Solano board set to declare state of emergency

By August 27, 2014

FAIRFIELD — Solano County officials announced Monday that in response to Sunday’s earthquake, the Board of Supervisors will consider adopting a resolution Tuesday declaring Solano County in a state of emergency.

So far the extent of damage in county facilities in Vallejo described as “minor” is approximately $750,000, according to a press release. County officials have also been advised that there is substantial private property damage to more than 70 buildings within the city of Vallejo.

“Our tour of the county facilities in Vallejo showed they sustained minor damage and we’re working diligently to restore county services as quickly as possible,” said Supervisor Linda Seifert, chairwoman of the Board of Supervisors, in the press release. “Our discussion at the board meeting (Tuesday) will help bring state and federal resources to assist in this natural disaster.”

The board will also consider adopting a resolution ratifying the proclamation of the state of emergency declared Sunday by the county administrator. It also gives the county’s auditor-controller staff the ability to prepare and process all paperwork needed to seek reimbursement for county resources used to respond to the earthquake.

Reach Jess Sullivan at 427-6919 or [email protected] Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/jsullivandr.

Jess Sullivan

Jess has covered the criminal justice system in Solano County for several years. He was an embedded reporter in Iraq in 2003.

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  • JimboAugust 26, 2014 - 2:05 pm

    So sick of the media coverage whining about wine lost while ignoring broken water mains and lives lost.

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  • Trixie's MomAugust 26, 2014 - 9:30 pm

    Where in this article does it even mention the wine losses? I believe I read this 3 times before I commented. I see plenty of info regarding the damage to infrastructures.

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