John Gioia

Contra Costa Supervisors Vote Down Their Own Proposal To Give Themselves A RaiseContra 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.
Contra Costa County’s Board Of Supervisors May Not Get 33 Percent Pay Raise After AllA 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.
Contra Costa Co. Voters OK San Pablo EMS TaxSan 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.
Doctors Medical Center San Pablo Faces Shutdown From Lack Of FundingDoctors Medical Center San Pablo is facing closure this year if a solution isn’t found for a serious lack of state funding.
CoCo County Creates Multi-Service Centers For Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault VictimsVictims 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
Hospital Officials Say Deficit Could Close San Pablo HospitalDoctors 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.
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.
Chevron Fire Could Lead To Changes In Contra Costa’s Industrial Safety OrdinanceThe 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.
Contra Costa County Wants State Supreme Court To Hear Refinery Tax CaseContra 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.
Contra Costa Saves Millions In Deal With UnionsCounty 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.
Contra Costa County Threatens To Impose Contract On Managers UnionContra Costa County supervisors on Tuesday gave the union representing its management staff one more week to concede to $3 million in cuts, threatening to impose a contract if no compromise was reached by Aug. 16.
Execs At Contra Costa Pension Board Seek RaisesThree top executives who oversee the Contra Costa County retirement system have asked for raises of four to six percent.
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