Bethel Island Community Meeting

June 4th, 6:30 pm-8:30 pm

Thank you to the community members of Bethel Island for their input as part of Envision Contra Costa 2040! Meeting attendees shared a range opinions and perspectives, which fostered a constructive conversation about the future of Bethel Island. Some themes emerging from the conversations included:

  • Preserve the island’s relaxed and quiet character and its strong tourism and recreation amenities.
  • Promote a family-oriented atmosphere with more kid-friendly parks and annual community events.
  • Support farm-to-table businesses and agriculture uses, rather than chain restaurants or heavy industrial uses.
  • Enhance pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure.
  • Improve accessibility to and traffic on the island.
  • Address flooding and levee issues.
  • Improve fire protection services and emergency preparedness.
  • Mitigate water quality issues and consider water supply alternatives.
  • Clean up blight and vegetation overgrowth both on land and along the waterways.
  • Increase minimum parcel size in agricultural areas.
  • Expand commercial zoning along key roadways.

Be sure to check back into the website often for upcoming meetings and more feedback opportunities!

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