Public Notice

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a General Election will be held in the Bethel Island Municipal Improvement District, County of Contra Costa, State of California, on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 for the election of: two (2) Directors.

The qualifications of a nominee and of an elective officer of the above district are as follows:

Any person who is 18 years or older, a citizen, a resident of the district, a registered voter, and who is not disqualified by the Constitution or laws of the state from holding a civil office is eligible to be elected or appointed.

Nomination petitions may be obtained from the County Clerk, Elections Division, 555 Escobar Street, Martinez, California commencing on July 16, 2018 and shall be filed with the Elections Division not later than 5:00 P.M., August 10, 2018.

Appointment to each elective office will be made as prescribed by section 10515 of the Elections Code in the event there are no nominees for such office, and a petition for an election is not filed within the time period prescribed in the Elections Code.

Polls will be open Election Day between 7:00 A.M. and 8:00 P.M.


Date of work to be performed:  August 20, 2018 until section is completed
Location:  3001 to 3215 West Willow Rd, Station 190 to 215.50

Work to be performed:  Removal of vegetation and riprap


  • Turn off sprinklers that are on the levee top and waterside.
  • Remove all personal items from the levee top and waterside, i.e., hoses sprinklers, vehicles, lawn furniture, planter boxes, container plants.
  • Make sure pets do not have access to the levee, including the landside slope.
  • Make sure trees are trimmed back off of levee crown at least 14 feet high to 20 feet across.
  • Anything that you do not ruined should be removed from the levee.

Any questions, please call the office during business hours.

New Ordinance – Effective June 1, 2018 (CLICK HERE)
Adopted 5/17/18 – Rules and Regulations Governing Parks


The Bethel Island Municipal Improvement District, through the elected Board of Directors and Staff, will serve the people of Bethel Island by responding to the needs and concerns of the public by allocating the available resources to maintain a safe and secure levee system, by maintaining a free flowing drainage system and by creating and maintaining a park and recreation facility.


Please help minimize the need for spraying by properly maintaining the vegetation along the water front of your property. No spray will be applied to those properties where property owners have maintained the levee top and water side vegetations.

Unfortunately, BIMID is no longer able to accept vegetation, wood or other material that has been removed from the levee.   The Pittsburg Transfer Station located at 1300 Loveridge Road in Pittsburg accepts vegetation, wood and many other items.  They are open 7 days a week, from 7am to 6 pm.  For more information regarding the Pittsburg Transfer Station please call (925) 473-0180.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

The Bethel Island Municipal Improvement District (BIMID) was formed in the early 1960’s by the California State Legislature. The Island is not a city and thus has to rely on a combination of private and county public services.  BIMID is a special act district that has powers similar to a city.  BIMID currently provides levee maintenance and repairs, habitat mitigation, park services, as well as storm drain maintenance and repair.

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  • The Bethel Island Municipal Improvement District was created by the California State Legislature in 1960 and absorbed Reclamation District 1619.
  • The acreage was described as 3516.54 acres in the unincorporated territory of Contra Costa County.
  • It is an island below sea level of 7 to 15 feet surrounded by 11.5 miles of earthen levee that keeps the Taylor, Piper, Dutch and Sandmound Slough waters out.
  • Access to Bethel Island is by boat or the new bridge on the south side that connects Bethel Island Road to Cypress Road to Highway 4 in Oakley.
  • Funding for the District is ad valoreum tax collected by the County that is used to compete for State funding from the Dept. of Water Resources.
  • Work is handled by one full time equipment operator and two (2) secretaries, one full time and one part time, plus the 5 elected directors.
  • The main function is to improve and maintain the levee system and then to keep the drainage system adequate to remove seepage and rain water.