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Posted on: May 12, 2023

Budget Study Session Scheduled for May 16

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 The Concord City Council will host a budget study session and receive a report about the proposed FYs 2023-24 and 2024-25 biennial budget on May 16. 

Members of the public are invited to participate. The full agenda is now available, and...

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Budget & Finance
Posted on: September 30, 2022

Concord Launches $7 Million Nonprofit Grant Program

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The City of Concord has launched a $7 million grant program for the purpose of partnering with local nonprofit organizations to help the community recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. The grant application period opened on Sept. 30 and will run through Oct...

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Budget & Finance
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Council to Consider Federal Funding Allocations

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At its next regular meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 27, the Concord City Council will consider how to allocate $19 million in federal funding from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).  

In April, the Council received a full report detailing the results ...

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Budget & Finance
Posted on: February 19, 2022

Feb. 23 Meeting Highlights Federal Funding

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The City of Concord is seeking community input for how the City can best utilize $19 million of one-time federal recovery funding.

The federal government is providing stimulus money to help communities recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Cit...

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Posted on: June 4, 2021

Budget Public Hearing Scheduled for June 8

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At its regularly scheduled June 8 Council meeting, the Concord City Council will host a budget public hearing and receive a report about the proposed FYs 2021-22 and 2022-23 biennial budget.

Members of the public are invited to participate via Zoom. The fu...

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Posted on: June 1, 2023

City Council Meeting

The June 6, 2023, Concord City Council Regular Meeting agenda has been posted to the website.

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Posted on: September 9, 2022

New Omicron Booster Shots Available

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Contra Costa Health (CCH) has begun offering the new Omicron booster shots at its COVID vaccination sites.

Vaccinated people ages 12+ are eligible to receive Pfizer’s new Omicron booster and adults ages 18+ can get Moderna’s Omicron booster. These recently...

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COVID-19 NEWS
Posted on: December 29, 2021

Contra Costa Issues Update to Indoor Masking Order

Dec. 28, 2021 Press Release from Contra Costa Health Services

With the highly contagious COVID-19 omicron variant circulating in Contra Costa County, Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) announced a health order requiring masks in all public indoor places w...

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COVID-19 NEWS
Posted on: September 23, 2021

County Requires Vaccination or Negative Test

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On Sept. 14, Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) announced a new temporary health order designed to protect residents from the highly infectious delta variant strain of COVID-19.

"To save lives, prevent hospitals from becoming overwhelmed and keep sch...

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COVID-19 NEWS
Posted on: August 16, 2021

Free Vaccines Through Mobile Clinic Aug. 19

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The City of Concord has partnered with Contra Costa Health Services and Brenden Theatres to bring an on-site COVID-19 vaccination service to Todos Santos Plaza on Thursday, August 19 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. during the City’s Music & Market concert serie...

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COVID-19 NEWS
Posted on: August 2, 2021

Face Coverings Required in Indoor Public Places

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In an effort to slow the spread of the latest COVID surge and the highly contagious Delta variant, eight Bay Area health officers issued new health orders requiring all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, to wear face coverings when indoors in ...

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COVID-19 NEWS
Posted on: January 25, 2021

Stay-Home Order Lifted, Purple Tier Resumes

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The California Department of Public Health lifted the regional stay-at-home order, effective Jan. 25, and resumed using the color-coded tier system, placing Contra Costa back in the purple tier. 

As a result, Contra Costa Health Services announced...

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COVID-19 NEWS
Posted on: August 21, 2020

Tools to Keep You Informed

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The City of Concord is committed to keeping its residents, businesses and visitors safe and informed, especially when it comes to communicating about emergencies.

The City has a number of communications vehicles through which City staff and the Concord Pol...

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COVID-19 NEWS
Posted on: April 10, 2020

Concord Urges Residents to Use Parks Responsibly

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As springtime temperatures begin to rise and people are eager to get outside and enjoy the sunshine, Concord officials are reminding residents to follow local health orders requiring social distancing of at least six feet.

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Posted on: March 31, 2020

Stay Home Order Extended to May 3

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Health officials in Contra Costa County and six other Bay Area communities have officially extended the current stay-at-home order through May 3, 2020 in an effort to  preserve critical hospital capacity across the region.

