Thursday, August 26, 2010

Engineers to Present Recommendations to Fix Lawler Falls Park Ponds

SUISUN CITY, Calif. - The Suisun City Parks and Recreation Commission will receive a report on Sept. 1, 2010, from KASL Consulting Engineers regarding the perpetually leaky Lawler Falls Park ponds.

KASL was hired by the City Council in June, following a competitive bidding process, to conduct a comprehensive investigation and study to identify the factors contributing to the water loss.

The resulting study included a thorough inspection of the facility, and a report that identifies deficiencies and provides recommendations to restore the ponds and pump circulation system to full operations with minimal water loss.

The ponds in Lawler Falls Park have leaked for some time, despite the best efforts of City engineers to determine the source of the leak and at least one attempted repair.

KASL will present its report and recommendations to the Parks and Recreation Commission at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 1 in the City Council Chamber at City Hall, 701 Civic Center Blvd.
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Friday, August 13, 2010

General Plan Guiding Principles to be Considered by City Council

SUISUN CITY, Calif. - On Tuesday (Aug. 17), the Suisun City Council will consider confirming guiding principles for the update to the City's General Plan.

The City Council meets at 7 p.m. in Suisun City Hall, 701 Civic Center Blvd.

Many jurisdictions throughout California have chosen to establish guiding principles at the beginning of their General Plan Update process to assist in the development of the General Plan.

The creation of such principles is usually followed by the development of (or confirmation of) goals, objectives and implementation measures in the final General Plan. The vision of the plan is “what” you want to accomplish, while the guiding principles are “how” you would accomplish that vision.

The General Plan is the main community planning document required for every community in California. It is designed to outline acceptable uses for every section of the city to ensure orderly development of homes, businesses, parks, schools, transportation and other community facilities.


New Website Alerts Public When Sex Offenders Remove GPS Devices


The Suisun City Police Department is providing City residents easy access to a new free statewide alert service that notifies subscribers about sex offenders who violate their parole by removing GPS tracking devices.

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation launched the new website to provide the public with the parolee’s name, physical description, picture and last known whereabouts. Alerts are updated within hours of a warrant being issued.

Anyone can via email to the alert system free of charge.

This web page was established following a directive issued earlier this month by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger that CDCR notify the public and the media whenever a paroled sex offender removes his or her GPS unit and absconds from parole.

CDRD already notifies law enforcement through the California Department of Justice’s Criminal Intelligence and Investigation system alerts.

To subscribe to alerts, visit

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Thursday, August 5, 2010

Consultants Sought for Senior Housing Feasibility Study

SUISUN CITY, Calif. - With seniors often limited in housing options due a variety of lifestyle, medical and economic issues, Suisun City is committed to helping ensure an adequate supply of suitable housing for senior residents.

The Community Development Department is seeking a qualified consultant to conduct a Senior Housing Feasibility Study to identify sites within the Waterfront District appropriate for possible development of housing for low- to moderate-income adults who are 55 years of age and older.

Using a California Community Development Block Grant program Planning and Technical Assistance Grant, the Department will hire a consultant to conduct a needs and market analysis to help determine suitable locations. Early in 2011, the Department anticipates issuing another request for proposals for a site-specific predevelopment study.

The City has identified a need for housing that is accessible to residents aged 55 and older. At present, there is one 104-unit senior living development in the city with 16 units restricted to very low-income seniors. However, 83% of Suisun City senior renters are low, very low or extremely low-income.

The Housing Element identified a number of objectives and programs to respond to this community need. One action is to assist developers located suitable sites for senior housing developments.

A priority development area has been established in the Waterfront District near the Suisun Train Station with the intent of creating an area of high-density housing were the day-to-day needs of residents are met in a pedestrian-friendly area served by transit.

Qualified firms interested in assisting with this work should reply by Aug. 25, 2010.

>>Click here for more information about bidding on the Senior Housing Feasibility Study >>

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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Theatre Touring Company Auditions Announced

SUISUN CITY, Calif. – Solano College Theatre announces auditions for the fall semester Theatre Touring Company.

Solano College Theatre Touring Company is often described as Solano College’s goodwill ambassadors providing entertainment and community service wherever they appear. Currently under the musical direction of Vivian McLaughlin, former star of Disney Television’s "Out of the Box," and award-winning choreographer Staci Arriaga, this diverse and talented ensemble performs a fully choreographed Broadway style musical revue throughout Solano County and the state of California.

They have made appearances for An Evening with Tom Hanks, a benefit fundraiser for the theatre hosted by the actor and in Sacramento at the Community College League Centennial Dinner and California State Fair. Other venues in which they regularly perform are Disneyland in Anaheim, Yerba Buena Gardens in San Francisco, Solano and Napa County Fairs, local libraries, parades, schools and retirements communities.

  • When: Saturday August 14th, 2009. 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Where: Harbor Theatre – 720 Main Street, Suisun City >> Click for Map >>
  • What: Please prepare 32 bars of a musical theatre song that shows off your vocal range & personality. Bring clearly marked sheet music in your key. Accompanist will be provided. Wear clothes you can move in and jazz shoes/dance sneakers for the dance portion of the audition.
  • Details: Rehearsals begin September 18, 2010. Rehearsals are held Saturdays from 9:30a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Involvement with the company means performing on average once a week for 12 weeks.
  • Contact: Call Stage Manager, Sue Cavazos to schedule your audition appointment. (707) 592-1549

Planning Commission to Host General Plan Workshop

Residents invited to give input on future of Suisun City

SUISUN CITY - The Suisun City Planning Commission will hold a workshop at 7 p.m. Tuesday Aug. 10, 2010, on the comprehensive update of the City's General Plan.

The focus of the workshop, which will be held at City Hall, is to discuss the General Plan Update status and upcoming milestones, and to continue soliciting input and comments from Suisun City residents.

It is the intention of the Planning Commission to hold periodic workshops on the General Plan as the update process continues over the next 12-18 months.

The General Plan is the main community planning document required for every community in California. It is designed to outline acceptable uses for every section of the city to ensure orderly development of homes, businesses, parks, schools, transportation and other community facilities.

State law requires that a city’s General Plan be updated periodically so it remains an accurate reflection of the city’s existing and intended development, and the environmental impacts of planned growth. It guides decision making in the community regarding city goals.

Since Suisun City’s General Plan was last updated, state law changed to require that issues such as climate change and green house gas reduction be considered when planning future development.

In April 2010, the Suisun City Council approved a contract with AECOM to assist city planners update the General Plan.

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