September 26, 2021

Suisun City Partners with Solano Energy Watch, PG&E, and ENGIE to Amplify Energy Savings

Suisun City was awarded $84,617 in energy rebates as part of an integrated partnership with Solano Energy Watch, Solano Economic Development Corporation, PG&E, and energy services company ENGIE (Oakland, CA). A virtual celebratory check presentation will be held for the City at the beginning of the November 17, 2020 City Council meeting.

The rebate check, more than four times larger than originally anticipated based on the City’s comprehensive energy program across sites, was awarded for the City’s implementation of a far-reaching energy upgrade focused on enhancing facility performance, building resiliency and improving reliability of existing services through implementing sustainability measures.

Here is the full press release

  Press_Release_Rebate_11.19.2020.pdf (205.7 KiB, 307 hits)

McCoy Creek Trail

Background
The second phase of the McCoy Creek Trail will provide a 3/4-mile extension of this multi-use paved path along McCoy Creek from Pintail Drive to Blossom Avenue. The 10-foot wide concrete trail will extend the completed first phase which runs from the Central County Bikeway adjacent to Highway 12 along McCoy Creek to Pintail Drive. It will include a pedestrian/bicycle bridge and potential projects amenities may include shade structures, wayfinding and educational kiosk signs, and mid-block crossing safety improvements.

The trail segment will include three mid-block crossings at Blossom Avenue, Worley Road, and Pintail Drive. The City plans to install pedestrian safety improvements at these crossings such as high-visibility crosswalks, lighting, curb extensions, rectangular rapid flashing beacons, and/or speed tables.

Benefits of a Trail
The McCoy Creek Trail will provide important and safe connections for community members who walk, bike or use other forms of self-propelled transportation through Suisun and offer community members of all ages and abilities the opportunity to participate in active recreation. The trail extension will provide safe and direct connections to community destinations such as the Kroc Center, Suisun City library, Suisun Elementary School, transit lines, and the Central County Bikeway.

 

 

Get involved!
Using community input in addition to technical analysis and best practices in trail design, the City and project team will develop a final concept for the trail extension that considers key elements such as creek location, sensitive habitats and wildlife, topography, public safety, and aesthetics.

Sign up to receive email updates about the project and stay tuned for upcoming opportunities to learn more and provide your input!

Previous outreach opportunities

  • Virtual Community Workshop

The City of Suisun City implemented a three-week virtual community workshop for the McCoy Creek Trail Phase II Project to engage with community members in the Suisun City region. The virtual workshop was open to the public from Thursday, November 5, 2020 to Thursday, November 26, 2020. The project team received 152 responses from community members about their current use of the trail, anticipated use on the future trail segment, preferred modes of transportation on the future trail segment, access points, amenities, and benefits and challenges. A summary of all feedback from the virtual workshop is available for download here.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Why is the City creating paved trails?
    • Paved trails provide important connections for community members who walk, bike or use other forms of self-propelled transportation through Suisun and offer community members of all ages and abilities the opportunity to participate in active recreation.
    • Additionally, paved trails create safe recreation opportunities for community members, increase overall public health, and provide safe routes to schools.
  • How can I learn more and participate in the design process?
  • How will the City provide safety for those who use the trail and those who live nearby the trail?
    • This trail extension project will provide access for public safety officers including the police and fire department.
    • Paved trails provide natural surveillance through increased use and visibility in the area, as well as natural territorial reinforcement through a sense of ownership, responsibility, and accountability. This trail will also be well maintained, provide clean areas with clear sightlines, and as a result be less likely to be vandalized. These benefits will ultimately make the trail more comfortable for those who use it.
  • How will this project be funded?
    • In 2019, the City received an allocation of Active Transportation Program (ATP) grant funds to design Phase 2. The City is also set to receive an additional $3.487 million federal ATP allocation for construction and construction administration in 2021.

The City of Suisun City is planning for the second phase of the McCoy Creek Trail, which will provide a 3/4-mile multi-use paved path along McCoy Creek from Pintail Drive to Laurel Creek. The 10-foot wide concrete trail will extend the completed first phase, which is located between the Central County Bikeway and Pintail Drive. Your input is requested. Please give your input online now through November 26 at www.McCoyTrail.com.

McCoyCreekTrail_OnlineQuestionnaire-Flyer(English)

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McCoy Creek Trail Virtual Workshop Summary (Final For Web)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Solano County Approves Rental Assistance Program for Low-Income Families Impacted by COVID-19

Beginning Monday, September 21, 2020, Solano County residents who need rental assistance because they lost their jobs or had their wages reduced due to COVID-19 are urged to apply to the County-funded Rental Assistance Program that is designed to support individuals and families in low-income communities impacted by the pandemic health emergency.

