Concord Selects New Mayor, Vice-Mayor

December 3, 2013 22:49 pm · 27 comments



The City of Concord has a new Mayor & Vice-Mayor.

At their meeting on Tuesday night, the Concord City Council appointed Tim Grayson to serve a two-year term as Mayor, and councilman Ron Leone was appointed to serve a one-year term as the city’s Vice-Mayor.

This is Grayson’s first time serving as Mayor of the City of Concord.

Congratulations to Mayor Tim Grayson!

photos: David Gomez –


1 Ouch! December 4, 2013 at 12:02 AM

Pleasant Hill shocker outcome of Mayor selection is a far more interesting story!

2 Weefee December 4, 2013 at 12:19 AM

Maybe this Mayor will know what “wee-fee” (wifi) is at todos santos plaza. SMH

3 Claycordite December 4, 2013 at 12:21 AM

Thanks for letting us see them first on Claycord .com.

4 December 4, 2013 at 12:37 AM

@ouch, look for that story in the morning.

5 judaspriest December 4, 2013 at 6:37 AM

a vice mayor now there is a good use of public funds wow hope he turn things around hahahah

6 Chaz December 4, 2013 at 6:40 AM

Congratulations Mayor Grayson! Tim Grayson will be a wonderful mayor. He has already accomplished many things as Councilman, making Concord a better place. Tim is a very humble man who cares greatly about his community and fellow Concordians

7 The4thBore December 4, 2013 at 6:57 AM

Mayor Grayson, its time to put some focus on your side of town. The polarization of good Concord and bad Concord needs to be stopped. Help the police with better lighting. Work with blighted shopping areas to increase traffic, and last but not least, help usher pressure on mdusd to stop funneling out of city kids into Concord’s lowest performing schools. Bay Point and Pittsburg need to figure that out together with all the redevelopment going on out there infrastructure wise. Its been noted 50% of MDHS students are Bay Point residents.

Your favorite 4th Bore

8 Fred C. December 4, 2013 at 7:41 AM

Mayor Grayson- Thank you for all you’ve accomplished during your first two years on council! You have accomplished more than most have done! Keep on fighting for making Concord a safer community for us to live!

9 Mark G. December 4, 2013 at 7:43 AM

I look forward to these two gentlemen ridding this once-fine city of all of the filthy illegals, cleaning up the parks and other public spaces now occupied by transients and criminals, and accepting a modest salary at best, in the interest of public service.
Or….. none of the above, and these two will turn out to be just two more lying, pandering crooks. We’ll see what happens.

10 ggg December 4, 2013 at 7:53 AM

Poor Concord. I wonder if Grayson will do anything about the beggar woman who stands in the bushes with a sign at Sunset and East almost every week night after 5. I believe what she does is illegal. I’ve called the police, they say they’ll take care of it. She’s still there. I’ve never seen a Concord politician who can actually enforce any of the worthless laws they make.

11 Concord Mike December 4, 2013 at 8:30 AM

Godspeed to Mayor Grayson. Concord desperately needs a strong Mayor. Someone who will not only be a good cheerleader for the city but challenge city staff to do more to clean up neighborhoods.

Ultimately our city is not defined by our best looking or safest neighborhoods, but by those streets and neighborhoods blighted by dilapidated homes, junk cars, and obvious criminal activity.

The police department alone consumes around 60% of the city budget and now includes code enforcement. If Mayor Grayson wants to have a positive impact, he will spend more time doing ride alongs with police and code enforcement officers than he does sitting at his desk. I would encourage all city council members to do the same.

12 Jim December 4, 2013 at 8:58 AM

@The4thBore…you actually think that anyone will do anything that might help?…the once great city is now home to so many illegal immigrants that you can’t even go to the hardware store without seeing them…started as one or two and in the morning there are close to 50 maybe more…this city has given way to urban decay…to back slapping and good ol boy networks…We are 1960 Pittsburg who also refused to make changes…they ended up with a down town that during thr 70′s and 80′s folks would not go near…they had 10th St…We have Detroit Ave…The money they had was pissed away on “special projects”…By 2020 we will be Pittsburg…our schools will be ruined…our shopping areas gone, or Mall unapproachable….so will these 2 guys clean-up this town…NOPE…will they try…NOPE…they would get no support from the community…this city will NEVER again be a place for families but has become “un lugar para la familia”…sad ending to a once great place to live

13 Antler December 4, 2013 at 9:23 AM

Nice post, Concord Mike.

