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City of Hercules With over 26,000 residents, Hercules continues to grow into a transit oriented community with a home town feel.

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Dear Village Parkway Neighborhood Resident,The City of Hercules is seeking your input on calming traffic in your neighbo...
10/28/2021

Dear Village Parkway Neighborhood Resident,

The City of Hercules is seeking your input on calming traffic in your neighborhood at the Monday, November 1 Public Safety & Traffic Council Subcommittee Meeting.

The meeting begins at 6:30 pm and will be virtual. It can be accessed via Zoom at:

Meeting ID: 859 0711 3856
Passcode: 167597

or by telephone at +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose).

Alternatively, you can mail (Attn: Mike Roberts) or email ([email protected]) your written comments, which must be received no later than 4:00 pm the evening of the meeting so they can be distributed to the Subcommittee members at the meeting.

The traffic calming area is along Village Parkway and Hercules Avenue. The goal of traffic calming is to slow traffic down, increase safety, encourage more walking and bicycling, and create an environment that enhances the quality of street users and adjacent residents.

We would like to hear about what you’ve experienced – the good, the bad, and everything in between - on Village Parkway and Hercules Avenue. This feedback is essential for street improvements to be made that enhance the quality of your life.

We hope to see you at the meeting!

Best,
Mike

Michael Roberts, PE
Public Works Director/City Engineer
City of Hercules
(510)799-8241

ARPA Community SurveyThe City Council is seeking input from the community on ideas to assist with Hercules’ economic rec...
10/19/2021
ARPA Community Survey

ARPA Community Survey

The City Council is seeking input from the community on ideas to assist with Hercules’ economic recovery and encourages you to take a brief survey.

The City of Hercules will receive $6,285,778 in The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding. One half of the funds were received in July 2021 and the second half will be received in July 2022. Funds must be obligated by December 2024 and spent by December 2026.

Cities can use ARPA funds for:
1. Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic
2. Covering costs incurred from the public health emergency
3. Replacing lost, delayed, or decreased revenues to local governments due to COVID-19
4. Addressing the negative economic impacts on local businesses and nonprofits
5. Making investments in water, sewer, or broadband infrastructure

The survey can be found here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/V7Q5QZS

The survey will close on November 12, 2021.

The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021 is a $1.9 trillion economic recovery bill that was signed into law by President Biden on March 11, 2021. Within the ARPA, the Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Fund provides $130 billion for local governments split evenly between municipalities and counties to respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency or its negative economic impacts.

Take this survey powered by surveymonkey.com. Create your own surveys for free.

10/15/2021

ATTENTION HERCULES RESIDENTS:
The Rodeo Hercules Fire Protection District is conducting a recruitment to fill seats on the Citizens’ Oversight Committee for Measure “O”. The purpose of this Committee is to provide oversight and to inform the public and the Board concerning the expenditure of Measure “O” revenues and (1) ensuring that Measure “O” revenues are deposited into a separate account created by the District; and (2) ensuring that Measure “O” revenue are expended only for the purposes described in section 4.01 of the Committee Bylaws.

The Committee shall be composed of a minimum of three (3) and a maximum of five (5) members appointed by the Board after an open and public recruitment process. Members of the Oversight Committee shall be residents or property owners within the District and registered to vote. The number of Committee members shall be a balance of property owners that reside in the City of Hercules, and the Town of Rodeo located within the County of Contra Costa. Members selected to the Committee shall have a two-year term from the time of appointment unless sooner terminated by the Board. Committee members shall serve until their successor is appointed by the Board. Committee members may be re-appointed by the Board.

Hercules Residents interested in serving on the Citizens’ Oversight Committee for Measure “O” should contact Kimberly Corcoran at Rodeo-Hercules Fire Protection District at 510-799-4561 or [email protected] for additional information and to obtain an application.

Franklin Canyon RV Resort Project (https://www.ci.hercules.ca.us/government/community-development/development-projects/f...
09/16/2021
City of Hercules - Calendar

Franklin Canyon RV Resort Project (https://www.ci.hercules.ca.us/government/community-development/development-projects/franklin-canyon/golf-course-rv-resort): The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Monday, September 20, at 7:00 p.m. for a proposal to convert the existing Franklin Canyon Golf Course into a recreational vehicle campground with amenities, including a new 10,000-square-foot clubhouse, and approximately 70 acres of open space to be granted to the John Muir Land Trust. Additional information about the project hearing and how to view and participate in the meeting will be available at least 72 hours ahead of the meeting on the City’s meeting agenda web page (https://hercules.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx).

