Benicia

  67 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 30, 2023

Benicia to hold special election for vacant school board seat

Three candidates are now running for the seat, although no candidates registered to run in November’s general election....

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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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  Jan 18, 2023

State Sen. Bill Dodd facing Fair Political Practices fine

The Fair Political Practices Commission is expected to approve the $7,500 fine during its Jan. 26 meeting....

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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 tax measure ahead in election results; Solano County sales tax being narrowly defeated

VALLEJO – Vallejo’s proposed seven-eighths-cent sales tax increase appears headed toward being approved...

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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 19, 2022

Driver shortage continues to impact SolTrans riders in Vallejo and Benicia

Drivers say new hires are leaving for other agencies in the Bay Area for better pay and benefits....

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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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