he Byron-Brentwood-Knightsen Union Cemetery District (BBKUCD) provides cemetery operations and maintenance services to the Union Cemetery. The boundaries of BBKUCD include the unincorporated communities of Byron, Knightsen, Discovery Bay, Bethel Island, the eastern portion of Morgan Territory, the City of Brentwood, the eastern portion of the City of Oakley (east of Sellers Avenue), and various Delta islands. The District has a boundary area of approximately 203 square miles, and serves a population of approximately 75,000.
The 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).
In 1878, the Byron-Brentwood-Knightsen Union Cemetery Association was formed. It was governed by a seven-man Board of Directors, who was appointed at large from throughout the district.
1928 – Fifty years later, the residents and taxpayers of the area voted to create a government agency (Special District) to run the cemetery under the Public Cemetery Act of 1909. This was to insure a financial basis for year-round operation, as there were, on average, only 12 funerals per year. The District is governed by a Board of Trustees under the State Health & Safety code section 900 and following. Traditionally there has been one Trustee from each of the three primary communities, though legally the Trustees are considered “at large”.
- 3 Member Board
Approximately 70,000 people: Brentwood, Byron, Knightsen, Bethel Island, Discovery Bay , eastern most parts of Morgan Territory; from San Joaquin County Line to Deer Valley Road, from Alameda County Line to Dutch Sough.
To provide efficient and dignified interment services, year-round maintenance, and preservation of interment plots. To provide the community with quality services in a professional and confidential manner.
Interment of deceased. Opening and closing grave plots as needed; providing suitable locations for dignified burial services; maintaining cemetery landscaping; maintaining District buildings and equipment; planning and developing new interment sites.
Mark R. White, District Manager
E-mail: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
Address: PO Box 551, Brentwood, CA 94513
CSDA, Contra Costa Chapter