COVID-19 Town Hall with Dr. John Swartzberg

Dr. John Swartzberg, Clinical Professor Emeritus of Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology at UC Berkeley's School of Public Health, joined me on Facebook Live April 10

COVID-19 Tele-Town Hall

On Tuesday, April 7, Supervisor John Gioia and I convened a discussion with Contra Costa County Health Officials about the nature of the COVID-19 virus, the steps state and local health officials are taking to mitigate its spread, and strategies for enlarging medical care capacity. Together we answered county residents’ important health questions, and surfaced a range of additional questions and topics to address in upcoming Town Halls.

Listen to a recording of the town hall:

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California Lawmakers Announce Measures to Protect Renters and Combat Housing Crisis

A group of California lawmakers and advocates announced multiple proposals today to address California's housing crisis by giving tenants throughout the state greater protections. The bills would give localities more flexibility to stabilize rental prices, protect tenants across the state from large rent increases, prevent unfair evictions, and collect data about the California rental market.