Showing posts from March, 2020

More on Benicia Road Repairs

  By Steve Young Many people have rightfully felt upset that their streets are not included on the list for street repairs for 2020 and 2021. There is no question that our roads, including the ones left off that have been listed by many of you on social media, are very bad. However, some of the frustration has been directed at Public Works staff. We have an excellent Public Works department, capably headed by William Tarbox. Ill feelings should not be directed at City staff for just doing their job.   The City of Benicia Public Works department has supplied additional  information about how these funding recommendations are made.   Money for road repairs comes from a variety of sources (e.g. federal & state funding, gas tax, measure C, etc.) Federal and some State funds are distributed through the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC). To access those funds, cities must utilize a ' Pavement Management Program' and assign each street in the city a Pavement Conditio

Benicia Litter Pickers Event

Join me and the  Benicia Litter Pickers  on Saturday, March 21st at 10am at 9th St Park to keep Benicia clean and green at their third local clean-up event!