The previous order was s...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

Resources for Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

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The City of Concord understands that the COVID-19 shelter-in-place order may present financial challenges for local businesses. To help mitigate these challenges, the City has created the COVID-19 Business Resources page, which highlights a variety of res...

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Posted on: May 24, 2023

City to Host Community Meetings on Homelessness

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As part of the information-gathering process for its Homeless Strategic Plan, the City of Concord is hosting a community meeting on Thursday, May 25 at 6 p.m. at the Willow Pass Community Center (2748 E. Olivera Rd.).

The goal of this meeting is to share i...

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Posted on: May 24, 2023

City to Host Community Meetings on Homelessness

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As part of the information-gathering process for its Homeless Strategic Plan, the City of Concord is hosting a community meeting on Thursday, May 25 at 6 p.m. at the Willow Pass Community Center (2748 E. Olivera Rd.).

The goal of this meeting is to share i...

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News & Announcements
Posted on: May 22, 2023

Shop Concord Gift Card Program Returns

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The City of Concord and the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce are relaunching the popular Shop Concord program to support the city’s small businesses by encouraging residents to shop locally over Memorial Day weekend and into the summer. The Shop Concor...

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Posted on: May 12, 2023

Budget Study Session Scheduled for May 16

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 The Concord City Council will host a budget study session and receive a report about the proposed FYs 2023-24 and 2024-25 biennial budget on May 16. 

Members of the public are invited to participate. The full agenda is now available, and...

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News & Announcements
Posted on: May 9, 2023

Recruiting for Homeless Strategic Plan Working Group

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On May 2, the Concord City Council amended the composition of the Homeless Strategic Plan Working Group to include the addition of two representatives. 

Concord is now recruiting for one representative who is a part of, or has experience working w...

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Posted on: May 8, 2023

Council to Consider Master Developer Selection Process, Draft RFQ

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At its meeting on Tuesday, May 9, the Concord City Council, sitting as the Local Reuse Authority, will consider the master developer selection process and draft request for qualifications (RFQ) for Concord's Base Reuse project.

The staff report explaining ...

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Posted on: May 3, 2023

Celebrating Small Businesses

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The City of Concord, along with communities all across the United States and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), is celebrating National Small Business Week. This week provides an opportunity to recognize the contributions that small business ow...

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Posted on: May 2, 2023

38th Annual Concord Mayor's Cup Golf Classic

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Calling all golfers! Join Concord Mayor Laura Hoffmeister for the annual Mayor's Cup golf tournament on Friday, May 19, at Concord's own Diablo Creek Golf Course. Not only is it a fun day out on the course, the event also is a fundraiser...

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Posted on: May 1, 2023

Concord Introduces Youth Scholarship Program

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The City of Concord’s Recreation Services Department has launched a youth scholarship program to provide recreation opportunities for young residents.  

Through the new program, underserved Concord youth can experience traditional summer...

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Posted on: April 19, 2023

Multitude of Projects Set for Construction this Summer

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For years, Concord residents have said roadway repairs are one of their most urgent City priorities. Thanks to funding from Measure V, Concord has dozens of projects in the works, and 14 will be under construction over the summer months. 

Most of ...

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Posted on: April 14, 2023

Concord Announces Recruitment for Boards and Commissions

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At its April 11, meeting, the Concord City Council announced recruitments for openings on several City boards and commissions.   

We are now recruiting for:  

  • Commission on Aging – five (5) individuals willing to serve f...
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Posted on: April 10, 2023

Concord Launches Pre-Approved Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) Program

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The City of Concord has officially introduced its pre-approved Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) program to help people save time and money during the design, planning, and permitting process of building an ADU.

Sometimes called “granny units&rdq...

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Posted on: April 3, 2023

Music & Market Concert Lineup Announced

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Concord's beloved Music & Market concert series is returning to Todos Santos Plaza on June 1, and will run weekly each Thursday night through September 28. 

The shows will kick off at 6:30 p.m. and close out at 8 p.m.; and the farmers...

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Posted on: April 4, 2023

Summer Activity Guide is Here!

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Ready to start planning your summer? Start by flipping through the interactive digital version of Concord's City News & Activity Guide. 

Click on a class number to go directly to ConcordReg.org to complete your online registration. Re...

