The City of Concord is hosting a free workshop entitled ‘Zero Waste & Be a Sustainable Citizen’ on Wednesday, June 25 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Civic Center, 1950 Parkside Dr., in the City Council Chambers. “Almost everyone knows about recycling and mostly everyone does it. That’s a good thing. Many of us know […]
Entering the VIP Cocktail Party reception hosted by Live Nation to celebrate the grand reopening of the refurbished Concord Pavilion, one could not help but be proud of how this facility is once again evolving to be the crown jewel of the community. It was also nice to see a dividend in the form of […]
The City of Concord and the American Red Cross are partnering to host a community blood drive on Wednesday, April 2 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Willow Pass Community Center, 2748 E. Olivera Rd. in Concord. The need for blood is constant. Every day, hospital patients require blood for emergency and ongoing care […]
It’s another evening in paradise for the Mayor of Concord Mayor Tim Grayson. While letting others vent their views while presentations are being made to the Downtown Ad Hoc Steering Committee by consultants, city staff, members of the committee, and the audience, he quietly takes notes but has little to say even though it is his […]
When virtually any city or county within California has tried to make budget projections, the “elephant in the closet” is always unfunded liabilities. These financial obligations to pension and medical funds of retirees are a major force to be reckoned with. Also to be factored in are long term infrastructure expenditures needed to fix roads, paint buildings, replace roofs, and maintain recreational facilities, sewers, and other […]
“Now watch what you say or they’ll be calling you a radical, liberal, fanatical, criminal”, The Logical Song by Super Tramp You knew it was going to happen. During a heated discussion on urban planning with Concord’s Downtown Ad Hoc Steering Committee (DAHSC) a frustrated member blurted out that my viewpoint should not be taken seriously […]
Concord is a the city needs new leadership. The old guard that has been running Concord’s City Council has been taxing and spending recklessly. Concord does not need to have its current sales tax of 8.75 percent. The tax just supports inefficient, spendthrift government.