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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  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 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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  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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  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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  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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  Feb 09, 2021

Mike Greene named Benicia Police Chief

BENICIA– A 30-year veteran of the Benicia Police Department has been tapped to...

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  Jan 27, 2021

Benicia council to approve new contract with Upson

BENICIA– Two weeks after naming Erik Upson as the permanent city manager, the...

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  Oct 01, 2020

Benicia City Council to approve new employment agreement with Upson

BENICIA — The City Council is expected to approve a new $239,977 employment...

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