Bringing Homes, Jobs, and Clean Energy to East Solano County

This voter initiative is proposing to build a new community that brings 15,000 local jobs paying over $88,000/year, $500 million in community benefits for downpayment assistance, scholarships, and small business grants for Solano residents, and a $200 million commitment to invest in revitalizing downtowns in existing Solano cities.

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A neighborhood street in the new community in Solano County.
A safe and walkable street with homes and apartments for sale and for rent.

Location

The new community would be built on 17,500 acres (less than the area of each of Vacaville, Vallejo, and Fairfield) of pasture lands that were rated as being the worst for agriculture and least ecologically valuable in all of Solano County. The new community entirely avoids the county's most sensitive habitats, including Jepson Prairie, Suisun Marsh, and Cache Slough.

The initiative also creates a new Travis Security Zone, by nearly doubling the size of the current buffer from 7,971 acres in the 2008 General Plan to a new total of nearly 15,000 acres, where no residential or commercial community development is permitted. Click here to read the statement by Travis Air Force Base about the plan.

On the east edge of the new community, the initiative creates the Rio Vista Parkland, a 712-acre open space that preserves the unique character of both the new community and Rio Vista, while creating a shared open space resource with parks, sports facilities, and bike paths.

The new community protects the mission of Travis AFB while providing neighboring parkland for Rio Vista.

This proposal is the result of many months of deep engagement with all communities in Solano County. We worked with the community to design something wonderful. We now look forward to working with our friends and neighbors to turn this plan into new homes, jobs, and clean energy over the coming years and decades.

Parkland in the new community with space for family gathering and hiking trails.


Ten Guarantees

The East Solano Homes, Jobs, and Clean Energy Initiative includes an unprecedented set of ten guarantees.

#1 Solano Jobs Guarantee

We will bring 15,000 new jobs to the community that pay at least 125% of the average wage in Solano County. The community won't be able to grow beyond 50,000 residents until we've fulfilled that commitment.

#10 Solano Taxpayer Guarantee

The new community will pay its own way through the tax revenue it generates. We commit that the infrastructure, public facilities, and services required to serve the new community will be constructed and operated at no cost to Solano taxpayers, except for those who live in the new community. This guarantee is built into the initiative in multiple places, and as with all of the ten guarantees, it is legally binding.