Meeting Notes – September 13, 2023

SEPTEMBER 13, 2023


Our September general membership meeting was held on Wednesday, September 13, 2023, at 7pm, via Zoom.


  • Call to Order
  • Quorum
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • Acknowledgements/Announcements
  • CA State Senate District 3 Candidates
  • Endorsement Poll – membership discussion
  • Vote to support Solano Co. Boards & Commissions
  • Wrap Up


  • 9/30 – Northern Solano Dems 71st Anniversary Dinner
  • PDB – Subcommittee and Steering Committee volunteers
  • Save Our Streets – Maggie Kolk
  • Google Docs – Jack Kolk

State Senate District 3 Candidates

There is a hotly contested State Senate race this year to replace Bill Dodd.  The candidates (in alphabetical order) are Christopher Cabaldon, former Mayor of West Sacramento, Jackie Elward, City Council Member of Rohnert Park, and Dr. Rozzana Verder-Aliga, Vice-Mayor of Vallejo. We heard from all three candidates who are running to replace Bill Dodd in the State Senate.

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 Christopher Cabaldon for California State Senate.

Meeting Link

Here is the link to the video recording of this important meeting! If asked, enter the passcode:   %.iqbYM3

Next Meeting: Tuesday October 10, 7:00 pm on Zoom

We’re excited to have our new city manager, Mario Giuliani, as our guest speaker.  He’ll be addressing Benicia’s budget crisis and the various and complementary ways the City is working to manage it.  We’ll also have a Q&A period for our attendees.

Don’t miss this important meeting!