Benicia City Council to mull approving installation of 45 license plate readers throughout city

by John Glidden | May 13, 2021 BENICIA – The Benicia City Council will be asked Tuesday to approve a two-year lease agreement with Flock Group Inc. for the installation of 45 automated license plate readers (ALPR) throughout the city of Benicia. If approved, the project would cost the city $236,250, with Benicia paying $5,000 forContinue reading “Benicia City Council to mull approving installation of 45 license plate readers throughout city”

Benicia council to approve new contract with Upson

by John Glidden | Jan. 27, 2021 BENICIA – Two weeks after naming Erik Upson as the permanent city manager, the Benicia City Council will meet on Tuesday to approve Upson’s employment contract. Upson will earn a monthly salary of $19,952, good for a base salary of $239,424 per year, according to his employment contract. TheContinue reading “Benicia council to approve new contract with Upson”

Benicia council to say goodbye to outgoing mayor

by John Glidden | Nov. 30, 2020 BENICIA – Outgoing Benicia Mayor Elizabeth Patterson will be honored on Tuesday by elected officials after nearly 20 years of public service on the City Council. Patterson, who was first elected to the City Council in 2003, began her run as mayor when she was elected to the positionContinue reading “Benicia council to say goodbye to outgoing mayor”

[Brief] Benicia commission hosting candidates’ forum regarding any last minute hit pieces

JohnGlidden.com staff report | Oct. 29, 2020 BENICIA – The city’s Open Government Commission is hosting a candidates’ forum at 10 a.m. on Saturday, providing an opportunity for candidates to address any last minute attacks, officials said. All Benicia City Council and mayoral candidates have been invited to attend the forum, which will be broadcasted liveContinue reading “[Brief] Benicia commission hosting candidates’ forum regarding any last minute hit pieces”

[Brief] Benicia City Council and mayoral candidates’ forum set for Oct. 5

JohnGlidden.com staff report | Oct. 1, 2020 BENICIA – Most of the Benicia City Council and mayoral candidates have confirmed they will be participating in a Zoom candidates’ forum hosted by the Benicia Good Neighbor Steering Committee (GNSC) on Monday. The forum will take place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. as candidates will be asked questionsContinue reading “[Brief] Benicia City Council and mayoral candidates’ forum set for Oct. 5”

Benicia City Council to approve new employment agreement with Upson

by John Glidden | Oct. 1, 2020 BENICIA — The City Council is expected to approve a new $239,977 employment agreement with interim city manager Erik Upson on Tuesday. Upson, who serves as the city’s police chief, was appointed interim city manager a week after Lorie Tinfow resigned from the position on Sept. 8. HeContinue reading “Benicia City Council to approve new employment agreement with Upson”