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Vallejo unveils plans for electric car plant at ex-shipyard

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City leaders later this month will consider and vote on an exclusive negotiating agreement with Faraday Future for a 150-acre plant on the north end of Mare Island, a former U.S. Navy shipyard.

Funds for paying benefits to current and retired city workers dried up; both the police and fire departments shrank by more than 40 percent; about 60 percent of city homeowners tanked on their mortgages, and storefronts went vacant.

Unemployment spiked to 15 percent.

"Additionally, the investment in our manufacturing facility, customer experience center, and business offices is estimated in the hundreds of millions of dollars.

Mare Island already is home to more than 100 businesses occupying more than 3.5 million square feet, 2,300 jobs, a residential community of 324 homes, a public golf course and Touro University.

Companies on Mare Island are producing craft beer, high-end manufactured housing and earthquake-protective stabilization bearings relied upon by builders worldwide.

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