1: renewable energy jobs, wind, solar. environmentally sound building materials; hemp, etc. a complete ban on plastics and inventions for solutions of same. Filling all empty commercial buildings before anything else new goes up. Switch from fossil fuels to renewables as your first priority, or otherwise we're all toast. Public Banks. A must to break away from the dominance of wall street and fossil fuels.
2: Well, first you have to feel it. That all people are equal. You have to cooperate to get their cooperation. You actually have to learn what the communities need to be self-determining. That's what we all want, indigenous or not. To watch our communities become self reliant by being given education and jobs. Not by race, but by class. Identity politics aren't working very well.
3: The refineries have to go. shut them down, one by one, beginning with stopping the sale of Shell to PBF. immediate action required. and being part of a county-wide coalition to halt the dredging of our SF Bay.
4: see #3
1: Develop local employment hubs in the towns and near BART
2: House the homeless, support mentally ill, clean up drug use
3: Make the oil refineries pay taxes to cover their pollution of our county
4: Reduce dependence on commuting and car use. Build safe neighborhoods for walking and cycling
1: Contra Costa County does not have a thriving economy.
1: Money moves our economy. I would like to see the county participate in a Public (not Community) Bank.
2: Not sure.
3: Not sure.
4: Not sure.
1: Growing residential population
4: Parks and events
1: Our community will find smart ways to address booming population; building UP versus across. We'll be doing the best to protect as much green space as possible. Kids will continue to see the greens turn green during the rainy season, and then gold during the summer. The private sector will embrace placing campuses all across the bay area; as far east as Brentwood and Discovery Bay. These business partners will also enjoy the tax benefits of that encourage work-from-home roles in order to reduce traffic congestion and the pollution that driving causes.
2: Nowadays you find people of all socioeconomic groups and living in unison, the transit communities that built up are providing lower priced options that people are embracing. They do not mind the buildings, because they live near open spaces they can turn around and enjoy.
3: People are working closer to home OR at home. We have reduced cars by 50% and have seen a turn in where we used to be. Highways that used to be jam-packed are now manageable and the commute from East Contra Costa to Oakland went from 2 hours to 45 minutes. The NEW mass transit system has also aided in taking cars off the highway. The new routes that intertwine between communities have made it more feasible to hop on a train than it was in 2019.
4: We STOPPED urban sprawl. In 2019 we were at a tipping point where developers were pushing their project thru to make millions. While developers still exist the numbers have dwindled and their new focus of that sector is to build up and not out. Back in 2019 Blackhawk-Nunn wanted to cement over SP-2 in Brentwood and build 2,400 homes; that plan was rejected and that area is now owned by the regional park district. The community is invited to rent out planter boxes where they grow vegetables and educate future generations on the benefits of open spaces and the farming industry that we continue to protect.