Tonight at 7pm over Zoom: California Forever and Solano Together in the same (virtual) room!

[Note from BenIndy: Free and open to the public TONIGHT at 7pm is a Progressive Democrats of Benicia (PDB) forum featuring speakers from California Forever, Solano Together, and the Solano County Economic Development Corporation. All are welcome, regardless of party preference or city of residence. There is no need to register. Check out the message announcing the forum from PDB Chair Kathy Kerridge for the Zoom link and more information. This is a rare chance to see representatives from both sides of this issue in the same (virtual) room and figure out where you land on the issue that is making headlines across the nation – the development of a brand new city in Eastern Solano. Bring your questions – this is going to be a very interesting forum.]

Benicia, CA  – On Tuesday, March 12, Progressive Democrats of Benicia (PDB) will host an in–depth discussion of one of the hottest topics in Solano County and throughout California – California Forever, the new city planned by the land’s new owners for Solano County’s Rio Vista area and Solano Together, a coalition of organizations and individuals who oppose the project.

“We are going to take a deep dive into this local issue that is making national news – California Forever,” said Kathy Kerridge, chair of PDB. “There has been a lot of commentary about California Forever’s plans and its ballot initiative. Here is your chance to see and hear for yourself what all the commotion is about, directly from some of those most involved.”

 The meeting will be at 7 p.m. and is available on zoom. PDB’s meetings are open to the public. “This is a rare opportunity to learn about this controversial proposal and the initiative supporting the project that will be on the November ballot. We welcome everyone to tune in and participate,” Kerridge said.

Left to right: Bob Berman, Chair of Solano County Orderly Growth Committee; Sadie Wilson, Director of Planning and Research at Greenbelt Alliance; Gabe Metcalf, California Forever Head of Planning; and Chris Rico, CEO/President of Solano County Economic Development Corporation.

In order of appearance from left to right, the speakers from Solano Together will be Bob Berman, Chair of the Solano County Orderly Growth Committee, and Sadie Wilson, Director of Planning and Research at Greenbelt Alliance. Our speaker from California Forever is Head of Planning Gabe Metcalf (read a recent interview with Metcalf here). Chris Rico, CEO/President of the Solano County Economic Development Corporation, will also be on hand to answer questions and provide economic insights.

“Please save the evening of March 12 for this important discussion,” Kerridge said. “It has so far been rare to see both sides of this discussion in same room, even if it will be a virtual room.”

To join the discussion, click the link and sign-in information below or find the link at the PDB website,

Zoom Details

Topic: PDB General Meeting
Time: Mar 12, 2024 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 862 7382 1941
Passcode: 528756

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