FAIRFIELD — Immigration issues have been a hot button topic in Solano County – at least in the past.
An effort by Supervisor Monica Brown to have Solano declared a “safe haven” for undocumented residents created an emotional, sometimes heated debate between advocates and opponents.
In the end, the board viewed immigration largely as a federal issue, one that is spelled out in the county’s legislative platforms and an unnecessary step for Solano.
Brown brought another issue forward Tuesday, and the issue passed the board without comment by a supervisor or member of the public.
As part of its consent calendar for routine and issues deemed not to be controversial, the board adopted a resolution opposing a proposed rule by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development that would prohibit the use of public housing dollars and federal housing subsidies by families with mixed immigration status.
Supervisor Skip Thomson had a health issue and did not attend the meeting.
In other action, the board:
- Approved a $70,000 transfer to recognize unanticipated property tax refunds 2018-19 fiscal year general fund.
- Approved reducing the Mission Solano Rescue Mission general fund loan by $65,450 each year for 10 years – representing 10 percent of the $654,501 principal balance outstanding as of May 1. The action reflects the contribution agreement between Shelter Solano Inc. and Solano County.
- Authorized the use of electronic signatures to conduct official county business and replace the requirement for “wet” signature on most county business transactions.
- Approved $179,366 from salary savings to Operating Transfer-Out in the Agriculture Department, and $179,366 from the Agriculture Department to the Accumulated Capital Outlay for the Agriculture Department’s share of the cost associated with the Fairfield Domestic Water Connection Project at the Cordelia Campus. The total transfer is $358,732.
- Approved a $49,000 annual revenue agreement with the California Department of Veterans Affairs from July 1 through June 30, 2020, to expand and/or enhance mental health services to veterans residing in or returning to Solano County from their military service as they transition back to civilian life.
- Approved a $2.28 million transfer in the Health and Social Services, Public Assistance budget to cover mandated aid payments based on third quarter projections.
- Rescinded one resolution and adopted a new one to reflect state language that 100 percent of the 2019-20 funding received from personal property tax on vessels must be used by the Sheriff’s Office on boating safety programs.
- Approved purchase of a commercial dishwasher to replace one at Juvenile Detention Facility, and approved a $104,500 transfer from Salary/Wages Regular to Fixed Asset-Equipment.
- Set a public hearing for 2 p.m. July 23 to consider an appeal by Leeanna Ellis on a Planning Commission decision denying her an administrative permit to hold up to six special events, each with up to 150 people, at her 5580 Nicholas Lane home in rural Dixon.