For voting registration information and for official ballot drop off locations visit Contra Costa County Elections websi...
09/07/2021
Contra Costa County Elections

For voting registration information and for official ballot drop off locations visit Contra Costa County Elections website: https://www.cocovote.us/registration-and-voting-options/secure-ballot-drop-boxes/

Common Questions What is a ballot drop box? A ballot drop box is a secure drop box where voters can return their voted ballot. Voters can return their ballot to any box. Boxes are serviced by two deputized employees of the County Elections Office. How often are ballots collected? Ballots are collect...

09/07/2021
Commissions/Committees | Hercules, CA

HERCULES COMMISSION VACANCIES
APPLICATION DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 1, 2021

The Hercules City Council is currently recruiting residents for appointment to the Planning Commission, Finance Commission, and the Community and Library Services Commission. Applicants must be residents of the City of Hercules, 18 years of age or older and registered to vote with the exception of the Student Commissioner which must be a high school student and a resident of Hercules. The Application Deadline is November 1, 2021. Commissioner terms begin in January 2022. Contact Lori Martin, City Clerk, at 510.799.8215 or at [email protected] for additional information.

Applications are completed through the City’s website at:
https://www.ci.hercules.ca.us/government/commissions-committees

Planning Commission – Two (2) Vacancies with terms ending December 2023.
The Planning Commission meets the first and third Mondays of every month at 7 p.m. The Commission is advisory to the Council

Finance Commission – Two (2) Vacancies with terms ending December 2023.
The Finance Commission meets the bi-monthly on the third Wednesday at 7 p.m. The Commission is advisory to the Council.

Community & Library Services Commission – Two (2) Vacancies with terms ending December 2023 (1 Student Commissioner and 1 Commissioner)
The Community and Library Services Commission meets on the second Monday of every month. The Commission is advisory to the Council.

07/28/2021

PRESS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 28, 2021

HERCULES APPOINTS DANTE HALL AS NEW CITY MANAGER
HERCULES (July 28, 2021) - The City of Hercules today announced the hiring of Dante Hall as City Manager. Mr. Hall, who currently serves as Assistant City Manager for the City of Foster City, will take over from Steven Falk, who has been serving as the Interim City Manager. Mr. Hall’s first day in the office will be August 16th.

“I’m delighted and honored to have been chosen by the City Council to serve as the City Manager for Hercules.” Mr. Hall noted, “Hercules is an extraordinary community and I look forward to working collaboratively in support of our vision to be a premier small city focused on customer service and excellence.”

Mr. Hall is an accomplished local government professional with twenty-five years of California public sector experience. He began his career by providing constituent services in the City of Pasadena, and then moved on through a series of increasingly responsible positions in El Monte, Half Moon Bay, and Moreno Valley. Mr. Hall spent the last six years as Foster City’s Assistant City Manager, where he also stepped in and served for nine months as that City’s Interim City Manager.

Over his long career, Mr. Hall has demonstrated a track record of leadership success that will benefit Hercules. His experience is broad and deep, having served in many different roles including community development, finance, labor negotiations, public works, code enforcement, public information, and emergency services. He has specialized skills in economic development, redevelopment, affordable housing, and capital projects. He has a proven leadership record as a consensus builder, a communicator, and a problem solver.

Mayor Chris Kelley observed, “We look forward to welcoming Dante Hall to the Hercules community as our new City Manager and working with him on the many challenges ahead. His creativity and breadth of experience in finance, planning and administration will serve the City well.”

Mr. Hall holds a B.A. from Azusa Pacific University and a Master’s in Public Administration from the City University of New York. In addition, he has attained certification as a Credentialed Manager with the International City/County Management Association.

Questions or more information? Call Interim City Manager Steven Falk at 510-799-8216.

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07/14/2021

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Media ReleaseContra Costa Brings Mobile COVID-19 Vaccine Service to Businesses, OrganizationsMonday, June 14, 2021Busine...
06/23/2021
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Contra Costa Brings Mobile COVID-19 Vaccine Service to Businesses, Organizations

Monday, June 14, 2021

Businesses and community organizations in Contra Costa can now request visits from Contra Costa Health Services' (CCHS) mobile COVID-19 vaccination van to workplaces, community centers and other locations where five or more members of a group want to receive vaccine.

The free mobile vaccination service begins Monday. Any business or organization can request a mobile vaccination clinic using an online form if they are in the county and CCHS will send a mobile health van to provide free vaccinations on site within one week after completing the request.

