Cannabis. Photo courtesy of Pixabay.


Sheriff’s Office airs public safety concerns over cannabis industry

Supervisors want Measure C to pay costs of managing compliance.

COG Executive Director Mary Gilbert told leaders at city council and county supervisor meetings the sales tax would raise $16 million a year. Photos by John Chadwell.

Business / Economy

One-percent sales tax for road improvement to be on Nov. 6 ballot

Expected to raise hundreds of millions to fund local roads and widening Highway 25.

Supervisors supported Measure C to test voters' mood for cannabis before moving forward on growing ordinance. Photos by John Chadwell.


Residents plead for county to expedite cannabis growing ordinance

Residents turned out at a recent San Benito County Board of Supervisors meeting to encourage them to move forward on a cannabis growing ordinance as quickly as possible after the passage of Measure C.

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OPINION: Tax Preparation is Big Business

With CPAs, self-help software, and 38 registered preparers locally, tax preparation is big business

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Business / Economy

OPINION: Raise Hollister’s TOT and development tax, not sales taxes again

All taxes are not created equal, so the city should aim at the right tax target and the county needs to step up


Government / Politics

Hollister City Council denies developers’ pre-annexing requests

Because of continuing litigation between the city and county over a tax-sharing agreement, the council's decision will hold up some projects

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Government / Politics

Measure W tax extension headed for approval

With more than 78 percent of the votes in favor, Measure W supporters were confident of victory

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Business / Economy

COMMENTARY: Yes On W = Win For All

For the betterment of the community, support Measure W

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Business / Economy

COMMENTARY: Measure W increases a tax politicians promised would end this year – so what happened?

Tax extension is a euphemism for a tax increase


Government / Politics

COMMENTARY: The truth will set you free on Measure P

Local resident believes proposed transportation tax is a "scam"

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Business / Economy

COMMENTARY: San Benito County Chamber of Commerce endorses Measure P

Chamber says Measure P "provides locally controlled funds and allows our community to prioritize transportation projects"

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Business / Economy

COMMENTARY: Local leaders pen endorsement of Measure P

Mayors of San Juan, Hollister join county supervisor to endorse half-cent sales tax measure on June ballot

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Business / Economy

COMMENTARY: Postpone Measure P

Proposed road tax is based on emotion rather than a well thought-out plan


Government / Politics

Supervisor Donates $1,400 Toward Measure P Kickoff Party

Supervisor De La Cruz donates campaign funds to help promote Measure P half-cent sales tax to repair roads in San Benito County

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‘Going Green’ discusses cross-country walk, transportation measure

Jim Ostdick is a call-in guest as he makes his way across the United States on a walking journey