Saturday, November 29, 2008

Suisun City Tops in National Night Out

The 2008 National Night Out rankings are out & Suisun City ranked No. 2 IN CALIFORNIA and N0. 20 IN THE NATION for our terrific community event and neighborhood block parties!

National Night Out is an annual tradition here in Suisun City. On the first Tuesday of August each year, the entire community comes together to unify around the conviction that criminals do not run our neighborhoods - residents do!

A very special thanks to the Suisun City Police Department for organizing this terrific annual event, which is recognized regularly for its high quality and broad public support and participation.

For more information on how to get involved in a Neighborhood Watch where you live, contact Community Services Officer Pam Greenwood at 707-421-7373.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Save While Supporting Suisun City Businesses


The Suisun City Historic Waterfront BID has launched a brand new discount program called "Passport to Savings" to reward frequent customers and provide an easy way to support local businesses while saving a little of the green.

The program is amazingly simple:
  • Visit a participating business to get your very own Passport to Savings card.
  • Then, visit the BID website at to see the latest discounts offered by participating member businesses.
  • Go to the business and cash in on the savings!
The program was launched just in time for the busy Thanksgiving shopping weekend! There are already 18 businesses offering 24 different discounts and promotions on everything from discounts on car service at Hi-Tech Auto to a free haircut at Bellezza Hair Studio, a free gift at Air, Land & Sea Travel, discounts at Waterfront Comics and meal discounts at El Capitan Coffee Co., Athenian Grill, La Cabana, and many, many more!

Check out the web site today before you head out shopping, then support your local Suisun City Waterfront District businesses!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Christmas at the Waterfront


Ring in the holiday season with "Christmas on the Waterfront" in Suisun City. This day-long festival is the most unique holiday celebration in the region with unique features found nowhere else.

The fun gets underway at 2 p.m. when the Christmas Street Faire opens offering a wide array of unique gifts and delicious food. We have an all new gift-making opportunity for children to make a unique present of their very own for that special relative made possible through a partnership with Home Depot.

Also new this year is the special outdoor skating rink! Bring the family down to the Waterfront District for this truly unique and festive opportunity!

Of course, we'll have the Lighted Boat Parade, Christmas tree lighting, spectacular fireworks, a festive bonfire, haywagon rides, and performances by the Dan O. Root II Elementary Chorus, Armijo High School Jazz Band and Solano Youth Theatre's Teen Touring Company.

>>Click here for the day's full schedule>>

You won't want to miss the very special Suisun City Waterfront Christmas Tree Celebration and Auction. Come enjoy and bid on fully decorated Christmas trees trimmed by local nonprofit groups. The silent auction starts at 2 p.m. with bids closing at 6 p.m. All proceeds go to the decorating nonprofit, and you'll get a tree ready for your living room or business.

Come enjoy the holiday season in Suisun City's Waterfront District!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Skate Suisun City's Waterfront District


Outdoor skating in Suisun City? Absolutely!

Imagine gliding across the slick surface on a pair of ice skates overlooking the beautiful Suisun City Marina and Harbor Lighthouse. Holiday music wafts through the air as festive lights twinkle.

Starting at 6 p.m. Friday Dec. 5, the rink will be open right on the Waterfront Promenade across Main Street from the Veterans Memorial Building at Common Street. The rink will be open during the "Christmas at the Waterfront" spectacular on Saturday Dec. 6 from Noon to 8 p.m. and on Sunday Dec. 7 from Noon to 6 p.m.

A family of four can skate for only $10, with the skates included! Adults are $3 and children (up to age 12) and seniors are $2, all including free use of skates.

We'd like to thank our business partners who made this terrific opportunity available at such an affordable price:
The Daily Republic recently lauded the new skate rink:
"Cheers to Suisun City for once again showing the way when it comes to celebrations across Solano County. The City always seems to be the most innovative when it comes to putting on community events. This holiday season is no different."
Come enjoy the skate rink and help us make this a new annual tradition!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Free Flu Clinic on Friday

Adults and children can get free flu shots on Friday (Nov. 14) from 2-6 p.m. at West Wind Church, 207 Marina Center, Suisun City. The church is located in the corner of the center at Lotz Way and Port Way.

The free flu shots and the flu nasal mist will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. Everyone is welcome to attend this clinic.

Solano County Public Health is providing the free clinic, and will conduct it as a disaster training exercise as it continues to prepare its staff for handling large-scale immunizations.

>>Click for Google map to clinic>>

Another clinic specifically for older residents will be held on Nov. 21 from 8 a.m. to Noon at the Suisun City Senior Center. The flu mist will not be available at the Senior Center clinic.

