When new impact fees go into effect in approximately 30 days, they will increase the cost of a single-family home from $46,708.78 to $59,983.35, a 28% jump. Fees will increase the cost of multi-family homes of two or more bedrooms will increase from $34,106.63 to $44,968.51, a 32% jump. The fees will increase the cost of studios from $29,000.43 to $30,094.31, or 3.7%. Photos by John Chadwell.

Government / Politics

Hollister City Council increases impact fees

Councilman Marty Richman says this will price locals out of the housing market.

Assemblyman Robert Rivas speaks at the centennial celebration of the San Benito County Free Library. Photos provided by the San Benito County Free Library.

Business / Economy

San Benito County Free Library celebrates centennial

Library first began in the basement of the old county courthouse.