"The state pandemic health orders that have affected businesses, public spaces and community activities for more than a year are changing on June 15 – especially for people who are fully vaccinated," said Dr. Ori Tzvieli, deputy health officer for Contra Costa County. "If you do not already have the best protection available against COVID-19, now is the time to get a vaccine. We will come to you."

Clinics operate weekdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will only travel to locations within the county, though they will vaccinate anyone eligible regardless of where they live. There is no cap on the number of people who can be vaccinated during a visit.

California's Blueprint for a Safer Economy sunsets on June 15, eliminating the color-tiered system of health orders that curtailed business and community activities based on the levels of COVID-19 transmission data in each county.

The state will no longer require people who are fully vaccinated to wear face coverings except in certain settings, including public transit, schools, healthcare facilities and shelters though private businesses may enact their own COVID-19 safety policies. Visit the CCHS Beyond the Blueprint page for details.

More information about coronavirus and vaccine is available at cchealth.org/coronavirus.

June 17, 2021: Physical distancing is no longer required in the workplace and fully vaccinated employees generally do not have to wear masks on the job anymore.

06/23/2021
06/23/2021
COVID-19 virus

June 30 is the anticipated end-date for the moratorium on non-payment shutoffs. This does not mean shutoffs will happen July 1 – but the clock does restart. PG&E is prepared to help customers with arrearages, but the customer must initiate the contact.

Attached and below are resources that can be shared publicly. English resources sheet and toolkit. PG&E also has the one-page resources sheet available in 14 other languages. I have attached the Spanish, Tagalog and Chinese versions for your convenience. Please let me know if you can use any other languages.

Financial resources for business customers.

Customers who have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic can now find new and updated information and web resources on various programs available to those who are behind on their bills and/or needing financial assistance due to the ongoing pandemic by going to pge.com/covid19.

Pacific Gas and Electric Company's (PG&E) updated customer support website, launched earlier this month, provides information on all the financial assistance and support programs currently available to qualified customers in one easy to use page.

The Get Help with Past Due Bills portions of the page points to a variety of financial assistance programs and payment plan arrangement support, including:
Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) offers up to $1,000 to pay eligible household energy costs.
Relief for Energy Assistance through Community Help (REACH) Program offers one-time financial assistance to qualified customers with past-due bills.
Arrearage Management Plan (AMP) offers up to $8,000 in unpaid balance forgiveness, if a customer is enrolled in the California Alternate Rates for Energy Program (CARE) or Family Electric Rate Assistance (FERA) Program (FERA), owes a specific bill amount and are more than 90 days past due.
Payment Arrangement Plans offers flexible payment plans to spread balance out, up to 12 months or choose an extension allowing full payment later.

The Find Ways to Reduce Future Energy Bills section links customers to applications for ongoing monthly discounts as part of the CARE and FERA Programs as well as the Energy Savings Assistance Program offering free energy efficiency upgrades to qualified customers.

The Get Additional Information portion of the page highlights more ways for customers to access support through PG&E's Medical Baseline Program as well as various external programs such as the California COVID-19 Rent Relief Act helping income-eligible households pay rent and utilities, both for past due and future payments. Renters and landlords are eligible to apply.
Lease stay cool and hydrated. About 16-24 ounces (2-3 cups) of water every hour.

06/23/2021

PG&E hosts online webinars throughout each year for anyone who is interested in learning more about our Community Wildfire Safety Program. These virtual gatherings allow community members to learn more about wildfire safety and emergency preparedness, meet with PG&E representatives, ask questions and share feedback.

For anyone who is not able to join a live webinar, we've made our presentations and video recordings of our past webinars available below. View past presentations.

Customers may access the webinar up to 30 minutes before it starts. Participants who do not have access to internet are highly encouraged to use the toll-free dial-in feature (details provided below) to listen to the presentation and hear from PG&E subject matter experts.

07/08/21* 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Wildfire Safety Regional Webinar Alameda, Contra Costa, San Mateo Join Webinar
Toll-Free Attendee Dial-In: 1-866-501-6088
Conference ID: 4449479

ATTENTION HERCULES RESIDENTS: To ensure the recruitment for the next City Manager is a success, the City Council is seek...
04/26/2021
City of Hercules City Manager Recruitment Public Survey

ATTENTION HERCULES RESIDENTS: To ensure the recruitment for the next City Manager is a success, the City Council is seeking your feedback! Please click the link below to complete a short survey.

