Clayton is seeking Applications from interested citizens for the Contra Costa Transportation Committee

The Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) maintains a standing Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) to provide citizen perspective, participation and involvement in the CCTA’s $3 billion voter-approved Transportation Expenditure Plan and Growth Management Program. The CAC is comprised of 23 members: 20 are appointed by each of the 20 local jurisdictions within Contra Costa (the cities, towns, and the County); three “at- large” members are nominated by community-based stakeholder organizations within Contra Costa, and subsequently appointed to the CAC by CCTA.

To become a member of the CAC, you must reside within the local jurisdiction making the appointment, and your Council or Board must take formal action to confirm your membership on the Committee. At-large members should be residents of Contra Costa.

Meetings are scheduled for the fourth Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the CCTA’s Walnut Creek offices at 2999 Oak Road, Suite 100. CAC members are appointed to serve for a four-year term without compensation. Members will, however, receive reimbursement for travel expenses to and from the CAC meetings.

For further information regarding transportation projects and programs Contra Costa, please visit the CCTA website at To view the CAC Charter and Bylaws, or to download the Word® file for this application.


Contra Costa Transportation Authority’s Countywide Transportation Plan Online Open House is Now Live!

Share Your Thoughts through an Online Open House for the Countywide Transportation Plan!

The Countywide Transportation Plan (CTP) provides the overall direction for achieving and maintaining a balanced and functional transportation system within Contra Costa while strengthening links between land use decisions and transportation. The CTP outlines the Contra Costa Transportation Authority’s (CCTA) vision for delivering a comprehensive transportation system that enhances mobility and accessibility while promoting a healthy environment and a strong economy. The 2017 Countywide Transportation Plan will play an important role in shaping our transportation policy and investment decisions for next two decades. Currently about $3.7 billion in project funding has been identified, which is not enough to meet Countywide transportation needs over the next 20 years. The Plan outlines the strategies that are essential for a smooth transition from vision to reality. So far more than 5,000 people from all over the County have participated in a range of activities to inform the Plan.  We’re now holding an additional phase of engagement to enable the Contra Costa community to weigh in on the 2017 Plan update. We encourage you to visit the Online Open House at today to learn more about the CTP, the process to date, and upcoming opportunities to weigh in on the 2017 CTP update. We also invite you to submit your feedback at the convenient online portal or send us comments via email at We will receive comments through July 28, 2017. Let’s work together on a path toward an even better transportation future for Contra Costa County.  Please visit today!


Clayton’s 2017 Fourth of July Parade


       Clayton’s 2017 Fourth of July Parade

110 El Portal Place, Clayton, California 94517

Phone: (925) 565-0830    Fax: (925) 672-1429


Want to be in the 2017 July Fourth Parade?

Clayton’s famous 4th of July Parade and celebration is coming quickly. Let’s celebrate our great community and country together as well as enjoy our local time honored tradition.

We want the Parade to be the best ever and enjoyable for all. We are encouraging new groups to participate, and prior participants to sign up again.  Wouldn’t it be great to have some live music?  It’s time to be creatively patriotic.  There is no limitation on the number of kids who may march, no registration required for Kiddie Parade (children, bicycles, roller skates, non-motorized scooters, wagons, strollers, small kids battery motorized play vehicles).  Kids just line up along Oak Street.

The Main Parade requires advance registration.  You cannot be in the Parade without having registered and received a confirmation of your registration and Parade Entry Pass.

Your application must be received by June 26, 2017 or it will not be accepted. To control the length of the Parade and keep sunburn to a minimum, we may need to limit other entries, particularly automobile organizations/clubs.  Applications will be reviewed on creating a diversity of entries with a focus on local area and non-commercial entries as a priority. This year’s Parade theme is “Celebrating the Founding of Clayton 1857 – 2017.” There is no registration fee or cost to be in the Parade.

IMPORTANT: PLEASE REGISTER EARLY. Any forms RECEIVED after June 26TH, MAY NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR INCLUSION IN THE PARADE. The entry form with instructions is attached below. Upon receipt of your application, your confirmation, Parade Entry Pass, and further instructions will be sent to you in the mail so that you have it prior to the Parade date.

