construction of the Upper Sand Creek Detention Basin which will improve flood
protection for Antioch and Oakley. The
project included habitat restoration and provides opportunities for park
facilities for the community. We
partnered with the Friends of Marsh Creek and held a successful ribbon cutting
and volunteer planting effort. The
project was recognized by the Northern California Chapter of the American
Public Works Association as Project of the Year.
- Working with
the County Administrator’s office, we were successful in legislative efforts to
de-authorize the Lower Walnut Creek Channel from the U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers’ oversight allowing us to plan and build a project with local
control. We will be implementing a
community based planning process for lower Walnut Creek that will include
regional agencies, environmental groups and local businesses. In addition to flood control, the project
will also include habitat restoration and recreational elements.
the data collection for a three year study comparing the use of goat/sheep
grazing to herbicides for vegetation management in our flood control
facilities. The study results and report
should be completed before the end of the year.
Projects – Facilities
capital projects with a total project cost of $93 million including new
constructions, major remodels, energy systems and landscaping projects. Major projects include:
- Completion of the Martinez Wellness Center, a new
10,000 square foot, single-story, outpatient health center which includes a
mental health clinic.
- Completion of the Crisis Residential Facility,
also known as the “Hope House,” which is a 24-hours residential treatment
Projects – Public Infrastructure
- Delivered a
$13 million capital improvement program for roadway, bridge, drainage and
airport projects that include safety improvements on Marsh Creek, Deer Valley
and Camino Tassajara Roads, as well as bike and pedestrian improvements in
several communities and two bridge replacement projects.
409 Land Development reviews for new applications, improvement plans and
impacts to flood control facilities.