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Posted on: March 17, 2023

Concord Secures Nearly $8 Million in Transportation Grants

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The City of Concord was recently awarded $7.9 million in grant funds from the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) to support a massive street lighting and safety improvement project. This is the largest grant allocation to any Bay Area agen...

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Posted on: March 9, 2023

New Web Page Shares Status of Downtown Improvement Project

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The Downtown Corridors Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvement Project is set to begin on Monday, March 13. The project includes various pedestrian and bicycle safety and aesthetic improvements throughout the downtown area.

The project is anticipated to be comp...

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Posted on: March 8, 2023

Council Allocates $7 Million to Local Nonprofits

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At its March 7 meeting, the Concord City Council allocated $7 million in one-time federal funds to 22 local nonprofits serving the Concord community. The funds come from the overall $27 million that Concord received as part of the American Rescue Plan Act...

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Posted on: February 17, 2023

Concord Announces Recruitment for Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee

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At its Feb. 14 meeting, the Concord City Council announced a recruitment for the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee to fill two vacancies for the terms ending on February 28, 2027. Applications are due by Tuesday, March 14 at 5 p.m. 

The ro...

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Posted on: February 6, 2023

Mayor Hoffmeister Delivers State of the City

2023 State of the City

On Feb. 1, 2023, Concord Mayor Laura Hoffmeister delivered the annual State of the City address at a luncheon hosted by the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce. 

During her remarks, Mayor Hoffmeister reflected on how the City has rebounded from th...

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Posted on: January 28, 2023

Council Votes to Reject Term Sheet

Hillside at former Concord Naval Weapons Station

At a continued special meeting this morning, the Concord City Council, sitting as the Local Reuse Authority, rejected the Concord First Partners, LLC (CFP) Term Sheet to develop the former Concord Naval Weapons Station and directed staff to let the Exclus...

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Posted on: January 23, 2023

Concord Dog Parks to Close for Annual Maintenance

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The City of Concord’s two dog parks are scheduled to be closed for annual turf renovation and general maintenance.  

Newhall Dog Park will be closed from Monday, February 6 through Monday, March 13, 2023.  

The City’s Baldwin Dog Park will...

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Posted on: January 15, 2023

Consideration of Housing Element Update Resumes Jan. 17

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The City Council will resume consideration of revisions to Concord's Housing Element Update (HEU) on Tuesday, Jan. 17 at 6 p.m.. 

Following a staff presentation, Councilmember questions, and public comment at the Jan. 10 Council meeting, ...

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Posted on: January 9, 2023

Point in Time Count Seeks Volunteers for 1/25

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Contra Costa Health Services is seeking volunteers to help identify people experiencing unsheltered homelessness on Wednesday, January 25, 2023 for the 2023 homeless Point in Time Count.

Mandatory volunteer trainings will take place this week (Jan. 9-13) s...

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Posted on: January 9, 2023

Council Meeting on Base Reuse Term Sheet Continued

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On Jan. 7, 2023, the Concord City Council held a special meeting to consider the proposed Term Sheet for the Base Reuse Project at the Former Concord Naval Weapons Station. Following nearly 10 hours of presentations and public testimony, Council continued...

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Posted on: January 6, 2023

Jan. 10 Council Meeting to Consider Housing Element

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Concord continues its work to update the City's Housing Element, which contains goals, policies and programs to address the housing needs of all Concord residents from 2023 to 2031. On Tuesday, Jan. 10, the City Council will consider comments fro...

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Posted on: January 5, 2023

Jan. 7 Meeting Moved to Council Chamber

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This Saturday’s City Council meeting, where the Council will consider the proposed Term Sheet for the Base Reuse Project at the former Concord Naval Weapons Station, has a new location: the Concord City Council Chamber located at 1950 Parkside D...

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Posted on: December 20, 2022

Developer Breaks Ground at Affordable Housing Site

Several people hold shovels at groundbreaking ceremony

To commemorate the groundbreaking of the Rick Judd Commons Development, previously known as the Galindo Terrace, members of City Council gathered with partners and sponsors from Resources for Community Development (RCD), Contra Costa County, State Departm...

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Posted on: December 15, 2022

Applications Open for Homeless Strategic Plan Working Group

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At its Dec. 13 meeting, the Concord City Council approved the formation of a Working Group for the Homeless Strategic Plan. The Working Group will assist the City as it begins developing its Homeless Strategic Plan in 2023. Applications for this recruitme...

