Board of Supervisors
BOB ELLIOTT - District 5
Term of Office: January 2013 - December 2016
County News Corner (5th District)
Welcome to your News and Events page for District 5. This page is intended to keep you, our constituents, informed on news occurring in your neighborhood and throughout the County.
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2014 NEWS HIGHLIGHTS
(Supervisor Elliott's News Highlight's are updated periodically and are meant to inform the Public of interesting and important events and actions. We hope you will visit regularly.)
09-09-2014 > Women's Center - Youth & Family Services ~ Serenity House Dedication:
Supervisor Elliott joined the Women's Center Youth and Family Services for the grand opening ceremony of their Serenity House emergency shelter. The new emergency shelter for battered women and their children will officially open October 1st.
Tracy Press - New women's shelter to open
09-06-2014 > Taste of the Valley Art & Food Festival:
Formerly known as the Tracy Dry Bean Festival, Supervisor Elliott gave remarks at the Opening Ceremonies. After welcoming everyone to the 1st Annual Taste of the Valley Art and Food Festival, he called for a round of applause recognizing the Tracy Chamber of Commerce for presenting this new and improved Festival after a run of 27 years for the Tracy Bean Festival. He further reminded everyone that agriculture is San Joaquin County's number one industry, noting that our 2013 Report on Crops revealed an all-time high overall gross value of approximately $2,976,000,000.
Tracy Press - Taste of the Valley makes debut downtown
08-29-2014 > San Joaquin County Launches Advanced Budget Transparency Platform:
Supervisor Elliott believes that government transparency is a fundamental principle of good government and an informed constituency. In effort to promote transparency and informing the public, Supervisor Elliott revised his webpages and asked staff to investigate a program known as OPENGOV. Staff moved quickly and launched an Advanced Budget Transparency Platform. Supervisor Elliott stated, "Government transparency is a fundamental principle of good government. One of the initiatives we are pursuing in San Joaquin County to improve transparency is to provide citizens greater access to government financial information. With the recent implementation of OpenGov, residents of San Joaquin County will now be able to see where their tax dollars are being spent with the click of a button."
OpenGov Financial Data Transparency Portal
Press Release - OpenGov
08-27-2014 > "Get Connected" Second Annual Small Business & Procurement Expo:
Chairman Elliott gave opening remarks at the Get Connected Expo presented by the Stockton Regional Public Agency Consortium. The Consortium is a collaboration of federal, state and local agencies, educational institutions, public utilities, and small business assistance organizations. Together, the Consortium supports and promotes economic development of small businesses. San Joaquin County is dedicated to local business development, and the Board of Supervisors adopted an Economic Development Vision and Implementation Plan. We have a local vendor preference policy, giving locals a 5% advantage in securing County business. For large construction projects, we have a local hire policy to encourage the hiring of local talent. Efforts have been successful. The County purchase order spend for dollars flowing into local businesses has increased from 38% level in ’09, to over 55% level in ’13. The Expo provides educational and networking opportunities for local small businesses to connect with procurement agents and business resources.
08-27-2014 > Groundwater Management Legislation:
On another and equally important water battle, Chairman Elliott advocated on behalf of the County against AB 1739 and SB 1168. At risk are local controls and a number of unknowns. The Bill's passed out of the Legislature and have been sent to the Governor for signature.
Opposition Letter to AB 1739 and SB 1168 - Groundwater
Adopted Groundwater Policy
08-26-2014 > Board of Supervisors Receives 2013 Ag Report:
The 2013 Report on Crops shows Grapes as our number one valued crop at $496 million, followed by almonds and walnuts at $468 million and $443 million respectively. Overall gross value is an all-time high of approximately $2.976 billion.
Annual Crop Reports
Tracy Press - Almonds named county's most valuable ag product
08-20-2014 > Newly Appointed VA Secretary Visits VA Palo Alto:
Chairman Elliott makes trek commonly known to Valley and Foothill veterans, for opportunity to advocate area veterans issues to new Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald, a fellow West Point graduate. Among issues Supervisor Elliott hoped to raise; 1) importance of Central Valley VA Expanded Outpatient Clinic and Community Living Center in French Camp, 2) funding for the Central Valley project in the Administration’s FY 2016 budget request to Congress, 3) the completion of all design and construction documents - making the Central Valley Project shovel ready by December 2015, 4) maintain the Central Valley Project a top priority for VA funding, 5) recently approved contract with TriWest for medical care at San Joaquin General Hospital, providing opportunity to care for veterans and lessen wait times, and 6) County prepared to enter into a direct agreement with VA for mental health services.
