A vehicle drives on pothole-riddled Quien Sabe Road near Tres Pinos. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Transportation

RMA director estimates current county funds not enough to keep up with road maintenance

County needs an additional $12.2 million to maintain the same Pavement Condition Index rating.

San Benito County RMA Director Benny Young. Photo courtesy of the County of San Benito.

Government / Politics

San Benito County hires new RMA director

Benny Young comes from Monterey County with over 45 years of experience.

Duane Dauphinee will be acting RMA director. Photo courtesy of County of San Benito.

Government / Politics

Chief building official Duane Dauphinee to take over role of RMA director

Some county staff temporarily reassigned to assist the department following the death of Harry Mavrogenes.

Resource Management Agency Director Harry Mavrogenes. File photo.

Government / Politics

RMA Director Harry Mavrogenes passes away

Cause of death has not yet been released.

Management analyst Lauren Hull presents an update regarding county service areas at the San Benito County Board of Supervisors meeting on Aug. 6. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Government / Politics

County and CSAs on the path to resolving dispute

While some services are being provided, residents say weed abatement is not.

Resource Management Agency Director Harry Mavrogenes. File photo.

News

New RMA director aims to revitalize San Benito County

Building infrastructure, fixing transportation and attracting employers are on his to-do list.

Resource Management Agency Director Harry Mavrogenes. File photo.

Government / Politics

County hires new Resource Management Agency director

Supervisors favor succession plan for continuity.

File photo of the San Benito County Board of Supervisors at the May 21 meeting. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Supervisors opt for short contract extensions until management is hired

Board expects decision on new RMA director this week.

RMA Director John Guertin gave a road report to the San Benito County Board of Supervisors on March 19, the same day he resigned. Photo by John Chadwell.

Government / Politics

San Benito County Resource Management Agency director resigns

Staff announces John Guertin's departure at Planning Commission meeting.

Richard Ferreira addresses the San Benito County Board of Supervisors during public comment at the Jan. 15 meeting. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Government / Politics

Union Heights developer keeps pressing for action on County Service Area

Richard Ferreira shows supervisors original agreement, questions RMA director’s qualifications.

Kelly Mulville stands near sheep at Paicines Ranch in Paicines on June 14. Herbicide sprayed on weeds along Cienega Road in April by a San Benito County Public Works crew drifted onto the organic ranch. An investigation is underway. Photo by Tom Leyde.

Agriculture

Herbicide drift causes headache for organic farm

The Agricultural Commissioner's Office and California Certified Organic Farmers are investigating the incident.

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Government / Politics

County staff confusion blamed for missing $490,550 in consultant payments

RMA Director John Guertin said hundreds of thousands of dollars in payments to consultant 4Leaf Inc. didn't happen because of confusion from high staff turnover and sudden departure of former director.

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Government / Politics

Most county capital improvement projects have not been started

Report highlights that many capital projects are funded, but have yet to break ground

After Brent Barnes' sudden retirement, county supervisors described his department as a sinking ship. PHotos by John Chadwell.

Government / Politics

Supervisors describe department as sinking ship, hire consultants for $234K

Consultants hired to "right the ship" of Resources Management Agency while county seeks to recruit a replacement for the department's director