2023 Nomination Petition

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District’s Location & Mission Statement:
Reclamation District Number 2059 (RD 2059) encompasses Bradford Island, located in Contra Costa County (County), California. RD 2059’s service area is bounded by the San Joaquin River to the north and west, the False River to the south and Fisherman’s Cut to the east.  Bradford is a unique island located in the heart of the delta that can only be accessed by a ferry.

Bradford Island Reclamation Area was established on November 19th, 1921. Our mission is to manage and maintain our 7.4 miles of levees by, operating flood control systems including pumps, canals and District ditches and reduce flood risk for properties within the District’s boundaries.

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Board Meetings:

Meetings are held once a month

Day - 1st Tuesday of the Month

Time: 10 AM

Zoom is available

Location: Antioch Fair Grounds

Located at 1201 W. 10th St. Antioch, CA 94509

 (Next to Admin Office)

Office Hours:
Tuesday 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday 9 AM - 5PM

Bradford Island (Private Property)

All property on Bradford Island is owned by private individuals and by agencies for a specific use.  Any unauthorized access on any land on Bradford Island may be a trespass and could result in criminal or civil penalties.  Pursuant to California Penal Code Section 602 or Civil Code Section

Ferry Tickets may be purchased at GAS N SAVE (Vallero) located on Cypress near the road that takes you to the Ferry. Contact Phone: (925) 625-6055.

The tickets cost $7.75 for one full round trip for a four wheel vehicle.
YOU MUST have a ticket to board the ferry. NO CASH SALES.
If someone accepts cash from you, please call (925) 209-5480 to report this.

District Area of Jurisdictions

District Area of Jurisdiction":  The District Works and the adjacent area(s) to the District Works, over which the District has control and the ability to regulate:

1.         For “District Levees:”   The District Levee and the area on the landside and waterside of the District Levee that is required to maintain the stability, safety and integrity of  the  District  Levee  and  the  levee  operating,  maintenance,  relocation  and reconstruction requirements of the District (to-wit: 110 feet from the center line of the District Levee on the waterside; 110 feet from the center line of the District Levee on

the landside, with authority to regulate encroachments and land-use activities in that area from 110 feet to 160 feet from the centerline on the landside, if those encroachments or land use activities may impact the District’s Levee or District operations.   Excavation activities within 300 feet of levees are also subject to District jurisdiction and prior approval).


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a General Election will be held in Reclamation District No. 2059 Bradford Island (“District”) on November 28, 2023 to elect two (2) Trustees to serve on the District Board of Trustees.

The election will be conducted by all-mailed ballot; a ballot and explanatory instructions will be mailed to all eligible voters of the District. The election will be conducted in accordance with Division 15 of the California Water Code. Voting by ballot submission may be by mail, in person, or by proxy, or by legal representative of a landowner. For more information or to obtain a proxy form or designate a legal representative, call District Secretary, Angelia Tant, at (925) 209-5480.

Please contact the District Administrator for a Nomination Petition Form
By Emailing bradford2059@gmail.com


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that nominating petitions for the office of Trustee of Reclamation District No. 2059 Bradford Island may be filed from September 14, 2023 through October 5, 2023 by mail to P.O. Box 1059, Oakley, CA 94561 or by dropping off at the District Office located at 19 Minaret Road, Oakley, CA 94561. The form of the petition must be in substantial conformance with California Water Code Section 50731.6 and the District must receive the petition by 5:00 p.m. on October 5, 2023. Petitions must identify the name of the nominee, and be signed by five (5) or more landowners owning property within the boundaries of the District, or the landowner’s legal representative. Nomination petition forms are available from the District Office or on the District’s website: www.bradfordisland.com .

The petition for nomination must indicate which position is sought.
The positions to be filled are as follows:
Seat of Trustee Smith Cunningham
Seat of Trustee Kevin Finta

The term of office for each seat is four (4) years.