Unofficial, incomplete returns tonight showed one incumbent San Benito County supervisor— Mark Medina in District 1—headed towards election with more than 60 percent of...
Mark Medina is set to succeed Margie Barrios as District 1 county supervisor, according to the unofficial results.
San Benito County supervisors addressed two closed session items after concerns arose from local residents at a special board meeting Tuesday morning. The items were listed on the agenda as a public employee appointment regarding the assistant county administrative officer in the morning, followed by a public employee appointment regarding the county administrative officer in the afternoon.
Supervisor Margie Barrios talks about the rewards of participating in the annual Kids At the Park event last week. The annual event drew more than 850 children and their families to Dunne Park.
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.
While San Benito County residents produce an average of 275 tons of trash each day, supervisors have waived a limit of 400 tons per day at the John Smith Landfill in hopes of creating a revenue source by bringing in more trash from other counties. On Tuesday, supervisors agreed to amend a contract with Waste Connections, Inc., that will allow the landfill operator to seek out contracts with other agencies to bring in up to 1,000 tons of trash a day to the location.
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.
San Benito County supervisors have decided to try a new strategy in searching for a candidate to fill a top management position in hopes of saving money during a cash-strapped year.
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.
San Benito County supervisors unanimously appointed three members to the five-member Tres Pinos Water District board Tuesday.
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