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June 14, 2021

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Kosmicki: What if supervisors were high when voting?

What if, before county supervisors took their vote to ban outdoor medical marijuana cultivation, they all got high? This column explores the possibility.

Supervisors voice concerns about Affordable Care Act

Members of the San Benito County Board of Supervisors voiced concerns Tuesday about implementation of the federal Affordable Care Act, as the controversial law revs up enrollment starting Oct. 1 under the state-run “Covered California” health care exchange.

Board picks interim CAO as next assistant administrator

Supervisors approved reinstating an assistant county administrative officer July 23, with Ray Espinosa set to fill the position when a new county administrative officer is hired. Espinosa has been serving as interim CAO for 10 months.

Supervisors split $78K between five nonprofits

Despite a mostly smooth run in this year’s budget hearings, held June 17, the supervisors again got held up on how to allocate money to community-based organizations.

Video: Kids enjoy fun at Dunne Park

Supervisor Margie Barrios talks about the rewards of participating in the annual Kids At the Park event last week. The annual event drew more than 850 children and their families to Dunne Park.

County to weigh law enforcement contract again

San Benito County supervisors will again consider a consolidation of safety services, with Interim County Administrative Officer Ray Espinosa requesting proposals from both the sheriff’s department and the Hollister Police Department on what it would cost each agency to provide many of the law enforcement services in the community.

City to take over county fire service in June

The Hollister Fire Department will take over fire service in the county in June as San Benito County Supervisors on Tuesday approved a contract with the city not to exceed $1,106,715 per year.

Board to continue budget talks, compare staffing with past years

The San Benito County supervisors will meet Tuesday for a special meeting to continue discussions related to the budget that came out of the board retreat, at 9 a.m.

Supervisors nix outside use of board chambers

Nonprofits and other community groups will no longer have the capability of reserving the county board chambers.

County to oppose ‘Legacy’ easement program

A voluntary federal government program to create conservation easements along the Central Valley foothills is coming up against resistance in San Benito County, with supervisors prepared to draft a resolution opposing the program.