WHERE: Benicia City Hall, 250 East L Street
WHEN: This Thursday, September 11, 2014
PACKED HOUSE: Plan to arrive between 3pm and 7pm
THIS WILL BE DIFFERENT…
At this hearing, our Planning Commissioners will be asking questions and making their own comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Report. This is a very important part of the process. Please attend to hear what our Planning Commissioners have to say.
This will ALSO be the last PUBLIC comment hearing on Valero’s Draft Environmental Impact Report. If you have not spoken before, this is your last chance – you can still speak even if you have not submitted a speaker card before. And if you were at one of the last hearings and submitted your card but they didn’t get to you or you left before they could get to you, you can speak at this hearing.
Bring a friend or family member. See you THIS Thursday!NOTE: The Planning Commission meeting begins at 6pm to consider another agenda item. The Crude By Rail hearing begins at 7pm. It will be another packed house – you will have to arrive early to get a seat.
Note also that the public WRITTEN comment period has been extended until September 15. If you can’t make the meeting, or have already spoken, there is still time to send in written comments. Again, see RESOURCES for help on written comments.
In the next few days, there will be THREE opportunities to learn more about how to read and respond to a Draft EIR (Environmental Impact Report).
Workshop on How to Respond to Valero’s Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR), This Saturday, June 28, 1-4pm, Benicia Public Library– Sponsored byBenicians For a Safe and Healthy Community. Learn about the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), and the procedures governing review of Valero’s proposal, including how you can comment on the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR). Instruction, brainstorming, and organizing our responses. Refreshments included! Bring a friend.
Next Monday, 6/30, 5:30pm, Ironworkers Hall, 3120 Bayshore Road, Benicia, sponsored by Valero.
Also on Monday, 6/30, 7pm, City Hall Council Chambers, 250 East L Street, Benicia, sponsored by City of Benicia staff at the request of the Benicia Planning Commission.
NOTE: If you can’t make one of these workshops, you are still encouraged to make your views known. Commenting on the DEIR can be as hard or easy as you make it. If you have something to say to the City of Benicia now, please send an email today. Send your comments to: