Welcome to the new Solano Press website and online store!

You’ll find the same extensive book listings, including Table of Contents and author information, along with the other resources you’re used to. We’ve also added some new features, including special sections for e-books and supplements.

Whether you’re ready to purchase now, or just looking for the latest information and titles, we hope you find our new site easy to use.

Visit the Solano Press booth at the APA Conference

 San Diego, October 7 - 10

Visit us at Table 1 to meet the Solano Press staff and browse all of our titles, including a new title and new editions of Solano Press favorites published since last yeat's conference:

Navigating the California Coastal Act, by Jana Zimmer

California Land Use & Planning Law, 36th edition, by Cecily Talber Barclay and Matthew S. Gray

Guide to California Planning, 5th edition, by William Fulton and Paul Shigley

Come to our book signing!

Tuesday, October 9, 5 - 6:30 p.m.

Bill Fulton will be signing copies of the new 5th edition of his popular book, Guide to California Planning, at the Solano Press table during the Consultants' Reception. Bring your copy, or purchase one at the conference.

Bill Fulton will also moderate a session on Wednesday, October 10, What California Planners Can Learn from Texas.

Several other Solano Press authors are presenters at this year’s conference, including

  • David Early (The General Plan in California)
  • Tom Jacobson (Exactions and Impact Fees in California)
  • Whit Manley (Guide to CEQA)
  • Antero Rivasplata (CEQA Deskbook, 3rd edition)
  • Margaret Sohagi (Exactions and Impact Fees in California)

 Use your conference discount and the coupon in your program to save as you add to your Solano Press library of Books That Matter! While you’re there, enter our drawing for a Gift Certificate good toward Solano Press books.

Solano Press is proud to once again support the California Planning Foundation with a donation of a Gift Certificate to the annual auction. Help support young planners preparing for the profession by participating in this event.

Annual Environmental Law Conference at Yosemite

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This prestigious conference will be presented by California Lawyers Association October 18 – 21, 2018. Look for the Solano Press table display, including some of our outstanding environmental titles:

Navigating the California Coastal Act, by Jana Zimmer

California Environmental Law and Policy, by Al Herson and Gary Lucks

California Land Use & Planning Law, by Cecily Talbert Barclay & Matthew S. Gray

Solano Press is proud to be a scholarship sponsor for this outstanding event.


Available Now!

The new 5th edition of

Guide to California Planning

by William Fulton and Paul Shigley

Since it was first published in 1991, Guide to California Planning has served as the authoritative text on city and county planning practice throughout the state.

In this revised and expanded fifth edition, William Fulton and Paul Shigley lay out planning laws and processes in detail and describe how planning really works in California—how cities and counties and developers and citizen groups all interact with each other on a daily basis to shape California communities and the California landscape, for better and for worse. Significant new topics addressed in this edition include the state’s increasing focus on infill and transit-oriented development and climate action plans, including ways of reducing greenhouse gas emissions.


New 2018 Addendum

Download Now!

Since the publication of The General Plan in California in late 2015, there have been several changes to California law in respect to General Plan preparation.  This Addendum, prepared by author David Early, documents the following additions to the law:

  • New General Plan Guidelines
  • Senate Bill 379
  • Senate Bill 1000
  • Senate Bill 32
  • 2017 Housing Bills

 Click here for the free download. 

Check our Supplements page for updates and addenda to other Solano Press titles, always available as free downloads.

For more Solano Press news, visit our News page.

Thank You

We are committed to publishing the highest quality books and media for planning, environmental, and legal professionals. Solano's publications provide a roadmap for navigating your project through the complex web of government regulations, agency processes, and stakeholder concerns.

We are proud of our current offering of significant award-winning books that can make a big difference in the success of real world projects. Whether you are planning a new public trail, designing a planned development, or responding to proposals on behalf of your community, Solano's publications can make a significant contribution.