While the hemp growing season is over, the signs on a fence along Comstock Road remain. Photos by Noe Magaña.


County Planning Commission adjusts hemp ordinance setbacks

Proposed changes include requiring cultivators to obtain conditional use permit.

A child care center was proposed on this two-story house on Sunset Drive. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Housing / Land Use

SBC Planning Commission denies permit for day care center

Residents point to property owner rules that prohibit commercial use in the area.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: A well planned process

County Planning Commissioner Eduardo Navarro writes about the proposed Highway 101 commercial nodes.

San Juan Bautista resident Cara Vonk urged the San Benito County Planning Commission to capitalize on the unique landscape of the county. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Housing / Land Use

Acreage for two Hwy. 101 commercial nodes reduced

Betabel and Route 129/Searle Road are adjacent to prime farmland.

Todd Cushman spoke at the May 15 San Benito County Planning Commission meeting and said Aromas residents don't support developing along Highway 101, citing water and traffic concerns. Photo by Noe Magaña.


County Planning Commission approves Highway 101 commercial nodes

Residents oppose zoning change, want area to remain rural.

County project manager Richard Felsing described the Tanimura & Antle project during the Feb. 20 board meeting. Photo by John Chadwell.


Planning Commission approves 96-acre vegetable transplant nursery off Highway 156

Tanimura & Antle’s mechanized operation could bring jobs and attract new tech businesses.

Flowers by Bob Reid

Community Gardeners Upset about Rezoning of Vista Park Hill

Residents spoke of their concern about the re-zoning to R4 of the Vista Park Hill area.