Solano County Board of Supervisors
- What: Workshop
- When: 9 a.m. Tuesday
- Where: County Events Center, 601 Texas St., Fairfield
- Info: 784-6100
FAIRFIELD — Members of the new-look Solano County Board of Supervisors will spend Tuesday getting to know each other better and planning the county’s future.
Board newcomers Skip Thomson and Erin Hannigan took their ceremonial oaths of office Jan. 8. They joined Supervisors Linda Seifert, Jim Spering and John Vasquez on the five-person board that oversees such things as health and social services, libraries, probation and rural roads, parks and planning.
Seifert, who is board chairwoman, has several goals for the workshop. The session will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the county Events Center, 601 Texas St.
“The first, of course, is team building, which is getting to know each other better in a way that allows us to work together,” Seifert said.
Accomplishing this would make the workshop successful, she said. If supervisors can also identify priorities, it would be even more successful. And if supervisors can find ways to carry out these priorities, it would be a still bigger success, she said.
One thing she’d like to get consensus on is supporting efforts to get people back to work in Solano County, Seifert said.
Among the challenges facing the new board is dealing with a $10 million general fund structural budget deficit. The county in recent years has used savings to keep the general fund solvent.
Solano County is also looking at two projects that have generated some degree of controversy. One is trying to redevelop the Vallejo fairgrounds into a regional shopping and entertainment draw. Another is opening day reporting centers in Vallejo and Fairfield to work with former state prison inmates who are under county supervision in the wake of the state’s realignment policies.
The county is using Christina Harbridge of Allegory Inc. as the workshop facilitator. The company website mentions “helping individuals and companies uncover the underlying behaviors around communication that effect overall performance and happiness.”
A board report on the workshop put the cost at about $5,000, plus travel expenses for the facilitator.
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