Business / Economy

“Use Your Voice” Forums Schedule Announced

Forum topics related to the November general election will be separated and held on two consecutive Thursdays, Oct. 6 and 13

The dates and lineup for the "Use Your Voice" forums ahead of the November general election have been set. The San Benito County Farm Bureau and BenitoLink will host the events at the Hollister City Council Chambers on Oct. 6 and 13.

The forums will be split into two evenings, set a week apart. The first "Use Your Voice" forum will be Thursday evening, Oct. 6, at 6:30 pm. Working with CMAP-TV, the forum will be filmed and streamed live. After the event, video will be posted on BenitoLink and BenitoLink will run segments split up by specific contests and measures. See the topic schedule below:

Oct. 6

  • Congress
  • Assembly
  • Gavilan College
  • San Benito County Health Care Board

Oct. 13

  • Hollister Mayor
  • Hollister City Council, District 4
  • San Benito High School Board
  • Hollister School District Board


  • U – San Benito High School Bond
  • V – Hollister School District Bond
  • W – City of Hollister sales tax extension



Leslie David

Leslie David is a Bay Area independent reporter/producer and is a BenitoLink founding board member. She has produced for radio, television, newspaper and magazines in both California and Wyoming. She was with KRON-TV News in San Francisco as camera-woman, editor and field producer, where she won the Commonwealth Club's Thomas Storke Award with Linda Yee for their series on the Aids Epidemic. She started as a small market news reporter shooting her own 16mm film at KEYT-TV Santa Barbara. Leslie lives on a ranch with her family in San Benito County.