Responses for Economic Development

1: Within your community, is there an adequate range of employment opportunities? If not, what employment opportunities are missing?
name comments tags date
Heather from Pacheco
09/16/2019
Anonymous no community selected No. Modern jobs re: renewable energy should be more abundant considering the wind here. More hospitality jobs would be available if CCC did more to attract tourism and more recreational opportunities in the Delta.
Oakley) Unincorporated CCC (mailing address 09/19/2019
Marianne Callahan from Contra Costa Centre I would like to see our county invest in infrastructure that would bring clean transportation and energy.
09/21/2019
Anonymous from Contra Costa Centre Yes
09/21/2019
Anonymous from Parkmead Our neighborhood is heavily zoned into offices, shops, housing - a mix up would be better to reduce commuting
10/30/2019
Anonymous from Pacheco This is the wrong question to ask. Desk-bound bureaucrats choosing McDonalds vs a barber shop. Ask, rather: What do we need as a community. WE NEED MORE TREES. Let us grow an economy around planting trees.
11/15/2019
Anonymous from Other No. There are not enough jobs in East County with sustainable wages ) $15+/ hr that don't require very specialized training/degrees/certification. We need light manufacturing and other industry where we can utilize the workforce already existing in our community and also provide short term training to residents so they are able to take advantage of these opportunities when they arise.
03/10/2020
E, Wander from Rodeo Not that I know of.
02/11/2020
Wendy Avelino-Merchant from Other Ours is a small communty where our members either work from home, are self-employeed, are retired, work at the school, or travel to work. This is how our community has been and chooses to remain.
Canyon CA 94516 Canyon Community 11/18/2020
2: As the County attempts to revitalize older industrial areas, what types of businesses should the County aim to attract? Are there types that should be discouraged?
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Heather from Pacheco We need to preserve our industrial areas and not turn them into housing, our highways and byways are to crowded as it is.
09/16/2019
Anonymous no community selected Tech and renewable energy should be engaged. Also, some tourism for water sports and other recreation. We don't need any more retail and we don't want industry that pollutes.
Oakley) Unincorporated CCC (mailing address 09/19/2019
Marianne Callahan from Contra Costa Centre I would like to see our county move away from fossil fuels and dirty polluting refineries completely and turn those sites into clean energy production, and green sectors.
09/21/2019
Anonymous from Contra Costa Centre Tech is good. Fossil fuels and chemicals should be discouraged.
09/21/2019
Anonymous from Parkmead New business, incubator labs for tech and other startups Work-live spaces, workshops and remote workspaces for telecommuters Small light industries and shops peppered around residential streets Discourage big and heavy industries Encourage office / high tech workers and small service industries (cleaners, bakers, garden farmers?)
10/30/2019
Anonymous from Pacheco
11/15/2019
Anonymous from Other Eco-friendly/green industries should be sought after, especially those who concentrate on creation of renewable energy sources. Light Manufacturing and small/medium companies who are paying high costs to operate out of the South Bay and SF areas should be approached regarding reduced cost of doing business and to encourage counter commute/reduce freeway congestion. We should discourage any industries with a large carbon footprint that will add to the pollution in our County and also industries that are so specialized they will be bringing over their own workforce which would negatively impact our neighborhoods and residents
03/10/2020
E, Wander from Rodeo Fast food, Used car lots.... should be discouraged. We have had some unique businesses here in the past- vintage clothing,an upholstery shop, a pet food store, a veterinarian, a dance studio , a race car tract for model cars? They took advantage of the interesting buildings on Parker. So any development should incorporate these existing buildings as much as possible. Hard to say what kind of business would be successful here,most likely something connected to good food.
02/11/2020
Wendy Avelino-Merchant from Other CCC needs to focus on the Green Industry as they aim to attract new businessess. Industries who are making little to no effort to comply with the environmental laws set up by Obama need to either change the way they do business or shut their doors. We are in an environmental crisis. All businessess need to convert to a green policy.
Canyon CA 94516 Canyon Community 11/18/2020
3: Are there particular areas in your community that need economic revitalization?
name comments tags date
Heather from Pacheco Pacheco Blvd
09/16/2019
Anonymous no community selected Antioch, Pittsburg and many little pockets of communities in Oakley and Knightsen
Oakley) Unincorporated CCC (mailing address 09/19/2019
Marianne Callahan from Contra Costa Centre Many of the areas along the bay which now have dirty fossil fuel industry and are poisoning the people, mostly communities of color, that live there.
09/21/2019
Anonymous from Contra Costa Centre We need to make it possible for small businesses to survive in areas where rents have soared. Formula retail is not the answer to building community.
09/21/2019
Anonymous from Parkmead Shops are closing, only large chain stores seem to survive
10/30/2019
Anonymous from Pacheco
11/15/2019
Anonymous from Other Yes!! The waterfront/downtown area and Sommersville area, (including East County Mall, Orchard Square and all strip malls in the vicinity) are in desperate need of economic revitalization.
03/10/2020
E, Wander from Rodeo The Rodeo Waterfront and Marina (in spite of the big refinery). The Rodeo Library needs to be funded to keep it current and available. The waterfront could be revitalized without disrupting the lives of current residents and businesses if you start with smaller projects that are business related-NOT condos or buildings that are more than two stories high.Do not encroach on the people who have made their homes in the waterfront area one of the best and most appealing parts of Rodeo!
02/11/2020
Wendy Avelino-Merchant from Other No.
Canyon CA 94516 Canyon Community 11/18/2020
4: Do the businesses in your community provide the services necessary to meet your daily needs? If not, what’s missing?
name comments tags date
Heather from Pacheco
09/16/2019
Anonymous no community selected Hard to find a good, independent restaurant that serves memorable food....entertainment and the arts are not very well represented.
Oakley) Unincorporated CCC (mailing address 09/19/2019
Marianne Callahan from Contra Costa Centre
09/21/2019
Anonymous from Contra Costa Centre Yarn, crafts (I miss Beverly's on Clayton Rd), bookstore (Berkshire doesn't count), healthy home-cooked meal services for busy families.
09/21/2019
Anonymous from Parkmead Lack of low income housing means lower paid workers cannot live locally
10/30/2019
Anonymous from Pacheco
11/15/2019
Anonymous from Other While many of the businesses in my East County community do provide the services needed they do not meet the needs of all residents in the community. Also, it is a challenge to patronize some of the businesses due to safety issues.
03/10/2020
E, Wander from Rodeo Yes and No, the hardware store definitely does and so does my car mechanic and the Safeway. 30 years ago ,Rodeo had a restaurant next to the marina and a drug store next to the Safeway.We had two grocery stores.Now we have one that is leaving. We need a good store like a Raley's or Lucky's or Hob Hill to come in and take over the Safeway property. Some kind of project that perhaps had some housing and other businesses too. No more discount foods and thrift stores.The thrift store is okay along with the bank,dental, sandwich shops ,dry cleaners ,restaurants and other services to balance what residents here need for their daily lives.The strip mall style along the main street is not the way to plan future building projects.Some of the trees have died ,been cut down, (at the Safeway) we need more trees and landscaping features with any new projects in Rodeo.
02/11/2020
Wendy Avelino-Merchant from Other We all try to help each other when necessary. We appreciate and enjoy our community as it is. The only thing missing today is the privacy we had yesterday. People do not respect No Trespassing, Private Road, Residents only signs. EBRPD is about to invade this area with visitors. What I see as missing is the supervision that EBRPD needs to keep their visitors from trespassing onto private land.
Canyon CA 94516 Canyon Community 11/18/2020