September 24, 2022

Fiscal Year (FY) 2022-23 Adopted Budget

Fiscal Year (FY) 2022-23 Adopted Budget is a plan for the City of Suisun City’s (City) projected revenues and expenditures over the course of a year. Annual budget acts as a benchmark against which the City can measure progress and as tools to help better manage City’s financial resources.

Click here for the full budget.

SUISUN CITY ANNOUNCES COMMISSION/COMMITTEE VACANCIES: APPLICATIONS DUE SEPTEMBER 29th

Suisun City is looking to get resident participation in committees and commissions. Residents have until September 29th to submit an application. Suisun City is looking for interested residents to serve on various commissions and committees, including:

  • Recreation, Park, Marina & Arts Commission:
    • 1 vacancy to fill unexpired term ending January 2023
    • 1 vacancy to fill unexpired term ending January 2025
  • Housing Authority Tenant Commissioner – 2 Year terms – 2 vacancies

The Recreation, Parks, Marina and Arts (RPMA) Commission meets at 6:00 p.m. on the first and third Wednesday of the month in the Council Chambers at Suisun City Hall. The RPMA Commission is an advisory commission to the City Council, Recreation, Parks and Marina Department, and Public Works Department regarding public parks, recreational facilities and programs, grants, applicable operational policies, unmet needs and public right-of-way beautification within Suisun City. There are currently two vacancies on the RPMA Commission with one term of appointment expiring January 2023 and one term of appointment expiring 2025.

The Housing Authority Commission is the governing board of the Housing Authority and consists of the five City Council Members and two Tenant Commissioners. Regular meetings shall be held on the first Tuesday of the following months: January, April, July, and October at 7:00 p.m. Tenant commissioners must be tenants of the Housing Authority and at least one tenant commissioner must be over 62 years of age or older. Interested Housing Authority tenants are encouraged to apply.

Interested residents are encouraged to apply by submitting an application form to the City Clerk stating qualifications and objectives for desiring to be become a member of a Commission or Committee. Application forms are available at https://www.suisun.com/government/citizen-governance/. Please submit applications no later than Thursday, September 29, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.

Here is the full press release:

  Press Release Commission (218.6 KiB, 50 hits)

Post expires at 4:49 pm on September 30, 2022

Suisun City Announces Hiring of New Fire Chief

Suisun City is pleased to welcome Brad Lopez as our new Fire Chief. Chief Lopez started with Suisun City on Monday, August 22nd. Chief Lopez comes to Suisun City after having spent 30 years with the city of Winters Fire Department, the last three as Fire Chief. As a combination career/volunteer department, the Winters Fire Department and the Suisun City Fire Department have much in common.

According to City Manager Greg Folsom, “After an exhaustive open recruitment process that included several oral boards, as well as the consent of the Suisun City Council, Chief Lopez stood out as an exemplary candidate that we were fortunate to be able to attract to lead our department. I am confident that Chief Lopez will be a strong leader as we continue to build our fire department.”

Chief Lopez stated, “I was fortunate to spend thirty years with the Winters Fire Department and I am excited to bring that experience to Suisun City. I know I have a great team to work with here in Suisun City and I’m looking forward to leading the Suisun City Fire Department as we continue to improve our department in service to our community.”

  Press Release Fire Chief 8/30/2022 (188.6 KiB, 68 hits)

The STA Bicycle Advisory Committee has an open position for a Suisun City resident to represent Suisun City

The Solano Transportation Authority (STA) Bicycle Advisory Committee (BAC) advises the STA on the development of bicycle facilities as an active mode of transportation in Solano County. This BAC is responsible for making funding recommendations for Solano Countywide bicycle projects and participates in the development and review of comprehensive bicycle plans. Suisun City residents interested in serving on the BAC to represent our beautiful city are highly encouraged to view the attached flyer for information on the membership application process.

  BAC Opening Suisun City 8-1-2022 (226.5 KiB, 76 hits)

Post expires at 1:00 am on December 31, 2022

Independence Day 2022

Here is some footage from our recent 4th of July event. It was created by Tom Gachis.

Joint City Council/Planning Commission Meeting Scheduled for August 30, 2022 to
Review Draft Housing Element Update

The Suisun City Housing Element Update is a planning effort to amend the General Plan to update the Housing Element, including goals, objectives, policies, and implementation programs that address the maintenance, preservation, improvement, and development of housing within the city limits. In addition, the Housing Element Update identifies sites appropriate for the development of multifamily housing. The Housing Element Update includes other amendments necessary to comply with recent changes in State law.

Physical copies of the Draft Housing Element Update will be available for public review and comment at the Suisun City Development Services Department at 701 Civic Center Boulevard between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, and between 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. on Tuesdays. City Hall is closed on Fridays. The documents may also be reviewed at www.suisun.com.

The public comment period for the Draft Housing Element Update begins on August 17, 2022, and closes on September 16, 2022. Please submit written comments on the Draft Housing Element Update in person, by first class mail or email to: City of Suisun City Development Services Department, 701 Civic Center Boulevard, Suisun City, Attention: Jim Bermudez, Development Services Director Telephone: (707) 372-2055 Email: jbermudez@suisun.com.