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Posted on: December 9, 2022

Winter/Spring Activity Guide is Here

Winter/Spring 2023 Guide Cover

The Winter/Spring 2023 City News and Activity Guide is now available! In the City News section, you can catch up on the latest news and developments in the community. These articles discuss Concord’s homeless strategic plan, the Base Reuse project and gen...

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Posted on: December 7, 2022

Hoffmeister Selected as Concord's Mayor

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At the Dec. 6 Concord City Council meeting, outgoing Mayor Dominic Aliano turned over the gavel to Vice Mayor Laura Hoffmeister after she was selected by fellow councilmembers as the City’s mayor for 2023. 

Councilmember Edi Birsan was selected to...

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Posted on: December 7, 2022

ARPA Recommendations Meeting Postponed

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Due to a family emergency, the ARPA Ad Hoc Committee has postponed making its nonprofit award recommendations. The item, which had been scheduled for the Dec. 13 Council meeting, will be rescheduled to a future Council meeting, anticipated to occur in Jan...

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Posted on: December 12, 2022

Council to Consider Working Group for Strategic Plan

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On Dec. 13, the Concord City Council will consider the formation of a Working Group that will assist the City as it begins developing its Homeless Strategic Plan in 2023. Concord's Housing and Economic Development (HED) Committee is recommending ...

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Posted on: December 5, 2022

California Recycling Law Requires Annual Route Reviews

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California law SB 1383 requires local jurisdictions to monitor contamination and proper sorting of waste by performing annual route audits. Beginning this week, an inspector from Mt. Diablo Resource Recovery (MDRR) may be in your neighborhood performing &...

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Posted on: November 17, 2022

Council to Consider Term Sheet for Base Reuse Project

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UPDATED Nov. 30, 2022: The Term Sheet and accompanying staff report are now available for public review.

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Developer Concord First Partners and Local Reuse Authority (LRA) staff are scheduled to host two community meetings in December to dis...

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Posted on: November 22, 2022

Housing & Economic Development Committee Meeting Nov. 29

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UPDATE: The item regarding consideration of affordable housing funding to Eden Housing has been delayed due to staff illness. The amended agenda, which was posted on Nov. 28, can be found here: https://cityofconcord.org/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Agenda/_11292...

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Posted on: November 21, 2022

Statement on Nov. 16 Construction Fire

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Statement from City Manager Valerie Barone regarding the Nov. 16, 2022 Construction Fire

On Nov. 16, 2022 at about 10:30 a.m., a construction crew contracted by the City of Concord to conduct repaving work on Grant and East streets hit a 4-inch gas line ca...

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Posted on: November 8, 2022

Help Identify Projects to Reduce Hazard Damage

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Concord is in the process of updating its local hazard mitigation plan to reduce loss of life and property by minimizing the impact of disasters. 

Help us identify projects that can reduce damage from future hazards by taking our quick survey. It ...

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Posted on: November 7, 2022

Secure Boxes Accepting Ballots Until 8 p.m. on Nov. 8

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California's General Election is on Tuesday, Nov. 8. To make voting convenient for all residents, Contra Costa County has 37 secure ballot boxes open throughout the county, including two locations in Concord. Be sure to drop off your ballot before 8 p.m. ...

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Posted on: October 27, 2022

City Ordinance Aims to Reduce Plastic Waste

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During their Oct. 25 meeting, the Concord City Council voted to introduce an ordinance requiring retail food operations to only offer disposable foodware accessories (utensils & condiments) upon customer request, in compliance with the state law AB 12...

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Posted on: October 17, 2022

Small Business Reimbursement Grant Announced

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The City of Concord, in partnership with the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce, is launching a $2 million grant program to help small businesses continue their recovery from the economic strain caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Utilizing $2 million of the...

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Posted on: October 6, 2022

Working Group to Help with Homeless Strategic Plan

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On Thursday, October 13, the Council Committee on Housing and Economic Development (HED) will be discussing the formation of a working group to assist with the creation and oversight of the City’s Homeless Strategic Plan.

A resident survey conduc...

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Posted on: September 30, 2022

Concord Launches $7 Million Nonprofit Grant Program

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The City of Concord has launched a $7 million grant program for the purpose of partnering with local nonprofit organizations to help the community recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. The grant application period opened on Sept. 30 and will run through Oct...

