A group of No on Measure K gather to give announce the submittal of an initiative to amend the General Plan to remove commercial nodes. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Government / Politics

PORC submits new initiative for November election

It would rescind numerous commercial node designations and require voter approval of zoning changes affecting ag or rural properties. Supervisor Anthony Botelho says the potential referendum would ‘hijack’ San Benito County’s General Plan.

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Inside the San Benito County Free Library, built in 1960. Photo by John Chadwell.

Government / Politics

Survey shows library bond measure lacks voter support

Proponents of new or expanded facility say that a 7% shortfall can be overcome with more community outreach.