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April 19, 2021

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Hollister begins General Plan Update

The City of Hollister is getting ready to embark on an update of its 20-year General Plan, giving residents an opportunity to provide their own input into how the community should plan and grow for the future.

New initiative targets Hollister growth

A citizens group that opposes commercial development of agricultural land submitted an initiative March 2 that would establish an urban growth boundary around the...

Hollister annexations in the spotlight

Until recently, development in Hollister moved at a snail’s pace. After 15 million gallons of wastewater spilled into the San Benito River in 2002...

County examines affordable mandate of 15 percent

Most county planning commissioners this week supported instituting a 15 percent affordable housing requirement on new developments more than six years after suspending income-based mandates here.

Kosmicki: Create new public square on San Benito

Still depressed about the Hollister council’s decision to sell the city’s most prized public square for another condo development and a rooftop for sipping wine? There’s a way to get over it.

Hollister council strays off agenda on tax-sharing topic

In taking up a non-agendized issue Monday, Hollister council members violated the state open meetings law by straying off the scheduled topic and engaging in open discussions when the agenda merely mentioned receiving a presentation, according to the legal counsel for the state newspaper association.

Judge sides with developer in rejecting fees

A judge Monday ruled against the county and in favor of a developer that challenged the justification of an “annexation fee” charged to builders since the turn of the century.

Water at crux of debate over Tres Pinos project

A proposal for a 21-home subdivision in Tres Pinos, with a population of about 500, may come down to availability of water.

After years of consideration, county OKs 2035 general plan

Before a final approval in an eight-year process to devise a new general plan—a required blueprint for future development—supervisors offered views focusing mostly on highway development.