San Benito County Administration Building. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Transportation

COG explores contracting for legislative advocacy

Executive Director Mary Gilbert estimates the agency would spend about $30,000 annually for representation.

Kim Stone during her presentation to supervisors on Oct. 23. File photo by Noe Magaña.

Government / Politics

San Benito County parts ways with Sacramento lobbyist

Supervisors would rather put funds toward economic development.

Kim Stone during her Oct. 23 presentation. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Government / Politics

County lobbyist gives update and asks for direction from supervisors

Stone said she won no new state funding for San Benito County.

Lobbyist Kim Stone said she hopes to get a portion of the state surplus diverted to the county. Photos by John Chadwell.

Government / Politics

County lobbyist leaves supervisors with mixed feelings

Last December, San Benito County hired lobbyist Kim Stone at $10,000 a month. The monthly retainer was later renegotiated down to $8,000. It's still a case of wait-and-see on how successful she may be in diverting state monies to the county.