Transportation and Labor

Accomplishments

  • 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.
  • Highway 4 widening is nearly complete, 8 lanes to the Antioch/Nejedly Bridge in 2016.
  • EBart stations 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 together.
  • Leading policy and economic development efforts for the Byron Airport to grow jobs and economic development in East County.
  • Leading the effort to study Route 239/TriLink connecting Brentwood and Tracy with a proposed expressway, particularly a Vasco Road to J4 connector.

Highlights 2015

  • 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 CNA).

Highlights 2012

  • 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.

Contact Friends of Mary Nejedly Piepho

MaryNejedlyPiepho@gmail.com

P.O. Box 1014, Brentwood, CA 94513

FPPC ID# 1254519

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