News & Announcements

Holiday Greetings from Supervisor Carson

  Supervisor Carson and District 5 Staff send our best wishes to you for a wonderful holiday season! Click HERE to watch Supervisor Carson's recorded message.

Gratitude: A Message from Supervisor Carson

Dear Neighbors of the 5th District, I trust this message finds you well. It is with a mix of gratitude and reflection that I share a significant decision about my role as your County Supervisor. On November 13th, I started the process to run in the March 2024...

Thanksgiving Meal Resources

Thanksgiving is almost here! If you or someone you know is in need of 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 to-go/community meals. VIEW LOCATION LIST This is by no means an...

District 5 Holiday Party & Towel Drive

Join Supervisor Keith Carson and Staff for our District 5 Holiday Party - back in person for the first time in 4 years! Monday, December 11, 2023 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Ed Roberts Campus 3075 Adeline Street Berkeley, CA 94703 Please consider bringing a donation of NEW,...

District 5 Fall Events

This fall, Supervisor Carson's office will be hosting/co-hosting several community events in District 5 focusing on a variety of issues. We hope you will join us! OCTOBER 26 County Community Meeting: Regional Housing Bond Priorities Please join Supervisor Carson...

A Statement from Supervisor Carson on the Passing of Gus Newport

Gus Newport was a giant in the social justice movement throughout California, nationally, and globally. His energy, intelligence, and influence brought about positive impacts in every part of our society that live on today. I was fortunate to know Gus and members of...

Alameda County Establishes Elections Oversight Commission

Today, the Alameda County Board of Supervisors approved an ordinance to establish an Elections Oversight Commission to oversee all federal, state, district, and municipal elections conducted by the Alameda County Registrar of Voters. Alameda County Supervisor Keith...

Apply to Serve on the Alameda County Reparations Commission

As part of Alameda County's efforts to address the legislative, social, and economic inequities faced by African Americans in Alameda County, the Board of Supervisors voted to approve the formation of a Reparations Commission. The Commission will be tasked with...

Alameda County Ends the Local Public Health Emergency

Alameda County Health Officer Dr. Nicholas Moss confirmed that the local public health emergency for COVID-19 in Alameda County ends today, February 28 in alignment with the end of California’s COVID-19 State of Emergency. While COVID-19 continues to circulate in our...

MARCH 2: Supervisor Carson to Host a Discussion on Affordable Housing

VIRTUAL TOWN HALL – Home for All: A Discussion on Affordable Housing in Alameda County Housing affordability in Alameda County has reached a crisis point. With rents and home prices continuing to spiral upward, more individuals risk becoming homeless. How did we get...

A Statement on the Passing of Richard Valle

I am deeply saddened about the passing of my long-time colleague and friend, Richard Valle. From his time in the US Army to his work as a county supervisor, Richard was a devoted public servant throughout his life. His passion for bettering our community was...

Guidance on Applying for FEMA Disaster Assistance for Storm Damages

Alameda County was added this week to the major disaster declaration for California’s severe storms and flooding, meaning residents who had damage or losses from the storms that began December 27, 2022, may now apply for FEMA disaster assistance. The declaration...

A Statement from Supervisor Carson on the Tenant Protection Ordinances

Having the security of a roof over one’s head and a place to call home is the foundation of a safe and healthy community which allows families to thrive. Those living in the unincorporated parts of Alameda County deserve the same housing protections that residents in...

A Statement from Supervisor Carson about the Shooting in Monterey Park

Another mass shooting and dozens of lives changed forever. My condolences to all who were impacted by this latest event in Monterey Park. Tragically, guns are taking lives every day. We hold a shared responsibility to step up our movement against violence of all kinds...

JAN. 26: Supervisor Carson to Host a Discussion on Homelessness

VIRTUAL TOWN HALL - A Discussion on Homelessness in Alameda County: Past, Present, and Future With more than 8,000 people experiencing homelessness in Alameda County each night, the commitment to addressing homelessness is a top priority for our county, city and the...

Holiday Greetings from Supervisor Carson & Staff

Dear Friends, The past few holiday seasons have been challenging, to say the least, and it is a great feeling to once again be able to fully participate in the traditions we look forward to during this time of year. We are thankful to all of you for doing your part to...

Alameda County Moves to Medium CDC COVID-19 Community Level

Yesterday, health officials announced that Alameda County moved from CDC’s “Low” (Green) COVID-19 Community Level to “Medium” (Yellow). To comply with California’s face masking guidance, homeless shelters, emergency shelters, and cooling and heating centers must now...

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...

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...