October 20, 2019

Affordable Care Act Information

Whether you love it, hate it or have no clue what it means for you, major new pieces of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or “ObamaCare,” are coming soon, with the insurance marketplaces opening Oct. 1 and new coverage starting in 2014.  (We’ll leave the political debates to others.)

While Suisun City has no role in health insurance for City residents, we want to help you navigate this very confusing new terrain, and help you find the answers to the nagging question, “So now what?”

With that in mind, we offer the following resources and links to official and nonpartisan information to help you educate yourself and determine how you wish to proceed for you and your family.  As we find additional help, we’ll add it below.

THE BASICS

This video by the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation is one of the simplest and informative explanations of the ACA that we’ve found yet.


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THE MARKETPLACE

Individuals can purchase health insurance through “health insurance exchanges” or “marketplaces.” In California, that is Covered California, an online service that allows people to compare and shop for health insurance coverage, and calculate subsidies available to cover the costs.

Click the logo at the right to link directly to the official California state marketplace.

 

FEDERAL INFORMATION

 

The official federal resource for ACA information is www.healthcare.gov.

 

RESPONSIBLE PARTIES

If all of this does leave you with a need to constructively express yourself to someone, contact information for the state and federal representatives for Suisun City can be found here.

 

 

 

Kroc Center Exemplifies the Spirit of Solano

Spirit of Solano 2014We congratulate Capt. Jonathan Harvey and the entire Kroc Center team for being honored with the Spirit of Solano Award presented by the Fairfield-Suisun Chamber of Commerce.

Since opening in Suisun City, the Kroc Center and Capt. Harvey have made immeasurable contributions to the local community and the entire region, and we couldn’t be more proud to have them as a vital community partner.

Here’s how the Chamber of Commerce described the Kroc Center and Capt. Harvey:

It is no accident that there is a climbing wall by the reception area at the Salvation Army Kroc Center in Suisun City. It’s a strong message that anyone can scale the heights with just a little bit of help.

Thanks to the generosity of Joan Kroc, widow of McDonald’s owner Ray Kroc, many of those entering the Center will be able to get that help. Mrs. Kroc left the lion’s share of her multi-billion dollar estate to The Salvation Army to build life-transforming facilities across the country that would offer the finest of opportunities to those who need it the most.

Captain Jonathan Harvey, the Center’s administrator, is excited by all the possibilities Mrs. Kroc has given children and adults with her gift.  And he feels a sense of responsibility to make her dreams and the dreams of those who use it come true.

Because of the Suisun City Kroc Center, everyone has access to art, music, education, and recreation.  The Kroc Center have everything under one roof – you can swim, learn Spanish, take a fitness class, see a comedy show, play basketball or climb their rock wall.

The Salvation Army Kroc Center has demonstrated superb business practices, community involvement, and has shown to be a proven leader with our up and coming youth.  The Fairfield-Suisun Chamber of Commerce is proud to present the Spirit of Solano Award for Suisun City to Captain Jonathan Harvey.

The Kroc Center is located at 586 East Wigeon Way, Suisun City, 94585, adjacent to the Fire Station, Suisun City Library, Hall Park and Suisun Elementary School.

Used Oil Filter Pick-up Service Info

oil filtersProperly bagged used oil filters will now be collected at curbside free of charge to residents thanks to the state used oil grant funds the City receives.

Free filter bags are available at local auto parts stores or by calling Solano Garbage at 707-437-8900.

Used motor oil also will be collected at curbside if a container issued by Solano Garbage is used.

For more information on recycling and waste disposal programs, go to the Public Works Recycling & Solid Waste page.

 

 

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Solano County Transportation Project Links

traffic conesWhile the City maintains streets and roadways within its boundaries, commuting residents are dependent on highways that are under Caltrans’ control. Improvements to those highways can be a significant concern, including Highway 12, Interstate 80 and Interstate 680.

Here are some quick links to access information about current and planned highway construction projects:

 

Groundbreaking Celebrates Walmart Supercenter

Walmart groundbreaking ceremonyOfficials, community members and local business representatives gathered at Walters Road and Peterson Road on today to celebrate the groundbreaking of a Walmart Supercenter that was unanimously approved by the City Council nearly six years ago.

“We are pleased to join the Suisun City community for this milestone celebration,” said Jim Groh, Walmart market manager for the North Bay. “We appreciate the support of city and community leaders, and we look forward to bringing new jobs, economic development and the convenience of one-stop shopping to Suisun City.”Groundbreak

The 177,535-square-foot store, which is expected to open in Spring 2015, will feature a full line of groceries, including fresh produce, bakery, deli, meat and seafood, as well as general merchandise ranging from household goods to apparel, electronics and an outdoor garden center.

The development at Walters Road and Highway 12 was approved in 2008 to provide a new major retailer within Suisun City where residents could easily make routine, daily purchases.  Under state law, one percent of the sales tax collected from those purchases will help fund basic local city services, such as police, fire, parks and community services.

Since the Walmart Supercenter was approved, the City has weathered difficult economic times through a combination of belt-tightening, service reductions, hiring freezes and salary reductions while relying on money generated by the sale of surplus property.Groh

The opening of this store and the supporting tax revenue it will generate will prevent additional cuts to City services that otherwise would be necessary. The annual revenue to be generated from property taxes, sales taxes and special fees from this one project are projected to exceed $1 million per year, or nearly 10% of the City’s entire General Fund.

Noting comments residents made during a recent community workshop, City Manager Suzanne Bragdon said, “Residents want to shop locally. Walmart will provide an additional opportunity to do so.”

The new store will be open 24-hours a day, and will employ about 300 associates. Walmart officials said local hiring will begin about three months before the store opens. Information about working for Walmart can be found at www.walmartcareers.com.

More information on this project is available through the Community Development Department website.