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Microgrids. Photo provided by John Freeman.

Community Opinions

COLUMN: A plan to end the effects of Public Safety Power Shutoffs

San Benito County District 2 Supervisor candidate John Freeman writes about a plan to build resiliency into the electrical grid.

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COLUMN: Five solutions for alarming congestion on rural backroads

District 2 Supervisor candidate Kollin Kosmicki contends the county must address rapidly increasing use of rural backroads and offers ideas to help alleviate the problem.

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COLUMN: Slow growth, road repairs and job creation are interrelated priorities

District 2 supervisor candidate Kollin Kosmicki makes the case that good employers are looking for desirable communities where leaders see beyond the short term.


Kollin Kosmicki for District 2 Supervisor. Photo provided.

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COLUMN: Path to economic prosperity in San Benito County

District 2 supervisor candidate Kollin Kosmicki offers ideas, such as reduced impact fees for job creators, to improve economic development efforts in San Benito County.

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COLUMN: Roads are chaotic mess due to rapid housing growth

District 2 Supervisor candidate Kollin Kosmicki writes that less building is the only way to prevent further misery, tragedy on local highways.

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COLUMN: A Way Forward on Highway 101

District 2 Supervisor candidate Wayne Norton proposes an enhanced public voice in decision making.

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COMMUNITY OPINION: Keeping the camel’s nose out of someone else’s tent

“The camel's nose is a metaphor for a situation where the permitting of a small, seemingly innocuous act will open the door for larger, clearly undesirable actions.” – Wikipedia.

Photo provided by Valerie Egland.

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COLUMN: Is no growth realistic or just a political slogan?

Valerie Egland writes that growth and development are perpetually challenging issues that often divide communities.

Kollin Kosmicki for District 2 Supervisor. Photo provided.

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COLUMN: Slow Growth While Roads Are Upgraded

Kollin Kosmicki, candidate for District 2 supervisor in San Benito County, shares his plan to slow housing growth and prevent further congestion on the roads.

Betabel Road Project for Pediatric Cancer Research. Photo provided by Rider McDowell.

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COLUMN: On the Hwy 101 Betabel Road project

McDowell family said profits from proposed commercial development will go toward pediatric cancer research.

San Benito County Supervisor Mark Medina. File photo.

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COLUMN: Notes from the Chair on road repairs

Supervisor Mark Medina writes that San Benito County is aware of the concerns about the recent emergency pot hole repair project and is working with its contractors to ensure that the road work being done adheres to high standards.

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COMMUNITY OPINION: Environmental justice requires meaningful community involvement

State Assemblyman Robert Rivas writes that AB 1628 will elevate the opinions of communities most impacted by pollution.

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COMMUNITY OPINION: Rivas let constituents down on SB 24

Community member Bev Miller writes about her disappointment with state representative's vote on chemical abortion pill access.

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