The information gathered will assist the City Council in designing interview questions and assessment activities that will help determine whether candidates possess the attributes residents are seeking. This survey will be open until Monday, May 14, 2021.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Y3KNSXN

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Hercules Safeway Grand Opening - April 14, 2021
04/14/2021

Hercules Safeway Grand Opening - April 14, 2021

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Dear Village Parkway Neighborhood Resident, The City of Hercules is seeking your input on calming traffic in your neighborhood at the Monday, November 1 Public Safety & Traffic Council Subcommittee Meeting. The meeting begins at 6:30 pm and will be virtual. It can be accessed via Zoom at: Meeting ID: 859 0711 3856 Passcode: 167597 or by telephone at +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose). Alternatively, you can mail (Attn: Mike Roberts) or email ([email protected]) your written comments, which must be received no later than 4:00 pm the evening of the meeting so they can be distributed to the Subcommittee members at the meeting. The traffic calming area is along Village Parkway and Hercules Avenue. The goal of traffic calming is to slow traffic down, increase safety, encourage more walking and bicycling, and create an environment that enhances the quality of street users and adjacent residents. We would like to hear about what you’ve experienced – the good, the bad, and everything in between - on Village Parkway and Hercules Avenue. This feedback is essential for street improvements to be made that enhance the quality of your life. We hope to see you at the meeting! Best, Mike Michael Roberts, PE Public Works Director/City Engineer City of Hercules (510)799-8241
ARPA Community Survey The City Council is seeking input from the community on ideas to assist with Hercules’ economic recovery and encourages you to take a brief survey. The City of Hercules will receive $6,285,778 in The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding. One half of the funds were received in July 2021 and the second half will be received in July 2022. Funds must be obligated by December 2024 and spent by December 2026. Cities can use ARPA funds for: 1. Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic 2. Covering costs incurred from the public health emergency 3. Replacing lost, delayed, or decreased revenues to local governments due to COVID-19 4. Addressing the negative economic impacts on local businesses and nonprofits 5. Making investments in water, sewer, or broadband infrastructure The survey can be found here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/V7Q5QZS The survey will close on November 12, 2021. The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021 is a $1.9 trillion economic recovery bill that was signed into law by President Biden on March 11, 2021. Within the ARPA, the Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Fund provides $130 billion for local governments split evenly between municipalities and counties to respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency or its negative economic impacts.
ATTENTION HERCULES RESIDENTS: The Rodeo Hercules Fire Protection District is conducting a recruitment to fill seats on the Citizens’ Oversight Committee for Measure “O”. The purpose of this Committee is to provide oversight and to inform the public and the Board concerning the expenditure of Measure “O” revenues and (1) ensuring that Measure “O” revenues are deposited into a separate account created by the District; and (2) ensuring that Measure “O” revenue are expended only for the purposes described in section 4.01 of the Committee Bylaws. The Committee shall be composed of a minimum of three (3) and a maximum of five (5) members appointed by the Board after an open and public recruitment process. Members of the Oversight Committee shall be residents or property owners within the District and registered to vote. The number of Committee members shall be a balance of property owners that reside in the City of Hercules, and the Town of Rodeo located within the County of Contra Costa. Members selected to the Committee shall have a two-year term from the time of appointment unless sooner terminated by the Board. Committee members shall serve until their successor is appointed by the Board. Committee members may be re-appointed by the Board. Hercules Residents interested in serving on the Citizens’ Oversight Committee for Measure “O” should contact Kimberly Corcoran at Rodeo-Hercules Fire Protection District at 510-799-4561 or [email protected] for additional information and to obtain an application.
Franklin Canyon RV Resort Project (https://www.ci.hercules.ca.us/government/community-development/development-projects/franklin-canyon/golf-course-rv-resort): The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Monday, September 20, at 7:00 p.m. for a proposal to convert the existing Franklin Canyon Golf Course into a recreational vehicle campground with amenities, including a new 10,000-square-foot clubhouse, and approximately 70 acres of open space to be granted to the John Muir Land Trust. Additional information about the project hearing and how to view and participate in the meeting will be available at least 72 hours ahead of the meeting on the City’s meeting agenda web page (https://hercules.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx).
For voting registration information and for official ballot drop off locations visit Contra Costa County Elections website: https://www.cocovote.us/registration-and-voting-options/secure-ballot-drop-boxes/