Recordnet.com - Secretary of VA pays visit to Palo Alto
08-15-2014 > The Kendall Center's (Tracy) 10th Birthday Party & Open House:
Supervisor Elliott enjoyed presenting certificates to the graduates to Kindergarten, Kids Helping Kids Peers, Friend of the Kendall Center Jody Burriss, Ed. D, and the Kendall Center on its 10th Birthday.
08-13-2014 > Water Bond/Legislation:
Chairman Elliott, along with County Staff, spent the day in Sacramento at the Capitol advocating the County's positions on an array of water legislation. In the end, the Governor signed AB 1471 and vetoed SB 866. Here are some documents developed during and as a result of our advocacy.
SB 866 (WOLK) - Support if Amended
Delta Counties Coalition Water Bond Letter
SJC Response to Passage of Statewide Water Bond Legislation
08-13-2014 > Presentations to Mountain House and Sheriff Retirees:
Supervisor Elliott took pride in recognizing the service of retirees Gay Giles (Director, Business Administration Department), Harpal Singh (O&M Director ), and Deputy Sheriff Gerald Mohl (Mountain House Patrol).
08-12-2014 > Implementation of Stage I Emergency Water Conservation Measures:
The Board of Supervisors adopted a Resolution Declaring a Water Emergency and Implementing Stage I Emergency Water Conservation Measures for all Water Districts Governed by the Board of Supervisors.
Resolution Declaring a Water Emergency
08-08-2014 > Electric Cars, Levees and Legislation:
Chairman Elliott sent a letter to the Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development requesting an amendment to SB 1309 that would expand the definition of "adequate progress" to include the planning phase of levee improvements. This is an attempt to head off a very negative unintended consequence of an otherwise well intended piece of legislation.
SB 1309 (Steinberg and Gaines) - Request for Amendment
08-06-2014 > VA Services - Central Valley Veterans:
On June 6, 2014, Chairman Elliott requested a meeting with the Director's of the VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS) and the VA Sierra Pacific Network (VISN 21) Ms. Elizabeth Joyce Freeman and Ms. Sheila Cullen respectively. The meeting was granted and held at Mare Island July 1, 2014. Chairman Elliott memorialized the discussions in this letter here:
VA Services - Central Valley Veterans
08-05-2014 > City of Tracy/South County Fire Authority Fire Station 96 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and City of Tracy/South County Fire Authority Fire Station 92 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony:
Supervisor Elliott was proud to join City Officials recognizing their investment of resources in public safety.
07-25-2014 > San Joaquin County's Comments on the Bay Delta Conservation Plan:
Chairman Elliott submitted the County's comments on the Draft Bay Delta Conservation Plan and associated Draft Environmental Impact Report, Draft Environmental Impact Statement, and Draft Implementing Agreement.
San Joaquin County's Comments on the Draft Bay Delta Conservation Plan
07-23-2014 > H.R. 5078 Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act of 2014:
On behalf of the Board of Supervisors, Chairman Elliott urged our San Joaquin County congressional delegates to vote in favor of H.R. 5078, which would prohibit broadening of Federal jurisdiction over "Waters of the United States" under the Clean Water Act.
San Joaquin County Support of H.R. 5078
07-22-2014 > County Resolution Providing Additional Temporary Paid Military Leave of Absence and Continued Health and Retirement Benefits for County Employees Called to Active Duty with the Armed Forces by the President of the United States:
Upon learning from a County employee that this policy had expired, Chairman Elliott directed staff to review and revise the policy as appropriate, and bring it forward to the Board of Supervisors for approval. Further, with the consensus of the Board, Chairman Elliott requested a modification to allow additional temporary partially paid military leave of absence benefits if employees are called to duty by the President for any reason, not just combating terrorism.
Adoption of the resolution of the County of San Joaquin providing for additional temporary partially paid military leave of absence benefits
07-22-2014 > Support for Stockton Metropolitan Airport's FAA Funding Request:
On behalf of the County, Chairman Elliott requested the assistance of San Joaquin County's congressional delegates to secure discretionary grant funding for the reconstruction our Airport's terminal parking ramp.
