News & Announcements

The Return of the District 5 Quarterly Newsletter

After a nearly 3-year hiatus, Supervisor Carson's office is pleased to announce the return of the District 5 quarterly newsletter! There is a great deal of important information to read about in this edition that we hope you will find useful, including Alameda County...

Thanksgiving Meal Resources

Thanksgiving is almost here! If you or someone you know is in need of groceries or a warm meal for the upcoming holiday, my office has put together a list of a few places in and around District 5 that are hosting turkey giveaways or community meals. VIEW LOCATION LIST...

Alameda County Demos Virtual Election Observation

On Monday, November 7, 2022, Alameda County Board of Supervisors President Keith Carson and Alameda County Registrar of Voters Tim Dupuis held a press conference to demonstrate the County’s virtual election count observation platform. Fairness, accuracy, and...

REGISTER TODAY: Alameda County Emergency Preparedness Day

Supervisor Carson invites you to Alameda County Emergency Preparedness Day: Saturday, October 22, 2022 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Chabot Elementary School 6686 Chabot Road Oakland, CA 94618 Free admission. All ages are welcome. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has taught us all...

A Statement from Supervisor Carson on the Passing of Ying Lee Kelley

Today, I am reflecting on the life and legacy of my former colleague and good friend, Ying Lee Kelley. Born and raised in Berkeley, I was blessed to have grown up in a time of significant social change in our country, at the epicenter of where that change was taking...

BE PREPARED: Hot Weather Resources

As you prepare to enjoy the Labor Day weekend, be advised that much of the Bay Area is under an Excessive Heat Warning and Heat Advisory that is expected to last through next Tuesday. Although many parts of District 5 will be spared from the most extreme temperatures,...

SEPT. 17: Alameda County Resource & Job Fair

Alameda County and Supervisor Keith Carson will be hosting a Resource & Job Fair to connect system-impacted and previously incarcerated people with different employers, CTE/Vocational training opportunities, educational opportunities, and other resources to help...

2022 Child Care Provider Grants Now Available

Alameda County is excited to announce the investment of $4 million of American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) funds to the local Early Care and Education (ECE) system for existing infrastructure needs and capacity building in the field. One-time grants will be awarded...

First Confirmed Orthopox Virus Infection, Suspected Monkeypox

Today, Alameda County announced that a resident has tested positive for Orthopox and is suspected to be infected with the Monkeypox virus. The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) conducted testing for Orthopox and results from testing by the CDC would...

Support for Small & Emerging CBOs in West Oakland

Capacity for Equity and Success (C4ES) is a pilot project created by Alameda County Healthcare Services Agency and Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson, in partnership with Exceptional Community Connections, LLC. C4ES will provide technical assistance and...

Alameda County to Require Masking in Most Indoor Public Settings

To limit the impact of increasing COVID-19 cases on hospitalizations, today Alameda County health officials announced that masks will be required in most indoor public settings beginning 12:01 a.m. on Friday, June 3, 2022. This Order does not apply to the City of...

Alameda County Releases the First-Ever Homeless Mortality Report

The first-ever Homeless Mortality Report was released by the Alameda County Health Care Services Agency (HCSA) this week, a retrospective analysis on homeless deaths from 2018 to 2020. The report shows a dramatic 89% increase in the number of annual homeless deaths...

Alameda County to Lift Most Indoor Mask Mandates on February 16

In alignment with the State, the Bay Area counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Monterey, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, and the City of Berkeley will lift universal mask requirements for most indoor public settings beginning...

Alameda County Celebrates Lunar New Year

Gung Hay Fat Choy! Happy Lunar New Year! This year, the Lunar New Year begins on Tuesday, February 1, 2022 and will be followed by 15 days of celebrations marking the transition from the Year of the Ox to the Year of the Tiger. The Lunar New Year is celebrated by...

Remembering Wilma Chan

I am still in shock about the loss of my friend, Supervisor Wilma Chan, but I wanted to share some thoughts. I have personally known Wilma since early 1980, a time in which the both of us were politically active, along with a number of young people working towards...