By Donna Beth Weilenman
Planning Commission to meet Thursday to revisit day care approval
Benicia Planning Commission will hear an appeal Thursday of a decision to allow a large family day care to operate in a home at 579 Cooper Drive.
Interim Community Development Director Dan Marks initially heard a request to open the day care March 10 from Kristi Claverie and her supporters. He also heard objections from neighbors who worried that it would increase traffic on their street and cause other problems.
Acting as the city’s zoning administrator, Marks examined points raised on both sides before deciding March 20 to approve Claverie’s request to provide day care services for up to 14 children.