Monday, June 28, 2010

Solano EDC session focuses on Delta issues

By Ben Antonius | Daily Republic | June 27, 2010 22:08

The sun sets on the Suisun Marsh in Solano County. An event on Wednesday will allow members of the public to voice their concerns over recently enacted legislation affecting the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.
Photo by File

FAIRFIELD - The local business community will have the chance to voice concerns or support for recently enacted Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta legislation when state Sen. Lois Wolk, D-Davis, speaks at an event Wednesday in Fairfield.

On June 3, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a bill written by Wolk that will extend a cost-sharing program that helps many local levee agencies afford necessary maintenance and improvements to levees in the Delta.

There are many business interests in Solano County -- particularly in the area of farming -- that have stakes in the future of the Delta, said Mike Ammann, president of the Solano Economic Development Corp. He said part of the goal of the event is to offer insight into how future Delta legislation, such as a proposed peripheral canal, will play out.

'You have these large legislative initiatives and you sometimes get unintended consequences,' he said. 'We just want to throw it in front of our membership . . . and see what happens.'

The event is scheduled for 8 a.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn. Attendance costs
$25 for EDC members and $35 for nonmembers.

For more information, call 864-1855.

Marketing workshops

The Solano College Small Business Development Center will offer three sessions in the coming days.

'Maximize Your Marketing' costs $30 and will take place from 1 to 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday at 427 York St. in Vallejo. 'Best Practices in E-mail Marketing'
costs $25 and will take place from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday at 111 Webster St. in Fairfield. 'Getting Started with Constant Contact' costs $25 and will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday in Fairfield.

For more information or to register, call 864-3382.