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City Council Focuses on Defining Benicia’s Strategic Goals; Public Input Vital

City Council Focuses on Defining Benicia’s Strategic Goals; Public Input Vital

March 5, 2018

Benicia City Manager Lorie Tinfow recently announced two concurrent activities during March that could impact the focus, content, or direction of the “Five Strategic Goals/Issues” that the City of Benicia adopted several years ago. This process is incredibly important as our City leaders set goals and priorities.

Some, perhaps many, of PDB’s members were involved in earlier discussions that led to the past City Council’s historic adoption of Five Strategic Goals. These five issues are:

  • Protecting Community Health and Safety
  • Protecting and Enhancing the Environment
  • Strengthening Economic and Fiscal Conditions
  • Preserving and Enhancing Infrastructure
  • Maintain and Enhance a high Quality of Life

These five goals were confirmed by City Council during its February 27, 2018 meeting. The next phase is implementing a Priority Based Budgeting process to identify and prioritize programs and projects, and allocate budget revenues consistent with the priorities established.

The City has launched a community survey to define  each of the five goals. Starting tomorrow afternoon, Monday, March 5, please visit Benicia Town Hall and submit your survey responses. The survey will be available through the month until March 30.

The City will also be holding two community meetings to share more information about PBB and provide an alternative way to complete the survey. Meeting details will be announced soon. Additionally, the City will be sharing information with each of our boards and commissions during the month of March and reaching out to business organizations such as the Chamber of Commerce for an opportunity to present to their members.

First, City Council will be participating in a goal-setting workshop on March 9 and 10, held at the Community Center. Day one will start at 12:00 noon and focus on developing and strengthening working relationships between Council members and the City Manger. Day Two will start at 9:00 AM and involve the City’s executive staff with Council in developing a set of high priority projects and initiatives that will become our work plan for next year. Both days are open to the public.


Women’s March 2018

Repost from Women’s March 2018

Women’s March 2018 – San Francisco #HearOurVote

Women’s March Bay Area- San Francisco

Saturday, January 20, 2018 from 11:30 AM to 3:30 PM (PST)

San Francisco, CA

On January 20, 2018, Women’s March San Francisco will unite along with multiple other cities in California (and other states) to reaffirm our commitment to building a positive and just future for all, and to celebrate the spirit of resistance efforts over the past year. This rally is designed to engage and empower all people to support women’s rights, human rights, civil rights, disability rights, LGBTQIA rights, workers rights, immigrant rights, reproductive, social and environmental justice. Our feminism must be intersectional and we must continue to organize as such.

We want to encourage participation in 2018 midterm elections and encourage people to Organize Locally, Register to Vote, Vote, Women Run For Office (especially WOC), and Elect Progressive Women & Allies.

HEAR OUR VOTE! First we Marched and Now we Run!!!

Donate: The WMBA is in the process of applying for 501(c)(3) status, and so there can be no certainty that donations will be tax deductible by donors.

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Further details about the San Francisco event will be posted shortly. The timing is subject to change.
Additional information will be found at

The March in San Francisco will be one of many worldwide events honoring the movement that brought out 5 million marchers on January 21, 2017, in what is considered the largest single-day demonstration in U.S. history.

Join us on January 20th to march and rally in Civic Center San Francisco! More information on the day to come as we get closer to the event.


Everyone who believes in a positive and just future. Who stand together for human rights, civil liberties and social justice for all.


Januray 20, 2018 – 12 PM Rally, 2 PM March

Civic Center, San Francisco

Rally at Civic Center – asking people to arrie by 11:30 AM and then line up to March down Market St at 2 PM to Embarcadero Center (end of event).

Yes. We are making every effort to ensure accessibility.

Yes. We encourage everyone who shares the same values to attend.

Please donate to help cover cost of the Jan 20 events (rally & march and actions) for Women’s March Bay Area – San Francisco and San Jose:

The Women’s March Bay Area (SF & SJ) is committed to creating transformative intersectional social change. We recognize that there is no true peace, freedom, or inclusion without equity for all. To find out more about visit

Have questions about Women’s March 2018 – San Francisco #HearOurVote? Contact Women’s March Bay Area- San Francisco