is accepting applications
TWO (2) OFFICES
Term: July 2017 through June 2019
The Planning Commission is comprised of five (5) Clayton residents who are appointed by the City Council for two-year overlapping terms of office. The Planning Commission advises the City Council on land use matters, including General Plan amendments and Zoning Ordinance amendments. The Commission also makes decisions on development projects such as Site Plan Review Permits, Use Permits, Subdivisions, and Variances. Planning Commission meetings are open to the public and its decisions may be appealed to the City Council.
Applications may be obtained:
In person: Clayton City Hall
6000 Heritage Trail
By mail: Call City offices at (925) 673-7300
Interested citizens are invited to return a completed application to the City Clerk by 5:00 p.m., Thursday, June 15, 2017. Individual interview of each applicant will be conducted by the full City Council, which meeting is open to the public and tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, June 20, 2017 in the early evening. Final appointments are expected to be made later that evening at the City Council’s regular public meeting on Tuesday, June 20, 2017.
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.
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
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. Pleas 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.
Fire Protection Technician
Contra Costa County Fire Protection District
2010 Geary Road
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
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.
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
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 Jason.Crapo@dcd.cccounty.us 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: http://www.cccounty.us/cce
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:
Geology and Soils;
Hazards and Hazardous Materials; and
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.
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:
An “enterprise system” excludes any of the following:
SB 272 Requires that the City:
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.
Environmental Impact Report (EIR) Documents
2014 Environmental Documents (IS/MND)
Project Plans and Documents
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.
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 (www.211database.org). 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.
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
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.
How much Water do I use? Click her for a water use comparison chart.
2015-2023 Housing Element Update
Environmental Impact Report (EIR) Documents
2014 Environmental Documents (IS/MND)
Project Plans and Documents