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San Benito County has hired Benny Young as its new Resource Management Agency Director as of Oct. 19.
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.
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.
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.
In past years, the budget hearing process in San Benito County has taken up to six days, allowing for department heads, members of the public and supervisors to discuss the details of every budget unit in the county. But this year, supervisors are considering a different process.
County supervisors made an exception to their rule against offering retirement benefits for temporary employees in order to hire someone with expertise in the budget process to replace a management analyst III who retired at the end of December.
San Benito County residents may see the first signs of a recovering local economy next year, with two agricultural firms expanding operations in the county and one potential large retailer tentatively looking into moving into the county.