December 2, 2020

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

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Limited Stay at Home Order for Purple Tier Counties.

Upon assessment of the recent, unprecedented rate of rise in increase in COVID-19 cases across California, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is taking immediate actions to prevent the spread of the virus. These immediate actions will help reduce community spread, protect individuals at higher risk of severe illness or death from COVID-19, and prevent the state’s health care delivery system from becoming overwhelmed. Reducing movement and mixing of individual Californians is critical to decreasing transmission, hospitalizations, and deaths.

Therefore, as the State Public Health Officer, I am issuing a Limited Stay at Home order, effective in counties under Tier One (Purple) of California’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy, requiring that all gatherings with members of other households and all activities conducted outside the residence, lodging, or temporary accommodation with members of other households cease between 10:00pm PST and 5:00am PST, except for those activities associated with the operation, maintenance, or usage of critical infrastructure[1] or required by law. This order does not apply to persons experiencing homelessness. Nothing in this order prevents any number of persons from the same household from leaving their residence, lodging, or temporary accommodation, as long as they do not engage in any interaction with (or otherwise gather with) any number of persons from any other household, except as specifically permitted herein.

More information here.

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REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR SB2 PLANNING GRANT PROGRAMS IMPLEMENTATION

The City of Suisun City is inviting proposals from qualified firms to assist with implementation of the City’s SB2 Planning Grant Programs (PGP). The programs consist of those that were approved by California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) in accordance with award of the City’s $155,000 SB2 grant. The scope of work can be found in the RFP under Section No. 3.

All proposals will be date and time stamped and must be received by Tuesday, December 8, 2020 (Extended from November 16, 2020) , no later than 5:00 p.m. PST. All questions or request for additional information must be submitted via email no later than 12:00 noon on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 to John Kearns, Senior Planner, at jkearns@suisun.com.

For more information, click on the link below for the RFP.

Contract Services Agreement

SB2 Grant Funding RFP 201015

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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!

Upcoming outreach opportunities

  • Virtual Community Workshop: Late October – November 2020

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)

McCoyCreekTrail_OnlineQuestionnaire-Flyer(Spanish) 11.5

Lawler Ranch Masonry Wall & Monument Sign Painting Project

The Suisun City Council awarded the construction contract for the Lawler Ranch Masonry Wall & Monument Sign Painting Project (Project) to C & J Painting, Inc. at the September 1st City Council Meeting. The Project will prepare, patch, and paint the masonry walls and monuments signs, including neighborhood signs, within the Lawler Ranch subdivision.

The Contractor has mobilized and construction on the Project will start no later than next week. The Project is currently anticipated to be completed by December 31, 2020. This Project is 100% funded by the Lawler Ranch Lighting & Landscaping District.

For questions about the overall Project, you may contact Amanda Dum at adum@suisun.com. For questions about construction activity, please contact C & J Painting, Inc. during business hours at (707) 226-5510 and (707) 312-0501 after business hours.

Please Note: This Project does not include repair of the damaged columns and missing masonry wall section on Highway 12. The contractor for the wall repair project (Dynamic Precast) is coordinating with Caltrans for the required encroachment permit needed to complete this project. Replacement and repair to the damaged wall section is expected to be complete this year.

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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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Cooling Centers

The heat wave is coming and we want to remind you that if you need refuge from the heat, we have a place for you to go.  Please see attached flyer for more details.

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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 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: