The Contra Costa Council is a public policy advocacy organization that promotes the economic vitality and quality of life of Contra Costa County and the San Francisco Bay Area region. The Council engages on issues of critical importance to the business community and residents of the County, balancing the needs of a diverse County through policy efforts that provide for local and regional economic development while retaining quality of life.
Economic vitality and quality of life are driven by healthy and sustainable communities which include:
- A growing and competitive economy that provides jobs for County residents with wage levels that support families and economic self sufficiency
- An education system that prepares students for jobs in the 21st Century and provides lifelong learning opportunities for all residents
- Sufficient, quality housing to meet demand at all income levels
- A transportation system that enhances mobility and goods movement into and out of Contra Costa County, and promotes regional connectivity as well as efficient commuter options
- Healthy communities with safe, walkable neighborhoods, open space, recreational and cultural amenities, and access to healthy food choices
- Opportunities for all residents to achieve and maintain optimal physical and mental health, including access to quality, affordable health care
- A reliable supply of high quality water and a healthy Delta ecosystem
- Strong partnerships between the profit and not-for-profit sectors to enhance quality of life
- Policies that recognize the value and contribution of a vital manufacturing community in the County
- Policies that recognize the value and contribution of small businesses in the County
- An adequate infrastructure system including communications, transportation, water and other utilities.
- A regulatory system that protects the environment, is transparent, consistent, predictable, cost-effective, and based on reputable science that supports clean air and water, and energy conservation
- Civically engaged residents who are connected to their community.