Poll worker help residents at the San Benito County Elections Office on Nov. 3, 2020. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Government / Politics

Fair Political Practices Commission complaints linger past elections

Several cases remain under investigation.

San Benito County Administration Building. File Photo.

Government / Politics

Supervisors direct legal counsel to offer conflict of interest advice

Members agree not to hold the county liable for decisions they make based on county counsel’s advice.

Supervisor Anthony Botelho at a board retreat. File photo by John Chadwell.

Government / Politics

FPPC dismisses complaints against Botelho and De Vries

State agency cites ‘insufficient evidence’ of Political Reform Act violation in Hwy. 101 commercial node rezoning action.

Councilwoman Honor Spencer says the FPPC ruling sets her free to vote on matters concerning the high school. Photos by John Chadwell.

Government / Politics

FPPC rejects conflict of interest complaint against Hollister councilwoman

Councilman Resendiz targeted comments made by Honor Spencer.


Business / Economy

Mayor claims ethics investigation is attempt to silence him on 400 Block controversy

Hollister Mayor Ignacio Velazquez is under a second ethics investigation, apparently prompted by his city council colleagues