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Posted on: September 23, 2022

Council to Consider Federal Funding Allocations

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At its next regular meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 27, the Concord City Council will consider how to allocate $19 million in federal funding from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).  

In April, the Council received a full report detailing the results ...

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Posted on: September 13, 2022

Cities, County Win Award for Behavioral Health Program

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At its statewide conference last week, the League of California Cities announced the winners of the prestigious Helen Putnam Award for Excellence in 2022. The award is given annually in 12 categories, with the partnership among all 19 cities and towns in ...

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Posted on: September 9, 2022

New Omicron Booster Shots Available

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Contra Costa Health (CCH) has begun offering the new Omicron booster shots at its COVID vaccination sites.

Vaccinated people ages 12+ are eligible to receive Pfizer’s new Omicron booster and adults ages 18+ can get Moderna’s Omicron booster. These recently...

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Posted on: August 31, 2022

UPDATED: Concord Offers Cooling Center

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***UPDATED Sept. 6, 2022*** This article has been updated to reflect the cooling center times and locations for Sept. 7-9. 

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As the California heat wave continues, the City of Concord will continue to offer a place for people to c...

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Posted on: September 1, 2022

UPDATED: Open Spaces Closed Through Sept. 8

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UPDATED: The open space areas will remain closed through Thursday, Sept. 8

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Contra Costa County is under an excessive heat warning as temperatures are expected to exceed 100 degrees over the Labor Day weekend and beyond, creating dangerous conditio...

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Posted on: July 27, 2022

Annual Progress Reports on Local Hazard Mitigation Plan

Neighborhood Flood

Since 2007, the City of Concord has participated in the Community Rating System (CRS), which is part of the National Flood Insurance Program, regulated under the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). By participating in the CRS, Concord is designate...

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Posted on: August 23, 2022

City Hosts Emergency Preparedness Fair Sept. 1

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Are you prepared for an earthquake or other natural disaster? Join us on Thursday, September 1 for Concord's Emergency Preparedness Fair, and pick up useful information and free giveaways from local emergency service organizations.

The fair will b...

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Posted on: September 6, 2022

Sept. 8 Music & Market Cancelled

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Due to the ongoing heat wave and high temperatures that are expected to last well into the evening for the next several days, the Music & Market event scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 8 has been cancelled. This decision was made in an effort to protect t...

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Posted on: June 24, 2022

Community Rating System Reduces Flood Insurance Cost

Neighborhood Flood

For owners or properties in a flood zone, the cost of flood insurance premiums can be staggering, so what can the City of Concord do to help?

Since 2007, the City has participated in the Community Rating System (CRS), which is a part of the National Flood ...

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Posted on: June 21, 2022

100+ Temps Expected on First Day of Summer

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Today is going to be a scorcher, with temperatures up to 106 degrees in Concord! Be sure to stay hydrated and cool! 

Remember: 

?? Drink water all day -- don't wait until you are thirsty

?? Limit physical activity

?? Keep shades drawn and bl...

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Posted on: June 20, 2022

Special Meeting Focuses on Housing Element

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Concord has released its draft Housing Element Update (HEU) for a 30-day public review period, and the overview was presented to the City Council on June 14. Council will convene a special meeting on Tuesday, June 21 to hear public comment on the draft do...

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Posted on: June 16, 2022

Anti-Harassment Ordinance Introduced

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**Article corrected: Final adoption of this ordinance is scheduled for June 28, 2022**

In a continued effort to protect Concord tenants, the City Council unanimously introduced a  Residential Tenant Anti-Harassment ordinance at their June 14 meeti...

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Posted on: March 14, 2022

City Seeks Input on Future Housing Needs

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The City of Concord is in the process of updating its Housing Element, a State-mandated plan for addressing the City’s anticipated housing needs from 2023 through 2031. The City is hosting its second installment of town hall meetings, one in-per...

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Posted on: February 19, 2022

Feb. 23 Meeting Highlights Federal Funding

federal stimulus check with words "investing in our community"

The City of Concord is seeking community input for how the City can best utilize $19 million of one-time federal recovery funding.

The federal government is providing stimulus money to help communities recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Cit...