Parade Rules:

  • Entries must be received no later than June 26th to: 110 El Portal Place, Clayton CA 94517; or fax by June 26th to: (925) 672-1429; or email to: by June 26th .
  • You must bring your registration confirmation with you to check in on the morning of July 4th.
  • CANDY or ANY ITEMS CAN NOT be tossed from vehicles or pedestrians in the parade, but may be distributed by walking participants along the side of the route. Violators may be asked to leave the Parade and/or barred from future Parade participation.
  • No squirt guns, water squirters or other similar item(s). If found, they will be confiscated and not returned. All Parade entrants are subject to search. You may be prohibited from participation if these are found.
  • No stopping to perform along the Parade route. Parade is to keep moving at a pace of those in front of you.
  • All participants must follow the instructions of designated Parade officials.
  • The Parade will begin promptly at 10:00 a.m. on July 4th.
  • Check-in between 8:00 a.m. and 9:15 a.m. at old Marsh Creek Road just past the Stranahan Circle Late check-ins may not be allowed to enter the Parade line-up.
  • After check-in, vehicles in the Parade must have a person with vehicle keys and a driver at all times at the vehicle.
  • Sorry, absolutely no day-of registrations. (This does not apply to children marching in the Kiddie Parade.)
  • All drivers of motorized vehicles must have a valid driver’s license and insurance.

 Sorry, but due to court cases related to such events and activities, the following legal notice is required to be provided: Violation of any of the above rules is grounds for you to be removed from the parade, cited by the police and/or barred from future parade participation.

Sincerely, Sandy Johnson, Registration Coordinator, Clayton’s 4th of July 2017 Parade Committee

Click Here for the 2017 4th of July Parade Registration Form.

Central County Weed Abatement – May 26

Since the spring rains were so late this year, our weed abatement deadline for Central Contra Costas County (Concord, Clayton, Clyde, Pleasant Hill, Lafayette, Rossmoor, Walnut Creek, Pacheco, Martinez) will be May 26.  Please have all of your abatement done by this date.

Trim up all tree branches to 10′ above the ground, trim back and thin out all thick & overgrown shrubs and brush.  All parcels 5 acres or less shall be completely abated to 3″ or less.  Parcels 5 acres or more shall have a 30′ disked perimeter and 15′ disked crossbreaks, or a 60′ mowed perimeter and 30′ mowed crossbreaks.

Kathy Woofter

Fire Protection Technician

Contra Costa County Fire Protection District

2010 Geary Road

Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

(925) 941-3549

Contra Costa Countywide Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan

Project Overview:

To make walking and bicycling safer, more convenient, and more attractive, the Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) adopted its first Countywide Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan (CBPP) in 2003, and updated it in 2009.  The CCTA is now updating the CBPP to harmonize local plans for bicycle and pedestrian networks in Contra Costa, and to better understand where and how often people walk and bicycle in the county.  As the Congestion Management Authority for Contra Costa, the Authority is in a unique position to make walking and bicycling more accessible, connected, equitable, safe, and enjoyable modes of travel for all residents and visitors.

Please click here for more information.

2017 Clayton City Hall Closures

In 2017, the following holidays are observed by the closure of City Hall by the City of Clayton on the workdays noted below:

New Year’s Holiday- Monday, January 2, 2017

Martin Luther King Jr. Day– Monday, January 16

Presidents’ Day – Monday, February 20

Memorial Day – Monday, May 29

Independence Day – Tuesday, July 4

Labor Day – Monday, September 4

Veterans Day – Friday, November 10

Thanksgiving Day – Thursday, November 23

Day after Thanksgiving – Friday, November 24

Christmas Day – Monday, December 25

New Year’s Day – Monday, January 1, 2018

Note: When the holiday falls on a non-work day the nearest regular work day is observed.

Regular City Police services remain unaffected by these holiday closures, City Maintenance crews are on standby in event of City-determined emergencies.

Release of Community Choice Energy Draft Technical Study & Public Workshop Schedule

Release of Community Choice Energy Draft Technical Study & Public Workshop Schedule

Contra Costa County and 14 cities within the County, including Clayton, are exploring the potential of a Community Choice Energy (CCE) program.   CCE is a local energy model for local governments or special jurisdictions to procure or provide electric power for their residences and businesses.  The most common reason for jurisdictions to pursue CCE is to promote electrical generation from renewable resources and offer consumers a choice in purchasing electricity with a potential for cost savings.

