The City of Concord, California is excited to share with you a new podcast! Subscribe today for the latest news, information and happenings around Concord!
Ep. 8 Public Safety with Concord Police Chief Bustillos
On this episode of the Concord Connected Podcast, Jennifer Ortega and Councilmember Laura Hoffmeister speak with Concord Police Chief Mark Bustillos about public safety, crime prevention and how the police department will be partnering with the County to pilot a program offering mental health services to people in crisis.
Ep. 7 C.O.R.E Unsheltered Outreach in Concord
On Episode 7 of the Concord Connected Podcast, Jennifer Ortega, Communications Manager for the City of Concord and Mayor Tim McGallian speak with Lavonna Martin, Director of the County's department of Health, Housing and Homeless Services. She shares information about how the COVID pandemic has impacted our unsheltered residents, and how the CORE team is supporting the Concord community.
More about C.O.R.E. Homeless Outreach:
The Coordinated Outreach Referral, Engagement (C.O.R.E.) program works to engage and stabilize homeless individuals living outside through consistent outreach to facilitate and/or deliver health and basic need services and secure permanent housing.
C.O.R.E. teams serve as an entry point into Contra Costa’s coordinated entry system for unsheltered persons and work to locate, engage, stabilize and house chronically homeless individuals and families. The outreach teams identify individuals living on the streets, assess their housing and service needs, and facilitate connection to shelter and services.
To notify a C.O.R.E. team about an unsheltered homeless individual or family, please call 211.
Episode 6: Contra Costa County Update – Red Tier & Vaccinations
In this episode, Lisa Potvin and guest host Concord Mayor Tim McGallian get the latest information about red tier openings and vaccine distribution. Mayor McGallian checks in with Dr. Ori Tzvieli, Deputy Health Officer for Contra Costa Health Services, who shares information on how the infection data is trending in the right direction, and whether the County will be able to move up their vaccination timeline thanks to increased production.
Ep. 5 Annual State of the City Address with Mayor McGallian
In this episode, we are sharing Mayor Tim McGallian's State of the City address, which he presented in a virtual meeting on February 22 in partnership with the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce. At the beginning of each year, the Concord Mayor shares notable highlights about the City's accomplishments from the previous year, and they take a look forward, providing an overview of what residents and businesses can expect over the coming year. In his 2021 address, Mayor McGallian discusses new business openings, development, infrastructure, Concord's budget, and more.
Ep. 4 Contra Costa Crisis Center with Councilmember Edi Birsan
In this episode, Councilmember Edi Birsan talks with Tom Tamura, executive director of the Contra Costa Crisis Center, which runs the 211 Call Center. Simply by dialing 211 or texting “HOPE” to 20121, Contra Costa residents can be connected to help – 24/7! From food assistance to parenting resources to COVID testing sites, callers can connect with lifesaving programs and services.
Ep. 3 Public Works With Councilmember Carlyn Obringer
In this episode, Councilmember Carlyn Obringer catches up with Concord’s Public Works Director Justin Ezell to discuss the City’s maintenance services and programs. From filling potholes to landscaping parks, the Public Works crew protects the City’s public facilities and infrastructure. Learn more about how this hard working team keeps Concord running smoothly, and how residents can use the City’s online app to let us know when an issue needs attention.
I loved this podcast- so informative. What a great idea! Thank you, Concord!
Excellent Local Podcast
Informative, concise, and engaging. The topics are locally relevant and the hosts do an excellent job breaking down dense, important information. A must-subscribe podcast for Concord residents and workers like myself.
Thank you Concord!