Knightsen Community Meeting

June 5, 6:30–8:30 pm

Thank you to all who attended the Knightsen community meeting for Envision Contra Costa 2040! Almost 20 people attended, participating in a robust discussion about how to preserve the character of Knightsen while addressing some of the challenges facing the community. Some of the main comments we heard included:

  • Preserve the rural, tight-knit, family-oriented, and agricultural character of Knightsen.
  • Address concerns related to the cultivation and processing of cannabis.
  • Improve quality of life by addressing issues like illegal dumping and noise from parties and shooting.
  • Slow down traffic, provide safer pedestrian areas, and mitigate increased traffic from nearby development to improve safety.
  • Protect well water quality, including from potential impacts of the East Bay Regional Park District wetland project.
  • Improve the provision of services related to code enforcement and health and safety.
  • Discourage additional agricultural tourism beyond what exists today.
  • Leave 5-acre minimum zoning in place or increase to a 10-acre minimum; prevent further subdivision.

Thanks again to everyone who provided input. To engage online, visit and stay tuned for future County meetings!

The meeting presentation can be found here.


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Will Nelson, Principal Planner
Contra Costa County
Department of Conservation and Development
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Martinez, CA 94553
Tel: (925) 674-7791