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Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: Guilty until proven innocent

Resident Randy Logue writes about COVID-19 and San Benito County's move back to the purple tier.

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COMMUNITY OPINION: Strange alliances and local politics

Mark Jeffers writes about observations he's made regarding local political contests.

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COMMUNITY OPINION: Measure N—recipe for a brighter future

San Benito Citizens for a Brighter Future co-founder Mia Casey writes that the proposed Strada Verde project is a positive step forward for San Benito County.

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COLUMN: This election is a referendum on growth

District 2 Supervisor candidate Kollin Kosmicki writes that the issue will play a primary role in a multitude of races including mayor, city council, county supervisor and the consideration of Measure N.

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COMMUNITY OPINION: A vote against Strada Verde

Shirley Trevino outlines six reasons why she will vote no on Measure N.

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COMMUNITY OPINION: Choosing experience, collaboration and creativity for District 2 Supervisor

Beth Roybal writes in support of candidate Wayne Norton.

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COMMUNITY OPINION: A modern fairy tale

No on Measure N sponsor Mary Zanger writes that the proposed Strada Verde project reminds her of a fairy tale in which San Benito County is Rapunzel, with 'golden hair of pristine water and fertile agricultural land.'

Hollister District 1 Councilwoman Carol Lenoir. File photo by John Chadwell.

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COMMUNITY OPINION: Time for change

Hollister Councilwoman Carol Lenoir writes in support of Sal Mora for mayor.

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COMMUNITY OPINION: How candidates fool voters with a slow growth platform

Anne Stickett writes about housing growth in San Benito County.

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Lawsuit Abuse Awareness Week

SBC Chamber of Commerce writes that unnecessary litigation caused by COVID-19, Prop 65 and the Private Attorneys General Act will have lasting impacts on small businesses in California.

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COMMUNITY OPINION: Hidden in plain sight

Mary Zanger writes about campaign contributions in the race for District 2 Supervisor.

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COLUMN: Our foundation for greatness in San Benito County

District 2 Supervisor candidate Kollin Kosmicki writes about the county's unique set of assets and why the community should set higher standards for growth.

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COMMUNITY OPINION: The progressive candidate for District 2 Supervisor

Laura Stampleman writes in support of candidate Wayne Norton.

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COLUMN: Attaching performance goals to EDC funding is key to success

District 2 Supervisor candidate Kollin Kosmicki writes why he supports establishing performance goals for the Economic Development Corporation of San Benito County.

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COMMUNITY OPINION: Lessons from the fire

Mary Zanger shares her thoughts on recent fires in the region.

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COLUMN: Business sponsorship program could vastly improve local parks

District 2 Supervisor candidate Kollin Kosmicki writes that San Benito County should do more to encourage local businesses to sponsor park offerings as a way to help fund improvements.

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COMMUNITY OPINION: Treatment of local skilled nursing facility residents is appalling

Noreen Martin writes that she's grown impatient with the lack of leadership from the hospital board, CEO and interim health officer to re-open the hospital and skilled nursing facilities.

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Government / Politics

About the Nov. 3 Presidential General Election

San Benito County Auditor-Recorder-Clerk Joe Paul Gonzalez writes that nothing will stop democracy in America, not raging fires, not even a global COVID-19 pandemic.

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COLUMN: County should cap housing growth

District 2 Supervisor candidate Kollin Kosmicki contends the state law banning growth caps for jurisdictions like Hollister amounts to a power grab by California leaders, and that San Benito County should implement an annual cap on single-family housing in unincorporated areas since it is exempt from the rules.

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COMMUNITY OPINION: Hwy 25 traffic

David Redman writes that the line of cars to get onto 25 from the 101 interchange is now 100 cars deep every day.

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