Mike Chambless wears a lot of hats for the city. In his role as airport director, Chambless has been a shining star while overseeing several important projects.
San Benito County’s roads, both highways and local streets, are in terrible shape. It’s most definitely worth an investment from taxpayers to support a half-cent sales tax, as proposed by the Council of San Benito County Governments, to fund more than $200 million in repairs.
The San Benito High School teachers’ union is absolutely right: There’s no good reason for the district to go on without some type of audio or video recording to document what’s said at public meetings.
It says something about the City of Hollister’s priorities when dogs on the nice side of town get park funding before people on the west side.
Due to a new state law that is far too broad in nature, one of Hollister’s most notorious criminals has a chance for freedom in April.
If the City of Hollister and rally promoters want to recoup more costs through fees charged to businesses, then officials should look into a broad examination of all permit charges to merchants over the rally weekend and increase those levies across the board.
Hollister City Council members defied logic by donating $92,050 to local nonprofit groups while the city is on the verge of campaigning for a sales-tax extension needed to stay afloat.
Downtown business leaders and city officials have a good plan in place to narrow main street from four lanes to two lanes, but the timing of construction work is not ideal.
It isn’t a big surprise that San Benito High School District officials are broaching the potential for a second facilities bond. That's because the first one approved in 2014 covered about half of the district’s mega-campus “modernization” master plan that includes more than $80 million in projects that could be funded by the bond and general fund—with about $20 million of it slated for sports-related expenses.
San Benito County supervisors’ choice of a Rosa Morada Road location for a new fire station in northern San Benito County looks like a sensible decision due to geography and the county’s existing ownership of a site there.