The San Benito County Local Transportation Authority board of directors are reviewing options for increasing fares for county express bus service and the medical shopping assistance program. On Feb. 21, they opened the public comment period on the two potential plans.
The San Benito County supervisors will meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday, with the regular agenda including several items to be brought back for discussion from previous meetings.
The recent revelation that the county has gradually spiked health inspection fees for booths at the farmers market is a stark reminder of hypocrisy in local government. While legally abiding businesses have played by the rules and forked over more of their money year after year – supposedly to offset inspection costs and keep the public safe – authorities have ignored enforcement of illegal street vendors.