Solano Together Action Alert: On June 25, Voice Your California Forever Concerns – In Person or By Email

From Solano Together message, sent June 18, 2024

Next Tuesday, June 25, at 2 p.m., the Solano County Board of Supervisors will convene to discuss California Forever’s East Solano Plan. 

Our coalition will show up strong and we urge you to do the same and voice your concerns and opposition to the California Forever/East Solano Plan. Here is how you can do it.

Show up for an in-person comment:

  • The meeting will take place at the Solano County Administration Center (675 Texas Street in Fairfield) at 2 p.m.
  • Arrive early: we recommend arriving as early as noon to save your seat. We anticipate a big turnout and the space has limited capacity.
  • Bring water, food, and snacks for the line.
  • More than anything, we hope the County Supervisors will call for the study of the impacts of this initiative.
  • Remarks will probably be limited to 1 minute. Please keep it to the point and be respectful.

Submit your online comment:

If you can’t attend the meeting in person, send your comments online. Click here to access the agenda.

According to the Board of Supervisors website: If you wish to address any item listed on the Agenda in advance of the meeting, please submit comments in writing to the Clerk of the Board by U.S. Mail or by email. Written comments should be received no later than 5:00 P.M. on the Monday prior to the Board meeting to ensure distribution in advance of the meeting. The email address for the Clerk is: Copies of comments received will be provided to the Board and will become a part of the official record but will not be read aloud at the meeting. 

Feel free to use our resources, such as the FAQ, for your talking points.

Why It’s Important

Last week, the Solano County Registrar of Voters verified that the East Solano Plan had enough signatures to move forward.

At this Board of Supervisors meeting, the Board can adopt the Initiative, order a 30-day study, or put the Initiative on the ballot. We expect the Board to order a study. If so, at the July 23 Board meeting, the County will release its findings and put the Initiative on the ballot.

This means the “East Solano Homes, Jobs, and Clean Energy Initiative” would go before voters for authorization to modify the land use designation of 17,500 acres of agricultural land in eastern Solano County to a “New Community” designation that would allow for the development of up to 400,000 new residents and up to 90 million square feet of non-residential development.

Solano Together is a group of concerned residents, leaders, and organizations who united to form a coalition that envisions a better future for Solano County, focusing development into existing cities and strengthening our agricultural industry.

We strongly oppose this harmful development proposal and urge you to vote NO on the ballot in November.

Here are a few things we will share with the Board of Supervisors at the upcoming meeting:

  • Threats to Travis Airforce Base
  • Increased traffic, commute gridlock
  • Negative impact on water and food production resources
  • Less investment in existing cities
  • No binding guarantees until a development agreement

Read more about each item on our FAQs and Resources pages.

[This post was updated to remove information about making public comment by phone. Apparently there is no option to make a comment by phone.]

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>> Get involved… Solano Together is another local organization opposing California Forever. Between now and November, you can get a yard sign from Solano Together and send Solano Together a much needed donation.

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