Responses for Safety and Resiliency

1: Is your community prepared to deal with the impacts of a natural disaster, such as an earthquake or fire? If not, what could be improved?
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Anonymous from Knightsen For the most part, yes. I believe our community is prepared. What could be improved? Re-open the Fire Station in downtown Knightsen so that emergency service is closer to our neck of the woods and increase response times to the folks out here in East County.
05/27/2020
Tyler from Other Not really. There are no marked established evacuation sites. San Francisco has marked signs to evacuation sites.
Antioch 12/21/2019
Anonymous from Other provide disaster prep kits set up community meetings to discuss disaster prep in each city
Martinez 02/11/2020
Anonymous from Alamo No- Planned evacuation routes, instructions.
12/02/2019
Joe Queirolo from Contra Costa Centre I don't know. How would we know unlesd a disaster strikes? Silly question.
Concord 11/22/2019
Anonymous from Parkmead No. I am not aware of a community plan - and our split between County and City may cause confusion We are close to Walnut Creek so have lots of their city resources nearby The WC police seem to focus on glamorous stuff like bomb disposal and SWAT teams rather than more useful day to day citizen help
10/30/2019
Sue Guest from Countywide Nope. People do not have that much foresight.
10/17/2019
Bruce Ohlson from Other Dream on. My community is as ready for a wild fire as Paradise was or as Santa Rosa was. In a sentence, we are not prepared. My community is as prepared for a major earthquake as San Francisco was in 1906. In two words, NOT PREPARED. Encourage (force) owners of pre-2002 building code homes to bring them up to current seismic codes. Maybe give a tax break. Maybe provide some financial help for homeowners of older homes. A concern is how to avoid having PG&E shut off the power during high wind and low humidity conditions. Force PG&E to catch up on maintenance of its above-ground electrical lines. Change the incentive from increasing share-holder value to running a safe electrical distribution system.
10/03/2019
Anonymous from North Richmond
10/02/2019
Anonymous from Contra Costa Centre Probably.
09/21/2019
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09/19/2019
Anonymous from Other Absolutely not. Live in a flood plain and no one has any idea what to do if the levee broke. Our reclamation district has never communicated about it and there are no signs of anyone even thinking about it.
Unincorporated CCC (mailing address Oakley) 09/19/2019
Derene Hinchliff from Alamo More community education of appropriate escape/evacuation routes.
09/19/2019
2: Is your community adequately served by emergency services such as fire protection, law enforcement, and ambulances?
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Anonymous from Knightsen Not really. There ARE emergency services available, but response times are longer than would be preferred and the sheriff's office is understaffed and overworked. (those guys are great - they are really trying to make a difference and really care for the people in their jurisdiction.)
05/27/2020
Tyler from Other Adequate, yes, though more law enforcement would be great. The City of Antioch has hired new police officers and is hiring more, so I applaud the Antioch City Council for hiring more law enforcement.
Antioch 12/21/2019
Anonymous from Other yes
Martinez 02/11/2020
Anonymous from Alamo Yes
12/02/2019
Joe Queirolo from Contra Costa Centre Not sure what that means. Are there fires that can't be fought? Criminals that can't be caught? People who need ambulances but can't get one? How would we know? Another silly question.
Concord 11/22/2019
Anonymous from Parkmead Yes, but we are split between County Sheriffs and WC Police. I think they should all be equal state wide services regardless of location
10/30/2019
Sue Guest from Countywide Nope.
10/17/2019
Bruce Ohlson from Other There are eight fire stations within a 10 mile radius of my home. If my home is the ninth home that catches fire (for whatever reason), I will be singularly out of luck.
10/03/2019
Anonymous from North Richmond
10/02/2019
Anonymous from Contra Costa Centre I think so.
09/21/2019
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09/19/2019
Anonymous from Other Far from it. Every area of CCC gets more money per capita from the country than we do. Our response times are off the chart and we have closed many fire stations in the past few years. It is a crime how the money is distributed to the different parts of CCC, It is also a crime that most do not vote for more money being spent by homeowners. I understand peoples' anger, but we need to do something.
Unincorporated CCC (mailing address Oakley) 09/19/2019
Derene Hinchliff from Alamo For day to day, yes. During a large disaster, I'm not sure where reinforcements will come from.
09/19/2019
3: What is your greatest concern about how climate change might impact your community?
