Category Archives: Benicia CA

VIDEO: Benicia City Council workshop on air monitoring

From the Benicia Independent, by Roger Straw, October 23, 2019

Here is filmmaker Constance Beutel’s video of the City of Benicia’s Air Monitoring Workshop with representatives from Benicia Fire Department, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, Valero and the newly forming non profit, Benicia Community Air Monitoring Program.

For more background and the staff report, see Mayor Patterson’s invitation, Benicia City Council workshop on Air Monitoring.

Community Forum on Benicia Local Poverty – Wed. Jan. 30, 7 p.m.

From an email…

Poverty in Benicia

Community Forum on Benicia Local Poverty – Wed. Jan. 30, 7 p.m., Heritage Presbyterian Church, 1400 E. 2nd St. near Military East. Come hear reps. from 5 local agencies that help people in need: Benicia Community Action Council, Families in Transition, Family Resource Center, Benicia Housing Authority, and St. Vincent de Paul. Come hear their mission, services they provide and ways the community can help them serve others. This program is part of an ongoing series for Benicians on “Making the World a Better Place.” More info? email:

There is more information on Facebook on the Heritage Presbyterian Church Page.

Vote by mail now – ok to drop ballot at City Hall

Repost of a Benicia Communications announcement, Teri Davena
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Vote-by-Mail at City Hall

Solano County – Registrar Of Voters  SOLANOCOUNTY.COM

California’s Primary Election is Tuesday, June 5.  If you’re voting by mail, you may have already received your absentee ballot.

Did you know that you can drop it off in the City Manager/City Clerk’s office at City Hall? Just place it in the secure official Vote-by-Mail ballot box.

Ballots will be picked up on a regular basis by the Solano County Registrar of Voters office until 5 p.m. on Election Day.

One new exciting change this year is that anyone from any other city or county in California may drop their ballot in this box. The Solano County Registrar of Voters will make sure it gets to the appropriate location in a timely manner. The hope is to make voting more convenient for people who work in Benicia, but do not live here.

Not voting absentee? Find info about voter registration, polling places and more on the Registrar’s website at  The last day to register to vote in the Primary Election is Monday, May 21.