Proposed node at Highway 129/Searle Road. File photo by Robert Eliason.

Housing / Land Use

SBC Supervisors rezone second Hwy 101 node for commercial use

Group cites environmental concerns in their opposition to developing the area.

Proposed commercial node site for SR129/Searle Road. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Housing / Land Use

SBC Planning Commission recommends zoning change for Hwy 129 node

Development area reduced to 21.1 acres.

A group called San Benito Citizens for Brighter Future Protested out in front of San Benito Superior Court during the May 19 hearing, demonstrating in favor of the Betabel development. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Housing / Land Use

Court stops Betabel rezoning until after state shelter order is lifted

Judge Breen gives PORC 30 additional days to pursue land use referendum.

The Superior Court of California in San Benito County is located at 450 Fourth Street in Hollister. The court's website states the civil grand jury has two functions: Weighing allegations of misconduct against public officials and acting as the public’s “watchdog” by investigating and reporting upon various matters of county, city and special district governments. File photo.

Housing / Land Use

Court order temporarily halts Betabel C-1 rezoning

County and property owners will present arguments at May 19 hearing.

The proposed Betabel commercial node location off Highway 101. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Housing / Land Use

Supervisors approve C-1 rezoning of Betabel node

De La Cruz casts lone ‘no’ vote at meeting conducted online.

PORC President Andy Hsia-Coron asked the SBC Planning Commission to hold off on a decision regarding a commercial overlay application until after the March primary election. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Housing / Land Use

SBC planners approve alternate zoning for Hwy 101 node

Attorney De Vries says C-1 overlay application for Betabel is a backstop in case C-3 rezoning is repealed by voters.