Created the Vasco Road Safety Corridor
and saving lives with lane dividing delineators, safety realignment and roadway
widening. This effort continues to be a
work in progress.
widening is nearly complete, 8 lanes to the Antioch/Nejedly Bridge in 2016.
are being built to Pittsburg and Antioch with studies for a Brentwood station.
Highway 4 Bypass
project nearly complete creating improved vehicle access and safety and
economic development for Far East County allowing families to spend more time
and economic development efforts for the Byron Airport to grow jobs and economic
development in East County.
effort to study Route 239/TriLink connecting Brentwood and Tracy with a
proposed expressway, particularly a Vasco Road to J4 connector.
Crafted and negotiated an agreement with the
Labor Coalition representing 5 key bargaining units regarding health care costs
resulting in significant health care cost savings for our employees and the
County beginning in January, 2016.
Completed the negotiation of a two percent COLA
to the pension benefit with every bargaining unit in the County (including
Most of our Employees have agreed to an average
wage reduction of 2.75% plus agreeing to assume 100% of the Employees share of
pension costs. These reductions will save the County over $28 million in
2012/13 and will allow the County to achieve a structurally balance budget for
2012/13. (This means we will not have to use fund balance and do not anticipate
any layoffs or further reductions in services to the public).
Many of the people who have retired (617 in
2011) will need to be replaced in order to continue to provide adequate
services to the public. However, the goal is to be judicious in replacing only
those positions that the County can afford, and that insure delivery of
essential services to the public.