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June 23, 2021

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County official says flag lowering ‘fell off the radar’ on 9/11

Many counties and cities throughout the nation organize community events to honor those lost in the terrorist attacks 11 years ago on Sept. 11. At the very least, citizens have come to expect their local government institutions to lower American flags to half-staff.  

SEIU, administration trade barbs over union flier

Members of the Service Employees International Union Local 521 distributed fliers over the weekend that suggested San Benito County might be headed in the same direction as San Bernardino, which recently gained national infamy after filing bankruptcy.

Supervisors delay public safety layoffs

The San Benito County supervisors agreed to delay the layoffs for public safety employees at the June 19 meeting, where they agreed to make the layoffs effective on Aug. 15 instead of July 1.

Executive departs from EDC

The San Benito County supervisors were expecting a progress report by Nancy Martin, the executive director/CEO of the San Benito County Economic Development Corporation, at today’s meeting.

Supervisors agree to rescind two layoffs

San Benito County supervisors on Tuesday rescinded two sheriff’s department layoffs during a special meeting in which the budget was the main topic of discussion.

County puts 30 jobs on the chopping block

Supervisors this week voted 3-2 to recommend the county administrative officer begin the necessary steps to eliminate nearly 30 positions from the budget.

Board moves ahead with Calfire extension

San Benito County supervisors on Tuesday approved moving ahead on the extension of a contract for fire protection with Calfire and directed staff to bring it back to the board for final action and discussion at a future date.

Supervisors OK continuing with their own pay, pension cuts

The San Benito County Board of Supervisors approved waivers to continue a salary reduction and to contribute 4 percent of their pay to the PERS retirement fund at a May 1 supervisors meeting.

Board urged to contract with Hollister, nix Calfire

The county’s nearly 60-year relationship with Calfire could be going  down in flames Tuesday.

Supervisors to consider budget reserve policy

Over 3 years, county used $15M from reserve dollars, depleting it from 15 to 6 percent of general fund