Proposed Strada Verde site. Approximate boundaries in red, added by BenitoLink. Image courtesy of Google Maps.

Housing / Land Use

Strada Verde developer to decide on project’s future within 2 weeks

San Benito County supervisors will vote on whether to proceed if Newport Pacific Land Co. continues with its application.

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Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: The voters have spoken

Frank Barragan writes that the Board of Supervisors should respect the will of the voters in regards to Measure N and Strada Verde.

Site plan for Strada Verde Innovation Park. Image courtesy of Newport Pacific Land Company.

Housing / Land Use

Strada Verde project in limbo; developers weigh options

Despite rejection of Measure N in November, plans could still be approved through a normal permitting process.

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Community Opinions

COMMENTARY: Congrats to San Benito voters for their No on Measure N votes

Brian Schmidt with Green Foothills congratulates voters and draws parallels between the defeat of Strada Verde and the 2018 defeat of Measure B in San Jose.

Proposed Strada Verde project site. Photo by Alexii of the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band and provided by Mary Hsia-Coron.

Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: Warning against Strada Verde developer

Preserve Our Rural Communities Secretary Mary Hsia-Coron writes about receiving a warning letter about Newport Pacific Land Company and their involvement with a Reno residential development.

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Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: Frivolous Yes on N claims dismissed

Concerned Citizens of San Benito County chairman Frank Barragan writes that he has been the victim of false accusations by an opposing group.

Diagram from Strada Verde Town Hall presentation. Photo from Measure N Online Town Hall on YouTube

Community Opinions

COMMENTARY: Yes on N is a Golden Opportunity for Job Growth

Residents says Strada Verde Innovation Park is an opportunity not to be missed.

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Community Opinions

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.

Proposed Strada Verde project site. Photo by Alexii of the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band and provided by Mary Hsia-Coron.

Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: Strada Verde developer makes big promises, but where are the guarantees?

Fallon Greig writes about the project put forth by Newport Pacific Land Company.

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Community Opinions

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 Opinions

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.'

Measures N and O

Government / Politics

Election 2020: Campaign finance contributions for local ballot measures

Newport Pacific Land contributes over $700K to Yes on N. No campaign finance filings for Measure O school bond.

Strada Verde Land Use Plan. Image from the Initiative.

Government / Politics

Election 2020: Measure N FAQ

Answers to frequently asked questions about the ballot measure for a proposed autonomous vehicle testing facility along Highway 25.

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Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: Yes on N—separating fact from fiction

SBC Business Council President and District 4 Supervisor candidate Bob Tiffany writes that there has been a lot of misinformation spread about the ballot measure concerning Strada Verde.

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Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: Working families speak up for jobs

District 2 Supervisor candidate Wayne Norton writes that the collective voice of labor stresses the need for local jobs to strengthen the middle class.