Kari Birdseye for Benicia City Council
By June Mejias, Benicia resident, May 22, 2022
A seat on a city council is an important job within one’s community! In thinking of such responsibility, key descriptive words come to mind for me: “commitment, compassion, relevance, dedication, awareness, knowledge, compatibility, direct approach, honesty and experience”. Kari Birdseye has all of those qualities!
Kari serves as Chair of the Benicia Planning Commission where she has held that position for five years out of her seven-year association with this vital City office. Prior to that, Kari worked for the Benicia Human Services Board for three years. She has also worked tirelessly in many volunteer activities while raising her two children.
She also currently works with the environmental organization NRDC, (Natural Resources Defense Council) and keeps reporters up-to-date on issues concerning our very important planet Earth, which includes people, plants, animals and the natural systems on which all life depends!
Before settling in Benicia, Kari worked for CNN for 11 years. While there, she served as a producer and was part of a team that won an Emmy for covering the Centennial Park bombing at the 1996 Olympics!
I know Kari to always be the person who will listen to everyone and regard their personal experience. Her motto is “respect and civility above all else!” As a parent and a person devoted to our environment, she will work tirelessly for the highest quality of life for Benicians!
Kari Birdseye will bring authenticity to her role as our next Benicia City Council Member!!
Join me in electing Kari!