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Community of Interest Submissions

What is a Community of Interest (COI)?

A Community of Interest is a group of people that: share common social or economic interests, live in a geographically definable area, and should be included within a single district for purposes of effective and fair representation in future elections.

There are some communities of interest that are considered “protected classes” in that they have rights through state or federal civil rights or voting rights laws. Some examples of protected classes in districting would be ethnic and language minorities. There are other potential COI that can also be considered in redistricting, such as: senior citizens, college students, and rural and agricultural communities.

COI does not include relationships with political parties, incumbents, or political candidates.

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MB Adams

September 16, 2021

Are you a resident of Solano County?

Yes

1) What is the nature of the common social or economic interest of your community? You can describe what the common interests of your community are and why or how they are important.

1 -Schools
2 -Parks
3 -One district for all of Vacaville

2) Where is your community located? You can define it by neighborhood, streets, address, proximity to a key landmark (such as a school of community center), or other boundaries.

South Vacaville - Raley's area

3) What are the geographic definers/boundaries of your neighborhood? Examples of definers/boundaries could be highways, roads, rivers, hills, or parks.

South Vacaville - Raley's area

4) What is the rationale for your community of interest to be used in this redistricting effort? Please describe how boundary lines might have a unique impact on your group.

1 - Need to support school district with getting a 3rd high school built.
2 - Need more parks integrated in to new housing developments that ALL of Vacaville's residents can use them.
3 - One Vacaville District to include the North Vacaville/Wykoff area. The entire upper income area has been segmented off from the rest of Vacaville.

5) What do you like about the current district lines? What do you dislike about the current district lines?

North Vacaville/Wykoff area, the high income, has been segmented off from the rest of Vacaville.

Teresa U Tayag

August 14, 2021

Are you a resident of Solano County?

Yes

1) What is the nature of the common social or economic interest of your community? You can describe what the common interests of your community are and why or how they are important.

make a tool that the members of the community can access to see how many homeowners and renters live in each district .
(District 1,2,3,4)
Make a “G.I.” Or a heat map that shows the members of the community how many homeowners and renters live in each neighborhood

2) Where is your community located? You can define it by neighborhood, streets, address, proximity to a key landmark (such as a school of community center), or other boundaries.

District 2

3) What are the geographic definers/boundaries of your neighborhood? Examples of definers/boundaries could be highways, roads, rivers, hills, or parks.

I am not familiar with the geographic definers.

4) What is the rationale for your community of interest to be used in this redistricting effort? Please describe how boundary lines might have a unique impact on your group.

I aim to do everything i can to use my voice to make Solano county a better place to live for all the members of the community

5) What do you like about the current district lines? What do you dislike about the current district lines?

I like how the district lines are equally assigned to each district supervisor, I dislike how the lines look like they were created out of gerrymander and split cities into two different districts causing inconvenience to the members of communities/neighborhoods.

Additional Comments

Homes in alleyways clean their side of the alley clean
This includes landscape, trees are growing into the telephone poles, and rose bush vines on ground. Also Marina of Benicia needs landscape maintenance weeds growing out of rocks.

Teresa U Tayag

August 14, 2021

Are you a resident of Solano County?

Yes

1) What is the nature of the common social or economic interest of your community? You can describe what the common interests of your community are and why or how they are important.

Crisis to water supply**
It’s best not only should we continue to address the need to preserve water, we should also be prepared this rainfall season to storage double the amount of rainfall. I am not sure if this is something that is already being done, but this should be addressed to all the districts and the local farmers.
Agricultural water policy (for district 1 and 4)
Due to the water allocation policy that was unanimously approved, there should be an added amount of rainfall storage separately and specifically for the agricultural irrigation.

2) Where is your community located? You can define it by neighborhood, streets, address, proximity to a key landmark (such as a school of community center), or other boundaries.

In district 2

3) What are the geographic definers/boundaries of your neighborhood? Examples of definers/boundaries could be highways, roads, rivers, hills, or parks.

I am not familiar with the geographic definers.

4) What is the rationale for your community of interest to be used in this redistricting effort? Please describe how boundary lines might have a unique impact on your group.

