John Gioia

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Contra Costa Supervisors Vote Down Their Own Proposal To Give Themselves A Raise

Contra Costa supervisors swallowed a bitter pill Tuesday in Martinez as they voted to rescind a salary increase that they had approved for themselves in late fall.

01/13/2015

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Contra Costa County’s Board Of Supervisors May Not Get 33 Percent Pay Raise After All

A 33-percent salary increase for the Contra Costa Board of Supervisors appears to be on its way out. As Board chair West County supervisor John Gioia assumed his new role in 2015.

01/06/2015

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Contra Costa Co. Voters OK San Pablo EMS Tax

San Pablo voters in Tuesday’s election have approved a measure to raise the city’s sales tax by a quarter of a cent to fund an emergency medical squad meant to pay for more emergency medical responders if the city’s only fire station closes.

06/04/2014

Doctors Medical Center, San Pablo

Doctors Medical Center San Pablo Faces Shutdown From Lack Of Funding

Doctors Medical Center San Pablo is facing closure this year if a solution isn’t found for a serious lack of state funding.

01/28/2014

CoCo County Creates Multi-Service Centers For Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault Victims

Victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in Contra Costa County are finding assistance to be more accessible and it’s only going to get better with new multi-service centers

11/04/2013

Doctors Medical Center in San Pablo. (CBS)

Hospital Officials Say Deficit Could Close San Pablo Hospital

Doctors Medical Center in San Pablo could close within the year if the financially troubled community hospital cannot close a $17 million deficit, officials said Tuesday.

02/26/2013

Smoke rises from the Richmond Chevron refinery fire (CBS)

Chevron’s Damaged Crude Oil Unit Undergoes Repairs, But Is It Enough?

The damaged crude oil unit that exploded in flames at Chevron’s Richmond refinery last August is now undergoing repairs, but the work is being done under close scrutiny.

11/12/2012

Smoke rises from the scene of a fire at the Chevron refinery in Richmond, August 6, 2012. (James P.)

Chevron Fire Could Lead To Changes In Contra Costa’s Industrial Safety Ordinance

The Industrial Safety Ordinance in Contra Costa County, which has been touted as the strongest in the country, may be in for some changes following the recent Chevron refinery fire in Richmond.

08/14/2012

A Chevron sign at a Bay Area gas station. (CBS)

Contra Costa County Wants State Supreme Court To Hear Refinery Tax Case

Contra Costa County stands to lose millions of dollars in future property tax revenue from oil refineries, and may even pay a hefty refund to Chevron, because of an appeal’s court’s decision governing how refineries compute the value of their equipment.

02/16/2012

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Contra Costa Saves Millions In Deal With Unions

County negotiators in Contra Costa have reached a last minute deal with a coalition of five employee unions that’s expected to save the county millions of dollars.

12/14/2011

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