HERCULES COMMISSION VACANCIES APPLICATION DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 1, 2021 The Hercules City Council is currently recruiting residents for appointment to the Planning Commission, Finance Commission, and the Community and Library Services Commission. Applicants must be residents of the City of Hercules, 18 years of age or older and registered to vote with the exception of the Student Commissioner which must be a high school student and a resident of Hercules. The Application Deadline is November 1, 2021. Commissioner terms begin in January 2022. Contact Lori Martin, City Clerk, at 510.799.8215 or at [email protected] for additional information. Applications are completed through the City’s website at: https://www.ci.hercules.ca.us/government/commissions-committees Planning Commission – Two (2) Vacancies with terms ending December 2023. The Planning Commission meets the first and third Mondays of every month at 7 p.m. The Commission is advisory to the Council Finance Commission – Two (2) Vacancies with terms ending December 2023. The Finance Commission meets the bi-monthly on the third Wednesday at 7 p.m. The Commission is advisory to the Council. Community & Library Services Commission – Two (2) Vacancies with terms ending December 2023 (1 Student Commissioner and 1 Commissioner) The Community and Library Services Commission meets on the second Monday of every month. The Commission is advisory to the Council.
PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 28, 2021 HERCULES APPOINTS DANTE HALL AS NEW CITY MANAGER HERCULES (July 28, 2021) - The City of Hercules today announced the hiring of Dante Hall as City Manager. Mr. Hall, who currently serves as Assistant City Manager for the City of Foster City, will take over from Steven Falk, who has been serving as the Interim City Manager. Mr. Hall’s first day in the office will be August 16th. “I’m delighted and honored to have been chosen by the City Council to serve as the City Manager for Hercules.” Mr. Hall noted, “Hercules is an extraordinary community and I look forward to working collaboratively in support of our vision to be a premier small city focused on customer service and excellence.” Mr. Hall is an accomplished local government professional with twenty-five years of California public sector experience. He began his career by providing constituent services in the City of Pasadena, and then moved on through a series of increasingly responsible positions in El Monte, Half Moon Bay, and Moreno Valley. Mr. Hall spent the last six years as Foster City’s Assistant City Manager, where he also stepped in and served for nine months as that City’s Interim City Manager. Over his long career, Mr. Hall has demonstrated a track record of leadership success that will benefit Hercules. His experience is broad and deep, having served in many different roles including community development, finance, labor negotiations, public works, code enforcement, public information, and emergency services. He has specialized skills in economic development, redevelopment, affordable housing, and capital projects. He has a proven leadership record as a consensus builder, a communicator, and a problem solver. Mayor Chris Kelley observed, “We look forward to welcoming Dante Hall to the Hercules community as our new City Manager and working with him on the many challenges ahead. His creativity and breadth of experience in finance, planning and administration will serve the City well.” Mr. Hall holds a B.A. from Azusa Pacific University and a Master’s in Public Administration from the City University of New York. In addition, he has attained certification as a Credentialed Manager with the International City/County Management Association. Questions or more information? Call Interim City Manager Steven Falk at 510-799-8216. ###
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Media Release Contra Costa Brings Mobile COVID-19 Vaccine Service to Businesses, Organizations Monday, June 14, 2021 Businesses and community organizations in Contra Costa can now request visits from Contra Costa Health Services' (CCHS) mobile COVID-19 vaccination van to workplaces, community centers and other locations where five or more members of a group want to receive vaccine. The free mobile vaccination service begins Monday. Any business or organization can request a mobile vaccination clinic using an online form if they are in the county and CCHS will send a mobile health van to provide free vaccinations on site within one week after completing the request. "The state pandemic health orders that have affected businesses, public spaces and community activities for more than a year are changing on June 15 – especially for people who are fully vaccinated," said Dr. Ori Tzvieli, deputy health officer for Contra Costa County. "If you do not already have the best protection available against COVID-19, now is the time to get a vaccine. We will come to you." Clinics operate weekdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will only travel to locations within the county, though they will vaccinate anyone eligible regardless of where they live. There is no cap on the number of people who can be vaccinated during a visit. California's Blueprint for a Safer Economy sunsets on June 15, eliminating the color-tiered system of health orders that curtailed business and community activities based on the levels of COVID-19 transmission data in each county. The state will no longer require people who are fully vaccinated to wear face coverings except in certain settings, including public transit, schools, healthcare facilities and shelters though private businesses may enact their own COVID-19 safety policies. Visit the CCHS Beyond the Blueprint page for details. More information about coronavirus and vaccine is available at cchealth.org/coronavirus.