I aim to do everything i can to use my voice to make Solano county a better place to live for all the members of the community .

5) What do you like about the current district lines? What do you dislike about the current district lines?

I like how the district lines are equally assigned to each district supervisor, I dislike how the lines look like they were created out of gerrymander and split cities into two different districts causing inconvenience to the members of communities/neighborhoods.

Additional Comments

ADD. COIs Food pantries & soup kitchens District 2 My  community is in need of more resources,  like Christian help center, On specific days and times for example breakfast and dinner. 3-7 days a week.
District 5(S vallejo) needs an inexpensive

Jean Walker

August 8, 2021

Are you a resident of Solano County?

Yes

2) Where is your community located? You can define it by neighborhood, streets, address, proximity to a key landmark (such as a school of community center), or other boundaries.

88 BANBURY WAY, Benicia
Located near the western edge of Valero Refinery's buffer zone

3) What are the geographic definers/boundaries of your neighborhood? Examples of definers/boundaries could be highways, roads, rivers, hills, or parks.

White Chapel Drive
Chelsea Hills Drive
Banbury Way
Carlisle Way
Open space behind/around the streets
Southampton Park

4) What is the rationale for your community of interest to be used in this redistricting effort? Please describe how boundary lines might have a unique impact on your group.

I hope my community of interest, my neighborhood, would not be split into 2 different districts! The impact on my neighborhood would be negative. I want my neighbors who live within a 5-mile radius of where I live to be in the same district as I am because we share the same community interests.

5) What do you like about the current district lines? What do you dislike about the current district lines?

What I dislike most about the current district lines is that Districts 3, 4, and 5 are disproportionately conservative. The supervisors from those 3 districts control the whole county. Districts 1 and 2 have more equal representation among conservative and progressive.

Solano County needs to emerge from 1950s into the 21st Century. Progressive points of view in Districts 3, 4, 5 need more competitive representation.

Karl Riedel

July 23, 2021

Are you a resident of Solano County?

Yes

1) What is the nature of the common social or economic interest of your community? You can describe what the common interests of your community are and why or how they are important.

Common interest is being a resident of unincorporated Solano County, instead of a resident of a Solano County City. The commonalities are: a) we seek less governmental cost and regulation that found in a city; and b) we prefer living in a more rural environment.

2) Where is your community located? You can define it by neighborhood, streets, address, proximity to a key landmark (such as a school of community center), or other boundaries.

Upper Green Valley - North of the City of Fairfield.

3) What are the geographic definers/boundaries of your neighborhood? Examples of definers/boundaries could be highways, roads, rivers, hills, or parks.

Northern and Western Boundaries are Napa County, Eastern Border is Rockville Regional Park and Southern Boundary is the City of Fairfield.

4) What is the rationale for your community of interest to be used in this redistricting effort? Please describe how boundary lines might have a unique impact on your group.

Residents of unincorporated Solano County, based on their choice of residency in the County rather than any city, share common interests in a more rural environment and less cumbersome regulatory oversight. A District boundary should be set to encompass ONLY residents of unincorporated areas of Solano County, which could easily include the upper or Northern sections of Suisun Valley, Gordon Valley, Pleasant Valley and Browns Valley as a contiguous whole.

5) What do you like about the current district lines? What do you dislike about the current district lines?

I have NO likes for the current district lines. My dislikes are that they appear to be gerrymandered for political reasons and fail to provide me with a District Supervisor with whom I have common interests as a resident of rural, unincorporated Solano County.

Additional Comments

If you would like my specific recommendations on creating a NEW rural, unincorporated Northern Solano County District, please advise.

Riitta DeAnda

July 21, 2021

Are you a resident of Solano County?

Yes

1) What is the nature of the common social or economic interest of your community? You can describe what the common interests of your community are and why or how they are important.

Support of our local school district

2) Where is your community located? You can define it by neighborhood, streets, address, proximity to a key landmark (such as a school of community center), or other boundaries.

626 Countryside Drive
The boundary of Travis Unified School District

3) What are the geographic definers/boundaries of your neighborhood? Examples of definers/boundaries could be highways, roads, rivers, hills, or parks.