On Tuesday, August 25, the Solano County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved $4 million in CARES Act funding for the COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program (RAP). The RAP, administered by Catholic Charities of Yolo-Solano, will provide rental assistance paid directly to landlords on behalf of eligible renter households. The program also will provide participants with additional resources, including, but not limited to, employment assistance, access to mental and behavioral health services, and food and nutritional assistance through the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano and CalFresh.

“Catholic Charities is honored to provide this valuable service to local renter households most financially impacted by COVID-19,” says Miriam Sammartino, Executive Director of Catholic Charities Yolo-Solano. “In the coming three weeks, Catholic Charities staff will be reaching out to services providers across all seven cities to provide an overview of the program and to ensure that each provider understands how to access the application materials so that their clients can be directly connected to the program application wherever they receive services locally.”

To qualify for the COVID-19 cash-assistance rental program, applicants must have a head of household over 18 years of age, be a Solano County resident as of January 1, 2020, have an income at or below 100 percent of Federal Poverty Guidelines and can demonstrate financial hardship and/or loss of income due to COVID-19, including a letter from their most recent employer, bank statements and verification of income. The total cash-assistance amount applicants will be eligible for toward their monthly rental costs may vary depending on need. Eligible participants may receive up to $4,000 in one-time rental assistance per household.

Applicants are asked to apply online at www.ccyoso.org or in person at Catholic Charities’ offices located at 125 Corporate Place, Suite A, in Vallejo, beginning September 21. All materials associated with the program will be made available in English, Spanish and Tagalog. The general application period will close on Monday, October 12, 2020 at 5 p.m.


Monday, August 31, 2020

Immediate Reopening of Solano Salons, Barbershops & Retail Allowed by State Under New Color-Coded Blueprint

The California Department of Public Health, by order of Gov. Gavin Newsom, has implemented the new “Blueprint for a Safer Economy;” assigning every California county to one of four tiers (by color), increasing or decreasing requirements on businesses based on COVID-19 activity.

Solano County is currently assigned to Tier 1 (purple), which is classified as Widespread COVID-19 activity. The primary changes to the State’s health orders for all Counties assigned to Tier 1 include:

  • Shopping Centers, including malls, destination centers and swap meets can re-open indoor operations at 25 percent capacity, but keep closed all common areas, including children’s play structures, gathering spots and food courts
  • All retail, excluding grocers, are limited to 25 percent capacity indoors (Please note: there are no changes to grocers)
  • Hair salons and barbershops may open indoor operations with modifications

The Solano County Department of Resource Management, Environmental Health division, and the Solano County Department of Health and Social Services, Public Health division, continues their outreach to local businesses, assisting them in implementing state-mandated social distancing best practices, including protecting employees, customers and the public, and limiting the spread of COVID-19 transmission.

“We must not forget that we are still operating in an emergency,” says Bela T. Matyas, M.D., M.P.H., Solano County’s Public Health Officer. “When businesses follow the State’s social distancing guidelines properly, 25 percent capacity is a reasonable expectation to help prevent the spread of the disease.”

The Blueprint for a Safer Economy (Blueprint) has four tiers, including Tier 1, Widespread; Tier 2, Substantial; Tier 3, Moderate; and Tier 4, Minimal. Depending on the tier, there may be limits placed on operations, including requirements preventing or limiting indoor service, the type of service, and the number of people allowed indoors at one time.




Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Sick Employees Can Return to Work Without COVID-19 Test After 10-day Isolation

As widespread community transmission of COVID-19 continues, the Solano County Health and Social Services Department, Public Health division, advises businesses and employers against requiring evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result for returning to work safely. Individuals who have been ill and isolating at home can end isolation 10 days after onset of symptoms, or 10 days after their testing date for those who do not have symptoms at all.

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Lyft First/Last Mile Program Comes to Suisun City

The City of Suisun City is partnering with the Solano Transportation Authority’s (STA) Solano Mobility Program to expand the First/Last Mile Program (operated by Lyft) to include all Suisun City residents starting now.

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Suisun City Fire Granted Advanced Life Support Accreditation

The Solano County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department granted the Suisun City Fire Department the accreditation necessary to deliver Advanced Life Support (ALS) services in Suisun City. Prior to today, Suisun City was the only municipality in Solano County not providing ALS care for its residents.

The Fire Department is staffed with at least one licensed paramedic fire personnel on-duty every day to ensure it can provide 24/7 ALS response services. The Fire Department carries state-of-the-art medical equipment on its apparatus, including Zoll Cardiac Monitors, digital laryngoscopes, electric IO drills, and many other tools, to ensure that responding paramedics can deliver excellent medical care to every patient.

“This is a historic day for the Suisun City Fire Department,” said Fire Chief Justin Vincent. “Suisun City Fire Department has a 159-year history of providing excellent customer service to the citizens and visitors of Suisun City.

