By Chris Platzer
The City Council identified a City high-speed fiber optic network as a priority in March 2014. City staff began to explore possible strategies to leverage and/or expand Vallejo’s existing fiber traffic signal network, including engaging an advisory board of community stakeholders. As a member of that advisory board I am happy to report that we have put the ball on the 20 yard line. While the gears at City Hall do not move swiftly, they do move. With the full backing of the City Manager, Staff and Council, we are on the brink of something monumental. As laid out in the CTC proposal that will be presented to Council on February 23 we can make it happen. Council will be asked to make an infrastructure investment to take us to the next level. Capitalizing on our high-speed ferry connection to San Francisco, low commercial rents in the downtown and the soon to be announced development on North Mare Island, we are at a key crossroads. Please review this proposal and share your thoughts.