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|December 3, 2013
Employers are wanted to STEP up and participate in a program that will offset the cost of providing work experience to Solano County residents receiving public assistance.|
Public, private and non-profit employers can participate in the Short-Term Employment Program (STEP), which runs through June 2014. In exchange for helping people on public assistance gain job skills and good work habits from paid work experience, participating employers will be reimbursed for wages and a portion of the employer's paid taxes.
|October 16, 2013
Property tax bills are in the mail and property owners need to note a change in this year's tax bill. The address to send the payment check has changed.|
"To improve operational efficiency, tax payments are being handled by a processing center in San Francisco," said Solano County Tax Collector Charles Lomeli.
The payment coupon is addressed to and should be mailed to the Solano County Treasury; P.O. Box 7407; San Francisco, CA 94120-7407.
|September 30, 2013
Staff at the new Solano Center for Healthcare Options and Insurance Coverage Enrollment (CHOICE) Call Center are ready for the opening day of enrollment for new health insurance offerings as part of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.|
Starting October 1, 2013, the estimated 48,500 uninsured Solano County residents will have the chance to enroll in various health care plans through a new health insurance marketplace: Covered California. The options offered by the state's health benefit exchange run the broad spectrum of health insurance options ranging from coverage under Medi-Cal to subsidized and unsubsidized private health insurance plans.
|June 28, 2013
Good yields and favorable markets helped growers to post an overall record farm gate value for 2012, according to the 63rd annual Solano County Crop and Livestock Report released today.
"Healthy diet choices by American consumers and strong support for Solano crops in export markets benefited our growers," said Agricultural Commissioner Jim Allan.
The gross value of Solano County’s agriculture production for 2012 was $342.7 million, a $51 million or 17.4 percent increase over the previous year. It is important to note that the crop report data only captures the farm gate values and does not calculate the full economic impact of agricultural in Solano County as those farm dollars are re-spent within the community.
|November 27, 2012
An estimated 5.3 million cases of domestic violence occur annually among U.S. women 18 and older, resulting in nearly 2 million injuries. |
"Many of these women are in dire need of support as they seek safety and navigate the complicated legal system. With the help of volunteers, we can make a difference locally," said Carolyn Wold from the Solano County Office of Family Violence Prevention.
The Office of Family Violence Prevention is working with LIFT3 Support Group, a local nonprofit victim advocacy and domestic violence shelter agency, to recruit and train volunteers and interns who are committed to promoting victim safety by taking part in the upcoming LIFT3 volunteer advocate training.