Why Alameda County?
Alameda County is a part of San Francisco Bay Area, and has a total area of 821 square miles (2,130 km2), of which 739 square miles (1,910 km2) is land and 82 square miles (210 km2) (10%) is water. The San Francisco Bay borders the county on the west, and influences the climate. To the east, cities are situated in the valleys, and the climate is drier and hotter.
Alameda County is
Home for diverse population of 1.68 million
Alameda County population is the 20th in the Nation, the 7th in the state, and the 2nd after Santa Clara county in the Bay Area.
Alameda County is the 4th most diverse county in the nation. More than 43% of the county speaks a language other than English at home.
57 languages are spoken in the county, and the most common languages spoken in homes in Alameda County are: English, Chinese, Spanish, Vietnamese, and Tagalog.
Alameda County Board of Supervisors oversees
Operating budget of $3.5 billion a year
Budget includes Health Care Services (59% Behavioral Health Care Services, 15% Administration/Indigent Health, 12% Public Health), Public Assistance (38% Workforce and Benefits, 23% Children/Family, 22% Adult and Aging), and Public Protection (55% Sheriff's Office, 23% Probation, 11% District Attorney). Open Budget 2021
Alameda County Cities and Census Designated Places
There are 14 cities (in bold), and unincorporated area with 6 Census-Designate Places. They differ in population, diversity, climate and more. The communities interact with each other, and there are many ways to group them together. Our communities, and our voices are the most important factor for this year's redistricting.
How do cities and communities share the resources?
We need many resources to live our daily lives. Many of them are provided by public agencies with different governing bodies and systems. They are funded by taxes, usage fees or combination of both. Communities do share these resources.