Solano County, CA

06/20/2024 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 06/20/2024 16:05

Registrar of Voters to present Board of Supervisors with results of signature count and next steps for California Forever initiative

Registrar of Voters to present Board of Supervisors with results of signature count and next steps for California Forever initiative

June 20, 2024

SOLANO COUNTY - At their meeting on Tuesday, June 25 in the Board Chambers, located at 675 Texas Street in Fairfield, starting at 2 p.m., the Registrar of Voters (ROV) will present to the Solano County Board of Supervisors the results of the signature verification process and qualification of the "REZONING OF 17,500 ACRES OF LAND IN EAST SOLANO COUNTY TO ALLOW DEVELOPMENT OF A NEW COMMUNITY" Initiative (also known as "California Forever" or "East Solano Plan") for the November ballot.

As part of the presentation, the Board will receive a certified statement from the ROV that proponents collected enough signatures to qualify the initiative for the ballot. The Board will consider one of three
options pursuant to the California Elections Code section 9118: (1) adopt the initiative without alteration at the meeting or within 10 days thereafter, (2) submit the initiative without alteration to voters by adopting a resolution calling for a special election and combining it with the next regular election on November 5, 2024 or (3) order an impact report to be presented to the Board within 30 days, at which time the Board may adopt the ordinance without alteration or submit it to the voters at the November 5, 2024 general election. Because the impacts of the initiative have not yet been analyzed, staff is recommending the Board order the impact report (option 3) to be prepared and presented to them at their meeting on Tuesday, July 23, 2024.

PUBLIC COMMENT

The Solano County Administrator's Office is taking steps to ensure the public has safe and easy access to attend the Board meeting and provide public comment. As part of this process, we ask the public to be mindful of the following considerations, including:

n Seating in the Board Chambers is first-come-first serve. In the event the Board chambers reaches capacity, there will be an overflow area in the County's multipurpose rooms located on the first floor. Signage will direct attendees to the multipurpose room.
n The Board of Supervisors meeting will be livestreamed in the multipurpose rooms. There is a 30-second delay in the livestream broadcast.
n Participants who wish to make a statement as part of public comment must fill out a yellow comment card, available in both the Board chambers and multipurpose room, in advance of speaking. Staff will collect speaker cards and deliver them to the Chair of the Board.
n The Chair of the Board, with support from staff, will call speakers in groups, and direct them to the public comment area. Please note, ADA accommodation will be made for those who need / request it during the meeting.

ADDITIONAL CONSIDERATIONS / PUBLIC COMMENT

Please be mindful of the following considerations as part of public comment, including:

n All public comments must be specific to California Forever and will be heard only during the 2 p.m. session.
n All public comments will be made after the item has been presented to the Board.
n All public comments need to be made in person. There will not be a call-in line.
n Subject to the discretion of the Board Chair, public comments may be limited to 1 minute.
n No signs, posters or noisemakers are permitted in the Board Chambers and multipurpose rooms.

ATTENDING IN PERSON / WATCH THE MEETING ONLINE
The Board of Supervisors meeting is hosted at the Solano County Administration Center, located at 675 Texas Street in the Board Chambers in Fairfield. In addition to the in-person meeting, the event will be livestreamed starting at 2 p.m. PST on the County's website. This meeting, along with all the previous Board of Supervisors' meetings, can be viewed as part of the County's video archive.