Map of the Stonebridge housing development from the agenda packet.

Housing / Land Use

Fate of Hollister’s Stonebridge subdivision rests on density amendments

City Council to vote on the future of the 100-unit project.


Nodes, the part they play in county general plan and how that could change

Intended to increase county revenue, nodes are designed to service existing and future demand for commercial, residential, industrial projects in unincorporated areas. Land use activists oppose 13 of 16 nodes.

San Benito County Administration Building. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Housing / Land Use

SBC makes General Plan changes in preparation for regional park

San Benito High School and county plan to exchange properties.

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Government / Politics

Hollsiter initiating major citywide planning effort with new committee and website

City actively seeking to involve community in steering General Plan update process. First General Plan Advisory Committee will meet June 4.

Community members are invited to share their opinions on BenitoLink. Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Community Opinions


Marla Anderson writes that the county's General Plan needs to be redone.

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Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: The right answer for Highway 101 commercial nodes

Hollister Councilman Marty Richman writes that the answer to the commercial node issue is in the county's General Plan.

Historic Resources Board and San Juan Bautista Planning Commission at the Jan. 14 meeting. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Business / Economy

SJB Planning Commission chooses firm to update housing element

City has been out of compliance with rules governing local development since 2015.

A map of parks in San Juan Bautista. The city's Strategic Planning Committee is working on a parks masterplan.

Art & Culture

San Juan Bautista’s Strategic Planning Committee has broad task

San Juan Bautista Strategic Planning Committee develops plans for city's future.


Government / Politics

Hollister has a plan for the present, future

In addition to General Plan report, council addresses the future of the former Leatherback site, now owned by the city


Business / Economy

County General Plan amendments in 2017 may address high-speed rail, affordable housing

San Benito County may have a maintenance yard for high-speed rail; county looks to clarify affordable housing policies

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Planning Commission sends county general plan to Board of Supervisors

Planning document, designed to guide development over the next 20 years, has been in the works for nearly eight years

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Government / Politics

County General Plan public hearing Wednesday

County Planning Commission to take input on the development plan Wednesday, then make a recommendation to the Board of Supervisors


Business / Economy

San Juan continues to gather public input on General Plan

Cal Poly grad program brings draft EIR to City of History residents for input

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San Juan strategic plan committees, General Plan draft EIR meetings scheduled

Public input is invited at meetings that will help shape the future of "The City of History"

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Business / Economy

San Benito County: Closed for Business

Letter From City Councilmember and businessman Victor Gomez concerning a recent decision by the Board of Supervisors.