Facts and credibility are very important
Why would I go through the trouble of writing this letter? Very simple: it does involve facts, truth and credibility. At the City Council meeting on Aug. 15, I spoke during the water and sewer comment session. Some things happened after that. One is that the mayor answered an email stating that I went over the allotted time. To those who watched the video stream of the meeting, it is very clear that I did not. I had wo minutes left. Then Susan Street wrote a letter to the editor and stated the same thing. Then Gretchen Burgess made a comment on the Benicia Herald website stating the same thing.
When do truth, facts and credibility count? They count when making false statements.
At this point, the mayor did respond to an email I sent her stating that she, Susan and Gretchen were wrong on the time limit. The mayor did say in a response I was correct, and she would tell the others. That’s not good enough. Credibility is very important for elected officials. To guide their followers to stating false info is not good. If the mayor did not guide them, then they did not review the video of the council meeting. That is even worse. It totally destroys their fact checking, credibility and further information that they may put forth to the residents.
This is not about me. It is about telling the truth. These folks did not convey correct info. If I do not correct it, who will? I will now ask for a public apology from the mayor, Susan Street and Gretchen Burgess. We shall see if they can.
I will always protect the truth. The residents should not be given false information. I will be waiting.
Bob “The Owl” Livesay,
Taste of First Street a success
Benicia Main Street wants to thank all the restaurants that contributed to the success of the 10th annual Taste of First Street on Tuesday, Aug. 22, including Aroma Indian Cuisine, Camellia Tea Room, Dianna’s Bakery & Café, Elviarita’s Mexican Grill, First Street Café, Got Plate Lunch, Kinder’s BBQ & Meats, Lucca Bar & Grill, Pacifica Pizza, Rookies Bar & Grill, Sailor Jack’s, The Rellik Tavern, Union Hotel Restaurant & Bar, and Venticellos. Participants raved about the food offerings, leaving happy and well-fed!
Benicia Main Street