BOS 07-03 Support for Stockton Metro - Denham
BOS 07-03 Support for Stockton Metro - McNerney
07-08-2014 > San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors Reaffirm Opposition to the Bay Delta Conservation Plan:
Chairman Elliott and his colleagues held a press conference and approved a resolution reaffirming the County’s opposition to the Bay Delta Conservation Plan.
SJC BOS BDCP Press Release
Recordnet.com - Supervisors still against twin tunnels
Recordnet.com - S.J. paints grim picture of twin tunnels' impact
06-28-2014 > Mountain House High School Grand Opening:
Supervisor Elliott was pleased to join the Lammersville School District Board of Trustees, Superintendent(s) past and present, and Mountain House residents for the prideful occasion. The District invested nearly $100 million in this "Technology Based School", boasting; 1:1 Chromebook Initiative for all students, 21st Century Focus, and Career Pathways.
Tracy Press - Mountain House High opens to rave reviews
06-27-2014 > San Joaquin County Opposition to Expedited Groundwater Management Reform Legislation and Attached Policy Statement and Recommendations:
On behalf of the Board of Supervisors, Chairman Elliott registered with the Senate Natural Resources Committee and the Assembly Committee on Water, Parks and Wildlife, the County's opposition to expedited groundwater management legislation in favor of a local stakeholder and expert driven process.
SJC Opposition to Expedited Groundwater Management reform Legislation and Attached Policy Statement and Recommendations
Policy Statement and Recommendations Regarding Proposed Groundwater Management Reform
06-26-2014 > San Joaquin Council of Governments (SJCOG) Governing Board Approves Funding for Stockton Metropolitan Airport:
On May 22, 2014, Supervisor Elliott sent SJCOG a letter advocating providing Airport funding from overall SJCOG funds, and on June 26, 2014 the SJCOG Governing Board voted to approve funding of this type for the Airport. Supervisor Elliott appreciates the efforts of County and SJCOG staffs, as well as the support of the SJCOG Governing Board to provide appropriate funding for this regional asset.
Measure K Amendment Request for Stockton Metropolitan Airport Funding
Stockton Metropolitan Airport Improvements Added to Measure K Half-Cent Sales Tax Program
Recordnet.com - Worldwide flights in Stockton's future?
06-24 thru 25-2014 > San Joaquin County 2014-15 Final Budget Hearings:
Chairman Elliott and his colleagues approved the 2014-15 County Budget. Chairman Elliott's stated goal is to reach a structurally balanced budget, and this year's budget moved the county closer to that goal. The Official 2014-15 Final Budget will be available in October, upon the closing of the 2013-14 books by the County Auditor-Controller. The budget proposals can be viewed at http://sjgov.org/cao/county_budget.aspx. For the Final Budget Summary click on "2014-2015 Final Budget Hearing Presentation 06-25-2014" and view the last page, page 100.
06-23-2014 > Joint Stanislaus-San Joaquin County Meeting with Association of CA Water Agencies (ACWA) and State Representatives RE: Groundwater Management:
Supervisor Elliott and San Joaquin officials joined Stanislaus County, ACWA, and State officials to discuss this very important issue. The Drought has caused a discussion of proposals that have risen to the State level in the Governor's Administration and through SB 1168 and AB 1739. Supervisor Elliott and his colleagues believe that groundwater management control should be maintained at the local level, and on June 10th, the Board of Supervisors approved these recommendations from the County Advisory Water Commission:
- Opposed to expedited legislation; Recommend a stakeholder and expert driven process.
- Surface water storage should be expanded.
- Groundwater recharge should be designated a beneficial use.
- Groundwater use by overlying users should not be regulated without considering the implications of a regulatory taking.
- Groundwater management must be controlled at the local level with State intervention only in the most extreme situations.
- A statutory definition of "sustainable groundwater management" should be conceptual allowing for customization by local management agencies as appropriate for individual basins and regions.
- Management area boundaries should consider localized geologic and hydrogeologic conditions, surface water source, irrigation methods and cultural practices, urbanization level, crop types, soil conditions, as well as respect existing governance structures.
- Local agencies must have access to a reliable and continuous source of funding for management activities.
06-22-2014 > Irmandade Portuguesa da Festa do Espirito Santo 90th Annual Festa do Divino Espirito Santo de Tracy (Holy Ghost Festa):
Supervisor Elliott was honored to join the I.P.F.E.S. in celebrating the 90th anniversary of this festival.
