A thank you to Contra Costa County Supervisor Diane Burgis. Supervisor Burgis and Contra Costa County Library Commissioner Claire Alaura (former Mayor of Oakley), and Friends of the Oakley Library Vice-President Arnold Fitzpatrick attended the Oakley City Council meeting on April 26, 2022. Supervisor Burgis addressed the issue of an Oakley Library. She has formed a Library Foundation to assist in funding libraries in Contra Costa. During the meeting, Supervisor Burgis worked with Council to establish a partnership to construct an Oakley Library, funded by resources other than a tax increase. I believe that is possible with her leadership and talents in addressing the issue.
Also in attendance at the meeting, among many others, were Ms. Liz Fuller (no relationship), a retired Contra Costa Librarian and Oakley resident, and Angela Lowery of the Iron House Sanitation District.
I need to acknowledge that Supervisor Burgis was instrumental in having Fire House Station 55, located in the Summer Lake area, constructed. In addition, she was a strong supporter of the East Contra County Fire Protection District, merging with the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District.
George Fuller, MPA, MA City Councilmember, City of Oakley, CA