County supervisor candidates set for Tassajara Valley forum

Barr, Burgis running to represent Blackhawk, Diablo on Board of Supervisors

The two candidates vying to succeed retiring Supervisor Mary Piepho on the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors are set to debate Tassajara Valley issues during a public forum Thursday evening.

Billed as a meet-and-greet town hall featuring election hopefuls Steve Barr and Diane Burgis, the event will be hosted by the Tassajara Valley Preservation Association at the Tassajara School House from 7-8:30 p.m.

Discussion topics will include the Tassajara Parks project and memorandum of understanding, development outside the urban limit line, school impacts, traffic, the Creekside Memorial proposal, endangered species and water supply in the Tassajara Valley, according to organizers.

Barr and Burgis are competing in a runoff election this November after finishing first and second, respectively, in a six-candidate primary election in June to represent Blackhawk, Diablo, Tassajara Valley and the rest of District 3 on the Board of Supervisors.

Burgis serves on the East Bay Regional Park District board and is a former Oakley City Council member. Barr is a Brentwood City Council member.

Both are running for a four-year term succeeding Piepho, who is retiring after 12 years on the county board. District 3 also includes communities such as Antioch, Brentwood, Oakley and Discovery Bay.

The Tassajara School House is located at 1650 Finley Road off Camino Tassajara in the Tassajara Valley. For more information on Thursday’s candidates town hall, visit the association website.

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Posted by Herman Glates
a resident of Danville
on Oct 5, 2016 at 9:52 am

Herman Glates is a registered user.

Does anyone know if either of these candidates support that massive Creekside Memorial Cemetery out in Tassajara valley?

If they do, then I want to vote against them.

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Posted by Burgis for Supervisor!
a resident of Danville
on Oct 7, 2016 at 8:00 am

I went to the forum. Diane Burgis will get my vote. She is the candidate that will be most likely to uphold the urban limit line and stop encroachments like the cemetery and the 125-home development now being reviewed by the County. Barr is clearly the developers' choice. While on Brentwood City Council he was kin favor of expanding Brentwood farther and farther beyond the urban limit line. Vote BURGIS!!!

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