“As the Fire Chief and a resident of Suisun City, I am dedicated to ensuring that our highly skilled fire department has the training, tools, and personnel to ensure that we strive to meet the needs and expectations of our community,” Chief Vincent said.

“I am pleased to announce that we have accomplished our strategic goal of elevating the level of healthcare we provide our community to Advanced Life Support, Paramedic,” Chief Vincent said. “With this designation for Suisun City Fire Department, every city in Solano County now has paramedic-level service provided by their respective municipal fire agency. Additionally, the residents of Suisun City will have better outcomes to their medical emergencies with our paramedic-level staff working side-by-side with Medic Ambulance to provide the highest quality care possible for our community.”

What is Advanced Life Support (ALS)

Advanced Life Support (ALS) is a set of enhanced life-saving protocols, enhanced scope of practice and elevated medical skillsets that extend beyond the Basic Life Support (BLS) previously provided by the Fire Department.

The ALS paramedic staff are able to provide urgent, advanced medical interventions and treatments during medical emergencies, such as cardiac arrests, strokes, overdoses, traumatic injuries, and other life-threatening conditions. Fire Department paramedics will be able to intubate, push lifesaving medications, start IV’s, perform ECG cardiac monitoring, identify strokes, and many other advanced medical interventions. Early ALS intervention by paramedics is a crucial part of the American Heart Association’s Chain of Survival. It is proven that with early access to ALS protocols, the survival rate of a cardiac arrest patients is increased.

The hard work and dedication of members of the Fire Department, the support received from the Suisun City Council and City Manager, and the vision set forth by the Suisun City Fire Department leadership team has made this designation possible.

“In early 2019, Council began to make a long overdue investment in our Fire Department to ensure the safety of residents in hopes they would experience the same quality of care as neighboring cities,” said Mayor Lori Wilson. “Reaching the milestone of providing ALS is not only demonstrative of this worthwhile endeavor, but also the hard work of the City Manager Greg Folsom, Chief Vincent, and the men and women of the Suisun City Fire Department.”

“We congratulate Suisun City FD on the implementation of their Paramedic program,” said Medic Ambulance President & COO Jim Pierson. “We cherish our long-standing relationship with Suisun City. Medic and Suisun City have continually collaborated to improve our community, by ensuring access to public AED Devices in city facilities and LUCAS automated CPR devices for our caregivers.

“Suisun FD and Medic provide exemplary medical services to Suisun City and Solano County residents and we celebrate with our partners on this historic day,” Pierson said.

Suisun City Council Adopts Noise Ordinance Regarding Noise Regulations, Specific Prohibitions and Exemptions Related to Noise-Generating Activities

Last month on June 16, 2020, the City Council adopted a noise ordinance. Prior to the adoption, the City was without a noise ordinance or noise regulations to enforce. The ordinance adds subsection “S” to Section 8.12.080 of Chapter 8.12 of the Suisun City Code. The ordinance also amends the “Construction Work Hours” section of Title 15.

The ordinance provides definitions, noise regulations, specific prohibitions, and exemptions related to noise-generating activities.

Please contact the Development Services Department with any questions at (707) 421-7335 or developmentservices@suisun.com.

View executed Ordinance below:

Governor Newsom Orders Immediate Shutdown of Additional Indoor Operations in Solano and Surrounding Counties

On July 13, 2020 Governor Newsom ordered the immediate shutdown of the following businesses in 30 California Counties on the County Monitoring List unless they can be modified to operate outside their establishments or by pick-up service only:

  • Fitness Centers
  • Places of Worship
  • Indoor Protests
  • Offices for Non-Essential Sectors
  • Personal Care Services
  • Nail Salons
  • Body Waxing and Tattoo Parlors
  • Hair Salons and Barbershops
  • Shopping Malls

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is reporting this recent shutdown is due to the rise in new COVID-19 cases reported, hospitalization rates and dates in California within the past two weeks.

Solano County Public Health encourages all residents to continue to follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and California Department of Public Health guidelines such as social distancing best practices, wearing a cloth face mask outside your home or when social distancing cannot be maintained, practicing coughing and sneezing etiquette, and using hand sanitizer or washing your hands for a minimum of 20 seconds.

FREE COVID-19 TESTING FOR ANYONE IN SOLANO COUNTY
Testing is free and by appointment only. Sign up at www.Lhi.Care/CovidTesting and/or by calling (888) 634-1123.

For more information visit the Solano County Public Health website at www.SolanoCounty.com/COVID19 and on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/SolanoCountyPH (@SolanoCountyPH).

Visit the Solano County website at www.SolanoCounty.com/COVID19 to view the updated stay-at-home health order and directive, to access business industry guidance documents and the most recent COVID-19 health information, including the number of COVID-19 cases in Solano County.