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Posted on: February 16, 2022

Concord Launches Zonehaven for Emergencies

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The Concord Police Department has partnered with the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District to launch Zonehaven, a platform that allows residents to view real-time evacuation information, including evacuation routes, shelters, and resource centers i...

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Posted on: February 9, 2022

Draft Plans Updated, Redistricting Continues

Concord Council Districts Map 2021

The City of Concord will continue its redistricting process at a public hearing on Tuesday, March 1, 2022 at 7 p.m., when the City Council will review draft plans (maps), which are available for review on the City's Redistricting web page.

During ...

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Posted on: February 7, 2022

City Seeks Applicants for Design Review Board

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At its Feb. 1, 2022 meeting, the Concord City Council announced an opening on Concord's Design Review Board, and the City is now seeking a design professional to fill an unscheduled vacancy for a term ending Feb. 28, 2025. 

The Design Review Board...

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Posted on: February 4, 2022

Updated: Housing Element Planning Continues

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UPDATED (Feb. 14, 2022)

Concord's 2023-2031 Housing Element Update is moving into the next phase, with a meeting on Monday, Feb. 28 with the City's Housing & Economic Development (HED) Committee, the Council subcommittee acti...
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Posted on: January 31, 2022

City Seeks Community Health Fund Board Member

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At its Jan. 25 meeting, the Concord City Council sitting as the Concord/Pleasant Hill Health Care District announced a recruitment for an opening on the John Muir Community Health Fund Board (CHF). The City is seeking a representative to the Board for the...

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Posted on: January 27, 2022

Concord Continues Redistricting Process

Concord Council Districts Map 2021

The City of Concord will continue its redistricting process at a public hearing on Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022 at 7 p.m., when the City Council will review draft plans (maps), which are available for review on the City's Redistricting web page.

During t...

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Posted on: January 24, 2022

Organics Recycling Law Takes Effect

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Mt. Diablo Resource Recovery (MDRR) and the City of Concord continue to partner on the implementation of Senate Bill 1383, Short-lived climate pollutants. SB 1383 went into effect on January 1, 2022, and makes it mandatory for every city in California to ...

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Posted on: December 29, 2021

Concord Continues Redistricting Process

Concord Council Districts Map 2021

The City of Concord will continue its redistricting process at a public hearing on Monday, Jan. 10, 2022 at 7 p.m., when the City Council will receive an update about how the process is going, receive public input, and provide initial direction to the dem...

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Posted on: December 7, 2021

Aliano Selected as Concord's New Mayor

Mayor Dominic Aliano and Vice Mayor Laura Hoffmeister

At the Dec. 7 Concord City Council meeting, outgoing Mayor Tim McGallian turned over the gavel to Vice Mayor Dominic Aliano after he was selected by fellow councilmembers as the City’s mayor for 2022. Councilmember Laura Hoffmeister was selected to serve ...

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Posted on: November 22, 2021

Shop Concord Launches Local Gift Card Initiative for the Holidays

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The City of Concord and the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce are relaunching the highly successful Shop Concord program to support the city’s small businesses by encouraging residents to shop locally this holiday season. The Shop Concord program will s...

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Posted on: October 29, 2021

City Kicks Off Redistricting Process

Concord Council Districts Map 2021

**ARTICLE UPDATED WITH LINKS TO NOV. 15 AND NOV. 17 WORKSHOPS**

The City of Concord will officially kick off its redistricting process at a public hearing on Tuesday, Nov. 2 at 7 p.m., when the City Council will receive a presentation about how the process...

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Posted on: October 27, 2021

Apply Now to Serve on Local Committee

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At its October 26 meeting, the Concord City Council announced two openings on Concord's Measure V Oversight Committee and one opening for the City’s representative to the Central Contra Costa Transit Authority Advisory Committee (CCCTA)...

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Posted on: October 27, 2021

Council Selects Master Developer for Base Reuse Project

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The Concord City Council sitting as the Local Reuse Authority  approved the Exclusive Negotiating Agreement with Concord First Partners, LLC, making them the new master developer for Concord’s Base Reuse Project.  

In a unanimous vote jus...

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Posted on: October 25, 2021

Committee Meeting to Discuss County Redistricting

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The Policy Development & Internal Operations (PD&IO) committee of the Concord City Council will hold a special meeting on Monday, Oct. 25 at 12 p.m. to discuss Contra Costa County’s redistricting efforts, which includes ...

