[Editor: Benicians are expressing themselves in letters to the editor of our local print newspaper, the Benicia Herald. But the Herald doesn't publish letters in its online editions - and many Benician's don't subscribe. We are posting certain letters here for wider distribution. - RS]
Keep Elizabeth for MayorBy Genevieve Giblin
October 27, 2016
Let’s keep Elizabeth Patterson as our mayor.
Because of Elizabeth’s hard work, she has provided us with a vision and leadership for how we see Benicia’s future.
Elizabeth has lived in Benicia for over 30 years and has been hard working on the Planning Commission, the City Council and as mayor.
She has provided leadership with the General Plan and insists that the plan be followed. (It’s the law.)
She has a good balance with both the business community and her love for the environment. She knows the businesses and understands the needs of the community.
She has provided leadership with assuring a safe and reliable water supply, protecting open space and her efforts to inform Benicians of the Crude-By-Rail project, which would have added not only more pollution but would have affected every town and river the tracks crossed on the way to the refinery. She was attacked by her opponent for bringing it to the attention of the public.
Elizabeth has shown a balance and loving concern for our Benicia, our businesses and our environment.
We can make a difference by supporting her as mayor, so she can continue along with us, to make a difference.
Genevieve Giblin, Benicia