For those who might not realize…….the man on the left in the photo is NOT Ron Leone.

14 Babs December 4, 2013 at 9:46 AM

how awful, if this were to happen in Concord…since our new Mayor always throws a party following the mtg where he/she gets voted into office….man that would be a waste of money, huh?????? lol.

15 Random Task December 4, 2013 at 9:46 AM

again ….Really ….the mayor is basically self appointed unless they forget to lick boots of the council …then he has no power the parliament rules ( oh sorry council )….with no power it is just a money grabbing position for years of screwing us over ……..none of these tools would be elected if it were voted on and that’s the way they want it ……..heil

16 Random Task December 4, 2013 at 9:49 AM

if the council really wanted to do something for this city they would abolish as they have been asked to repeatedly ……yet the power is too great as well as lifetime benefits ……..shoot who do I have to grease to get that job …obviously several dems will take my money …sign me up

17 So What December 4, 2013 at 10:08 AM

@Jim, I couldn’t agree with you more.
I moved to this city about 50+ years ago, and have watched it slowly decay from then on.
The City Council are all a bunch of buddies, you grease my palm I’ll grease yours. Ron Leone was a disgrace as a triple dipping mayor.
We need to elect our city officials and not let them play ring around the council, because us and this city are all fallingl down!

18 jack farrell December 4, 2013 at 10:14 AM

I hope this mayor will fix the three tennis courts at cowell park

19 @Babs December 4, 2013 at 10:20 AM

Babs, since you want to make a passive-aggressive jab at the new Mayor, I thought that he made a fantastic decision to have his traditional mayoral reception at Todos Santos Plaza, right smack in good ‘ol downtown Concord. The very place so many people complain so much about! The event even employed local residents and served food from local establishments. Mayor Grayson believes greatly in this fine city and by having his reception outside, in the heart of Concord, is testament to that!

20 The4thBore December 4, 2013 at 10:57 AM

@Jim… The city is at a stage where many of the commercial districts are at a stage where the “same ole, same ole” doesn’t cut it, and requires a swift kick in the pants from the city to actually promote reinvestment in these properties. Today these buildings are becoming a symbol of the cities decay, not the plethora of 3 and 4/2′s that are scattered throughout Concord. Strip malls shouldn’t get a free pass and grandfathered code to just exist in their current state because they were bought in the 60′s when this city was mostly cheap orchards. 50 years later here we are today.

All the major property owners in Concord need to be placed on a list with active lease rates, last major improvement dates, and any contributions made to the city who houses their profit machines. Citizens need to use this information to make their shopping decisions and vote with their pockets. Once they make these moves to improve, we all benefit.

The 4th Bore-tacular

21 @@Babs December 4, 2013 at 11:08 AM

I wasn’t commenting on our new Mayor but on what a mess PHill is having…boy did you read that wrong.

It is very well known that our new Mayors have a party. I was wondering if PHill has a party and what a mess if Weir paid for it and then didn’t get elected …….geeez…

I have absolutely nothing against Tim. In fact we get along just fine. And yes, he is a very nice man.

22 Babs December 4, 2013 at 11:33 AM

I just realized I posted on wrong thread when I was comparing PHill and Concord and what a mess PHill had going on at their council mt

But it would be interesting to know if they have a party …poor Weir if he paid for it.

23 @Mark G December 4, 2013 at 12:07 PM

One of them already is a lying pandering crook…. Mt. Diablo Health Care lifetime benefits, or City of Concord lifetime benefits if he is elected again.

24 BCuzItzClaycord December 4, 2013 at 12:56 PM

I’m wondering if Concord is such a “big city” then why don’t the citizen elect a mayor. Also why are the not council reps from each area and the mayor elected city wide. No offense to Mr Grayson as I don’t know him but isn’t having the council “appoint” a mayor just another link in the crony chain??????????

25 Random Task December 5, 2013 at 12:37 PM

@24 yes and yes ……..the council is ripping off the city just …but the line starts there the dems and unions repeatedly fleece where they can then create ” funds allocations ” the be hidden away for their greedy fingers to find later ………the conga line of greed and white collar crime needs to end

26 anon angel December 5, 2013 at 7:59 PM

** Antler…yes that is Ron Leone. Wth are you talking about?

27 funny man December 6, 2013 at 1:59 PM

is ron leone the new helen allen?

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