Benicia City staff released the AGENDA for the October 4 City Council meeting, including an important staff report, CONFIRMATION OF THE RESOLUTION TO DENY THE USE PERMIT FOR THE VALERO CRUDE BY RAIL PROJECT.
At the September 20, 2016 City Council meeting, the Council denied the use permit for the Valero Crude By Rail project and requested a revised resolution be brought back for final approval at the October 4th Council meeting. Per the Council’s direction, the proposed resolution incorporates some General Plan policies as well as issues raised by the state Attorney General, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District and Caltrans.
The agenda also included the following important documents:
- The REVISED Resolution of the City Council of the City of Benicia Denying a Use Permit for the Valero Crude By Rail Project (10-04-16)
- A REDLINE version of the Resolution to Deny, showing all changes from the draft submitted to Council on 9/20/16
- Various attachments - letters submitted previously for the record by the California Attorney General, Bay Area Air Quality Management District and the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans). (Be patient – a very large download.)
- A 9/28/16 letter from the law firm Adams Broadwell Joseph & Cardozo offering proposed findings for denial of the permit. Along with Adams Broadwell, the letter was submitted by attorneys representing Natural Resources Defense Council, Center for Biological Diversity, Communities for a Better Environment and the Sierra Club, STAND, San Francisco Bay Keeper and Benicians For a Safe and Healthy Community.
It will be an important Council meeting tonight. Plan to attend if you can – 7pm in Council Chambers, 250 East L Street, Benicia.