On-Going – Vaccine Information

Contra Costa County has already opened eligibility to those age 16+ who live or work in the county, and on Thursday the rest of the state will also open eligibility to those over 16. We are still experiencing limited supply but you can request a vaccination appointment through Contra Costa County here, and you can now make an appointment through our statewide system, MyTurn, here.

Tuesday, April 13 – Affordable Housing in Lafayette

The Lafayette Homeowners Council will host a webinar focused on ideas to provide more affordable and available housing in our community.  The LHC has invited representatives from two groups, Livable California and United Neighbors, to make presentations on California’s housing situation and discuss current and proposed housing laws. Presentations will be followed by a Q & A. All Lafayette homeowners,  neighborhood groups, and any and all other interested individuals are invited to attend this Zoom webinar on Tuesday, April 13, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Please visit the LHC website for details and access to the Zoom link.

Wednesday, April 14th – RBK Virtual Office Hours

Virtual Office Hours is a chance for you to talk directly one-on-one with a member of the Rebecca Bauer-Kahan team. Her staff can work to help you with a variety of issues from getting you connected to resources to working with you to resolve problems with state agencies like the DMV or the EDD. They are also happy to listen to your thoughts and concerns on the issues that are front of mind.

Wednesday, April 14th
10 AM – 12 PM

Information about how to access the Zoom will be sent to those who RSVP

Wednesday, April 14 – CC Young Dems – General Meeting: STOP THE RECALL


Join the Contra Costa Young Democrats this Wednesday, April 14th at 7:30PM to talk about the effort to recall Governor Newsom. See you there!

Friday, April 16 – Rebecca Bauer-Kahan Tri-Valley Vaccine Town Hall

Join Rebecca Bauer-Kahan and public health officers from the Alameda County Public Health Department, Alameda County Safe Learning, Kaiser Permanente, and Stanford-Valley Care for a COVID-19 Vaccine Town Hall on Friday, April 16, 1:00 – 2:00

RSVP Online

Wednesday, April 21 – DeSaulnier Facebook Live Town Hall

With Special Guest Rep. John Sarbanes (MD-03)

With anti-voting rights bills being introduced and passed in states across the country, the need for federal legislation to safeguard this sacred right is more important than ever. On Wednesday, April 21st around 12:00 p.m. PT, Mark DeSaulnier is hosting a Facebook Live Town Hall with special guest Congressman John Sarbanes (MD-03), author of the For the People Act (H.R. 1), the Democratic initiative to protect voting rights, get dark money out of politics, and crack down on corruption. We will discuss and take your questions live. You can join this important conversation on my Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/RepMarkDeSaulnier.

Thursday, April 22 – Cultivating Connection

PlanLafayette.org – Housing Element Community Workshops (Session #1)

Lafayette General Plan Advisory Committee invites you to join your neighbors to start the conversation on shared values around housing and understand the breadth of personal experiences within Lafayette.

Friday, April 23 – Provide Feedback on Cal Statewide Housing Plan 

A few years ago, the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) led the  California Statewide Housing Assessment  of our state’s housing challenges and opportunities and laid out a Housing Action Plan with strategies and long-term goals. HCD has begun to implement these strategies and is rebranding the assessment as the Statewide Housing Plan for all Californians. The new Statewide Housing Plan will include:

  • Housing goals, policies, and objectives
  • Data and analysis of 10 years of housing need for all residents, including vulnerable populations
  • Details about current housing conditions
  • Recommended actions for government and private sector to achieve housing goals
  • Housing assistance goals, including for people experiencing homelessness
  • Identification of constraints and recommendations to remove barriers
  • Evaluation of data priorities and needs to support housing goals
  • Strategies to coordinate housing assistance and activities

You can contribute by taking the Housing Plan survey by  April 23, 2021. Questions?  Just email SHP@hcd.ca.gov.

Thursday, April 29 – Identifying the Issues

PlanLafayette.org – Housing Element Community Workshops (Session #2)

Lafayette General Plan Advisory Committee invites you frame the scope and causes of challenges facing the city to lay the groundwork for creating solutions.

Current – Lafayette Commissions and Committees Volunteer Opportunities

Click the Commissions & Committee page for more information.

Commission/Committee Application Form

There are currently openings on the following Commissions and Committees:

April 29 to May 2 (Thurs to Sun) – Cal Democrats Virtual Convention

Registration for the 2021 CADEM Virtual Convention is now open!

Register by April 21st at 5:00pm. Both Delegates and Observers can register.

    • Delegate Registration: $65
    • 2021 DSCC Dues: $60
    • Observer Pass: $100
    • Friday Evening Event: $100

For more information, please refer to the Convention Website.

Thursday, May 6 – Solution Generation

PlanLafayette.org – Housing Element Community Workshops (Session #3)

Lafayette General Plan Advisory Committee invites you to develop an understanding of density and housing types and begin to identify possible locations for where housing might best be located.

Thursday, May 13 – Site Identification

PlanLafayette.org – Housing Element Community Workshops (Session #3)

Lafayette General Plan Advisory Committee invites you to a deep dive into possible solutions, in this workshop community members will work together to identify “opportunity sites”, which are potential specific locations that could or should accommodate new housing units.

March 30th – DeSaulnier – Students at School (Recording)

The safe return of students to the classroom is a top priority for families across Contra Costa. The County has shifted into the red tier and vaccines give us hope that the pandemic may soon be under control.

The town hall featured experts to discuss school safety, learning loss, and mental and behavioral health support, including State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond, Contra Costa Superintendent of Schools Lynn Mackey, and Dr. Petra Steinbuchel, director for the UCSF Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Portal.

You can view the recording here.