By Roger Straw, December 23, 2016
Benicia Mayor on Valero’s decision not to sue
In an email sent yesterday, Benicia’s recently re-elected Mayor Elizabeth Patterson offered the following statement on Valero Energy Corporation’s reversal of its plan to take the City to court:
I am pleased that Valero called to say that they would not sue on the crude by rail project in order to maintain good community relations. They are a valuable business in our community.
I look forward to the promise of those good community relations now that we can put this ill advised project behind us.
There are many opportunities for us to work together such as the locations and operations of the local air monitoring that the BAAQMD [Bay Area Air Quality Management District] will be implementing.
We share Valero’s concerns of new residential development on the so-called Seeno site to avoid conflicts.
And lastly I look forward to Valero’s continued proactive participation on our Community Sustainability Commission.
Mayor, City of Benicia