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Meeting Notes – January 9, 2024

JANUARY 9, 2024


Our January general membership meeting was held on Tuesday, January 9, 2024, at 7pm, via Zoom.


  • Call to Order
  • Quorum
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • Acknowledgements/Announcements
  • Mayor Steve Young
    • Measure A – Hotel Tax (Transient Occupancy Tax)
    • Measure B – Public Safety and Essential Services Measure
  • Nathalie Christian – Online Endorsement Poll explained
  • Solano County Board of Supervisors District 2 Candidates Forum
    • Monica Brown, Incumbant
    • Rochelle Sherlock
  • Wrap Up – Next Meeting February 13, 2024


  • Welcome New Members
  • Renew your dues!
  • Believe In Benicia Events
    • January 15-26 – Community Survey
    • January 17 – 6pm Virtual Workshop
    • January 18 – 6-8pm In Person Workshop (Benicia Library)
    • January 24 – 6pm Virtual Workshop
    • January 25 – 6-8pm In Person Workshop (Community Center)
  • Solano County Democratic Central Committee Awards Dinner
    • January 27 at 5-8pm – County Event Center, 601 Texas St., Fairfield. PDB has reserved a table.
  • Passion for Performance – fundraiser for local performing arts organizations
    • February 24, Clock Tower: VIP Artist Reception – 4:30-5:30pm; Doors open 5:30 pm; Performances: 6-9pm; Tickets: – Concerts
  • Christopher Cabaldon (PDB endorsed candidate for State Senate) needs hosts for meet and greets. Contact Kathy Kerridge.
  • Democratic Central Committee Candidates for District 2: Kathy Kerridge, Pat Toth-Smith, Paula Bauer, and Monica Brown. Vote March 5.
  • Consider volunteering to work the poll on March 5

Mayor Steve Young and Ballot Measures

Mayor Young discussed the ballot measures and the importance of their passing, described the upcoming events, and fielded questions.

Solano County Board of Supervisors District 2 Candidates Forum

We heard from the two candidates who are running for County Supervisor for District 2, and both candidates fielded questions.   The candidates (in alphabetical order) are Monica Brown, incumbent, and Rochelle Sherlock, entrepreneur, community advocate, and small business owner.

Membership Poll

We have offered members an opportunity to vote on which candidate to endorse via the PDB website.  The bylaws state “New Members shall be entitled to vote on all Club matters sixty (60) days after payment of dues. Existing members, upon payment of membership renewal dues, shall be eligible immediately to vote on all Club matters.”

The membership voted to endorse Monica Brown for Solano County Board of Supervisors. The members also voted to endorse Ballot Measures A and B.

Meeting Link

Here is a link to the video recording of this important meeting! If asked, enter the passcode: 4S*V+ap=

Next Meeting: Tuesday February 13, 7:00 pm on Zoom

Don’t miss this important meeting!