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District 3 Town Hall Meeting for Roads and Project 2018

March 9, 2018

Last night at Independence Hall in White Pines we had a very productive town hall meeting regarding road repair schedules and projects in District 3. In attendance was Jeff Crovitz the public works director for the County and Michelle Patterson the office of emergency services director. The information provided was not only helpful in answering several questions from the public but also provided information to address these issues that have been neglected for the past 10 years plus. I feel confident that this 1st step of this journey will be successful.

Friday, May 11, 2018 3:49 PM

Michael Oliveira has been engaged as District 3 Supervisor

Public Safety
The Sheriff’s department was seriously underfunded when I came into office. Each year I have voted to increase the budget for law enforcement. I have always said the safety of the Public is my main priority. I have and will continue to support Public Safety.

General Plan Update
In my first year of office I supported moving the General Plan forward. The draft was completed and has been out for Environmental Review. It is now ready to be released for public review.
Completing the General Plan is critical to moving our County forward for industries and business.

Infrastructure and recovery from the Butte fire and flooding
We are still in recovery from the damage of the Butte fire and storms of 2017. Although we are making progress in these areas the repairs have been slow due to financial restraints, FEMA, OES, Fish and Game, water resource board requirements. This is a priority and continues to be. District 3 sustained a lot of damage during the storms as well as other parts of the county. We had washed out bridges, culverts and roads. I have stayed engaged in helping to get the repairs completed. I have met and worked with the constituents and will continue to do so.

Tree Mortality
When tree mortality began taking its toll in our District. We were not receiving any assistance. I held a town hall meeting at Avery Middle School and had every Federal, State, Local, Public, and Private agency there attend that I could get there.
The large attendance for this meeting helped send a message. That was the beginning of us getting attention and help with tree removal. I am still engaged in this effort and attend the State meeting in Sacramento every month for Tree Mortality. I bring back to our county any all information that will continue to assist our county.

Trades Program for the youth
I have participated and worked with Bret Harte and Calaveras School Districts to help put a program together that will provide a tradesperson training and certification program starting with students in their sophomore year and young adults. This program is going to be a benefit to our youth that do not plan to attend college. Eventually, there will be a business trades training program located in Calaveras County.

Business in Dorrington, Arnold, Avery and Murphy’s
I am pro-business and will continue to be. My opponents in this election have stated Arnold looks worse than ever. I find that to be a slap in the face of many business owners and entrepreneurs. There have been many buildings that have been renovated and businesses operating since my election. Starting in Dorrington the Lube Room is back up and running successfully. In Arnold the old Cameo building, one of the dilapidated buildings has been refurbished, Big Trees Fitness Center is open for business. We have Coops Coffee house open and the Avery Saloon in Avery. Murphy’s has also been expanding with new businesses. I am very proud of all the business owners that have chosen to operate in our District and I have helped many of them that needed my assistance. I will continue to be thankful and grateful for all the businesses in District 3.

Staffing at the County
I have been engaged and promoted hiring more staff for all departments and will continue to support the departments at the county. I have supported a compensation package for the employees that was long overdue.

On the Issue of Cannabis
In 2016, I was the only “NO” vote for the Urgency Ordinance.
I did not believe it belonged in Residential Neighborhoods then or now.
As this progressed and carried on for over two years, it became apparent that the issue was not going away, and a ban was not going to stop all the illegal growing in our county. I asked the board of Supervisors 4 times, over the two years to bring this item to the voters. I could not get a second for a motion. I felt it was the decision of the voters of Calaveras to decide. The importance of having the issue decided by the people was to make the vote Permanente. With each election we will be faced with the possibility of revisiting the issue of regulating cannabis every two years as the Supervisor’s position change. The vote of the people can only be undone by the people.

I am dedicated and engaged, I am a working Supervisor

I serve on more committees than any other Supervisor representing Calaveras County, Nationally, Statewide, and locally. I am on 14 committees. I am engaged in getting the education to help assist our county with any programs that will benefit the County.

I have been honored and proud to represent District 3. I ask for your vote on June 5th. I will continue to work hard for District 3 and Calaveras County.

Thursday, March 15, 2018 11:19 AM

Candidate Night at the Calaveras County Republican Meeting

Last night we presented at the Calaveras County Republican Party meeting with other candidates for Assessor, Sheriff and Board of Supervisors. I had a wonderful conversation with our California District Assemblyman Frank Bigelow and discussed some items important to the county. Our Campaign Committee members attended supporting my reelection for which I am grateful and thankful for their help.


Thursday, February 1, 2018 4:11 PM

Michael Oliveira Officially Announces his Re-election Campaign for 2018

Contact: Michael Oliveira, 209-795-0985
email: (preferred method)

Michael Oliveira announces his re-election campaign for Supervisor, Third District, of Calaveras County. Since his election in 2014, Supervisor Oliveira has dealt with several critical issues within the County, such as lack of law enforcement personnel, disintegrating infrastructure, and natural disasters. His dedication to serving the community is shown by his service in the Marine Corps, his years spent as a police officer in the Bay Area and many more years working as a Deputy (three of them with zero compensation). He continues to devote himself to our community and shows his willingness to listen to the constituents, represent their desires at Board meetings, and improve the quality of life in Calaveras County. 

