Benicia City Council

  36 posts

  Dec 20, 2023

Benicia to move forward with regulation of Valero refinery

Residents felt that state and regional regulatory agencies had not followed through on enforcement....

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  Nov 22, 2023

Benicia places sales tax measure on March 2024 ballot while warning of financial ruin

City Manager Mario Giuliani said that if the measure does not pass, the city would need to lay off a third of its staff....

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  Nov 09, 2023

Benicia proceeds with SafeQuest Solano housing project, despite controversy

The city council sidestepped allegations made by former employees that SafeQuest’s shelters went largely unused for months....

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  Nov 06, 2023

Benicia considers awarding city property to controversial nonprofit SafeQuest Solano

SafeQuest has faced eroding support and calls for an investigation into its practices after a Vallejo Sun investigation....

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  Feb 14, 2023

Deputy City Manager Mario Giuliani named interim Benicia city manager

Giuliani will replace City Manager Erik Upson who is leaving on March 1 to take a position with a global security firm....

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  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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