Vallejo

California

Planning Commissioner Resigns After Throwing Cat, Drinking Beer During Zoom Hearing

A strange story from a suburban city in Northern California gives a black eye to the public planning process, and the idea of conducting essential civic duties remotely during an international public health crisis.

May 3, 2020 - Vallejo Times-Herald

Tolling May Finance Repair of Bay Area Highway Threatened by Sea Level Rise

Officials have begun tackling the problem of adapting low-lying State Route 37 in the North Bay, closed several times this year due to flooding, to climate change. With no identified funding, a working group is leaning toward road tolling.

May 9, 2017 - The Press Democrat

Carquinez Bridge

The Well Has Run Dry: Redevelopment in Vallejo, CA Without Tax Increment Financing

A case study of Vallejo shows how the city is continuing revitalization efforts without the powerful tools provided by its former redevelopment agency.

June 24, 2016 - Linda Day

Cuffed for a Crosswalk: DIY Traffic Safety Intervention Gets Man Arrested

The arrest of a Vallejo, California man for painting a crosswalk at a dangerous intersection near his home is the latest guerrilla urbanist intervention to run afoul of the law.

June 4, 2013 - CBS Sacramento

Municipal Bankruptcy Seen as a Strategy, Rather Than a Failure

Looking to get out from under one of the primary factors for financial distress - pension obligations - city leaders across the United States are viewing bankruptcy as "a valuable tool in a city’s financial toolbox," reports Liz Farmer.

March 7, 2013 - Governing

America's Most Diverse Cities

A new study out today ranks America's cities by their racial diversity. In general, the study found that "the country has become much more diverse at the metropolitan level," reports Conor Dougherty.

September 7, 2012 - The Wall Street Journal

Back from Bankruptcy, Can Vallejo Become a National Model?

Since declaring bankruptcy in 2008, the climb out of the budgetary depths hasn't been an easy one for the city of Vallejo, California. But, as it springs back to life, could Vallejo become a model for how to run a city in an age of austerity?

May 24, 2012 - The Washington Post

U.S. Towns Facing Disincorporation

Small towns like Mesa, WA and larger ones like Vallejo, CA may be forced to dissolve in light of their worsening finances. Local counties will need to absorb residents.

May 28, 2009 - The Wall St. Journal

Bankrupt City Could Serve As Model

<p>The northern California city of Vallejo has declared bankruptcy, becoming one of few cities and the largest in the state to do so. Other struggling cities are watching closely to see if the strategy helps to save the city.</p>

May 13, 2008 - The San Francisco Chronicle

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