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Anonymous from Knightsen Lack of Resilience due to lack of availability of emergency services provided by East Contra Costa County Fire Proitection District. (according to Envision Contra Costa 2040, "Resilience is defined as the ability of a community to prepare for, respond to, and recover from disruptions created or caused by climate change. State law requires that the Contra Costa General Plan address climate change adaptation and resilience")
05/27/2020
Tyler from Other Wildfires. We have seen Paradise, we have seen the North Bay fires. Just outside of the urban limit line, there are acres upon acres of wild grass that turns extremely dry during the summer and becomes a serious wildfire risk.
Antioch 12/21/2019
Anonymous from Other wildfires, health risks - increased cancer risk, droughts
Martinez 02/11/2020
Anonymous from Alamo Fires
12/02/2019
Joe Queirolo from Contra Costa Centre It will be ignored in favor of economic development until the effects are so drastic that people will suffer.
Concord 11/22/2019
Anonymous from Parkmead More wild fires More floods
10/30/2019
Sue Guest from Countywide That is will be way too hot to live here.
10/17/2019
Bruce Ohlson from Other My greatest concern with climate change is that the ability of the earth to support human life will be so compromised by the pollution that we (humans) are putting into the environment that there will be a significant die-off of humans. Whatever we do, do NOT spent tax money on raising any public infrastructure that is threatened by sea level rise. It is a losing battle. Let the floods come. The ocean will end up at whatever level it ends up at, and we cannot stop it.
10/03/2019
Anonymous from North Richmond
10/02/2019
Anonymous from Contra Costa Centre Heat, fires and and drought. Fires and poor air quality.
09/21/2019
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09/19/2019
Anonymous from Other Floods.
Unincorporated CCC (mailing address Oakley) 09/19/2019
Derene Hinchliff from Alamo Increased fire hazard
09/19/2019
4: What are the most important actions the County should take to reduce greenhouse gas emissions?
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Anonymous from Knightsen Encourage industry/corporations/business to be located WHERE THE PEOPLE ARE! Most of Contra Costa County are bedroom communities. Bring the work to the workers NOT the other way around. Also, Bart stations would be used a lot more if people could find parking. New stations are built and there is inadequate parking from Day One. No one wants to ride a dirty bus to a dirty station and get on a dirty train and then get off at a another dirty station that smells like a porta-potty in July.
05/27/2020
Tyler from Other GET CARS OFF THE ROAD! They are currently one of the biggest if not the biggest contributors to greenhouse emissions in the Bay Area and in the County. Encourage alternative public transport forms such as biking by building protected bike lanes on major roads, especially leading towards public transport (BART) stations. I currently feel extremely unsafe biking right next to 1000 pounds of metal hurling at 45 miles per hour. Make public transport more appealing. Public campaigns encouraging public transport. Consolidate transit companies. There is no reason to have 27 transit providers in the Bay Area. Consolidating would decrease management costs and increase profitability for those companies because people will start to see buses as more of a longer distance operation rather than just local citywide routes
Antioch 12/21/2019
Anonymous from Other make working from home a norm, or modified work schedules so that people are on the roads less make electric cars more affordable, accessible
Martinez 02/11/2020
Anonymous from Alamo Improve public transport
12/02/2019
Joe Queirolo from Contra Costa Centre Since most emissions come from transportation, implementing public transit while reducing automobile travel would be a good place to start.
Concord 11/22/2019
Anonymous from Parkmead Actively encorage or force people to stop using cars and use public transport or cycling
10/30/2019
Sue Guest from Countywide Promote local work that one can walk or bike to.
10/17/2019
Bruce Ohlson from Other Make it more expensive and less convenient to drive a car. Do this by stopping building new traffic lanes. Stop building new houses by making it more difficult to obtain the entitlements to build houses. Raise taxes any industry that pollutes the air or land or water. I have to breathe the air, drink the water, and put up with the pollution of the land.
10/03/2019
Anonymous from North Richmond Get the oil companies to invest in renewable energy
10/02/2019
Anonymous from Contra Costa Centre Spare the air day education. Increase public transit options.
09/21/2019
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09/19/2019
Anonymous from Other Make public transportation easier to use (like parking lots at BART so you can take it and buses that run on time, etc). Also raise the fines for people and businesses that pollute.
Unincorporated CCC (mailing address Oakley) 09/19/2019
Derene Hinchliff from Alamo Have a more robust tree protection plan, protecting all trees, both native and non-native. Trees are the most efficient mechanism for cooking and carbon absorption. The tree canopy, both residential and commercial must be protected and enhanced for future generations to thrive) survive!
09/19/2019