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The San Benito County Farm Bureau held its traditional candidate forum for various seats, including the three open spots on the board of supervisors.
San Benito County supervisors on Tuesday approved moving ahead on the extension of a contract for fire protection with Calfire and directed staff to bring it back to the board for final action and discussion at a future date.
City Councilman Doug Emerson contends that the brother of Supervisor Robert Rivas threatened to have his sibling reverse a vote for a $3.4 million fire contract if the Hollister official did not prompt a cancellation to San Juan Bautista’s recent town hall meeting over the proposed merger.
I would like to thank the Free Lance for its ongoing coverage of the current fire protection issues facing San Benito County. However, some of the content of the editorial published April 17 requires clarification. As a former firefighter, a present county supervisor and a homeowner, I am keenly aware of the challenges this community faces in maintaining high-level, cost-effective fire protection for all of its residents. We have been presented with an opportunity, and indeed a necessity, to improve performance, eliminate duplication of effort, and raise the level of local accountability going forward.
The county supervisor leading the charge to end a long-held relationship with Calfire and contract with Hollister for fire services is making the case for a new, countywide tax district that would fund a broader agency.
Watsonville juice maker seeks local orchard land for apple production
Self-interests were on full display last week at the San Benito County board meeting, where officials gave priority to politics over public safety.
Proposal aims to limit CHP fines on over-length trucks in San Benito Co.
Over 3 years, county used $15M from reserve dollars, depleting it from 15 to 6 percent of general fund
Hollister and Calfire present plans to offer service to county