US Representative Mark DeSaulnier, D-Concorde, has secured $8.1 million in an appropriation minibus (HR4502) for projects in Contra Costa County that passed in the US House of Representatives by a vote of 219 to 208. If signed into law, the funding will go to 10 different county projects that will address behavioral and mental health, support veterans, improve transportation access, increase Internet access for students and reduce fossil fuels. The county will help plan for the distant transition. HR 4502 has gone to the Senate for consideration.
Among the projects are the Pittsburgh Center Smart City Pilot, for which the City of Pittsburgh will receive $1,200,000 to implement smart city technologies with connected technologies such as adaptive street lights, connected traffic to the quarter-mile transportation grid around the Pittsburgh Center BART station. Signals and digital and static wayfinding signage.
The Contra Costa Transportation Authority will also receive $1,200,000 for the Concorde Smart Signal Project, which will upgrade traffic signals within the city of Concorde to smart signaling systems, help reduce congestion and emissions, prioritize transit and emergency vehicles, and Will protect vulnerable road users. Go here to see the full list of projects bayareane.ws/3jd0SA9 Online.
“Having served at the city, county and state levels of government, I know how impactful projects like these will be for our local community. With this money, we will help people in mental health distress, improve commute , help students better connect to the Internet, and much more. I am proud to have secured this much-needed funding and urge the Senate to pass it swiftly so that we can make an immediate and positive impact in Contra Costa “
— Office of US Representative DeSaulnier
$2.2 million from the state to help renovate the Rodriguez Center
Antioch City Manager Ron Bernal has given a very special thanks to State Sen. Steve Glazer, who recently received $2.2 million from the state budget that will go toward the renovation of the Nick Rodriguez Community Center and Senior Center. A community property since 1978, the facility is on Second and F Streets in Antioch’s historic Rivertown district.
The property has long been a meeting place for residents to celebrate special occasions, enjoy arts and culture, and participate in programming opportunities across the age spectrum. Bernal says that Antioch remains focused on its mission to invest in the support of its residents, young and old, and that Glazer’s leadership is deeply appreciated as the city progresses as it plans to ensure that Antioch’s youth and Have safe and accessible programs for seniors.
— Office of the city manager Bernal
DeSaulnier announces 2021 Congressional App Challenge
D-Concord’s US Representative Mark DeSaulnier has announced that it will launch the Seventh Annual Congressional App Challenge (CAC), an application (“App”) coding competition for high school students living or attending the 11th Congressional District of California. will host. Students are invited to create and submit their native software apps for smartphones, tablets, laptops or desktop computers on the platform of their choice.
“As programming skills and experience in STEM fields become increasingly important to prepare young people for a changing workforce, the Congressional App Challenge is a unique opportunity for students to hone these skills, harness their creativity, and showcase their talents. presents,” DeSoulier said. “I look forward to seeing the innovative apps this year’s participants develop.”
The competition is ongoing, and DeSaulnier’s office will accept submissions through Nov. Students can participate individually or in teams of up to four. Submissions should include a registration form, application, a demonstration video and exit questionnaire. To sign up and access these materials, go here bayareane.ws/3ePiqks Online.
The winners will be selected by a panel of local judges who work in the fields of academia, software and entrepreneurship and will be announced by DeSoulier in December. The winning 11th Congressional District app will be displayed at the U.S. Capitol and on the House of Representatives website along with winning apps from other congressional districts. For more information on the Congressional App Challenge, visit Congressionalappchallenge.us Online.
— Office of US Representative DeSaulnier
Job’s daughters invite girls and young women to join
Jobs Daughters International (JDI) is a youth organization for girls and women ages 10 to 20 who love their community and want to learn leadership and money management skills, public speaking, and lasting friendships. The Jedi Bethel (chapters) in Antioch holds two business meetings a month, fundraising and travels to an annual convention where girls shine in arts and crafts, sewing, variety shows, volleyball, music and memorabilia competitions.
With the help of adult leaders, girls plan fun activities, community service, fundraisers, help each other with memorization, and plan receptions. In 2020, Bethel members were very proud to celebrate 100 years of JDI. In 1920, Ethel T. Wade Mick of Omaha, Nebraska founded the JDI. Mick was fond of the biblical book of Job, which states of Job’s three daughters that “no women in the whole country were found to be as beautiful as Job’s daughters, and that their father inherited them among their brothers.” Gave.”
If you know a young woman who loves her community, wants to learn leadership skills and make a positive impact, contact Kim White at 925-864-4059 or [email protected] Find a Bethel Near You Online cajdi.org.
The Garden Club welcomes the public to sign up for meetings
The Walnut Creek Garden Club welcomes the public to come and join their meetings, which promise friendly members with a variety of interests:
- Creating and improving club members’ gardens with new plants and techniques;
- supporting garden education in local schools;
- supporting local environmental charities with community grants;
- Learning about the fun of arranging flowers;
- and volunteered to help with local gardens, fundraisers, and plant sales.
The club meets at Heather Farm’s Gardens at 9:30 a.m. on the second Monday of every month from September to June. Anyone interested in joining the club or finding out more can visit WalnutCreekGardenClub.org Online.
— Walnut Creek Garden Club
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