The Veterans Memorial Building. Photo by Heather Graham.


Task force highlights opioid crisis in San Benito County

A legislator, law enforcement and healthcare providers speak at town hall.

State Assemblyman Robert Rivas speaks as Supervisors Gillio and Hernandez listen on (to the far right). Photo by Leslie David.

Government / Politics

BenitoLink hosts town hall with elected officials

Rivas, Hernandez and Gillio answer audience questions on senior care, mitigated ag land, PG&E power shut-offs and their legacies.

Government / Politics

Town Hall: Report to the County coming Oct. 10

State Assemblyman Robert Rivas, Supervisor Peter Hernandez and Supervisor Jim Gillio will attend to update citizens on their past year in office.

Photo courtesy of California High-Speed Rail Authority.


High-Speed Rail Authority will hold August town hall in Gilroy

San Benito County elected officials say they plan to attend.

While the audience was meager at a May 16 meeting hosted by Mayor Ignacio Velazquez and Supervisor Peter Hernandez, the topics were far-ranging. Photos by John Chadwell.

Business / Economy

Mayor Velazquez and Supervisor Hernandez hold town hall

Elected officials and business leaders discuss cannabis, growth, roads and tourism.

Congressman Jimmy Panetta answered several questions from the public after giving a legislative update during an April 13 town hall in Hollister. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Immigration debate heats up weekend town hall

Congressman Jimmy Panetta responds to a resident’s call for a border wall.

Veterans Memorial Building in downtown Hollister. File photo.

Housing / Land Use

Hollister City Council to hold town hall meeting

Town hall to follow meeting on use of Leatherback property as site of community center.


Government / Politics

No easy answers come out of town hall meeting on growth

Residents voiced their outrage and sense of helplessness in addressing growth as Mayor Velazquez and Supervisor Medina advised them to get involved in the political process.


Congressman Jimmy Panetta holds town hall in Hollister

Congressman received warmly at his first town hall in Hollister, where he answered residents' concerns ranging from climate change to jail penalties

Local residents and non-profits asked pointed questions of elected officials.

Business / Economy

Mayor, county supervisor, school trustees take questions at town hall meeting

Elected officials fielded questions for nearly two hours, making sure to say "in my opinion" before responding

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Government / Politics

Congressman Farr to host town hall in Hollister

Sept. 1 meeting will give constituents a chance to ask questions of their Congressional representative


Government / Politics

Congressman Sam Farr to host town hall meeting in Hollister on Tuesday

Local representative invites constituents to meeting at supervisors' chambers