve consistently maintained such rating.

Contact Friends of Mary Nejedly Piepho

P.O. Box 1014, Brentwood, CA 94513

FPPC ID# 1254519

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