The boundary of Travis Unified School District.

4) What is the rationale for your community of interest to be used in this redistricting effort? Please describe how boundary lines might have a unique impact on your group.

TUSD serves students from Fairfield, Vacaville and TAFB. They have unique needs that should be addressed as a whole.
There are land use and transportation issues that are controlled by two cities and the county. We need bike lanes and ways for students to access the middle school and high school without using school buses.

5) What do you like about the current district lines? What do you dislike about the current district lines?

TAFB is split between two county districts. I believe it should be one district which is how the TUSD district is configured.

Additional Comments

I would like to make sure that TUSD is in one supervisorial district to make communication with the county easier.

Eileen Uthe - Smith

July 19, 2021

Are you a resident of Solano County?

Yes

1) What is the nature of the common social or economic interest of your community? You can describe what the common interests of your community are and why or how they are important.

We are in hopes that our English Hills Community doesn't grow to quickly. When we moved here we really liked the rural atmosphere. We moved here for the country setting, to be able to enjoy the rural countryside, nature and our animals. We moved here to get away from clumped homes, crowds, noise cars people and to enjoy the peace and tranquility of the country.. Zoning has been changed to RR 2.5. Currently new building sites are having large structures built on them with multiple homes and prpopane tanks . We would love to keep our community rural and continue to enjoy it!

2) Where is your community located? You can define it by neighborhood, streets, address, proximity to a key landmark (such as a school of community center), or other boundaries.

English Hills & Cantelow Area - Rural Vacaville we reside on Pippo Lane.

3) What are the geographic definers/boundaries of your neighborhood? Examples of definers/boundaries could be highways, roads, rivers, hills, or parks.

505 off of Midway/ Timm Road/Cantelow/ Gibson Canyon /English Hills / Peaceful Glen Area. English Hills Creek

4) What is the rationale for your community of interest to be used in this redistricting effort? Please describe how boundary lines might have a unique impact on your group.

We should be included in all planning for Fire Departments / Medical / Ambulance / Fire Abatement / Cal Fire etc.

Jessica Dotson

July 18, 2021

Are you a resident of Solano County?

Yes

1) What is the nature of the common social or economic interest of your community? You can describe what the common interests of your community are and why or how they are important.

DEIA - Thank God, the population of Solano County is getting more and more diversified. The other side of any line, no matter where you draw it, is only a step over it. Therefore, respect the borders in the spirit of DEIA since these vital concepts must continue to be advanced in Solano County.

2) Where is your community located? You can define it by neighborhood, streets, address, proximity to a key landmark (such as a school of community center), or other boundaries.

Fairfield "Flower" Community. The Neighborhood streets are named after a Flower.

3) What are the geographic definers/boundaries of your neighborhood? Examples of definers/boundaries could be highways, roads, rivers, hills, or parks.

North Texas and I-80.

4) What is the rationale for your community of interest to be used in this redistricting effort? Please describe how boundary lines might have a unique impact on your group.

Ensuring equal population also ensures equitable electoral opportunity for all.

5) What do you like about the current district lines? What do you dislike about the current district lines?

Need more information. It would be beneficial if the existing boundary map included dotted lines depicting the proposed changes so that the changes could be easily identified. Add a call-out next to the dotted lines indicating why and/or how the proposed change will benefit each district.

Additional Comments

Let's get a better understanding of the various issues that lead to inequities in our districts (economic, occupational, health, and education) then hold ourselves, others accountable during course correction. We'll be successful if we work together.

Susan De Haven

July 16, 2021

Are you a resident of Solano County?

Yes

1) What is the nature of the common social or economic interest of your community? You can describe what the common interests of your community are and why or how they are important.

I think Vacaville city and Rural Vacaville should be in one district because it is in the same community.near

2) Where is your community located? You can define it by neighborhood, streets, address, proximity to a key landmark (such as a school of community center), or other boundaries.

4283 CANTELOW RD

3) What are the geographic definers/boundaries of your neighborhood? Examples of definers/boundaries could be highways, roads, rivers, hills, or parks.

