Government / Politics

400 Block development, biker rally future among city council topics

City is considering extending the period to receive proposals for downtown parcel, while the future of the biker rally will also be discussed

The Hollister City Council's first meeting of the calendar year will include discussion of a proposal to develop the 400 block property downtown as well as provide an opportunity for the council to give direction on the future of the Hollister Motorcycle Rally.

Tuesday's meeting, scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 375 Fifth St., will feature the selection of a vice mayor and potential authorization of an additional assistant planner position to assist with an influx of development proposals. The council will also consider new, three-year contracts (with two, one-year options) for the administrative services director, fire chief, police chief and city clerk.

The council will review a proposal for the development of the city-owned 400 Block at the corner of Fourth and San Benito streets and consider a staff recommendation to extend the period for the submittal of request for proposals by at least another 45 days, through the March 21 council meeting.

An amended contract to provide fire protection services to the city of San Juan Bautista is on the agenda. This would supersede the contract approved by the council in October 2015.

The future of city involvement in the Hollister Motorcycle Rally is on the report section of the meeting, as is an item discussing Hollister's participation in the San Benito County Council of Governments.

To see the full agenda for the Jan. 19 meeting, click here.

BenitoLink Staff