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Benicia Planning Commission Hearing on Valero proposal this Thurs., Sept. 11

From an email by SafeBenicia.org

REMINDER: Planning Commission Hearing on Valero Crude By Rail, Thursday, Sept 11

Reminder …
Benicia Planning Commission
Thurs., Sept. 11, 6pm!


WHERE:  Benicia City Hall, 250 East L Street
WHEN: This Thursday, September 11, 2014
PACKED HOUSE: Plan to arrive between 3pm and 7pm


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.

 PLAN TO ATTEND.  Numbers speak!
For guidelines and suggestions on how to offer comments that are helpful to our Planning Commissioners, see RESOURCES (SafeBenicia.org).  For additional background information and resources see LEARN MORE on SafeBenicia.org.  Another good source of information is The Benicia Independent.

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.

Order a yard sign today…

Order your yard sign by email to info@SafeBenicia.com,
or order a yard sign on the volunteer page at  http://safebenicia.org/volunteer-yard-sign/.

The Volunteer Page on SafeBenicia.org
(Where you can also order a yard sign.)

T-shirts, sweatshirts, mugs, stickers, and more. All proceeds go to
Benicians For a Safe and Healthy Community.  http://www.cafepress.com/safebeniciaPlease help us raise funds

We need your support to print flyers, mailers etc. Your contribution on GoFundMe will make a world of difference to our grassroots organization. Thank you!!


P.O. Box 253, Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 742-3597


Three Benicia Workshops on How to Read and Respond to a Draft EIR


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).

  1. Workshop on How to Respond to Valero’s Draft Environmental Impact Report  (DEIR), This Saturday, June 28, 1-4pm, Benicia Public Library –  Sponsored by Benicians 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.
  2. Next Monday, 6/30, 5:30pm, Ironworkers Hall, 3120 Bayshore Road, Benicia, sponsored by Valero.
  3. 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:

    • Amy Million, Principal Planner, Community Development Department, by email: amillion@ci.benicia.ca.usAND
    • Brad Kilger, City Manager, by email: bkilger@ci.benicia.ca.us
      Amy and Brad may also be contacted by delivery to 250 East L Street, Benicia, CA 94510, or by Fax: (707) 747-1637.
    • Benicia Planning Commissioners, send via email to Amy Million, requesting her to forward on to Planning Commissioners.