Benicia City Council

  21 posts

  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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  Aug 10, 2022

Strawbridge seeks third term on Benicia City Council

Longtime Benicia councilmember Christina Strawbridge believes her voice is still needed on the city council....

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  Aug 05, 2022

Largaespada wants second term to show how much further Benicia community can go

Ahead of his election to the Benicia City Council in 2018, Lionel Largaespada said he was running for office “to pass along an even better Benicia to the next generation.”...

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  May 26, 2022

Poll finds narrow support among Benicia residents for new sales tax for road repair

The city is considering a ballot initiative for a three-quarter-cent tax increase....

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  Apr 04, 2022

Benicia City Council returns to in-person meetings Tuesday

It will be the first in-person meeting since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic....

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  Mar 15, 2022

Air District board approves abatement order for longstanding toxic releases at Valero Benicia refinery

Valero released more than 10,000 tons of excess hydrocarbons over 16 years....

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  Feb 22, 2022

Vallejo rescinds mask mandate

“It’s time that we start moving in a different direction,” said Mina Loera-Diaz, who represents District 3....

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  Feb 16, 2022

Benicia City Council lifts mask mandate

The council voted 4-1, with Vice Mayor Tom Campbell opposed, following several hours of debate from council members and the general public....

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  Feb 11, 2022

Benicia City Council to mull future of mask mandate as other counties prepare to lift restrictions

The council will decide whether to add additional metrics that must be met before the mandate can be lifted, keep the mandate as is, or move to rescind it....

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  Jan 31, 2022

Benicia city manager expected to receive 6% raise

Erik Upson was made interim city manager in September 2020....

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  Nov 17, 2021

Benicia moves forward with racial equity committee

The community group Benicia Black Lives Matter, which formed as the country erupted in protests in the wake of George Floyd’s death, was the driving force in the reforms....

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