[Note: The revised environmental report will be available for viewing on the City’s website and here on the Benicia Independent. – RS]
45-day Public Comment Period begins on August 31, ends on October 15
Today I heard directly from Benicia City Planner Amy Million, confirming that the Recirculated Draft Environmental Report will be released on Monday, August 31, and that the first Public Planning Commission hearing on the Report will be on Tuesday, September 29. The hearing will begin at 6:30pm in Council Chambers at City Hall, 250 East L Street, Benicia.
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHOULD PLAN TO ATTEND THE PLANNING COMMISSION HEARING TO SHARE COMMENTS AND QUESTIONS. Mark your calendar now!
Ms. Million confirmed that if after the first hearing there remain more speakers who wish to offer public comments, additional hearings will be held on consecutive evenings: Wednesday, September 30, Thursday, October 1. A fourth hearing, if needed, will be held on Thursday, October 8 (presumably at the same time and location, but not confirmed at this time).
In an email, Ms. Million wrote, “The number of hearings is determined by the number of speakers, therefore a maximum number is not set.”
The 45-day public comment period will close on October 15.
The City of Benicia welcomes all comments, and your questions and opinions are important as our Planning Commissioners prepare for a decision whether to permit Valero’s proposed Crude By Rail project. More information and background can be found here on The Benicia Independent – see the menu above or click below for