06-19-2014 > iHub San Joaquin Meeting (Introducing the State's newest innovation Hub):
Supervisor Elliott made a dash from the Bay Area, while on the Water Education Foundation Tour, back to Stockton to give the opening remarks for this meeting. This is California's new program to encourage and stimulate economic initiatives that foster innovation, job creation, and entrepreneurship. Supervisor Elliott said that San Joaquin County is well primed to become the home of significant innovation, starting with strong partnerships that will be significant in harnessing the resources and strength of our community's businesses, universities, entrepreneurs and economic development organizations. These partnerships will enhance and improve the competitiveness of our emerging iHub.
06-18 thru 20-2014 > Water Education Foundation Tour - Bay-Delta Tour:
In a continued effort to gain a broad understanding of our state's water system, Supervisor Elliott visited numerous facilities on this tour. Solutions for the future sustainability of our state's water system will require a holistic approach.
06-16-2014 > Site Visit to the Child Abuse Prevention Council:
Supervisor Elliott joined Executive Director Lindy Turner-Hardin and Staff for an in depth on-site look at the services CAPC provide. The CAPC of San Joaquin County offers comprehensive programs designed to improve the protection and safety of our children. To learn more about their programs visit http://www.nochildabuse.org/
06-13-2014 > New Four-Way Stop Sign Intersection at State Route 33 and Durham Ferry Road in San Joaquin County:
Supervisor Elliott is pleased to have been involved in this excellent example of local and state officials responding to a community voicing their concerns about a safety issue.
Caltrans - NEW FOUR-WAY STOP SIGN INTERSECTION AT STATE ROUTE 33 AND DURHAM FERRY ROAD IN SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY
Tracypress.com - Four-way stop coming at Highway 33 and Durham Ferry Road
06-10-2014 > Oppose SB 1199 - Wild and Scenic Rivers:
Chairman Elliott and his colleagues recorded their opposition to Senate Bill 1199, which could potentially limit opportunities to better manage Mokelumne water supplies for future generations.
OPPOSE SENATE BILL 1199 - WILD AND SCENIC RIVERS: MOKELUMNE RIVER
06-10-2014 > McHenry House Auction Dinner:
Supervisor and Mrs. Elliott attended the McHenry House Tracy Family Shelter Auction Dinner to help support its mission of empowering homeless families and individuals toward self-sufficiency. McHenry House offers counseling, guidance, referrals for employment, housing, medical care, and treatment for addictions. They also assist with education for the children and financial planning services and nutrition workshops for heads of households.
To learn more: http://www.mchenryhousetracy.org/index.html
06-07-2014 > TAAA's 20th Annual Juneteenth Celebration:
Supervisor Elliott joined other officials at Lincoln Park and recognized several deserving high school students as the recipients of the 2014 Wayne Nelson Scholarship: John C. Kimball High School--Zaniah Bradshaw, Arsema Hawariat; Tracy High School--Eric Hawkins; Merrill F. West High School--Lydia Young; Millennium High School--Morgan Johnson; Ripon Christian High School--Courtney Perrilliot. Congratulations to the scholarship winners!
06-06-2014 > June 2, 2014 Meeting with VA prompts follow on correspondence and request:
Supervisor Elliott sent a letter requesting a meeting with VA Palo Alto Healthcare System Director Lisa Freeman and VA Sierra Pacific Network VISN 21 Director Sheila Cullen to discuss opportunities for delivery of healthcare services for veterans here in San Joaquin County on a contract basis, as well as to discuss the status of the new Central Valley Outpatient Clinic and Community Living Center, and Stockton Clinic Expansion Project (Modulars). The VA response letter confirmed the meeting to be held on July 1st in Vallejo. You can read Supervisor Elliott's letter here:
VA Services - Central Valley Veterans
Department of Veterans Affairs - Reply
06-04-2014 > Tracy Cemetery District New Cemetery Groundbreaking Ceremony:
Supervisor Elliott joined the Tracy Cemetery trustees to break ground on a new 6.3-acre cemetery on Valpico Road in western Tracy. The project will add 2,536 new gravesites for Tracy and Mountain House residents. The District will build out the remaining 15 acres as the space is needed.
New cemetery to expand choice for local residents
06-04-2014 > Economic Development through Business Recruitment:
Supervisor Elliott remains steadfast to recruitment efforts, reaching out to businesses and touting the many advantages to doing business here in San Joaquin County.
