Brentwood is a city in Contra Costa County, United States, California. It is located within the San Francisco Bay Area’s East Bay region. As of 2010, the population is 51,481, an increase of 121 percent from 23,302 in the census of 2000.
Brentwood started as a village in the late 19th century and is still known for its agricultural products in the Bay Area, especially its cherries, corn, and peach. Since 1990 many of the old farms and orchards were replaced by suburban developments due to urban sprawl. Brentwood is increasingly residential, with population growth rates in the triple digits during the 1990s and 69 percent between 2000 and 2010. An official report showed that during the period 2010 to 2016 the population grew by approximately 21 percent.
Contra Costa County District 1 covers some unincorporated areas, or areas that do not fall within city limits.
The County is typically the primary provider of government services in unincorporated areas, including fire protection (County Sheriff’s) law enforcement, public works, building permits, and code compliance. There are certain exceptions to that. For example, Kensington has special taxpayer-funded assessment districts overseeing police, fire, recreation, and garbage services in the community.
The County ‘s largest unincorporated communities have resident Municipal Advisory Councils (MAC’s) reporting to the Board of Supervisors, which weigh in on local issues. Members of the Board are volunteers, appointed by their local county supervisor.
District 1’s unincorporated communities include:
– El Sobrante
– North Richmond
– East Richmond Heights
Other unincorporated areas of District 1 include: Bay View,East Richmond Heights, Montalvin Manor, Rollingwood and Tara Hills.