In writing Envision Vallejo, a public-facing introduction to the City of Vallejo's new general plan, I found that covering urban planning has a lot in common with covering science: Technical content must be explained, meaningful context is key, and allegiance to the primary source is non-negotiable. Vallejo's city planner Mark Hoffheimer was a great project partner, keeping the content on track while also supporting creative flourishes that bring the piece to life.
The arts are a core value in Vallejo, and General Plan 2040 actively supports a thriving creative culture…. The plan supports siting new performance venues, artist studios, and interactive creative spaces, where coalitions of artists and makers welcome visitors for an array of classes, performances, and art shows. Projects like these attract artists, delight residents, and make Vallejo a destination for culture-hungry Bay Area people looking for their next great discovery.