Economic Development through Business Recruitment
06-02-2014 > Accompanied Congressman Jeff Denham to a meeting with VA Palo Alto Health Care System Director Lisa Freeman:
In light of recent revelations of scheduling improprieties at the VA, the subsequent resignation of Secretary Shinseki, the lagging Stockton Clinic Expansion Project (Modulars), and the falling ranking of the 120-bed Community Living Center and 150,000 square foot Outpatient Clinic facility at French Camp, Supervisor Elliott joined Congressman Denham to engage the VA on these topics: 1) Meet with Director Freeman and relevant VA Palo Alto staff to get an overview of current wait times and procedures within the Palo Alto Healthcare system to include CBOCs; 2) Discuss what controls are in place to ensure that data reported within the system is accurate and reflects a complete picture of patient needs; 3) How are calls from patients and families recorded? Is there a center or a database system that logs those phone calls so that Palo Alto staff are aware of when individuals attempt to contact the center; 4) Receive a demonstration of current scheduling software and discuss any challenges with the system. Others accompanying the Congressman were Jerry Sarkovics, Past Commandant, Marine Corps League Det 019, Modesto; Vaughn Gates, District 13 Commander, also VFW Post 1537 Commander; Ray Alli, Am Legion Post 74 – Post Adjutant; and Frank Machado, Am Legion Post 74 – Post Service Officer.
Thank you - Congressman Denham
05-31-2014 > Mountain House Town Center Community Meeting:
Supervisor Elliott has been attending and participating in these Town Center Community meeting's and has met with the developer and their consultants. In a statement, Supervisor Elliott said, "I'd like to congratulate the residents of Mountain House on their outstanding participation and community involvement in the series of Community Workshops hosted by Shea Homes and LDC Advisors to develop new concept plans for the Town Center. These workshops provided an excellent opportunity for everyone to have a voice in shaping what their town will look like, and I commend all Mountain House residents for their efforts in that regard."
Tracypress.com - Final Mountain House downtown plan revealed
05-30-2014 > Groundbreaking for New Courthouse:
Supervisor Elliott joined officials of the San Joaquin County Superior Court in celebration of the ceremonial breaking of ground for their new courthouse. After several years of planning the San Joaquin County Superior Court's new 13-story main building is expected to be complete in just a couple of years. The new $272.9 million 310,443-square-foot courthouse will house thirty courtrooms. Funding comes from trial court user fees and state revenue bonds. In addition to improved amenities for jurors, the building will provide improved public safety by holding and moving inmates through secure facilities away from public view.
Recordnet.com - Shovels before gavels: Officials break ground on long-awaited courthouse in Stockton
05-29-2014 > San Joaquin County Senior Awareness Day:
Supervisor Elliott spent time visiting with seniors and vendors who provide services to our seniors at our County's very popular senior recognition event. Supervisor Elliott also presented certificates to some dedicated volunteers. In this picture, Supervisor Elliott visited with the Community Outreach and Media Relations Committee of the newly formed San Joaquin County Chapter of the California Grand Jury Association.
Recordnet.com - Grand Jury chapter takes part in Senior Awareness Day
05-26-2014 > Memorial Day Ceremony at Tracy Cemetery:
Supervisor, and retired Army Colonel, Bob Elliott was honored to serve as guest speaker for this annual Tracy ceremony honoring our Veterans and Fallen Heroes.
Tracy Press - Elliott to lead Memorial Day ceremonies
Tracy Press - Local pride on display for Memorial Day
05-25-2014 > Memorial Day "Not Forgotten" Services in Manteca:
Supervisor Elliott was honored to escort Gold Star Parents Daniel and Vicki Perez. Mr. and Mrs. Perez are the parents of Fallen Hero Army Second Lieutenant Emily J.T. Perez. Supervisor Elliott read aloud Lt. Perez’s Purple Heart Citation and presented her parents with a Certificate of Recognition on behalf of the Board of Supervisors.
05-22-2014 > Measure K Amendment Request for Stockton Metropolitan Airport Funding:
On behalf of the County, Chairman Elliott advocated for inclusion of the Stockton Metropolitan Airport in the Measure K Expenditure Plan. The San Joaquin Council of Governments Board of Directors approved the request at their June meeting.
Measure K Amendment Request
05-22-2014 > French Camp Veterans Center:
Supervisor Elliott submitted an Op/Ed to local newspapers expressing the urgent need for federal action to construct the promised Central Valley Community Based Outpatient Clinic and Community Living Center at French Camp.
