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More Than 20,000 Solano Voter Signatures Submitted for the East Solano Homes, Jobs, and Clean Energy Initiative on November Ballot

Tue Apr 30 2024

(Solano County, Calif.) - Today, 20,472 voter signatures were submitted to the Solano County Registrar of Voters to place the East Solano Homes, Jobs, and Clean Energy Initiative on the November ballot. The number of signatures submitted far exceeds the 13,062 valid signatures required by law to qualify the initiative. 

“Solano County voters want to have their voices heard,” said Michael Fortney, 3rd generation Solano resident and Head of Partnerships for California Forever. “Today we are grateful to the more than 20,000 voters across Solano County who have helped place the East Solano Homes, Jobs, and Clean Energy initiative on the ballot. This November, Solano County will have a choice to make: Do we want to stay stuck in the status quo that is clearly not working for so many working families across Solano? Or, do we want a better future? One that brings much needed investment to Solano creating local jobs, affordable homes, and clean energy that will ensure our kids and grandkids have a place to grow right here at home.” Vacaville Vice Mayor Greg Ritchie also announced his endorsement of the East Solano Homes, Jobs, and Clean Energy Initiative. 

“I’m proud to support the East Solano Plan for the benefits it will bring to all residents of Solano County,” said Vacaville Vice Mayor Greg Ritchie. “We have an opportunity to determine what Solano County will look like in the future, and I know that this initiative offers tangible improvements we need: good paying jobs, economic investments, and more homes our families and our children can afford.”

A recording of today’s press conference is available here.

B-roll and photos of signatures being submitted is available to download here.

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