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Friday Update on February 21 2020

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Friday Update on February 21 2020


A short update in a week which has been pretty busy:

First, a recap of the City Council Meeting:

  • Look for an upcoming joint meeting of the City Council and the Winters Putah Creek Committee to determine overall direction on the future of the Committee. Over the years, the Committee has been essential in the development of the overall Putah Creek Park Master Plan, its implementation, the North Bank Trail Project, Phase’s 1-5 of the Creek Realignment and overall management of the entire park. The entire Committee has been comprised of experts in various fields who have made the park second to none. Look for something in the near future.
  • The City Council will be interviewing folks for the Climate Action Plan Development Board and to fill an expected vacancy on the Planning Commission. For the PC, a short advertisement along with previous applicants will all be considered.
  • The City is further refining the overall Community Engagement Strategy for some upcoming planning projects and beyond. Good input at the meeting and from persons who have been contributing in development of the plan.
  • First Street Parking Lot construction was accepted.

The March 3 City Council will be a short agenda with a reclassification of an Account Clerk, Downtown Car Show permit, municipal banking services and a presentation from the City’s Insurance Authority.

The Planning Commission will be considering a subdivision and affordable housing plan for the Walnut 10 Project. This is a 50 lot subdivision on Walnut Lane.

Finally, on Thursday, I attended the annual luncheon for the Solano Economic Development Corporation which provided their update on advancing the Solano economy and their overall strategies on business attraction. I would describe their efforts as “platinum” level with a highly experienced and professional management which will bring business,  jobs and vitality to the region. The have been very welcoming to the City of Winters (we are the only non-Solano County member) and the overall experience from the day was awesome.

The keynote for the luncheon is a business locating into Vacaville called “Thistle”. They are a prepackaged, plant based meal business which currently employees over 400 employees and will eventually grow to almost 800 employees with their expansion. They are the perfect business for the region and their CEO provided a very dynamic view on how they will become an important community partner. To check them out, go to www.thistle.co

Have a nice weekend.

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