>>Click here for link to general information about the seasonal influenza>>

UPDATE: Main Web Site is Down

After tons of work and troubleshooting over the past week or so, the City's main web site is back up and stable!

We appreciate all of your patience during this period!

Suisun City's main website at is down this morning due to a server crash problem. We are working hard to get it back up and running.

Your patience is appreciated.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Visit the Suisun Wildlife Center

The Suisun Wildlife Center will host an open house 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday (Nov. 8).

The Center - perched on the edge of the Suisun Marsh at Peytonia Slough - is a care and release facility for animals native to the area, particularly specializing in infant animals abandoned by or separated from their parents. The staff and volunteers from this terrific nonprofit educational foundation also host a wide range of field trips and nature experiences for area school children.

Located at 1171 Kellogg Street in Suisun City, the Center has a number of resident animals on display. If the weather cooperates, the Center's resident golden eagle will make a special appearance at noon & 2 p.m.

After you stop by the Center, you can go right up Kellogg Street to a trio of terrific restaurants for your breakfast and lunch needs, including Bab's Delta Diner, Athenian Grill and Joy of Eating. Park and walk around the Waterfront District and the beautiful Promenade.

A trip to the Suisun Wildlife Center also makes for a great day trip destination, especially if you can couple it with a train ride on the Capitol Corridor to the Suisun City station or with a stop at the Jelly Belly factory just down Cordelia Road from the Suisun City Waterfront District.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Sandbag Stations Deployed

The Suisun City Public Works Department is out in the field getting the community ready for the upcoming winter rain season.

In addition to unclogging storm drains and making sure the canals are flowing free, Public Works has set up two self-serve sandbag stations for City residents around the clock. If your property is prone to localized flooding, now is a good time to visit one of the stations to get the sandbags that you need. (If you have empty sandbags and a shovel, bring those as supplies sometimes run low.)

They are located behind the Fire Station on Pintail and behind City Hall adjacent to the Solano Yacht Club. >>Click here for a map of the locations>>

We also have a ton of resources for residents to get ready for the rains, including:
Take a few minutes to get prepared before the next storm rolls into the area.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Initial Ruling Finds Suisun City Wal-Mart Project Complies with All Laws


SUISUN CITY — Solano County Superior Court Judge Paul L. Beeman issued a tentative ruling that the City of Suisun City fulfilled every legal obligation when the City Council considered and approved the Walters Road West Project, which is proposed to house a Wal-Mart Supercenter.

Judge Beeman heard oral arguments during a brief hearing Monday morning. A final ruling must be issued within 90 days.

The proposed Wal-Mart Supercenter is expected to help Suisun City capture much-needed sales tax dollars that City residents currently spend in other communities. Suisun City currently sees approximately 70 percent of sales tax available from its residents leak to other communities.

“Every time a Suisun City resident spends sales tax in another community, they are helping to pave that city’s streets and protect that city’s residents,” said City Manager Suzanne Bragdon. “We want Suisun City residents to buy the goods and services they need in Suisun City so those tax dollars can benefit our neighborhoods.”

On February 12, 2008, the Suisun City Council unanimously approved the environmental studies and application for the Walters Road Project. The approval included a determination that this project will not negatively impact any Travis Air Force Base operations.

“We are very pleased that Judge Beeman’s tentative ruling supports the diligent work by our staff and consultants to comply with every state and local regulation, including 1,600 pages of analysis,” City Manager Bragdon said. “We expect that within the next three months, this project will receive the legal green light to move forward.”

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Don't Forget the Batteries When You Change the Clock

At 2 a.m. tomorrow (Sunday Nov. 2), we switch back to Standard Time. Don't forget to "fall back" before you go to bed tonight (Saturday Nov. 1) by setting the time back one hour.

The Suisun City Fire Department encourages City residents to use this annual adjustment as the time to change the batteries in your smoke detectors. It's also a good time to check to make sure the detector is still functional.

Studies from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) indicate that one out of four alarms may not be functional because of the age of the alarm, as well as dead or missing batteries. The NFPA strongly recommends that smoke alarms be replaced every 10 years.

The following are simple steps residents can take that will greatly reduce the risk of fire-related injury and property loss:
  • Change the batteries in smoke alarms every six months or when the low battery signal is heard.
  • Test your alarms weekly using the units’ test buttons to ensure batteries and all alarm functions are working properly.
  • Never remove the unit’s batteries to stop an unwanted alarm or “nuisance” alarm, such as those caused by cooking smoke or burned toast. According to the NFPA, half of the deaths in homes equipped with smoke alarms occur because the smoke alarm did not sound – usually when batteries are dead, disconnected or missing.
  • Replace older smoke alarms after 10 years or in accordance with manufacturer’s warranties.