Screenshot from Jan. 27 SBC Planning Commission meeting.

Government / Politics

San Benito County Planning Commission gets four new members

Julio Rodriguez, Robert Scagliotti, G.W. Devon Pack and Robert J. Rodriguez appointed; Supervisor Bob Tiffany retains District 4 Commissioner Robert Gibson.

Third Street in San Juan Bautista. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Government / Politics

SJB Council appoints two new planning commissioners

Ad hoc committee gives little detail about its evaluation process.

A child care center was proposed on this two-story house on Sunset Drive. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Housing / Land Use

SBC Planning Commission denies permit for day care center

Residents point to property owner rules that prohibit commercial use in the area.

A vacant lot between Muckelemi Street and Highway 156 in San Juan Bautista is one option for an affordable housing site that would comply with the new draft housing element. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Housing / Land Use

SJB planners yet to choose affordable housing site

Housing element will go to City Council after site is selected.

San Juan Bautista council members listen to a presentation on splitting the Historic Resources Board and Planning Commission. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Government / Politics

SJB Council won’t split historic resources and planning commission

Freeman cites lack of interest from qualified residents to fill open seats.

San Juan Bautista City Hall. File photo.

Government / Politics

Two San Juan Bautista agencies work on uncoupling

Planning Commission moves to separate from Historic Resources Board.

Mayor Ignacio Velazquez opposes development of the 400 block because he believes it is the wrong project to attract people to come downtown. Photos by John Chadwell.

Government / Politics

Hollister mayor appeals Planning Commission approval of 400 block development

Ignacio Velazquez's appeal will go before the City Council on May 20. If it fails to be upheld, he will decide whether or not to sue.

San Juan Bautista City Hall. File photo.

Government / Politics

San Juan Bautista Historic Resources Board considers splitting from Planning Commission

Group aims to improve project completion times and attract new, qualified members.

A cyclist rides past La Casa Rosa in San Juan Bautista, where the sidewalk is blocked under the building's balcony. The city closed off the sidewalk in front of 107 Third Street in September 2018 after receiving a safety complaint. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Government / Politics

San Juan Historic Resources Board says remove La Casa Rosa balcony to make building safe

Sidewalk under balcony closed since September 2018 due to safety complaint.


Government / Politics

New developments in Hollister could add nearly 200 homes

The Hollister Planning Commission recently approved tentative maps for two new developments that could add around 200 homes and apartments within city limits.

San Juan Bautista resident Jolene Cosio addresses the San Juan Bautista City Council during a discussion Tuesday night on postponing a hearing to remove Planning Commission Chairman John Hopper.

Hearing to remove San Juan Bautista Planning Commission chairman reset for Feb. 21

The San Juan Bautista City Council postponed a hearing to remove planning Commission Chairman John Hopper Tuesday night. The hearing is now set for the Feb. 21 City Council meeting.

Rozas House in San Juan Bautista, was built in 1856

Government / Politics

Historic buildings will soon share their past in San Juan Bautista

San Juan Bautista Historic Resources Board OK's putting plaques on historic buildings

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Government / Politics

San Juan has openings on planning commission, Historic Resources Board

Letters of interest for three open positions are due by Nov. 15

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Government / Politics

Planning Commission Meeting to Discuss Affordable Housing Workshop

The goal of the workshop is to help the county implement a new affordable housing ordinance

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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