A draft technical study which aimed at comparing and evaluating three CCE programs that could become alternatives to PG&E service for area residents, has been completed and is now available for review:

You are invited to learn more about the potential for Community Choice Energy in Contra Costa County, the options being considered, and to hear the results of the City and County-commissioned draft Technical Study.  The following upcoming workshops will provide an opportunity for the public to learn about Community Choice Energy and share comments and considerations with County officials:

Internal Operations Committee of the Board of Supervisors December 12, 2016 at 11 a.m. 651 Pine Street, Martinez  Room 101

Public Workshop for Draft Technical Study December 15, 2016 at 7 p.m. 30 Muir Rd, Martinez Zoning Administrator Room

These two meetings are open to the public, local government representatives, community organizations and other stakeholder groups. For more information, please contact Jason Crapo at or at 925-674-7722.


Clayton is hosting a local meeting and presentation on CCE at its regular City Council meeting of January 17, 2017, which is to be held at 7:00 p.m. in Hoyer Hall, Clayton Community Library, 6125 Clayton Road, Clayton.

For additional information, including FAQ’s and a survey for you to provide feedback, please visit the County’s webpage dedicated exclusively to the exploration of CCE:

Public Review- Verna Way Residential Subdivision Project

The City of Clayton, in concert with its environmental consultant for the project, prepared this Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration (IS/MND) to evaluate the potential environmental impacts of the Verna Way Residential Subdivision Project (proposed project). The proposed project site is located on 2.46 acres of land within the City of Clayton at 5718 Verna Way and 5675 Pine Hollow Road. The parcels are identified as Assessor’s Parcel Numbers (APNs) 120-043-037 and 120-043-038. In addition to this IS/MND, consideration of the following discretionary actions by the City is required for the proposed project:

 Tentative Subdivision Map for subdivision of the site into six single-family lots;

 Variance allowing for reduced lot widths;

 Tree Removal Permit; and

 Site Plan Review Permit.

This IS/MND identifies potentially significant environmental impacts for the following environmental areas:

 Biological Resources;

 Cultural Resources;

 Geology and Soils;

 Hazards and Hazardous Materials; and

 Noise.

The environmental analysis determined that measures are available to mitigate potential adverse impacts to insignificant levels. As a result, this document serves as a MND, pursuant to Public Resources Code Sections 21064.5 and 21080(c) and Article 6 of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines.

In accordance with the requirements of CEQA Guidelines Section 15071, this IS/MND describes the proposed project, identifies, analyzes, and evaluates the potential significant environmental impacts that may result from the proposed project, and identifies measures to mitigate adverse environmental impacts. With the mitigation measures identified in this document, the project would not have a significant impact on the environment.

All the technical reports and modeling results prepared for the project analysis are available upon request at the City of Clayton City Hall, located at 6000 Heritage Trail, Clayton, California, 94517.

Please click here for the entire document

Enterprise Systems Used by the City

Catalog of Enterprise Systems

(Pursuant to SB 272 and CA Government Code 6270.5)

An “enterprise system” is a software application or computer system that collects, stores, exchanges and analyzes information that the agency uses that is both of the following:

  • A multi-departmental system or a system that contains information collected about the public.
  • A system that serves as an original source of data within an agency.

An “enterprise system” excludes any of the following:

  • Information Technology security systems, including firewalls and other cybersecurity systems.
  • Physical access control systems, employee identification management systems, video monitoring and other physical control systems.
  • Infrastructure and mechanical control systems, including those that control or manage street lights, electrical, natural gas or water or sewer functions.
  • Systems related to 911 dispatch and operation or emergency services.
  • Systems that would be restricted from disclosure by Section 6254.19.
  • The specific records that the information technology system collects, stores, exchanges or analyzes.

