What’s a County Supervisor?

Did you know that Contra Costa County has a $3.1 billion annual budget, 1 million residents, and over 9,000 County employees who make decisions that impact you and your family every day? A County Supervisor leads and sets policies to make sure that the right decisions are made so that your tax dollars are used to maximize your quality of life.Supervisor Andersen sends out a Monthly Newsletter

Please visit my County website to learn more about my County Supervisor office.  Each month I send out an E-Newsletter updating constituents about issues and events in District 2.  Past issues can be found here.  If you would like to receive my E-Newsletter, please  join my list.

The County’s City Council

Being a County Supervisor is much like being on a City Council for the entire County. For those who live in unincorporated areas such as Alamo, Saranap, or Canyon, the Supervisor actually is their elected representative. We have 5 elected supervisors from specific districts.

I am the County Supervisor for District 2, which includes the communities of: San Ramon, Danville, Alamo, Walnut Creek (part), Lafayette, Moraga, and Orinda. It also includes some of the smaller unincorporated areas of the County including Saranap, Parkmead and Canyon.

Making the Tough Decisions
Supervisors make land use decisions for unincorporated areas such as the Tassajara Valley. They set policies and allocate funds to many different services provided by the County including law enforcement, fire protection, jails, libraries, health and mental health services, social services, transportation, and transit.

They also appoint most County department heads, provide compensation for County officials and employees, award contracts for public works, and adopt an annual budget. County Supervisors are valuable assets to our cities; they sit on boards with City Council members and advocate for the cities in their district.

Experience Matters
As the District 2 Supervisor, I have extensive past experience that helps me be a successful leader for our county. Before being elected to the board, I was finishing my second term as Mayor of Danville, and entering my ninth year on the Town Council. I also served on the Morgan Hill City Council in the early 1990’s. I have served on over 50 boards and commissions for more than 20 years.

While serving Danville, I made fiscally responsible decisions to keep Danville out of debt. Danville has no unfunded pension liabilities and they keep over 40% of their operating budget in reserve. I worked hard to help Danville’s local businesses grow, ensure that their roads were in good repair, better their schools, keep the hilltops free from development, and protect the urban growth boundary.

I started out my legal career as a criminal prosecutor. I know how important it is to have safe communities and that’s why our County’s law enforcement leaders endorsed me when I ran in 2012. They knew that I would prioritize public safety to keep our County safe.

We are also addressing the unfunded pension liability in the County will continue to work to stop pension abuses. I’ve proven my fiscal responsibility as an elected official in Danville, and I am now doing the same for Contra Costa.

As your County Supervisor, I strive to maintain our exceptional quality of life. Despite my years in elected office, I do not consider myself a “politician,” but just another member of the community who helps out where she is needed.

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