General Membership Meeting
Aug. 10th pm as a
Zoom Meeting

Meeting Reminder!!!


Members and Supporters,

Join us this Thursday, September 9th for our monthly General Membership meeting and our latest effort to get ballots mailed and voters to the poll to VOTE NO on the RECALL.

Here is the Zoom link info to join the meeting:

Here is the Zoom info and link for our meeting: 
Click this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82901367850?pwd=cklMVitaQ28vdTJCMDhTVVVQalJWZz09
Meeting ID: 829 0136 7850
Passcode: 591186
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Additional News

We’re just a week away from the September 14th election recall vote, and on September 9th we’re making another push to get Democrats to turn out—whether it’s by ballot or at the polls. Many of our members and supporters have been working tirelessly over the past days and weeks, making sure their family members, friends, and neighbors mail in their ballots or plan to vote at the polls on September 14th

Join us this Thursday at 7 pm to help us ensure Republicans don’t succeed in what they were unable to do in 2018 when they lost to Governor Newsom by almost 3 million votes! We need all your help in these final days to get Democrats to mail in their ballots or go to the polls. And please, tell your friends and neighbors, call your families, and post to social media—remind everyone to VOTE NO!

We’ll also…

  • Celebrate the unsuccessful local effort to try and recall two PDB-supported BUSD school Board members. Those misguided and uninformed individuals pushing the BUSD recall received less than 200 of the 4,000+ signatures needed to qualify for a recall election. Thank you Benicians!
  • Share news of a discussion to be held at an upcoming Board of Supervisors meeting regarding consideration of an oversight committee that could assist the Sheriff’s Office and help investigate potential misconduct. We’ll need your help on this matter as well to show the Supervisors there is countywide support for the oversight committee. More on this to come.

Also, please mark your calendars for PDB’s upcoming programs in October and November:

  • October 12th: Post-election wrap—Where do we go from here?
  • November 9th: Biofuels—Renewable solutions or just more emissions?

See you this Thursday, September 9th, at 7 pm!!! Also, be sure and visit the PDB website and let us know if you have any questions, suggestions, or concerns—we’d love to hear from you!


At long last! Getting closer to an Air District monitoring system in Benicia

By Roger Straw, Benicia Independent, June 17, 2021
Click here for background

ALERT!  Please mark your calendar and plan to attend on Wednesday, June 30.  See  the Air District ANNOUNCEMENT (with Zoom link) below.

First, here are links to important documents about the meeting:

Virtual Meeting on Benicia
Community Air Monitoring Site Selection

Dear Benicia Community and Stakeholders,

You are invited to attend a virtual community meeting to learn about air quality monitoring and help shape the future of community air monitoring in the Benicia area.

In a joint effort with the City of Benicia, the Air District identified candidate locations in Benicia for a new community air monitoring station. At this meeting, Air District staff will share the sites under consideration and information about how the sites were selected. Community members and stakeholders will have the opportunity to inform final site selection.


The workshop will be held using Zoom and will take place on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

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The Air District monitors air quality as part of ongoing efforts to inform and protect public health. One of the ways the Air District does this is by collecting fees to install, operate, and maintain air monitoring stations in communities near refineries. These air monitoring stations will provide additional information about the levels of pollution experienced by these communities.

The Air District invites you to participate in this community meeting to discuss and review the site selection process and provide feedback on a community air monitoring station within the Benicia community.

Air District staff want to ensure a fair and equitable virtual workshop experience and provide opportunities for all interested parties to participate. Workshop materials are available on the Air District’s Workshop web page.

Simultaneous language interpretation can be provided upon request at least 72 hours before the event. Contact Brian Butler at bbutler@baaqmd.gov or 415-603-7721 to request interpretation.

Questions may be sent by e-mail to iperkins@baaqmd.gov.

Para información en español, llame al 415-749-4609
中文聯絡電話 415-749-4609
Nói Tiếng Việt xin gọi 415-749-4609

Working to protect public health, air quality, and the global climate,
Your Air District

Bay Area Air Quality Management District
375 Beale Street, Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94105, United States
(415) 749-4900 | 1-800-HELP-AIR | Email: feedback@baaqmd.gov

Meeting of March 9, 2021 – Benicia Black Lives Matter

Tuesday, March 9, 7 PM
Getting together with Benicia Black Lives Matter

Discussion with Benicia Black Lives Matter

On March 9, we welcomed about a dozen Benicia Black Lives Matter members who joined us in conversations and brainstorming how we might support one another and collaborate in the future.

First, each group gave a brief overview of their group’s origins, goals, successes, and membership.  Kari Birdseye, Ralph Dennis and Nathalie Christian presented for the Progressive Dems.  Nimat Shakoor-Grantham and Brandon Greene presented for Benicia Black Lives Matter.

Mayor Steve Young presented an update on the City of Benicia’s responses to BBLM issues, including the status on hiring of the Diversity and Equity Manager.

After these introductions, we divided into six ZOOM “breakout rooms with 5-7 participants, where we shared conversations around areas of work and issues where we might collaborate on projects and actions.

The reports back from the 6 breakout rooms were full of good ideas, comments and suggestions.

PDB looks forward to ongoing strong relationships with BBLM.

Benicia Black Lives Matter is a local, grassroots community group organized to address anti-Black racism in the city of Benicia.  BBLM is the principal reason the City of Benicia is presently interviewing for an Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity Manger, establishing a Commission United for Racial Equity (CURE), and will be conducting an Equity Audit of Benicia’s government and services.

We strongly support BBLM’s strategy to get Benicians to “Actively Commit to Change” and its mission to have the City create and target a specific, actionable vision of what a better, more inclusive and equitable future looks like.

PDB’s mission is to ensure equity and justice for all people, and support the election and appointment of officials that support this mission.  Our programs and actions since 2017 have promoted our mission, and we hope collaboration with BBLM will help us operationalize racial and social justice into our work more effectively.  More broadly, through collaboration we hope we can combine resources and energy for greater impact in Benicia and our communities.

Equity & Justice For All