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Solano County Registrar of Voters finds California Forever Initiative having sufficient signatures to certify to the County Board of Supervisors

June 12, 2024

SOLANO COUNTY – Today, the Solano County Registrar of Voters certified the results of the signature review for the Petition “Rezoning of 17,500 acres of Land in East Solano County to Allow the Development of a New Community” (also known as “California Forever”), finding the petition sufficient to certify the results to the County Board of Supervisors.  

Under state elections law, proponents must collect at least 13,062 valid signatures from voters registered in the county to qualify the initiative for the ballot, a figure based on 10 percent of county voters in the previous gubernatorial election.  The Registrar of Voters projected that 14,832 signatures would be valid based on the review of a random sampling of signatures.  Registrar of Voters staff started reviewing signatures in mid-April, hand-reviewing a total of six percent of the signatures submitted.   

“Each team independently reviewed 3 percent of the signatures, which was then cross-checked and independently reviewed by a second team to provide high confidence that the results are repeatable,” said Tim Flanagan, Chief Information Officer and Registrar of Voters.  “The next step will be for the County Board of Supervisors to accept the results and move forward with steps to either adopt the initiative as-is, place the measure on the November 2024 ballot, or order a report to assess impacts before placing it on the ballot.”  

The Registrar of Voters will present the certified totals to the Board of Supervisors on June 25, 2024, at 2 p.m.  The agenda for this meeting will be available on June 20, 2024, by clicking here).