Superintendent Janice Adams is pleased to announce that Measure S passed last night at 63.2%. A big thank you to everyone who contributed to the successful passage of this much-needed measure. A huge thank you to those who walked precincts, made phone calls and encouraged parents and community members to vote yes. We are grateful to our community for its willingness to invest in our schools.
Measure S will bring 49.6 million dollars into the district for modernization and renovation projects. Our first priority will be health and safety concerns. What a great way to end the school year!
Arts Benicia's Summer Eco-Art Camp is looking for kids who want to stretch their imaginations and strengthen their creative potential. The program is led by professional teaching artists and includes hands on art projects focused on environmental themes. Visit http://artsbenicia.org/kids/eco-art-camp/ for more information.
Benicia was named one of the “50 Safest Cities in California” in a report released by SafeWise this week. To compile the report, SafeWise used the most recent FBI crime data and other ranking factors, like unique safety initiatives and security programs implemented within the past few years. From the hundreds of cities in California, they narrowed the list down to 50 and assigned rankings according to how the city met their criteria.
Cited for its stellar safety record, important factors are Benicia’s unique history and picturesque San Francisco Bay waterfront location, its eclectic collection of things to do, from history to arts to events, along with Benicia’s warm summers and moderate winters for year-round outdoor activities that are important to residents and visitors alike.
Named number 40 out of 50, Benicia is in good company, sharing the list with the neighboring Bay Area cities of Danville, San Ramon, Cupertino, Foster City, Pacifica, Hercules, Windsor, Sunnyvale, Dublin, Lafayette, Petaluma, Pleasanton, and Belmont.
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