Near City of Vacaville.

4) What is the rationale for your community of interest to be used in this redistricting effort? Please describe how boundary lines might have a unique impact on your group.

Vacaville should be all one Community.

5) What do you like about the current district lines? What do you dislike about the current district lines?

I don't. They don't fit.
They separate the Vacaville Community.

Additional Comments

The Community should have one goal and work together on that goal.
Also the person who represent us should have our same vision.

Lynn L Combs

July 14, 2021

Are you a resident of Solano County?

Yes

1) What is the nature of the common social or economic interest of your community? You can describe what the common interests of your community are and why or how they are important.

safety, cleanliness, local commerce

2) Where is your community located? You can define it by neighborhood, streets, address, proximity to a key landmark (such as a school of community center), or other boundaries.

District 1, old city

3) What are the geographic definers/boundaries of your neighborhood? Examples of definers/boundaries could be highways, roads, rivers, hills, or parks.

downtown, curtola parkway, Tuolumne St and Tennessee St

4) What is the rationale for your community of interest to be used in this redistricting effort? Please describe how boundary lines might have a unique impact on your group.

Representation access, and it could impact our elected official.

5) What do you like about the current district lines? What do you dislike about the current district lines?

N/A

Additional Comments

As of nw we are unsure how this will impact us or the county, if at all, so it is concerning.

James Ward

July 7, 2021

Are you a resident of Solano County?

Yes

1) What is the nature of the common social or economic interest of your community? You can describe what the common interests of your community are and why or how they are important.

Employment n jobs to increase.

2) Where is your community located? You can define it by neighborhood, streets, address, proximity to a key landmark (such as a school of community center), or other boundaries.

City of Dixon N/E Quadrant.

3) What are the geographic definers/boundaries of your neighborhood? Examples of definers/boundaries could be highways, roads, rivers, hills, or parks.

Northeast area of Dixon including the north end of SR-113.

4) What is the rationale for your community of interest to be used in this redistricting effort? Please describe how boundary lines might have a unique impact on your group.

New businesses.

5) What do you like about the current district lines? What do you dislike about the current district lines?

District lines need to be explored and expanded, due to the new S/w part of the Dixon expansion.

Tyler Torres

July 3, 2021

Are you a resident of Solano County?

Yes

1) What is the nature of the common social or economic interest of your community? You can describe what the common interests of your community are and why or how they are important.

Tourism/travel to and from the rest of the Bay Area.
My town, Benicia, aspires to be an historic travel destination. Neighboring Vallejo offers a ferry terminal.
My town (largely) rejects major commercialization and the south side of Vallejo is less developed than other parts. I think our reliance on local economy to establish a culture (+ travel destination) makes us unique.

2) Where is your community located? You can define it by neighborhood, streets, address, proximity to a key landmark (such as a school of community center), or other boundaries.

Lower Eastside of Benicia

3) What are the geographic definers/boundaries of your neighborhood? Examples of definers/boundaries could be highways, roads, rivers, hills, or parks.

Martinez Bridge, First Street, Military East

4) What is the rationale for your community of interest to be used in this redistricting effort? Please describe how boundary lines might have a unique impact on your group.

We can focus on keeping money (+talent + resources) within a large neighborhood to attract local tourists

5) What do you like about the current district lines? What do you dislike about the current district lines?

District 2 goes too far Northeast- our needs and interests are more closely aligned with the edges of Vallejo

Traci Bass

June 30, 2021

Are you a resident of Solano County?

Yes

1) What is the nature of the common social or economic interest of your community? You can describe what the common interests of your community are and why or how they are important.

Resources like rent assistance job assistance program food program

2) Where is your community located? You can define it by neighborhood, streets, address, proximity to a key landmark (such as a school of community center), or other boundaries.

Rio vista

3) What are the geographic definers/boundaries of your neighborhood? Examples of definers/boundaries could be highways, roads, rivers, hills, or parks.

Highway 12

Violet Martin

June 25, 2021

Are you a resident of Solano County?

Yes

1) What is the nature of the common social or economic interest of your community? You can describe what the common interests of your community are and why or how they are important.

