It was sad to see the news that longtime City Clerk Geri Johnson is set to retire soon from the City of Hollister.
When it comes to skateboarders abusing the Veterans Memorial Building property, enough is enough.
It is exciting to see that a startup with Silicon Valley fingerprints is making its home in Hollister.
With the likelihood of a new promoter on the way for the Hollister Rally, organizers must be more aggressive in marketing the city’s signature event across the region and beyond.
It’s encouraging to see the Hollister Police Department pursuing the possibility of adding a motorcycle traffic cop to the force in order to crack down on local drivers using our increasingly chaotic roadways.
It’s great to see Hollister leaders dedicating funds toward new playground equipment, including a structure at Park Hill.
In certain respects, the tension-laced debate over Measure J was unhealthy and unnecessary, and at times personal. The fervor on both sides of the issue, however, showed a lot about local residents’ passions for this county.
It is better safe than sorry when it comes to the increased use of surveillance cameras attached to police officers’ bodies or vehicles.
While this board and its members' conflicting views on Measure J reflect the wider community's disparity in opinions, there is general agreement on one thing: Organized campaigns on both sides of the issue have used deception in trying to steer public sentiments.
The Free Lance's volunteer-based Editorial Board has been a voice of community opinion in San Benito County for a decade. Its members have performed a valuable service through their willingness to speak out boldly on difficult issues.

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