The City Council will conduct a joint special meeting with the Planning Commission to discuss the contents of the Draft Housing Element Update and receive public comments. The meeting time and location are as follows: August 30, 2022, at 6:00 p.m., Suisun City Hall.

According to City Manager, Greg Folsom, “This Housing Element Update is a very important document that helps the City to comply with state law. Public input is important to this process and I encourage all residents to review the draft and provide your comments either in writing or at the meeting on August 30th.”

  Press Release Housing Element 8/15/2022 (207.8 KiB, 126 hits)


  Suisun City 2023-2031 Housing Element Public Review 8/12/22 (15.5 MiB, 143 hits)

Suisun City Road Projects – Street Closures

Construction on Suisun City’s Asphalt Rubber Cape Seal and Traffic Calming Projects are anticipated to begin next week. The projects will provide asphalt rubber cape sealing, digout repairs, and curb ramp upgrades on Whispering Bay Lane from Josiah Circle to Francisco Drive, as well as on Village Drive from Highway 12 to Railroad Avenue. This represents approximately 200,000 square feet of pavement resurfacing. The project scope also includes restriping Village Drive with buffered bicycle lanes. In addition, traffic calming improvements will be made at the existing crosswalk on Whispering Bay Lane fronting Crystal Middle School to make the crossing safer for students, school staff and all members of the community. Traffic calming improvements at that location consist of rectangular rapid flashing beacons, high visibility crosswalk, concrete curb bulbout, and curb ramp upgrades.

The City has awarded the construction contract to VSS International, Inc. in the amount of $736,436. The pavement resurfacing portion of the project is funded by Senate Bill 1 (SB1) allocations and the traffic calming improvements is funded by Transportation Funds for Clean Air (TFCA) grant allocations.

On Tuesday, 7/26, and Thursday, 7/28, asphalt rubber cape sealing will be performed on the project street segments. This will require temporarily closing off the project street segments to vehicular traffic during the work hours of 7 am through 6 pm on those two days. During construction activities, all road users are encouraged to comply with the signage related to the construction and to use the detours roads adjacent to the project streets. While there will be minor inconvenience in the short term, this street revitalization project will be a significant benefit to the city’s residents and guests.

According to City Manager, Greg Folsom, “These projects will provide a significant improvement to the roadway and improved mobility through these areas, as well as providing increased safety for bicyclists and pedestrians.”

McCoy Creek Trail Phase 2 Ground Breaking

Suisun City, CA – July 13, 2022

A ceremonial ground breaking was held on July 12 to celebrate the beginning of the construction of Phase 2 of the McCoy Creek Trail in Suisun City. The ceremony was coordinated by the Solano Transportation Authority (STA) and featured local dignitaries including Assemblymember Lori D. Wilson, Supervisor Jim Spering, Councilmember Wanda Williams, Councilmember Mike Hudson, former Councilmember Mike Segala, STA Director Daryl Halls, and City Manager Greg Folsom, as well as speakers from the Suisun City Youth Commission.

The project will be a 3/4 mile extension of the existing McCoy Creek Trail, which consists of a Class I bikeway along the west bank of the McCoy Creek between Highway 12 and Pintail Drive. The project will extend the existing trail, which was completed in 2008, by constructing a Class I pedestrian/bicycle path along the west bank of the McCoy Creek canal from Pintail Drive to the Laurel Creek canal. The project will then cross over Laurel Creek with a prefabricated bridge from the south bank to the north bank (roughly ending at the dead-end of Humphrey Drive) and will continue along the north bank of the Laurel Creek canal to Blossom Avenue.

Here are the full details:

  Press Release McCoy Creek Trail 7.13.22 (261.2 KiB, 198 hits)

Suisun City Deputy City Clerk Wins Prestigious Award

Suisun City Deputy City Clerk, Donna Pock, was recently recognized with a 2022 City Clerk Award of Distinction by the City Clerks Association of California. The award was the “Above & Beyond” award based on her exemplary work ethic and willingness to go above and beyond normal expectations to meet deadlines and provide outstanding service to Suisun City residents.

According to City Manager, Greg Folsom, “It was an honor to nominate Donna Pock for this prestigious award and it is very well deserved by her. Donna Pock is the person behind the scenes that makes sure that City Hall runs smoothly and on time, which is critical in meeting mandated deadlines for meetings and official filings. Suisun City is privileged to have amazing employees like Donna Pock helping to move the city forward.”

Suisun City Wins National Climate Action Award

During the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ 90th Annual Meeting in Reno (NV) on June 3, 2022, twelve mayors were recognized for their city’s efforts to address the climate crisis as part of the 2022 Mayors’ Climate Protection Awards. The top winners were Suisun City, CA (small city) for the Citywide Energy Infrastructure and Efficiency Program and Kansas City, MO (large city) for the city’s Zero Fare Transit initiative.

The award winners are the 16th class of mayors to be honored for successful local climate action changing how energy is used and produced in cities, resulting in reduced carbon use and emissions. This annual mayoral awards program is supported through a partnership between The U.S. Conference of Mayors and Walmart.

Here are the full details:

  Press Release Mayor's Awards 6.13.2022 (938.9 KiB, 124 hits)