Educational excellence not influenced by political ideologies. Academic excellence, teaching the Constitution, respect for authority.
Support for the police; law and order, working towards building community, offering support for kids” programs that provide safe and fun recreation

2) Where is your community located? You can define it by neighborhood, streets, address, proximity to a key landmark (such as a school of community center), or other boundaries.

Vacaville, Browns Valley

3) What are the geographic definers/boundaries of your neighborhood? Examples of definers/boundaries could be highways, roads, rivers, hills, or parks.

Hills, hwy 80

4) What is the rationale for your community of interest to be used in this redistricting effort? Please describe how boundary lines might have a unique impact on your group.

Schools

5) What do you like about the current district lines? What do you dislike about the current district lines?

None that I’m aware of

Additional Comments

I would like to learn more about what are the issues in my community and how I might be able to help

Logan Legg

June 25, 2021

Are you a resident of Solano County?

Yes

1) What is the nature of the common social or economic interest of your community? You can describe what the common interests of your community are and why or how they are important.

I think what is important to address within Dixon, is accessible housing, the climate crisis, improving local economy from local businesses, improving education, police reform. These are important because Dixon suffers from perpetual apathy when it comes to civic engagement and we do not make proactive efforts to improve our town.

2) Where is your community located? You can define it by neighborhood, streets, address, proximity to a key landmark (such as a school of community center), or other boundaries.

Dixon, ca. The town is small enough that to bifurcate it further is unnecessary.

3) What are the geographic definers/boundaries of your neighborhood? Examples of definers/boundaries could be highways, roads, rivers, hills, or parks.

the climate is becoming more arid and the lack of greening and wide black streets is exacerbating the heat island effect in the area.

4) What is the rationale for your community of interest to be used in this redistricting effort? Please describe how boundary lines might have a unique impact on your group.

I don't any group needs to qualify there needs; we need to address every group as being impacted and unique with adjudicating requirements that are not equitable.

5) What do you like about the current district lines? What do you dislike about the current district lines?

I think we need to do a better job with districting to make sure that are communities and demographics are being accounted for appropriately.

Cynthia ONeill

June 25, 2021

Are you a resident of Solano County?

Yes

1) What is the nature of the common social or economic interest of your community? You can describe what the common interests of your community are and why or how they are important.

The common social and economic interest that is important to me is that the City of Vallejo be held together in one piece. I want to lift our entire city and public waterfront up. We all have an interest in the entire Western waterfront for conservation, public health, tourism and economic development in Vallejo. We moved to Vallejo because of the diversity of people, fabulous public waterfront, and the wonderful potential Vallejo has. I realize that you have population limits to consider, but if the new census data allows, please include at least the South western portion of Vallejo in District 1.

2) Where is your community located? You can define it by neighborhood, streets, address, proximity to a key landmark (such as a school of community center), or other boundaries.

Vallejo city limits, and that little pocket of Solano County that is within Vallejo City limits. Key landmarks is the entire north and south western public waterfront.

3) What are the geographic definers/boundaries of your neighborhood? Examples of definers/boundaries could be highways, roads, rivers, hills, or parks.

Option 1 -- All of Vallejo City Limits, including the unincorporated pocket within Vallejo City limits (I realize that may be too many people)

Option 2 -- Current District 1 plus the southern portion of Vallejo that is west of highway 80 so that all of the north and south western waterfront of Vallejo is in one district

4) What is the rationale for your community of interest to be used in this redistricting effort? Please describe how boundary lines might have a unique impact on your group.

Moving the boundary lines south to include more of Vallejo means that we include more Vallejoans who are in poverty, and who need more access to grocery stores, and who want their city streets clean, and who want to attract new small businesses. We also need all of the south western waterfront included because we need to improve the north and south western waterfront as a whole. A clean public waterfront with small businesses and recreation activities will improve Vallejo's economy and public health. If the south western water front is cut out -- as is currently -- the waterfront improvement needs of the South west will be diluted as it is in the current district lines.

5) What do you like about the current district lines? What do you dislike about the current district lines?

