Locals won’t see a movie in the park on the 400 block of downtown anymore, but they might get a bite to eat.Council members Monday approved selling the open space next to The Vault and Briggs Building parking garage,...
Council members Monday authorized the deferment of impact fees for the new Marriott Hotel until the end of 2018.The deferment of impact fees has an estimated financial impact of $524,245, according to the staff report.“The deferment would be in...
The highly debated 400 block proposal for buildings on a cornerstone downtown open space is expected to go before council members next week.In May 2016, Hollister council members unanimously approved going forward in exclusive talks to sell the city’s...
Local planning commissioners discussed roads and transportation at a joint meeting Tuesday.Commissioners from San Benito County, Hollister and San Juan Bautista gave presentations on and discussed capital improvement projects, housing growth, sphere of influence, affordable housing and public transportation....
County supervisors Tuesday unanimously selected Vanir Construction Management to oversee the jail expansion project.According to county documents, estimates show a total cost of about $21.5 million with a $5 million budget shortfall.Vanir will enter into negotiations with the...
Three local planning commissions are expected to hold a joint meeting Tuesday night at the Veteran's Memorial Building.Planning commissioners from Hollister, San Juan Bautista and San Benito County are expected to discuss five topics that include capital improvement projects, plan for...
Hollister council members Monday approved a $300,000 loan for an upcoming westside affordable housing project.On March 20, council members awarded $700,000 to the Community Housing Improvement Systems and Planning Association, also known as CHISPA, for a 48-unit senior apartment...
While California takes steps toward saving the environment, restaurants need to catch up.Walk out of a restaurant with leftovers and you’re likely carrying styrofoam containers with plastic utensils and straws. All of which could end up in a landfill...
The San Benito County Business Council is set to host the 2017 County Water Information Forum on April 21.The event is expected to feature national, state, regional and local experts to inform the community on the state of local...
County Resource Management Agency Director Brent Barnes resigned Wednesday.“He announced his retirement at the Planning Commission meeting,” Supervisor Jerry Muenzer said. “I believe he’s pretty much retired now.”Supervisor Robert Rivas said he received a call from the County Administrative...

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Council approves city budget

The City of Hollister’s budget continues to gradually balloon.Hollister council members Monday adopted the city budget for Fiscal Year 2017/18.Budget study sessions were previously...