Join the Conversation

Your City, Your Priorities

Vallejo needs to keep moving in the right direction, enhancing our quality of life, and providing services residents expect and deserve.

We want to gather as much community feedback as possible about your priorities for Vallejo.

You have a voice in Vallejo, and we want to hear it!

The City of Vallejo recently conducted a survey of 400 Vallejo residents, in an effort to better understand the community's top priorities, and their interest in enhanced local funding in order to support City services and infrastructure.  The results of that survey can be found in this Community Survey Summary Memo, as well as the Community Survey Key Findings.

In order to continue to engage citizens, and ensure the City's efforts and Council Goals and Priorities are reflective of the community's priories, the City has launched "Join the Conversation," an effort to keep moving in the right direction, enhance quality of life, and provide services residents expect and deserve.  The City is asking the community to provide additional feedback on these topics, by way of a public survey.  To participate, please click here 

At this time, the City has not made any decision to proceed with any local revenue measure, and rather is focused on ensuring any solutions to maintain fiscal stability and vital resources is determined through a community driven process.  The City's goal over the coming months is to gather as much feedback from residents as possible, continue to build on this feedback, and further engage the community as we work to address public safety, infrastructure, economic development, and homelessness.  

Please help us by participating in the survey, and sharing with your friends, family, and neighbors, so we can reach as many residents as possible.  Tag us on social media platforms with the hashtag #jtcvallejo, and Join the Conversation!

If your community organization would like a City representative to come present on our Join the Conversation effort, please contact the City Manager's Office at (707) 648-4576, or send an email to jtc@cityofvallejo.net.


Q: What is the Join the Conversation effort? 
A: We want to hear from you! Vallejo needs to keep moving in the right direction, enhancing our quality of life and providing services residents expect and deserve. We want to gather as much community feedback as possible about your priorities for Vallejo. You have a voice in Vallejo, and we want to hear it. Thank you for your input! 

Q:    What are residents’ top priorities so far? 
A: Essential city services need to be maintained to best serve our residents and enhance our quality of life.  In a recent community survey residents identified their top priorities, including:
Retaining existing businesses and jobs in the City 
Recruiting and retaining qualified police officers 
Preserving the City’s fiscal stability 
Providing safe routes to schools for children
Continuing anti-gang and anti-drug programs

Q:      Is demand for 911 emergency response up? 
A: Yes. In recent years, 911 emergency response times have increased and exceed national standards. We need to:
Attract and retain qualified police officers to reduce emergency response to quality of life crimes. 
Re-open fire stations closed during the recession, so our first responders can respond better to medical and other emergencies like wildfires to keep Vallejo residents safe.

Q: Roads & Safe Routes – Did you know? 
A: Vallejo has some of the worst roads in the Bay Area, with an overall rating of “poor.” In fact, approximately half of Vallejo roads are rated poor or very poor. We must make these essential repairs immediately, because waiting will only make our streets more dangerous and more expensive to fix.

Q: What is the city doing to address homelessness? 
A: In response to the growing homelessness crisis in Vallejo, the City has secured initial funding to establish a navigation center to help people experiencing homelessness—including seniors and veterans—get access to services, shelter, and support in getting back on their feet.  We need to identify funding to continue operating the navigation center and compassionately address homelessness while keeping the City safe.

Q: How can you join the conversation? 
A: Please complete a brief community feedback form TODAY to share your views and let us know what community priorities are important to you – thank you for your feedback!  Use the following hashtag to continue the conversation on social media: #jtcvallejo