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June 20, 2021

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Group paying $684 for Measure J legal costs

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.

Group: Oil company drops suit over fracking measure

Citadel Exploration has dropped its lawsuit against the county over the Measure J lawsuit, according to the Center for Biological Diversity.

Months after election, billboard displays ad against Measure J

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.

County to pay $262K in attorneys’ fees over oil lawsuit

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.

Officials, measure supporters rally against $1.2B claim

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.

Updated: Measure supporters ready to protect law, broaden efforts

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 backers reflect on historic victory, hopes for ‘movement’

Retired San Benito High School Principal Tim Shellito believes the victory for supporters of Measure J – set to ban all enhanced petroleum extraction countywide – shows that “John Q. Public” is alive.

Election: Measure J passes by wide margin in historic vote

Measure J is headed toward a comfortable victory after one of the most historic, divisive races in the county's modern history.

Guest View: Supervisors Botelho, Rivas reaffirm support for Measure J

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.

Guest View: Editorial Sets Record Straight, All Hell Breaks Loose

This week’s editorial in the Free Lance regarding the bogus ads put out by the Oil Industry against Measure J was more than welcome, it was inspiring. This restores my faith in small-town newspapers and their role in advancing the cause of democracy.