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Posted on: September 28, 2021

Help Plan Concord's Housing Future

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The City of Concord invites residents to join the first community meetings about its Housing Element Update, a plan for addressing the City’s housing needs from 2023 through 2031.

Participants will learn more about this process and how they can h...

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Posted on: September 23, 2021

County Requires Vaccination or Negative Test

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On Sept. 14, Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) announced a new temporary health order designed to protect residents from the highly infectious delta variant strain of COVID-19.

"To save lives, prevent hospitals from becoming overwhelmed and keep sch...

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Posted on: October 21, 2021

Council to Consider Base Reuse Agreement

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At its meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 26, the Concord City Council/Local Reuse Authority will consider the Concord First Partners, LLC exclusive negotiating agreement (ENA) for the base reuse project at the former Concord Naval Weapons Station. 

The sta...

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Posted on: August 2, 2021

Face Coverings Required in Indoor Public Places

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In an effort to slow the spread of the latest COVID surge and the highly contagious Delta variant, eight Bay Area health officers issued new health orders requiring all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, to wear face coverings when indoors in ...

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Posted on: August 18, 2021

Permanent Ballot Box at City Hall

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The City of Concord’s official ballot box is open now for the current California Gubernatorial Recall Election. Our permanent ballot box is at Concord City Hall, located in the parking lot of Civic Center – 1950 Parkside Drive. The City will not be accept...

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Posted on: July 20, 2021

National Night Out is on August 3

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Celebrate National Night Out with the Concord Library on Tuesday, August 3 from 6 to 8 p.m. National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, bett...
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Posted on: July 16, 2021

Take Our Survey: Pine Hollow Rd/Alberta Way Improvements

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We need your input to shape the future of Pine Hollow Road/Alberta Way!

You are invited to participate in a brief 5-10 minute survey to record your thoughts on how Pine Hollow Road/Alberta Way can be improved for those who live, work, travel and go to scho...

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Posted on: July 14, 2021

UPDATED: Meeting on Homelessness - July 28

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UPDATED JULY 19, 2021 --- 

In light of the County health department's new recommendations urging extra precaution for indoor activities, the City has decided to hold this July 28 HED meeting via Zoom only.

Members of the Concord c...

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Posted on: July 13, 2021

City Facilities Reopened to Public

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With more than 60 percent of Concord residents fully vaccinated, City facilities including the main Civic Center Campus, the Concord Senior Center, Centre Concord, the Concord Police Department and the Public Works office, were able to reopen in early Jul...

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Posted on: July 9, 2021

Fireworks Reporting App Reduces Calls to 911

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The City of Concord’s Police Department deployed a successful new strategy this summer to help decrease fireworks-related calls to 911, improve response times to community reports of illegal fireworks use, and deter fireworks usage overall. &...

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Posted on: July 7, 2021

Justin Ezell Named Assistant City Manager

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Concord’s Public Works Director Justin Ezell has been named the new Assistant City Manager for the City of Concord, the largest city in Contra Costa County. In his new role, Ezell will assist City Manager Valerie Barone in leading the organization as a wh...

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Posted on: July 8, 2021

Closures on Northbound SR-242

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Caltrans will be performing major road work on northbound state route 242 through Concord on the weekends of July 9-12 and July 16-19. The work will require full and partial highway closures for several days at a time.
Northbound SR-242 is scheduled to be ...
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Posted on: June 30, 2021

Shop Concord Relaunches Gift Card Program

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The City of Concord and the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce are relaunching the highly successful Shop Concord program to support the City’s small businesses by encouraging residents to shop locally over July 4th weekend and throughout this summer sea...

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Posted on: June 16, 2021

Concord to Kick Off Housing Element 2023-2030 Update

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The City of Concord is kicking off the update to its Housing Element for years 2023-2030 with an overview of this state-mandated process being presented to the City Council on June 22.  

The Housing Element is the document that analyzes a...

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Posted on: June 16, 2021

Concord Spray Park Reopens

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Beat the heat with a splash of fun. Concord's popular spray park has reopened. Summer hours are 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. daily.  

The Meadow Homes Spray Park is located at 1351 Detroit Avenue, which is at the northwest corner of Sunshine Drive a...

