Livable communities are safe and secure, with affordable housing and transportation, as well as a variety of community features and services. Contra Costa County is dedicated to providing services and a secure environment for residents to live, work, and play.
The Department of Conservation and Development manages programs to connect resources and services to local residents to improve the economic, social, and environmental well being of Contra Costa County residents.
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Overall responsibility for maintaining and improving the County’s transportation system rests with the Contra Costa Transportation Authority.
One of the largest sources of pollution in Contra Costa County is the transportation sector. In 2019, the County helped the Contra Costa Transportation Authority develop an Electric Vehicle Readiness Blueprint. The EV Blueprint identifies locations across the County for electric vehicle chargers for cars as well as buses and other medium- and heavy-duty vehicles.
The County is also working to redesign our streets so all types of transportation, including bicycles and pedestrians, are welcome. Right now we’re working projects for the Marsh Creek Corridor, Treat Boulevard, and the Iron Horse Corridor.
Idle Free Pledge - The County Board of Supervisors and several cities and school districts are going Idle Free! You can too!
Contra Costa County has adopted a streamlined permitting process for electric vehicle charging stations.
East Contra Costa County Habitat Conservancy (ECCCHC)
Starting in 1998, the County worked with the Federal and State governments to develop a plan for protecting natural resources while improving and streamlining the permit process for endangered special and wetlands regulations. The East Contra Costa County Habitat Conservancy is important to preserving open spaces here.