District l Supervisor John M. Gioia

What's New


Meet California poet laureate, Dana Gioia, no relation to Supervisor Gioia, at El Cerrito Library Thursday evening, April 20. Details here.

Contra Costa County Sheriff may back out of dispatching contract with City of El Cerrito over city's opposition to West County Jail expansion. East Bay Times story here

Senator Nancy Skinner urges Contra Costa Board of Supervisors to reconsider expansion of West County Detention Facility. Stores by NBC Bay Area and East Bay Express

Lots of ways to celebrate Earth Day, April 22, in West County, check here.

City of El Cerrito passes resolution opposing proposed expansion of West Contra Costa County Detention Facility, with Sup. Gioia supporting El Cerrito in remarks at council meeting.
East Bay Times story here

John T. Knox, legendary Contra Costa Assemblymember, dies at age 92. East Bay Times stories here here and here.  SFGate story here.

Supervisor Gioia supports state bill that would bar local law enforcement from holding people based on immigration status. SFGate article here.

Free CPR/AED trainings in community locations throughout West County. Get the details here.

Supervisor Gioia's poetry eases tensions at during Board hearing of contentious waste disposal issue. East Bay Times article

Supervisor Gioia, other lawmakers, challenge President Trump's proposal to defund federal refinery investigatory agency. KQED article here

Longtime El Sobrante leader and business owner Bill Oliver passes away at age 96

Supervisor Gioia calls for better background checks for employees to ensure safety of county children. East Bay Times article here.

Join Supervisor Gioia at the RYSE Youth Center's Annual 'Be a Kid' celebration and fundraiser on the evening of Friday, April 7. Info and tickets here.

Interested in government participation? Supervisor Gioia is looking for applicants for a variety of volunteer seats on County boards and commissions. Learn more here. 

Working with many others, Supervisor Gioia is proud of the accomplishments of 2016. Read the list. 

Supervisor Gioia helps AC Transit enlarge its fleet of hydrogen fuel cell electric buses. 

Public screening of powerful documentary "13th" features Supervisor Gioia and other leaders as guest speakers and panelists. 

Supervisor Gioia's Op-Ed in the East Bay Times, co-authored with Jane Fischberg and Claudia Jimenez, outlining opposition to the proposed West County Jail expansion. 

Supervisor Gioia and others honor Landrin Kelly, who channeled grief into community activism after the death of his son, prep football star Terrance Kelly.

San Francisco Chronicle Columnist Otis Taylor on County Sheriff's meeting with Attorney General Sessions. Column here.

The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1, with Supervisor Gioia dissenting, to expand the West County Detention Facility. Articles in the East Bay Times, Patch.com, and NBC Bay Area

San Francisco Chronicle column on the County Sheriff's work with U.S. Immigration Customs and Enforcement (ICE).

Interested in community service and justice? Applicants sought for the the Contra Costa Grand Jury. Learn more here.

Great video narrated by Supervisor Gioia describing the HERO program that provides Contra Costa homeowners assistance for clean energy upgrades. 
 
Increase in Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in West County following County's adoption of new building code requirements. 
 
Fear of deportations grow in Bay Area, but Supervisor Gioia and other leaders vow to support immigrant communities. East Bay Times article here. 

Welcome From John

Welcome to our District 1 website. I hope you find this site helpful for learning about our community, the projects we're working on, how we can serve you, and where to for my most recent bio.  Representing our proud and diverse community is a great privilege for me. I'm committed to make county government more effective and creative while maintaining critical services and protecting our role as the safety net for our most vulnerable residents. I've worked hard, alongside others, to fight for access to quality health care, environmental justice and better air quality, providing youth with supportive services and opportunities, and reducing poverty and violence. I always want to hear your ideas.


I grew up in West County and have been honored to serve on the Board of Supervisors since 1999.

District One includes the cities of Richmond, San Pablo, El Cerrito, part of Pinole, and the unincorporated communities of East Richmond Heights, El Sobrante, Kensington, Montalvin Manor, Tara Hills, North Richmond, and Rollingwood. (District Map and County's GIS mapping tool.)