When Benicia City Manager Lorie Tinfow resigned this month, the city named Police Chief Erik Upson to the interim city manager’s position. Now that he has officially been appointed to the role, Capt. Mike Greene has taken over as the police department’s interim chief. Greene previously served as a lieutenant in the department before being promoted to captain.
The City Council made Upson interim city manager at its meeting on September 17.
“I am honored that the Council and the Mayor have asked me to step into this critical role during such a challenging time," Upson said in a news release. "Benicia is an amazing town. I am committed to this community and to our staff. We are in the midst of some very great challenges, but none that cannot be overcome if we come together as one community and lift each other up. We will get through this and, if we take this approach, we will come out stronger on the other side."