With these points in mind, Mr. Oliveira has three topics he would like to concentrate on in the upcoming term—public safety, quality growth, and improving the framework (Infrastructure) that our County relies on.
Supervisor Oliveira has also been vocal about the matter of cannabis cultivation—let the voters decide. Since legalization in the State of California, Calaveras County’s position has been a frequent topic in the news. The County passed an ‘Urgency Ordinance” that allowed for registration of potential cultivation. This allowed cultivators to grow until a permanent vote could take place.
The recent election within the County has shown that citizens do not want grows or sales strictly for commercial cultivation, and they are concerned about a possible increase in crime. However, monies collected from this legalization have been earmarked for increased deputy sheriff presence, and to fund enforcement/inspection personnel. We are now subject to lawsuits from existing cultivators, and litigation is expected to reach an all time high. Supervisor Oliveira is the only one that has been involved in this process for the last three years. His knowledge and background is critical in moving forward.
Accomplishments over the last three and a half years include:
●increased deputy sheriff patrol in District 3, as well as improving officer and public safety by swapping out aged patrol cars in the Sheriff’s fleet.
●revised the General Plan to more clearly define the vision of the County (had not been reviewed in over 20 years). It will serve as our guide and will detail County residents’ values. The plan is vital for land use, conservation, housing and our ideas for the future
●worked closely with the Federal Emergency Management Agency to insure the maximum amount of resources (financial and consulting) are provided to the County to restore the quality of life that has been lost due to several recent disasters (fires, floods, matter of tree mortality).
Michael Oliveira has shown that he cares about the community in which he serves. He has accomplished a lot in less than four years as a County supervisor, and he has many goals for the next term.
More information on Supervisor Oliveira can be found on his website: The site includes a calendar of upcoming events, and position regarding matters important to the County, and biographical data.

Monday, January 15, 2018 6:15 PM

Board of Supervisors recognize Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day Mar 28, 2017

A handful of Calaveras County Vietnam Veterans solemnly accept recognition for their service to their country as Supervisor Mike Oliveira, retired U.S. Marine Corps, read a Board of Supervisors resolution recognizing March 30 as Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day at the March 28 meeting

Monday, January 15, 2018 1:35 PM

Oliveira, Garamendi elected chair, vice chair By Dana M. Nichols Jan 12, 2017

With four new members seated since the Nov. 8 election, the Calaveras County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday launched a new era during its first working meeting of 2017. Still, a conflict of the past continued to cast its shadow.It came with the vote on who to select as board chairman for the year.

District 4 Supervisor Dennis Mills nominated District 3 Supervisor Michael Oliveira, the only holdover from the board that served in 2015 and 2016. That drew opposition from District 5 Supervisor Clyde Clapp.

“I will be voting against it,” Clapp said. “I feel it should be someone from the new board.”  Several members of the public also weighed in on the discussion. 

Former county government employee George Fry referred to “The injustice last year,” when the board elected District 1 Supervisor Cliff Edson to a second term as chairman. Often, in the past, the board members have taken turns as chairman, with the previous year’s vice chairman moved into the top spot. Under that informal system, District 2 Supervisor Chris Wright would have become chairman in 2016. Instead, he served as vice chairman for a second year.

Fry argued that the point of taking turns is not to benefit the individual supervisors, but rather to give fair representation to the districts they represent. He said that District 2 should have its turn.

But Michael Falvey of Mountain Ranch, a District 2 resident, said he was not concerned with whether his supervisor, Jack Garamendi, is chairman. “I’ll be happy if our supervisor is here for most of the meetings,” Falvey said.

Alice Montgomery of Arnold, which is in District 3, said she is “proud” of Oliveira and thinks he will make a strong chairman. “He does have an open mind,” Montgomery said.
Tofanelli, who previously served a 4-year term from January 2009 to December 2012, spoke in favor of Oliveira, saying his experience with the board’s recent history is an asset.

Tofanelli also acknowledged the interest in giving District 2 a chance to have its representative serve as chairman. “I will be making a motion to have Jack as the vice chairman,” Tofanelli said.

The board elected Oliveira as chairman on a 4-1 vote with Clapp opposed. The board then voted unanimously to make Garamendi vice chairman.

One of Oliveira’s first acts was to offer more time to members of the public who speak before the board. “I’d like to increase the time from three minutes to four minutes,” he said.  Oliveira also said that he was the one who requested a countdown clock positioned on the wall over his head so that people speaking would know how much time they had left. Because of his decision to extend the comment period per person to four minutes, however, the clock did not get used very much on Tuesday. It turns out the clock has settings for three minutes and five minutes, but not four.

Oliveira, responding to the questions of several members of the public, said the clock cost $299. He said he will adjust the time people are allowed to speak so that it will be possible to make use of the clock. “It actually facilitates our public speakers,” he said.

Also on Tuesday, supervisors learned that state and federal authorities have signed off on plans that will finally allow removal of thousands of dead trees in the Butte Fire burn scar that pose dangers to public roads.

Calaveras County Public Works Director Jeff Crovitz said the final hurdle was to get clearance from the California State Office of Historic Preservation.
“We are expecting to start work within one or two weeks,” Crovitz said of the oft-delayed tree removal effort. Crovitz said that in early February, he expects contractors to begin deploying the monitors required to watch both historic sites and endangered species. He said, however, that there could be further delays if rainy weather continues. He said the rules for the removal project require the project to halt for 24 hours each time 0.1 inch or more of rain falls.

Monday, January 15, 2018 12:00 AM

Cannibus Vote to Ban 010918

On January 9, 2017, the Board of Supervisors voted to adopt an ordinance banning the cultivation of cannibus along with other restrictions by a 3-2 vote.

Friday, September 8, 2017 12:00 AM

Breakfast address touches on countywide successes

At the annual state of the County address, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce on September 8th, Chairperson Supervisor Mike Oliveira addresses the business community and members of the County at the San Andreas town hall.

Committee to Elect Michael Oliveira FPPC#1400869
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