Friday, September 30 2022

Virtual Gun Safety Forum

State Assemblywoman Rebecca Bauer-Kahan (D-Orinda) is set to host a virtual gun safety community forum this week, alongside Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Livermore) who is championing DaVonne Bogan and Shannon Watts.

“Every day in America, lives are cut short by senseless acts of gun violence,” Bauer-Kahan said in the event announcement. “Our children are growing up in a world where they regularly see mass shootings on the news and wonder if their school or community could be next. We must take action to create a world without gun violence.”

The virtual community forum is scheduled for this Wednesday (February 2) from 5-6 p.m. via Zoom. Meeting information will be sent on the day of the event to those who RSVP.

Questions can be sent to panelists in advance via email [email protected] with the subject “Gun Safety”.

County Lunar New Year and AAPI Celebration

The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors is set to host an inaugural Lunar New Year celebration this Tuesday, February 1, aimed at celebrating and highlighting the county’s Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) population.

“We want to recognize one of the most important celebrations for our Asian and Pacific Islander communities and reject monolithic stereotypes by showcasing the diversity of our Asian communities,” Board Chair Karen Mitchoff said. in the ad.

The virtual event is expected to feature speakers Susun Kim, executive director of the Contra Costa Family Justice Center, and Professor Kent Wong, director of the University of California, Los Angeles Labor Center – as well as music, dance and d other cultural highlights.

The festivities should be broadcast live here.

Municipal talks with Mayor Arnerich

Danville Mayor Newell Arnerich will host a discussion about opportunities to participate in the town’s recreational, arts and community services.

Topics on the agenda include the city’s seniors programs, the arts district and the upcoming recreational expo and open house.

The event will mark Arnerich’s second mayor as newly appointed mayor, continuing the tradition of monthly talks established by his predecessor Renee Morgan.

This month’s Town Talks are scheduled for 9 a.m. Friday (February 4) via Zoom. More information is available here.

San Ramon Open Space Advisory Board and Teen Council Seats

The City of San Ramon is seeking candidates for seats on its Teen Council and Open Spaces Advisory Committee.

The city is seeking to fill 16 regular positions and two alternate positions on the Teen Council, with applications open until 5 p.m. on February 16.

The council consists of 17 members who are appointed by the council and provide information and feedback to the city and relevant departments on city programming for teens, as well as advocacy on issues that are important to their peers and help plan adolescent-focused programs. city ​​activities.

Apps are open to high school students interested in leadership and peer advocacy. The application requires uploading a one-page CV, reference letter and student ID card.

The city is also seeking an alternate member for a two-year term on its Open Spaces Advisory Committee. Members of this committee are responsible for advising City Council on open space funding and preservation, soliciting community input, and developing and making recommendations for conservation based on a list of priority properties.

the application for the alternate seat on the Open Space Advisory Council shall be open until the position is filled.

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