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Posted on: June 15, 2021

UPDATED: Cooling Center Open June 18

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UPDATED June 17, 2021 at 5:34 p.m. 

The heat wave will continue on Friday, so the City will again open its Senior Center (2727 Parkside Cir.) as a cooling center on June 18 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. 
Please take precautions to stay hydrated an...
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Posted on: June 9, 2021

Concert Tickets at the Pavilion are on Sale Now!

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Get ready to rock out! Concerts are headed to Concord this summer! The Concord Pavilion has several tickets available for purchase. Including:

  • Spirit West Coast 2021 with Chris Tomlin, Phil Wickham, Danny Gokey and more on July 18
  • King Cri...
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Posted on: June 4, 2021

Budget Public Hearing Scheduled for June 8

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At its regularly scheduled June 8 Council meeting, the Concord City Council will host a budget public hearing and receive a report about the proposed FYs 2021-22 and 2022-23 biennial budget.

Members of the public are invited to participate via Zoom. The fu...

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Posted on: January 25, 2021

Stay-Home Order Lifted, Purple Tier Resumes

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The California Department of Public Health lifted the regional stay-at-home order, effective Jan. 25, and resumed using the color-coded tier system, placing Contra Costa back in the purple tier. 

As a result, Contra Costa Health Services announced...

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Posted on: January 23, 2021

Prepare for Winter Storm

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A wet winter storm is on the way to the Bay Area, with rain expected on eight out of the next 10 days, beginning on January 24. 

If you need sandbags, please stop by our Public Works Corp Yard located at 1455 Gasoline Alley. The do-it-yourself bag...

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Posted on: August 21, 2020

Tools to Keep You Informed

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The City of Concord is committed to keeping its residents, businesses and visitors safe and informed, especially when it comes to communicating about emergencies.

The City has a number of communications vehicles through which City staff and the Concord Pol...

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Posted on: April 10, 2020

Concord Urges Residents to Use Parks Responsibly

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As springtime temperatures begin to rise and people are eager to get outside and enjoy the sunshine, Concord officials are reminding residents to follow local health orders requiring social distancing of at least six feet.

All City parks remain closed for ...

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Posted on: April 2, 2020

Details about Eviction Moratorium

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The Concord City Council on March 25 took an important step to protect residential and commercial tenants who may experience economic hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Council voted unanimously to adopt an urgency ordinance imposing a temp...

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Posted on: April 2, 2020

Chief Swanger Retires

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After a 36-year career in law enforcement and nine years as Chief of Police for the City of Concord, Chief Guy Swanger officially retired on April 2, 2020. His colleagues and the community bid him farewell as he begins the next chapter of his life, which ...

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Posted on: March 31, 2020

Stay Home Order Extended to May 3

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Health officials in Contra Costa County and six other Bay Area communities have officially extended the current stay-at-home order through May 3, 2020 in an effort to  preserve critical hospital capacity across the region.

The previous order was s...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

Resources for Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

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The City of Concord understands that the COVID-19 shelter-in-place order may present financial challenges for local businesses. To help mitigate these challenges, the City has created the COVID-19 Business Resources page, which highlights a variety of res...

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Posted on: September 12, 2019

Text-to-911 Available Sept. 16

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Beginning on September 16, the Concord Police Department’s emergency dispatchers will be able to receive text messages on 911. Callers who are unable to make a traditional voice call can now use their cell phone to send emergency text messages to 911, whi...

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Posted on: November 7, 2019

City Recruiting Candidates for Measure Q Oversight Committee

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At its November 5 meeting, the Concord City Council announced the recruitment of three positions on the City’s Measure Q Oversight Committee to serve four-year terms ending December 31, 2023. The deadline for applications is Friday, January 3, 2020, at 5:...

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Posted on: October 29, 2019

Veterans Day Ceremony and 7th Annual Softball Tournament

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This Veterans Day, Monday, November 11, the County Veterans Services Office, in partnership with the City of Concord, will be hosting its 7th Annual Veterans Day Invitational Softball Tournament at Willow Pass Park (2748 E. Olivera Road at Salvio Street)....

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Posted on: September 17, 2019

Community Meetings Announced

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Concord residents and members of the business community are invited to participate in one of three scheduled Community Conversations to learn about what the City has done to address its immediate budget challenges and what can be done to maintain the loca...

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