Benicia City Council

  31 posts

  Feb 02, 2023

Benicia City Council approves housing element plan despite concerns

The housing element is intended to insure that the city can meet future housing needs in an equitable manner....

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  Jan 23, 2023

Benicia City Manager Erik Upson to retire

Upson was originally hired as the city’s police chief in 2015 and was appointed city manager in 2020....

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  Nov 11, 2022

Benicia voters appear to reject incumbents, Valero in City Council election

Councilmember Lionel Largaespada wrote on Facebook that he called retired executive Terry Scott and planning commissioner Kari Birdseye to congratulate them....

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  Nov 08, 2022

Benicia City Council race too close to call as incumbents surge in Election Day results

Incumbents Lionel Largaespada and Christina Strawbridge gained in Election Day results and Largaespada surged into second place late Tuesday....

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  Nov 08, 2022

Vallejo, Benicia Nov. 8 live election results

We're tracking all three Vallejo City Council races, the Vallejo school board race, the Benicia City Council race, and ballot measures in Vallejo, Benicia and countywide....

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  Nov 04, 2022

Nov. 8 election guide: What’s on the ballot in Vallejo and Benicia

This election will decide three Vallejo City Council seats, two Benicia City Council seats, a Vallejo school board seat and tax measures in Vallejo, Benicia and countywide....

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  Nov 03, 2022

Valero makes late entry into Benicia City Council race

Texas-based oil manufacturer Valero is making a last-minute push to re-elect incumbent councilmembers Christina Strawbridge and Lionel Largaespada....

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  Oct 13, 2022

Valero looms over Benicia City Council candidates forum

The five candidates seethed over revelations of undisclosed emissions and fretted about the oil giant’s influence in the city’s politics....

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  Oct 11, 2022

Nov. 8 election guide: Two seats contested on Benicia City Council

Council incumbents Lionel Largaespada and Christina Strawbridge are both seeking re-election. They are challenged by planning commissioner Kari Birdseye, retired executive Terry Scott and retired teacher William Innes....

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  Oct 11, 2022

How to vote in the Nov. 8 election in Solano County

Early voting began on Oct. 11 and ballots can be returned at any time by placing the ballot into the provided envelope and dropping it into any mailbox....

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  Sep 06, 2022

Retired public educator running for Benicia council says candidates not ‘palatable’

William "Billy" Innes Innes has thrown his hat into the ring seeking one of the two seats up for grabs this fall....

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  Aug 11, 2022

Retired executive Terry Scott running for Benicia council to bring ‘overdue change’

Retired corporate executive Terry Scott believes maintaining the status quo has harmed the city of Benicia so he is seeking election to the Benicia City Council to bring about what he calls much needed change....

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