I like that the current lines leave most of Vallejo together. I dislike that the current district lines leave out the Southern portion of Vallejo. The most important part of southern Vallejo to include, if we cannot include all, is the south western part of Vallejo because the entire city needs to be free from poverty and to improve the entire public water front.

Additional Comments

Thank you for this opportunity to comment. I want Vallejo and Vallejo's entire waterfront to be welcoming to everyone so that we improve public health, economic vitality, and make Vallejo a destination for all bay area residents.

Cynthia Davis

June 21, 2021

Are you a resident of Solano County?

Yes

1) What is the nature of the common social or economic interest of your community? You can describe what the common interests of your community are and why or how they are important.

I want redistricting to be fair and not gerrymandered.

2) Where is your community located? You can define it by neighborhood, streets, address, proximity to a key landmark (such as a school of community center), or other boundaries.

4717 Canyon Hills Dr, Fairfield, CA 94534

3) What are the geographic definers/boundaries of your neighborhood? Examples of definers/boundaries could be highways, roads, rivers, hills, or parks.

We are past Cordelia but still Fairfield

4) What is the rationale for your community of interest to be used in this redistricting effort? Please describe how boundary lines might have a unique impact on your group.

Not sure

5) What do you like about the current district lines? What do you dislike about the current district lines?

I dislike jagged lines.

Tom Snyder

June 21, 2021

Are you a resident of Solano County?

Yes

1) What is the nature of the common social or economic interest of your community? You can describe what the common interests of your community are and why or how they are important.

The term of art "Common Social or Economic Interest" is new to me, and I'm uncertain of its definition (I googled the term and found no definition...). Given my own interpretation, I reckon these are common "interests" in my neighborhood, though the role of county (vice city) government in these are also uncertain, to wit:
1. K-12 Education. My understanding is that county's involvement lies mostly in special needs students. If county government plays any role in distribution of education funding, special effort needs to be exerted to change the underfunding of school districts that have poor tax bases, the result, often, of the historical disadvantaging of communities of color.
2. Infrastructure 3. Health Care 5. Agriculture Water Policy

2) Where is your community located? You can define it by neighborhood, streets, address, proximity to a key landmark (such as a school of community center), or other boundaries.

Vista de Vallejo, historically (1932) bounded by Amador Street, Camino Alto, Tuolumne Street and Fleming Street. This development was originally advertised promoting its proximity to Vallejo Junior High School, Vallejo High School, and the adjacent Vallejo Golf Course.

3) What are the geographic definers/boundaries of your neighborhood? Examples of definers/boundaries could be highways, roads, rivers, hills, or parks.

N/A

4) What is the rationale for your community of interest to be used in this redistricting effort? Please describe how boundary lines might have a unique impact on your group.

I think our community has a pretty clear sense of the history of the "Vista", as it's commonly referred to. Splitting the community for boundary reasons would be opposed, I think, by politically sentient community members.

5) What do you like about the current district lines? What do you dislike about the current district lines?

I think that the modern Vista boundaries, which extend along the northern extension of El Camino Real and its adjacent extension west to just beyond North Camino Alto, are just fine. Our community falls comfortably within District 1 boundaries, and should not change, as we (personally) are very comfortable with the representation we currently enjoy.

Additional Comments

I'll be interested to learn what impact census data have upon proposed district boundary changes.

Henriette Browne

June 21, 2021

Are you a resident of Solano County?

Yes

1) What is the nature of the common social or economic interest of your community? You can describe what the common interests of your community are and why or how they are important.

There was talk of the green valley area having its own zip code. Is that still in the works?

2) Where is your community located? You can define it by neighborhood, streets, address, proximity to a key landmark (such as a school of community center), or other boundaries.

Green valley-Stellata Ln

3) What are the geographic definers/boundaries of your neighborhood? Examples of definers/boundaries could be highways, roads, rivers, hills, or parks.

680

4) What is the rationale for your community of interest to be used in this redistricting effort? Please describe how boundary lines might have a unique impact on your group.

To have our own zip code to separate from Fairfield as our home prices are in the high end range

5) What do you like about the current district lines? What do you dislike about the current district lines?

Need to be more educated on it

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