East Solano Plan Podcast

by California Forever

In this series of interviews, learn more about our plan to build middle-class homes in safe, walkable communities in East Solano County.

California Forever has proposed the East Solano Homes, Jobs, and Clean Energy Initiative to build a new community that brings 15,000 local jobs paying over $88,000/year, $500 million in community benefits for downpayment assistance, scholarships, and small business grants for Solano r ... 

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Podcast episodes

  • Season 1

  • LinkedIn Live: Rediscovering the Lost Art of Walkables Cities

    LinkedIn Live: Rediscovering the Lost Art of Walkables Cities

    Gabriel Metcalf, our Head of Planning, interviewed Laura Crescimano who leads SITELAB urban studio, a Bay-Area design and strategy firm. Laura is a long-time urban designer with a passion for designing our cities and public spaces for people. In addition to hearing about her work, we'll discuss the challenges behind California's urban planning approach and how the East Solano Plan can offer a solution.

  • Rebuilding the California dream for working families: A conversation with Jennifer Hernandez and Jan Sramek

    Rebuilding the California dream for working families: A conversation with Jennifer Hernandez and Jan Sramek

    On May 10, we hosted our first LinkedIn Live! Jan Sramek, our Founder & CEO, interviewed Jennifer Hernandez, Lead of West Coast Land Use and Environmental Group at Holland & Knight. Jennifer is an advocate for sustainable climate solutions that allow the middle class, communities of color and low-income households to achieve upward mobility, including attainable homeownership. They covered Jennifer's esteemed career, how California’s environmental and land use laws exacerbate the state’s housing crisis, how we can help rebuild the California Dream for working families, and answered questions live.

  • Jan Sramek on the East Solano Plan at Bloomberg Tech in San Francisco

    Jan Sramek on the East Solano Plan at Bloomberg Tech in San Francisco

    Jan Sramek, Founder & CEO of California Forever, shares a glimpse of the East Solano Plan for a new community designed for future generations with Bloomberg’s Karen Breslau at Bloomberg Tech in San Francisco.

  • Jan Sramek on Pivot with Kara Swisher & Scott Galloway

    Jan Sramek on Pivot with Kara Swisher & Scott Galloway

    Jan Sramek, our CEO and founder, joined Pivot to share why he wants to build a new community in Solano County, California, and clear up some of the misconceptions.

  • Can a new dream city solve California’s affordable housing problem? | The Excerpt with Gabe Metcalf

    Can a new dream city solve California’s affordable housing problem? | The Excerpt with Gabe Metcalf

    Gabe Metcalf joins The Excerpt with USA Today to discuss the potential of the New Community in East Solano County. In the words of USA TODAY: "The California Forever project aims to create a livable, workable, walkable city that puts working families at the heart of its design, creating new housing for up to 400,000 people. Skeptics abound, but could this be the solution to one of California’s most intractable problems? The city’s Head of Planning, Gabriel Metcalf, joins The Excerpt to discuss the hurdles and possibilities of developing an entirely new city."