BENICIA – Most of the Benicia City Council and mayoral candidates have confirmed they will be participating in a Zoom candidates’ forum hosted by the Benicia Good Neighbor Steering Committee (GNSC) on Monday.
The forum will take place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. as candidates will be asked questions about air quality and refinery concerns, according to a press release from the committee.
Candidates have been given a series of nine questions prior to their participation in the forum. The candidates will have three minutes to respond to each question.
The committee confirmed that as of Thursday all but mayoral candidate Jason Diavatis had confirmed they would be participating.
Vice Mayor Christina Strawbridge, along with Councilman Steve Young, are also vying for the mayor’s chair.
Councilman Tom Campbell is seeking re-election to the council, while being challenged by Planning Commissioner Trevor Macenski, amd Benicia Arts and Culture Commission member Terry Scott.
There are two council seats up for election, set for Nov. 3.
The GNSC, touted as a refinery and community watch dog on community environmental health and safety issues, is composed of Marilyn Bardet, Mary Frances Kelly Poh, Nancy Lund, Kathy Kerridge and Constance Beutel.