Almost exactly a year ago (on 05/23/17), Benicia Mayor Elizabeth Patterson succeeded in requesting that Council direct staff to agendize future Council discussion of drafting and adopting a community Industrial Safety Ordinance. The Council voted 4-1 to approve and calendar further discussion.
This was the first step in Benicia’s cumbersome 2-step process for a Councilmember or Mayor to agendize a new topic.
Well, it has taken a year, but the good news is that this item will finally come up on the June 19, 2018 Council agenda. Mark your calendar and plan to attend!
AND/OR… write! (click here for info on where to write)
Mail-in balloting has started already! Just in time, Progressive Democrats of Benicia met last night, shared in deep and significant conversation on the issues and candidates, and voted our endorsements… see below (or go to our Endorsements page for even more detail. Share this information with folks you know, write letters, and get your ballot turned in!
JUNE 5 PRIMARY ENDORSEMENTS:
Below you will find Progressive Democrats of Benicia endorsements for the June 5, 2018 Primary Election. In March and April, an Endorsement Committee met and carefully researched state and regional propositions and candidates, and presented its recommendations to the Steering Committee. The Steering Committee received those reports and voted on recommendations for the Club’s membership. The members held substantive discussions on the issues and candidates, and voted the following endorsements.
Repost from NBC Bay Area (Editor: The small video works better if you click on the small square in lower right for FULL SCREEN viewing. Apologies for the ad that precedes this 31-minute debate.)
California Gubernatorial Debate Presented by NBC Bay Area and SVCF
By NBC Bay Area, May 8, 2018
The Silicon Valley Community Foundation and NBC Bay Area hosted “Decision 2018: The Race for Governor,” a debate among candidates running for California governor, on May 8. The debate was moderated by Chuck Todd, NBC News’ Political Director and Moderator of “Meet the Press.”
Part 1 of “Decision 2018: The Race for Governor” debate hosted by Silicon Valley Community Foundation and NBC Bay Area focuses on issues and topics surrounding the Bay Area. (Published Tuesday, May 8, 2018)