An email from Kathy Kerridge, Benicia
[For meeting agenda and materials, see Benicia City Council to vote whether to reconsider vote on ISO. For much more, see the Benicia Independent’s ISO page. If you can’t attend, note below for info on where to write.]
Support a Benicia Industrial Safety Ordinance on 7/17
Come support an Industrial Safety Ordinance at Benicia City Council on July 17 at 7:00 p.m. This is a chance for the City Council to have staff review a proposed ordinance and move forward with making sure that Benicia has a seat at the table when it comes to safety.
An Industrial Safety Ordinance (ISO) would ensure that Benicia has a network of air monitors, and a robust emergency response plan. Benicia is the only refinery town in the Bay Area without an ISO.
The Council will be reconsidering their decision to kick the can down the road. Councilmembers Schwartzman, Hughes and Campbell voted at the last hearing to postpone this important decision until after the November election, while Patterson and Young wanted to move forward now. This is a chance for them to get it right.
If you can’t come, please email (see below).
WHERE TO WRITE…
EMAIL THE CITY:
Mayor Elizabeth Patterson (email@example.com)
Vice Mayor Steve Young (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Tom Campbell (email@example.com
Mark Hughes (Mark.Hughes@ci.benicia.ca.us)
Alan Schwartzman (firstname.lastname@example.org)
City Manager Lorie Tinfow (email@example.com)
City Attorney Heather McLaughlin (Heather.McLaughlin@ci.benicia.ca.us)
Fire Chief Josh Chadwick (JChadwick@ci.benicia.ca.us)
Police Chief Erik Upson (EUpson@ci.benicia.ca.us)
MAIL / PHONE / OFFICES:
Mail to or visit City Hall: 250 East L Street, Benicia, CA 94510
Phone numbers are listed on the City’s CONTACT PAGE
SEND YOUR THOUGHTS TO THE NEWS MEDIA:
- Benicia Herald, 820 First St, Benicia, CA 94510, or by email to the editor at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Vallejo Times-Herald, P.O. Box 3188, Vallejo, CA 94590, Fax: 643-0128, or by email to Editor Jack Bungart at email@example.com.
- Benicia Independent – send to Roger at rogrmail at this URL.
POST TO SOCIAL MEDIA (some require membership):
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/
- Nextdoor: https://nextdoor.com/city/benicia–ca/
- Benicia Happenings: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1506873452918323/
- Vallejo Benicia INDIVISIBLE: https://www.facebook.com/groups/VallejoBeniciaIndivisible/