“SAVE OUR STREETS” COMMITTEE CONTINUES TO GATHER SIGNATURES FOR A BENICIA BALLOT MEASURE – NOW TARGETING THE NOVEMBER, 2024 ELECTION

The Benicia “Save Our Streets” committee, which is attempting to gather enough signatures to qualify for a ballot measure, continues to move forward with their effort.  The initial goal was to have the measure placed on the March 2024 ballot, which would have required the collection of over 2,000 signatures by October 11, 2023.  Unfortunately, the committee wasn’t able to quite reach that goal, and so they now have their sights set on the November, 2024 election. The committee, along with many supporters in town, have collected over 1,000 signatures so far, and now have until February 7, 2024 to collect the remaining signatures necessary to qualify for next year’s November ballot. 

The goal of the measure is to generate funds that will be dedicated to repairing, improving, and maintaining the streets throughout Benicia.

All of the funds collected with the 0.5% sales tax initiative will go into a special account (not the General Fund), and cannot be used for anything but roadway, and related sidewalk and storm drain improvements. It will also include the creation of a citizens’ oversight committee and an annual audit. 

If Benicia citizens are interested in signing the petition, they can stop by Coldwell Banker (900 First Street), or Hamann Real Estate (513 First Street), or reach out to one of the Save our Streets committee members. Committee members include:  Mark Hughes, Maggie Kolk, David Batchelor, Glenn Loveall, Tim Hamann, Krista Heredia, and Bobbie White. Additional information can be found at the following link: https://beniciasaveourstreets.com/

The “Save Our Streets” committee thanks all of those who have already signed the petition, and encourages other citizens in town, who want to see improvements to the streets in our community, to also lend their support by signing the petition.