Benicia City Hall

  26 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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  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 07, 2022

Nov. 8 election guide: Benicia voters to decide on sales tax increase, Urban Growth Boundary

Measure R would raise the city’s sales tax by three-quarters of a cent, Measure K would extend the duration of Benicia’s Urban Growth Boundary for 20 years....

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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 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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