CCA Condemns the Seeno Selection

Judi Herman

Concord Communities Alliance strongly condemns Saturday’s decision by Mayor Tim McGallian, Vice-Mayor Dominic Aliano, and Councilmember Edi Birsan to select companies owned by the notorious Seeno family [1] for an exclusive negotiating agreement to become the new Master Developer for the Concord Naval Weapons Station Reuse Project.

In casting this vote, they appear to have placed potential high-dollar support for their personal political ambitions ahead of the clear will of their constituents. We stand with the overwhelming majority of our fellow Concord residents who submitted public comments or have otherwise expressed their views on the subject. The track record of corruption in Seeno family companies is easily accessible public knowledge. The decision to move forward with them despite this knowledge is a violation of public trust.

Mayor McGallian and Vice-Mayor Aliano are up for re-election in November 2022. Councilmember Birsan is running in the June 2022 election for the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors.

Remembering that an elected official can only be removed from office by electing someone else instead, Concord Communities Alliance invites all residents who agree that this vote was a violation of public trust to seek and consider offering support to other candidates for any office these three individuals pursue.

A PDF version of this statement is available here.

Who is Concord Communities Alliance?
We are Concord residents who work together for a more affordable, livable, sustainable and just Concord. We want to make Concord a place of mutual respect, fairness, and real democracy, focused on the common good. CCA exists to educate, empower and organize Concord residents to achieve more equitable conditions for all who call our city their home.

CCA is organized as a 501(c)(4) member based social welfare nonprofit. Our webpage (under construction) is, and for general information, please reach out to [email protected].


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  • Laura Nakamura
    commented 2021-08-23 21:17:39 -0700
    Their decision was a violation of public trust.
  • Laura Nakamura
    followed this page 2021-08-23 21:15:25 -0700
  • C C A Editor
    published this page in Press Releases 2021-08-23 13:31:53 -0700
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