Government / Politics

Slow growth or no growth would be up to voters under proposed initiative

A citizens’ group returns with a new name but the same mission: to change the county’s General Plan by eliminating most commercial nodes and putting voters in charge of approving developments.

Due to COVID restrictions, San Benito County Assistant Clerk Francisco Diaz explained to proponents Margaret Rebecchi (left) and Jim Leap (right) that only four proponents could enter the elections office to submit the initiative. Other volunteers remained outside the office with their signs. Photo by Jenny Mendolla Arbizu.

Housing / Land Use

Protect San Benito coalition submits initiative to control county growth

Petition signature drive will get underway soon.

Members of Preserve Our Rural Communities and Protect San Benito held a mock funeral procession from San Benito County Superior Court to the county administration building on Jan. 5. Photo by John Chadwell.

Housing / Land Use

Environmentalists protest development moves

Land use group says supervisors and developers have eroded their success with the No on Measure K initiative from the March primary election.

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Business / Economy

COMMENTARY: Measure J Campaigns — Grassroots vs. Astroturf

Comparision of San Benito's Campaigns For and Against Measure J