Jail Expansion: Panel Discussion
Thursday, May 25, 2017
($26 members; $30 nonmembers)
Crow Canyon Country Club
711 Silver Lake Drive, Danville
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The San Ramon Valley Democratic Club welcomes community members who will present the advantages and disadvantages of the Contra Contra County jail expansion. Supervisors Candace Andersen, Diane Burgis, Karen Mitchoff and Federal Glover approved a contract proposal offered by Sheriff David Livingston for an expansion of the West County Jail in Richmond. The proposal is based on receiving $70 million from the state government contingent upon Contra Costa County supplying $20 million, and $5 million for each future year. Supervisor John Gioia was the only “No” vote against the jail expansion. Senator Nancy Skinner has asked the Supervisors to cancel the jail expansion. The question is whether the jail expansion is the best use of the county’s money.
Confirmed speakers are Contra Costa County Sheriff David Livingston; Supervisor Candace Andersen’s Field Representative Jill Ray; Antonio Medrano, District Director of the North Berkeley Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU; Duane Chapman, Director of Contra Costa County’s Mental Health Commission; Claudia Jimenez, Contra Costa County Racial Justice Coalition; Marilyn Lucey, Together We Will; and Moderator Anamarie Avila Farias. Invited speakers who are not yet confirmed are Ali Saidi, Public Defender at Contra Costa County, and Terry Kupers, Psychiatrist.
Please join us at 6:00 pm to talk about the latest political news or to just socialize and have fun.
Members & Invited Guests: $26
Non-members: $30 ($26 for dinner and $4 requested donation to help offset program costs)
Please email Brodie Hilp that you are coming by Thursday, May 18 (we need a ‘head count’ for the dinner). Thank you for your help.
RSVP: To make certain you have a dinner, please RSVP.
Please make checks payable to Brodie Hilp, to 130 Bridgeside Circle, Danville, CA 94506