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Hollister resident Aurelio Zuniga was among the speakers at Monday’s public hearing over the proposed spike in water rates over the next five years. Unlike other residents, though, he said he was not there to protest the water rates, which would double over a five-year period to pay for a series of improvement projects.
Hollister officials are following up on a complaint filed by former mayoral candidate Doug Emerson alleging four firefighter union members posed illegally while wearing city attire in a campaign mailer endorsing Mayor Ignacio Velazquez.
Hollister voters have approved the Measure E sales tax extension by a comfortable margin, according to preliminary results.
You might wonder why the WBC interim welterweight boxing champion from Gilroy appears to be showing his support for a Hollister mayoral candidate on campaign signs cropping up here last week.
Although voters will make the decision on the November ballot for an extension to the 1 percent sales tax, the city’s first at-large mayor – if the measure passes – would be tasked with leading council members in deciding how to best spend the $3.2 million annually.
The race for Hollister history has begun.
While Hollister council members’ views vary on whether July 4 is the appropriate long-term time frame for the city’s air show, a majority of them appears intent on the timing for 2013.
Simply put: Councilman Doug Emerson should have known better.
Councilman Doug Emerson on Wednesday admitted he violated state ethics rules and amended a filing with the city to reflect that he reimbursed half of $4,650 he reported receiving from a solar company for his July 2011 trip to China.
Councilman Doug Emerson in July 2011 accepted $4,650 for a trip to China – and apparently exceeded the state’s gift limit for elected officials – from a private solar company that requested he speak at a seminar to help recruit investors for California projects.
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