SB 272 Requires that the City: 

  1. Create a catalog of enterprise systems, containing:
  • Current system vendor
  • Current system product
  • System’s purpose
  • A description of categories or types of data
  • The department that is the prime custodian of the data
  • The frequency that system data is collected
  • The frequency that system data is updated
  1. To make the catalog publicly available upon request
  2. To post the catalog in a prominent location on the agency’s website.


If the public interest served by not disclosing the information described clearly outweighs the public interest served by disclosure, the local agency may instead provide a system name, brief title or identifier of the system.


City of Clayton Catalog of Enterprise Systems (Click Here)


Silver Oak Estates

Environmental Impact Report (EIR) Documents

2014 Environmental Documents (IS/MND)

Project Plans and Documents

Placarding Food Facilities

The big news from Environmental Health this year is that placarding will begin April 15, 2016.  Inspectors will post the placard when they conduct a routine inspection at a food facility after April 15.  In approximately one year, it is anticipated all food facilities will have received a placard.

Green means Pass – A green placard mans that no more than one major violation was observed during the facility’s most recent inspection (routine or re-placarding inspection).

Yellow means Conditional Pass – A yellow placard means that two or more major violations were observed during the facility’s most recent inspection (routine or re-placarding inspection).

Red means Closed – A red placard means the facility is closed because of food safety violations that poses an imminent health hazard.

Please click here for the Contra Costa Health Services Newsletter regarding Placarding.


Contra Costa Crisis Center (

The Contra Costa Crisis Center as the CPUC authorized provider of 211 for Contra Costa County. 211 is the national, toll-free, three-digit phone number to call for information about local health & human social services. Trained resource specialists answer the calls using our 211 database for referrals ( This continuously updated & comprehensive database provides vital up-to-date information on over 600 agencies with over 1,600 services, is accessible in multiple languages, & is available to everyone in the community free of charge.

We connect prospective clients to organizations. In addition to answering the 211 line, every quarter we maintain, & publish specialized resource guides of essential services in English & Spanish. We serve more than 38,000 callers to 211 annually & the 211 database has greater than 23,000 monthly users, & nearly 40,000 resource guides are downloaded each year. Our resource guides are a subdivision of our entire database and the most common referrals. Please visit our website in order to make use of them by downloading for yourself or others.

Clayton ranked 3rd safest city

When deciding where to live, safety is a top priority. The team at ValuePenguin has analyzed the most recent FBI Crime Report to determine the safety of cities in California. These 417 ranged in a crime score from 103 to almost 7,000 with an average of 1,290. Sacramento, the state’s centrally-located capital, fell to No. 399 in our rankings with a crime score of 2,744. This was true despite the fact that we adjusted our crime score metric for population size. The score also took into account both the amount of violent and property-related crimes per 100,000 people (more on our methodology below). For more insight, click here to take a look at the report

Reporting Water Waste

Following the lowest snowpack ever recorded and with no end to the drought in sight, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on April 1st, 2015 announced actions that will save water, increase enforcement to prevent wasteful water use, streamline the state’s drought response and invest in new technologies that will make California more drought resilient.  It’s time to renew your conservation efforts and ensure you’re using water wisely.  With the Governor’s and State Water Resources Control Board’s mandates on outdoor water conservation regulations, Contra Costa Water District has ordered residential water users consumption usage reduction by 25% and commercial water users (such as the City of Clayton) consumption usage reduction by 40%.  It is very important to report water waste occurring please contact in the following order:

1. Contra Costa Water District available:                                                                                  Monday thru Friday 7:30 am to 5:00 pm at (925) 688-8044                                                           after hours, including weekends at (925) 688-8374

2. The City of Clayton Maintenance Department available:                                                                Monday through Friday, 7:00 am to 3:00 pm (closed weekends and holidays)                                    at (925) 673-7327.

3. The City of Clayton Police Department available:                                                                           after hours and weekends at (925) 673-7350.

If the report involves potential City water systems please click here to email our Maintenance Department. 

For tips on water conservation, please click here to a link to the Contra Costa Water District website.

How much Water do I use? Click her for a water use comparison chart.

2015-2023 Housing Element Update

2015-2023 Housing Element Update


Silver Oaks Estates Project

Environmental Impact Report (EIR) Documents

2014 Environmental Documents (IS/MND)

Project Plans and Documents