Mayor Ignacio Velazquez said the same group of people keep filing complaints against the city for the money. File photo by John Chadwell.

Government / Politics

Hollister council denies harassment claims amounting to $500,000

Mayor defends Councilman Rolan Resendiz against allegations made by resident Irma Gonzalez.

The Jan. 24 incident involving Hollister council members Rolan Resendiz and Honor Spencer, San Benito County Democratic Central Committee Chair Leslie Austin, and Gavilan College Trustee Irma Gonzalez took place inside Mechanics Bank. Photo by John Chadwell.

Government / Politics

Hollister council members get into altercation at bank

Resendiz, Spencer and others in dispute over phone video.

There were both supporters and detractors in the audience at the Jan. 21 Hollister City Council meeting, where members voted 3-2 to censure (express disapproval of) Councilman Rolan Resendiz. Photos by John Chadwell.

Government / Politics

Hollister Council censures member Rolan Resendiz

Dysfunction on display at Jan. 21 meeting; second resolution to censure other council members tabled to Feb. 18.

Councilman Rolan Resendiz said when he called Elia Salinas a "cuca" that he was actually calling her a "cucaracha," Spanish for cockroach. Photos by John Chadwell.

Government / Politics

Public speaks out against comments from Hollister Councilman Resendiz

Elia Salinas claims council member called her a ‘cuca,’ Spanish slang for female genitalia; Resendiz said he meant it as short for ‘cucaracha,’ or cockroach.

Social media can enlighten or demean discussion of public issues. Photo provided by Wayne Norton.

Community Opinions

COLUMN: Public deserves better than Hollister council member’s slur

"Snark might play well on social media, but it is a poor substitute for leadership," writes District 2 Supervisor candidate Wayne Norton.

Hollister City Hall. Photo by John Chadwell.

Government / Politics

Election 2018: Hollister City Council District 2

Incumbent Mickie Luna set to face Rolan Resendiz in November.

Rolan Resendiz (left) with Arti-Culture Owner Joel Esqueda. Photo by Becky Bonner.

Government / Politics

Rolan Resendiz announces run for Hollister City Council

For the first in a long time, all five seats on the Hollister City Council will be up for election this November. With these new seats available, the city is faced with an opportunity for new representation and voices to be heard.