Be Proactive—Write a Letter or Make a Few Phone Calls

Land use planning advocacy works!

Your grassroots efforts make a major difference in obtaining funds that will be used to expand Mount Diablo and surrounding regional parks and also to ensure smart development. Letters and phone calls are counted and used by our elected and appointed officials to gauge support or opposition to issues.

How to do it


Mailed letters or faxes are given more weight than phone calls and emails. Letters simply need to state either support or opposition for funding or an issue. The more they are to the point, the better.


When the receptionist answers, simply say you are calling to convey your opinion to the supervisor, assembly member, senator, etc. The receptionist will type your comments supporting or opposing an issue and pass them on to your elected official.

Take a Stand for Mount Diablo, Its Foothills, and Its Sustaining Diablo Range

When you visit a particular issue on our land use campaigns page, make note of the city council or board that is the decision maker on the project, call them, and add your voice to those protecting open space!

  • See the current list of all elected officials in Contra Costa County.

Save Mount Diablo is actively campaigning throughout the Diablo region to defend ecologically important lands. Sign up for our weekly Save Mount Diablo e-news to stay up to date on our work and how you can help.

If you live in Concord, Pittsburg, or Antioch, we also have specific newsletters primarily focused on advocacy issues there. Sign up for these if you would like to be notified on the most important advocacy issues in your city and how you can help:

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