September 24, 2020

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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Join City Council on ZOOM

COVID-19 is making participatory democracy very difficult.  We’re innovating ways to use technology to overcome public health directives about group gatherings during the current emergency.

One answer is using ZOOM – a web-based video conferencing service – to enable residents to watch and participate in live City Council meetings.

 To join in, follow these instructions:

  • Go to the website: https://zoom.us/join
  • Enter the meeting ID: 744 576 1347
  • Optional call-in phone number (707) 438-1720

You also can watch a live stream of the City Council meetings at https://www.suisun.com/government/meeting-video/

For the meeting agenda & staff reports, please go to https://www.suisun.com/government/city-clerk/agendas/

City Manager’s September Update

City Manager Greg Folsom

Suisun City Manager Greg Folsom has released his latest monthly update to help keep the community informed of what’s happening in Suisun City.

This month, learn about:

  • Strategic Plan for the City
  • Long-Range Fiscal Plan
  • Fire Department Needs Assessment
  • Measure S Oversity Committee
  • Public Safety Updates
    • Capt Greg Renucci Promoted to Division Chief
  • National Night Out
  • Summer Park and Rec Events
  • Solano EDC
  • Marina Dredging Project Update
  • City Hall Maintenance
  • SSWA Water Meter Replacement

A library of monthly updates will be available through the City Manager’s webpage.

New Police Chief Starts in Suisun City

There’s a new Police Chief in town. Aaron Roth started work this week as Chief of Police for the City of Suisun City. Chief Roth was the second in command with the City of Martinez Police Department before being hired as Chief in Suisun City. In addition to nearly twenty years of police experience, Chief Roth has a Master’s in Public Administration, a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, and is a graduate of the prestigious FBI National Academy and the Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute.

“We are pleased to welcome Chief Roth to our Suisun City team,” said Greg Folsom, City Manager. “Chief Roth joins a well-run, busy department and we are looking forward to his leadership in moving the department to greater levels of excellence,” said Folsom.

“As the Mayor of a diverse city, who we hired as the Police Chief was of the utmost importance,” said Mayor Lori Wilson. “I am excited to welcome Chief Roth to the Suisun City family. I believe he is the right person to continue the excellent work of our police department and keep our neighborhoods safe,” added Mayor Wilson.

Chief Roth will have his ceremonial swearing in at a City Council meeting later this year when his entire family is able to attend.

Holiday Inn Express Ground Breaking

Approximately 80 people attended the ground breaking ceremony held Monday (July 1) to celebrate the beginning of construction on the newest hotel in downtown Suisun City. The new Holiday Inn Express, located at 355 Civic Center Blvd., is expected to take around 14 months to finish construction, and should be completed by the end of next summer.

City Manager, Greg Folsom, Mayor Lori Wilson, Supervisor Jim Spering, and the project developer, Camran Nojoomi, each discussed the impact and importance of this project to the future of Suisun City as a part of the ceremony.

“The new Holiday Inn Express will be a 57,00 square foot, four-story building, with 83 rooms, an indoor pool, a fitness center, two meeting rooms and many other amenities,” said City Manager Greg Folsom. “This project is a catalyst project that will help to drive future development downtown.”

“This is the first of many projects that we hope to have in downtown Suisun City,” said Mayor Lori Wilson. “I hope to have four or five gold shovels on the wall by the end of my first term as Mayor.”

Suisun City Soaring Mini-Film

Suisun City’s spirits are soaring with the release of a new mini-film capturing the City’s strengths and economic opportunities that dovetails with the Moving Solano Forward campaign, an economic development tool kit focused on building from the unique strengths of each of Solano County’s seven cities. [Read more…]

Measure S – The Basics

The content of this page was developed before and immediately after the November 2016 election at which Measure S was approved.  It will be retained as a library and shared reminder of the information on hand at that time to serve as a useful touchstone as we move forward.


A Town Hall meeting on how to specifically spend Measure S proceeds was held on March 22, 2017, with about 45 participants.  City staff is developing a Fiscal Year 2017-18 Budget that will include Measure S funds.

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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.