We are committed to six principles about what to build, and what to protect.
Create good paying local jobs, and paths to get those jobs, for Solano’s residents
This project can bring new employers to Solano, and independently create thousands of permanent, good-paying local jobs in construction, energy, services, and other industries. We are also interested in building trade schools and other educational paths that help Solano residents learn the skills they need to get those new jobs and build long-lasting careers
Build walkable neighborhoods and new paths to homeownership
Our goal is to build homes of different sizes and price points integrated in the same walkable neighborhoods, with homes, shopping, dining, and schools all within walking distance. We are also interested in exploring new paths to homeownership for Solano residents through down-payment assistance programs and other solutions.
Help solve regional infrastructure needs, including energy, transportation, water, and wildfire protection
Eastern Solano benefits from existing transmission lines that could make it possible to build a large solar farm that creates hundreds of jobs and accelerates California’s transition to clean energy. Improvements to Highway 12 could make it safer and less congested. Solano's water infrastructure needs capital improvements. The local rural fire districts need more money to keep communities safe from wildfires. We cannot solve any of these issues on our own, but we want to be part of larger regional solutions.
Create new county tax revenue to help address crime, mental health, and homelessness
This project would generate tens of millions of dollars in new county tax revenue which could be used to help fund county services that address the big issues facing Solano County – crime, mental health, and homelessness. The county currently funds most of these programs not just in the unincorporated county areas, but also in Solano's seven cities, so this additional funding would benefit every city in Solano County.
Protect and support Travis Air Force Base
Travis Air Force Base is critical to both our national security and to Solano County. We fully support its mission and always will. For example, when California Water Service and Travis were building a new water pipeline to Travis in 2021 and asked us to sell them a right of way for the pipeline, we immediately offered to donate the right of way for free instead. We are just beginning our dialogue with Travis about the right safeguards, but we are committed to respecting its boundaries both on the ground and in the air. We also hope to work with the Air Force in other ways, including by helping provide homes to base personnel, and training and career options for veterans.
Protect Solano’s open space and prime agricultural lands
Solano County has a long history of city-centered growth. We believe building a compact community away from prime agricultural lands, surrounded by open space, is the best way to achieve that objective. Many nearby landowners are committed to agriculture, and have told us they do not want to sell or develop their properties. Their properties will, along with some of our properties, form this agricultural green belt around the new community.