Renewal of Benicia’s Urban Growth Boundary

Good news! ..and a call for your support!

At their July 19th meeting the Benicia City Council unanimously (5-0) approved placing the renewal of the City’s Urban Growth Boundary (UGB) on the November 2022 ballot.  [Editor: Minutes are not yet available, but see the Council’s July 19th Agenda, p. 10, for details.  The final text of the 2022 Measure K is available here on the Solano County website.]


In response to development proposals in the 1990’s Benicia residents drafted and put on the ballot Measure K. In 2003 Benicia residents voted on and approved Measure K. That citizen initiative stated that Sky Valley, the hills north of Benicia, would remain undeveloped. Measure K runs for 20 years and expires in 2023. Benicia’s 2022 ballot measure (also called Measure K) would extend that protection for an additional 20 years – until December 31, 2043. The language of the renewal measure is exactly the same as the current measure except for the expiration date.

If the renewal of Measure K is approved by voters, then the area beyond our UGB will be protected from development for an additional 20 years. This means that the hills north of Lake Herman Road will be protected from development until 2043!

Call for support!

Now it is time to put together a campaign urging Benicia voters to vote yes on the renewal of the UGB. In order to run a successful campaign, we do need to raise money for this effort. So, the campaign committee would appreciate it if you will make a contribution. The campaign committee is the Solano County Orderly Growth Committee so checks should be made out to that group.

The maximum contribution is $640.00 per person. We will need your address, employer, and occupation with the check. If you are self-employed, please provide the name of your business. Just note “Retired” if that works for you.

Please send your check to:

Attn: Michael Zeiss, Treasurer
Solano County Orderly Growth Committee
832 Driftwood Drive
Suisun City CA 94585

If you would like more information regarding the renewal effort or want to help, please contact Bob Berman, 707-208-1991 or by email

Thanks for your contribution.