There is a contentious land exchange proposal underway between Solano County and Flanery Associates, the parent company of the proposed new City California Forever. A public meeting was held where numerous comments were made, and ABC 10 was the first to interview the CEO and learn about the new terms of the deal, which includes a $1 million offer. The CEO refers to the proposed city as “Oligarch City” and there is public comment and controversy surrounding the land exchange. The land in question is important farmland and is currently unprotected, with concerns about outside wealthy individuals threatening it.
A proposal has been made to exchange 1,500 acres owned by California Forever for land owned by Solano County, its water agency, and the City of Fairfield. This land is needed for military and ecological conservation purposes.
Initially, the deal was contingent on the passing of California Forever’s city plans in an upcoming election, but after public comment, a new proposal has been made to leave the approval up to the agencies involved. A 20-year Air Force veteran and volunteer with Solano land trust expressed concerns about both options and the protection of space around Travis. The Solano County Water Agency has formed a special group to review the proposal and a decision will be made in a closed-door session on December 9th. ABC 10 provides ongoing coverage of the situation and more information can be found on their website..