San Marino's Lacy Park, Old Mill, and Taiwanese Sister City

San Marino is home to one of the world’s greatest cultural, research, and educational centers the Huntington Library. A private, nonprofit institution, The Huntington was founded in 1919 by Henry E. Huntington, an exceptional businessman who built a financial empire that included railroad companies, utilities, and real estate holdings in Southern California. Huntington was also a man of vision – with a special interest in books, art, and gardens.

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Climate Action Plan

In 2009, the City of Benicia was an early leader among the increasing number of California communities developing plans to address climate change at the local level, adopting the first Climate Action Plan in Solano County. Benicia partnered with the Cal Poly San Luis Obispo City and Regional Planning program to develop the Climate Action Plan. This partnership was made possible in part by a grant from the Bay Area Air Quality Management District.

The Benicia Climate Action Plan includes actions to affect:

  • Education and Public Outreach
  • Energy Production
  • Transportation and Land Use
  • Buildings
  • Industrial and Commercial Activities
  • Water, Wastewater and Solid Waste Systems
  • Parks and Open Space

In 2010, the City Council appointed a Community Sustainability Commission to educate, advocate and recommend actions for current and future sustainable economic, ecologic and social health. The City has further supported this effort by hiring a consulting Climate Action Plan Coordinator, funded through an agreement between local oil refiner Valero and a group of concerned citizens known as the Good Neighbor Steering Committee. The Coordinator will work with City staff and the Sustainability Commission to implement the Climate Action Plan and report on greenhouse gas reductions.

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CITY TESTIMONIALS

Benicia Means Business

“From the perspective as a business owner in the City of Benicia and as a member of the City of Benicia Economic Development Board, the city is focusing on building stronger relationships with...

Commitment to the Community

“The Benicia Main Street Program celebrates 25 years in business this year. We thank the City of Benicia for their constant support to the Benicia Main Street Program. The City of Benicia is a...

Assistance Where Needed

“Benicia Community Action Council would like to thank the City of Benicia, the mayor and the council for all their support they have given to the CAC. BCAC is a non-profit safety-net social...

Assistance When Needed

“For the entire 20 years Families in Transition (FIT) has been assisting Benicia Families facing economic problems. Benicia’s officials and staff have maintained an excellent relationship with us...