Solano County Health Department Press Release:

Solano County Health Order:

Calling All Californians: #ShopSafeShopLocal

On July 8, 2020 the California Governor’s Task Force on Business and Jobs Recovery announced a new campaign, Calling all Californians: #ShopSafeShopLocal. The main focus of this campaign is to encourage all Californians to support small businesses in their communities as they strive to make the modifications that adhere to Public Health and Safety.

Partners of this campaign include industry-leading companies, such as Nextdoor, Google, and UPS. For more information, visit https://business.ca.gov/shopsafeshoplocal/

This website includes links to:

  • Free consulting, in 31 different languages, from California’s network of small business centers
  • Resources and offers from our partners to help businesses operate safely and build a digital footprint
  • Latest state industry guidance and county variances
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE) through SafelyMakingCA.org, California’s new PPE marketplace
  • A free digital media toolkit for small businesses and partners

To view the full press release visit, https://business.ca.gov/calling-all-californians-shopsafeshoplocal/

Preserving Essential Services in Suisun City

Suisun City, along with many other cities across the state, has been greatly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and related steep downturn in economic activity. Throughout changing and challenging circumstances, Suisun City has been working hard to continue providing essential City services and to maintain the City’s long-term financial stability.

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Suisun City Issues Emergency Directive Allowing Limited Outdoor Dining and Retail Activities

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On March 16, 2020 the City Manager acting in capacity as Director of Emergency Services pursuant to Chapter 2.32 of the Suisun City Municipal Code declared a local emergency due to the rapidly evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19). This declaration was ratified by City Council Resolution No. 2020-40.

Based on the public health crisis, local business have been shut down (except in some limited capacity) for almost three months. Due to the shut down, businesses have lost revenue and economic devastation continues to affect the city’s health, safety, and welfare.

Over the past weeks, Solano County has allowed certain business to reopen with certain conditions. Guidelines for these business are provided by Cal-OSHA and CDPH here: https://covid19.ca.gov/pdf/guidance-dine-in-restaurants.pdf

The limitations restrict how many customers can be served in restaurants and retail. In order to increase revenue at a time of economic recovery, expansion of dining areas and shopping areas into sidewalks, streets, and parking areas can provide additional space where customers can be served while in compliance with the Industry Guidance to insure social distancing.

The Director of Emergency Services authorizes the following directives pursuant to Section 2.32.070 (A) to be ratified by the City Council within the earliest practicable time:

  1. Effective immediately, and for the duration of the local emergency, or for as long as COVID-19 Industry Guidance: Dine-In Restaurants and COVID-19 Industry Guidance: Retail apply, whichever ends first, temporary encroachment permits for outdoor dining and retail activities may be obtained by existing restaurants and retail businesses.
  2. Restaurants and retail businesses wishing to temporarily expand their dining and retail areas pursuant to Section 1, above, shall be required to obtain temporary encroachment permits. Permit fees shall be waived.
  3. Effective immediately, and for the duration of this directive, enforcement of the following provisions of the Suisun City Municipal Code (SCMC) shall be modified as follows:
    1. A temporary encroachment permit application pursuant to this directive shall comply with the requirements of Section 18.64.030, except that the application shall require one set of proposed plans, not two.
    1. Section 18.64.020 (Applicability) of Chapter 18.64 (Sidewalk Cafés) currently provides in relevant part that a “sidewalk café area must be located adjacent to the restaurant and may be located along a street, within a pedestrian mall or plaza, or alley.“ Sidewalk cafés shall be additionally permitted in all City-designated outdoor spaces, which may include sidewalks, streets, and parking lots, provided the use can be accommodated without undue interference with pedestrian and vehicular traffic.
    1. Enforcement of parking ratios for existing retail or restaurant businesses, as provided in Table 18.42.02 of the SCMC, is suspended.
    1. Perimeter barriers, as required by Section 18.64.050, shall not be required for temporary encroachments on sidewalks, but shall be required for temporary encroachments on parking lots and streets.
    1. Section 18.64.060(G), allowing restaurant furnishings to be left outside overnight shall not apply to temporary encroachment permits issued pursuant to this directive; all restaurants and retail businesses that obtain a temporary encroachment permit must bring all their furnishings inside every evening after closing.
  4. The temporary encroachment permits issued pursuant to this directive shall expire upon the earlier of the lifting of the Industry Guidelines or the local state of emergency, unless revoked sooner. Upon expiration or revocation of its temporary encroachment permit, the establishment shall immediately comply with all applicable municipal code provisions.
  5. A temporary encroachment permit issued under this directive may be revoked by the City for failure to comply with all applicable SCMC provisions, or for noncompliance with this directive.
  6. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, this directive may be rescinded or amended by the Director of Emergency Services or by the City Council for any reason prior to the lifting of the local state of emergency or of the Industry Standards.
  7. I hereby reserve the right to issue additional directives as needed.

Read the city’s full Directive and Press Release here: