Public health staff checked temperatures before vaccinating residents on Jan. 29. Photo by John Chadwell.

Community Opinions

COLUMN: County vaccine rollout moves ahead despite dose shortage

District 2 Supervisor Kollin Kosmicki provides an update on San Benito County's vaccine distribution and a severe limitation of local doses.

Retiring Superior Court Judge Steven Sanders swore in Bob Tiffany, Bea Gonzales, Kollin Kosmicki and Mark Medina on Jan. 4. Photo by John Chadwell.

Government / Politics

Three new San Benito County supervisors sworn in

Kollin Kosmicki, Bob Tiffany and Beatrice Gonzales take the dias; incumbent Mark Medina also sworn in for second term.

Photo provided by Kollin Kosmicki.

Community Opinions

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.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Community Opinions

COLUMN: Route selection is big step for 25 expansion, but rail needed too

District 2 Supervisor candidate Kollin Kosmicki writes about progress on the Highway 25 expansion and encourages further exploration of commuter rail to Gilroy.

Festival in San Juan Bautista. Photo provided by Kollin Kosmicki.

Community Opinions

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.

Supervisorial Districts. Image courtesy of county website.

Government / Politics

Election 2020: SBC Supervisor District 2

Candidates Kollin Kosmicki and Wayne Norton face off Nov. 3.

Company-sponsored park in Neenah, Wisconsin. Photo provided by Kollin Kosmicki.

Column

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.

Photo provided by Kollin Kosmicki.

Column

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.

Pinnacles National Park. File photo.

Community Opinions

COLUMN: Tourism efforts are key to economic vitality in county

District 2 Supervisor candidate Kollin Kosmicki writes that enhanced tourism efforts should be at the forefront of economic development in San Benito County.

A map is shown from the General Plan laying out the 16 nodes that are intended for commercial development. Photo provided.

Community Opinions

COLUMN: Suspending growth initiative campaign was right move

District 2 Supervisor candidate Kollin Kosmicki writes about the initiative's upside and why he urged Preserve Our Rural Communities to suspend the campaign after the pandemic struck.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: We need jobs, not candidate’s tired ideas

Salvador Mora writes response to recent column from SBC Supervisor District 2 candidate Kollin Kosmicki.

San Benito County Administration Building. Photo provided.

Community Opinions

COLUMN: San Benito County must plan proactively for pandemic’s economic impacts

District 2 Supervisor candidate Kollin Kosmicki writes that the county should start planning now for the pandemic's economic impacts and offers ideas moving forward.

Supplies loaded in the San Juan Bautista Fire Station before the distribution. Photo provided by Kollin Kosmicki.

Community Opinions

COLUMN: Community steps up in historic time of need

SBC Supervisor candidate Kollin Kosmicki writes about good deeds from local residents and organizations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pinnacles National Park. File photo.

Community Opinions

COLUMN: It’s time to rename all of 25 as Pinnacles National Park Highway

District 2 supervisor candidate Kollin Kosmicki writes that San Benito County should rename all of Highway 25 as Pinnacles National Park Highway, and proposes the county start branding itself as "Home of Pinnacles National Park."

Downtown San Juan Bautista. Photo by Leslie David.

Government / Politics

Primary Election 2020: SBC Supervisor District 2

Five face off to represent San Juan Bautista and Aromas.