San Benito Rising, the grassroots group of local residents that led the effort to pass Measure J in 2014, is reimbursing the county the full $684 cost for legal expenses incurred fighting related litigation.
Supervisor Robert Rivas gets to take his turn as county board chairman in 2016.
Citadel Exploration has dropped its lawsuit against the county over the Measure J lawsuit, according to the Center for Biological Diversity.
A No on Measure J sign remains displayed on a billboard along San Felipe Road, while state law is supposed to require campaigns to remove the advertisements within 10 days of an election.
San Jose resident Mikki Fillhouer is driving to Hollister more, and it’s all because of the cheaper gas prices.
The county agreed to pay the Center for Biological Diversity $262,500 in attorneys' fees—an amount now owed to taxpayers by an oil company that indemnified the local government—as part of a settlement in a lawsuit over the Project Indian oil site, according to court documents.
County Supervisors Robert Rivas and Anthony Botelho stood with Measure J supporters Tuesday and vowed to defend the county against Citadel Exploration's $1.2 billion claim.
Measure J supporters believe they can use the momentum from its passage to broaden their green energy efforts such as revisiting encouragement of the “model green city” approach in San Juan Bautista, which they broached with Mission City officials in January.
Measure J is headed toward a comfortable victory after one of the most historic, divisive races in the county's modern history.
We are writing to set the record straight. Supervisor Margie Barrios said at the last San Juan Bautista City Council meeting (Oct 21, 2014) when that council endorsed Measure J, that some of her fellow supervisors are "now rethinking their decisions after all the information that has come out" — suggesting that we're distancing themselves from support of Measure J. This could not be further from the truth.