Housing / Land Use

Designs approved for Verutti Park restrooms in San Juan Bautista

Features include sensor lighting, stainless steel fixtures and windows.

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Business / Economy

OPINION: Historical development rates don’t matter, only today and tomorrow

This is the second in a series of articles about residential development in the City of Hollister


Government / Politics

Cannabis economic impact discussed at city business meeting

During a quarterly meeting with businesses, the Hollister city manager revealed the economics of the cannabis industry for the area, noting a "cannabis campus" is planned


Business / Economy

City holds listening session to address business concerns

Issues discussed included planning, economic development and housing

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OPINION: The growth battle in Hollister (redux)

The good, the bad, and the solution to the growth planning issue

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Government / Politics

San Juan has vacancies on planning commission, historic resources board

Applications to fill vacancies are due by Oct. 28

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Government / Politics

COMMENTARY: SBC Should Embrace Its Bedroom Community Destiny To Control It

New developments cement San Benito County’s future; our strategy should include improving what we already have

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Housing / Land Use

COMMENTARY: Our Local Road Network is About to be Overwhelmed

Poor planning and lack of implementtion will soon overwhelm the Fairview Road, Airline Highway and Union Road portion of the local road network

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COMMENTARY: Why Our Local Residential Development Models Don’t Work

Hollister and San Benito County’s residential development models have a fatal flaw – they end up being feast or famine. But they can be fixed

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Government / Politics

Parks & Rec commissioner resigns before council discusses his possible removal

In other action, two people appointed to city planning commission and parks and rec commission

Plan courtesy of Lotus Management Inc.

Business / Economy

Developer breaks ground on hotel

Long-planned Fairfield Hotel project has begun on Gateway Drive near Tiffany Ford

Public graphic shows revised area for project in red.

County to host public hearing on Panoche Valley Solar Project

Planning commissioners to consider feedback from locals to decide whether to officially certify project's environmental review and conditional use permit

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COMMENTARY: No such thing as affordable housing in much of California

To get good housing, we need an overall development plan

Bulldozer and homes under construction off San Benito Street, southeast of San Benito High School. Jason McCormick Photo.

Business / Economy

Hollister officials call for more affordable housing, rentals

Planning commissioners deny developer's request to reduce affordable housing units in new neighborhood

Government / Politics

San Benito County Lacks A Workable Financial Strategy

The county's lack of a workable financial strategy threatens our future