Benicia City Hall

  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 15, 2022

Planning commissioner Kari Birdseye believes Benicia City Council needs new leadership

Kari Birdseye believes it’s time for new leadership in the city of Benicia. The longtime planning commissioner is running for a seat on the Benicia City Council this fall to bring change to the city she has called home for 22 years....

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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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  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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  Nov 09, 2021

Benicia to consider lifting mask mandate for businesses checking vaccination status

Mayor Steve Young said he discussed his vaccination plan with businesses on First Street....

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  Sep 16, 2021

Benicia City Council asked to continue holding virtual meetings amid COVID surge

City staff is recommending that the council continue holding virtual meetings over the next six weeks - at the very least - as COVID-19 cases have increased through the Delta variant....

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  May 13, 2021

Benicia City Council to mull approving installation of 45 license plate readers throughout city

BENICIA – The Benicia City Council will be asked Tuesday to approve a two-year...

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  Oct 29, 2020

Benicia commission hosting candidates' forum regarding any last minute hit pieces

BENICIA– The city’s Open Government Commission is hosting a candidates’ forum at...

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