Federal Action is Needed Now for French Camp Veterans Center
05-20-2014 > Tracy Animal Shelter Ground Breaking:
Supervisor Elliott joined the City of Tracy in celebration of the new Animal Shelter Ground Breaking.
05-19-2014 > Meeting with Col. Keith Reventlow, Commander, DLA Distribution San Joaquin:
Elliott met with Colonel Reventlow and Staff, to discuss activities of the DLA facility and receive an update on the consolidation of operations at the Tracy facility.
05-17-2014 > American Legion Karl Ross Post Military Ball:
Supervisor Elliott was the Guest Speaker at this event.
05-14 & 15-2014 > CSAC 2014 Legislative Conference:
Supervisor Elliott is San Joaquin County's representative to the California State Association of Counties. This Legislative Conference offers county supervisors the opportunity to participate in CSAC policy discussions, interact with peers from around the state, and influence key issues that affect California counties. One discussion topic of vital interest focused on water and the drought that is gripping our state and what impacts it will have on agriculture, energy, and the potential for wildfires. Other issues on the agenda included a workshop on the nexus between the Affordable Care Act and the Administration of Justice, and how broadband access can play a role in local economic development.
05-10-2014 > Tracy Train Town USA Dedication Ceremony:
Supervisor Elliott joined TCCA, the City of Tracy, Tracy Chamber of Commerce, and Westside Pioneers in celebrating Union Pacific Railroad's designation of Tracy as one of its "Train Town USA" cities.
05-03-2014 > Mountain House Library Grand Opening:
Supervisor Elliott was pleased to join residents of Mountain House to celebrate the Grand Opening of their new Library.
05-01 & 02-2014 > NACo County Leaders Forum:
Supervisor Elliott represents the County on the National Association of Counties, and attended their Resilient Counties: Growing Stronger Places conference. Through the Resilient Counties initiative, NACo is working with counties and their stakeholders to bolster their ability to thrive amid changing physical, social and economic conditions. Events such as hurricanes, wildfires, economic collapse and other disasters can be natural or man-made, acute or long-term, foreseeable or unpredictable. Preparation for and recovery from such disasters require both long-term planning and immediate action.
04-27-2014 > 4th Annual ALS Walk for The Cure with Ronnie Lott:
Supervisor Elliott recognized Mr. Lott (President, Board of Directors – Eric's Vision) for his outstanding commitment, community activism, and leadership making a difference in the lives of those battling Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) both within and outside the community of Tracy, California. Eric's Vision is a nonprofit organization that aims to raise support for individuals battling ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), fund ALS cure-driven research, and inspire further research by providing college scholarships to deserving high school students. The nonprofit's namesake is the late Eric Scoggins, who in 2007 was diagnosed with ALS.
04-25-2014 > Joint Congressional Veterans Town Hall Meeting:
Supervisor Elliott addressed the town hall panel saying that he was proud that our County has been fully engaged and supportive of our veterans. While in D.C. in early April, in Congressman Denham's office, Supervisors Elliott and Villapudua participated in a meeting and subsequent teleconference with Jim Sullivan, Director, Office of Asset Enterprise Management for the VA. Supervisor Elliott made the following points regarding the regional facility planned to be constructed at French Camp:
- Mr. Sullivan had stated that a project needs to be 35% design complete to be considered executable
- Current timeline for the French Camp project:
- Schematic design was completed in 2012.
- Design Development and Construction documents are scheduled to be complete by the end of FY 2015.
- This project is ready to go. I believe it is already 35% design complete.
- Request Federal Funding for this VA Regional Facility in the 2016 President's Budget.
Supervisor Elliott also asked VA representatives if there is a list of projects that are ready to go, and where our project is on that list. A panelist responded that they did not have such a list.
04-23 & 24-2014 > Water Education Foundation Central Valley Tour:
Supervisor Elliott participated in portions of this tour as part of his continuing efforts to take advantage of opportunities to learn more about our state's water system so he can be a better advocate for San Joaquin County's water interests.
04-22-2014 > Support for Expanded Funding/Services at Local (County) Veterans Services Office's:
Chairman Elliott wrote to register the County's support for AB 2703, which proposes to increase available funding and allocate funds based on performance.
Letter in Support of AB 2703 - County Veterans Service Officers
04-18-2014 > Delta Conservancy Fiscal Year 2014/15 Budget:
On behalf of the Board of Supervisors, Chairman Elliott sent a letter to a State Senate Budget Subcommittee expressing support for the inclus