Byron-Brentwood-Knightsen Union Cemetery District
Is a property tax and fee-supported organization that provides efficient and dignified burial services; year-round maintenance; and preservation of interment plots. (Interments are restricted to residents and taxpayers of the cemetery district boundaries and their immediate family members).
The District’s goal is to provide the community with quality services in a professional and confidential manner.
Anyone visiting the cemetery will be given prompt and courteous attention. Anyone interested in purchasing a plot or simply trying to locate one will be treated in a respectful manner. If unable to assist a visitor, every effort will be made for proper referral.
Setting: Situated in the heart of East Contra Costa County farmland on State Route 4, halfway between Brentwood and Discovery Bay, CA, in the heart of the San Joaquin River Delta.
Location: 11545 Brentwood Blvd., Brentwood, CA 94513
How to Reach the District – Address: Mailing, P.O. Box 551, Brentwood, CA 94513; Phone: (925) 634-4748; FAX: (925) 634-9783; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hours of Operation: The District Office is Open Monday-through-Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Closed most holidays, except Memorial Day and Memorial Day Weekend. The grounds are open from 8:00 am to dusk daily.
Governing Body & Laws: The Cemetery is governed by a three-person Board of Trustees. Board Members are appointed by the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors. The Union Cemetery District lies primarily in the Third Supervisorial District, while a small portion of it lies within the Fifth Supervisor’s District. Each Trustee serves a four-year term. The terms are staggered so that there are never more than two trustees appointed at the same time.
Form of Government: Once appointed and in place, the Board is antonymous from any other government agency, but must follow all State laws regulating government agencies. The District’s authorizing legislation, the California State Health & Safety Code §9000 and following, allows Public Cemetery Districts to have a governing Board of either three or five Trustees. Boards may petition Supervisors to increase or decrease its size. The Board of Trustees may use the LAFCO process to increase the size of the District’s boundaries. And, LAFCO has the authority to increase or decrease the size of a district, based upon the District’s Sphere of Influence (SOI) and service area.
Board Meetings: The Board meets a minimum of 12 times per year. The Regular Meetings of the Board of Trustees is held on the third Wednesday of each month. Special Meetings are called as needed. All meetings are conducted in accordance with California State’s Open Meeting Laws. Agendas for all meetings are posted in accordance with law and are distributed to all local news media in advance and are available to the public upon Request.
Meetings are open to the Public