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February 25, 2021

Tag: mayor ignacio velazquez

Las Micheladas reopens with a big splash

David Ramirez had a vision that one day he was going to open Las Micheladas Bar & Grill restaurant, a place that he hopes...

Council spars over recent travel

Hollister City Council members are at odds again as an investigation was launched to determine if one member’s trip across the country was authorized.  Hollister...

Spencer, Richman defeat censure motion in Hollister City Council

Hollister Mayor Pro Tem Honor Spencer and Councilmember Marty Richman on Tuesday voted against censuring themselves for making threatening and obscene comments about colleague...

Eckert’s position as Hollister city manager gets shakier each day

Within days after the Hollister City Council backtracked on a commitment to hire Paul Eckert as its new city manager—hiring him instead on an...

Hollister City Council factions in shouting match

The Hollister City Council meetings are becoming increasingly contentious—and loud. Its most recent meeting Aug.19 devolved into a series of shouting matches as councilmembers went...

Council postpones 400 block appeal

The expected showdown between Hollister Mayor Ignacio Velazquez and the City Council over a San Benito Street development this week was delayed until June...

Our View: Velazquez for mayor

The three-person race for mayor is crowded in Hollister—with incumbent Ignacio Velazquez competing against former county planning commissioner and city councilmember Gordon Machado and...

FPPC rejects councilman’s 400 block complaint against mayor

The state’s Fair Political Practices Commission has ruled against a Hollister councilman’s complaint about the mayor—and allegations of a conflict—regarding the city’s consideration to sell the 400 block of San Benito Street for development.

City faces steep road ahead with street costs

Hollister council members Monday learned that it will take an investment of more than $8 million annually for five years to bring local roads into good shape, while it will cost nearly $4 million to maintain their condition.

Mayor, students craft ideas for tiny homes as shelter

Mayor Ignacio Velazquez’s cheery, butter-yellow house sitting on the lawn by the Brigg’s Building looked too small to have much in it. But inside, a shower, a bedroom, a toilet and a bench filled a space smaller than most living rooms.