Resident Mia Casey filed a complaint with the San Benito County District Attorney's office to investigate an alleged violation of the Brown Act by Mayor Ignacio Velazquez. Photo by John Chadwell.

Government / Politics

Hollister councilmembers accused of violating Brown Act and city ethics code

Residents allege violations of First Amendment rights.

Superior Court Judge Omar Rodriguez agreed to give attorney Brad Sullivan a 90-day continuance for medical reasons. Photo by John Chadwell.


Lawsuit against Hollister mayor and council member delayed 

The case brought by Irma Gonzalez and Elia Salinas against Velazquez and Resendiz is postponed for 90 days because of their attorney’s illness.

City Clerk Christine Black (left) leads the elected and re-elected officials in the oath before taking their new positions. From left to right: Rolan Resendiz, Ignacio Velazquez, Honor Spencer, Marty Richman and Anietra Gomez. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Government / Politics

New Hollister City Council members take their seats

Town hall expected in January.


Business / Economy

Mayor claims ethics investigation is attempt to silence him on 400 Block controversy

Hollister Mayor Ignacio Velazquez is under a second ethics investigation, apparently prompted by his city council colleagues