City Council Donates School Land to Courts

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Hollister
– The City Council approved Monday the donation of the old
Fremont School property in downtown Hollister to the California
Superior Courts to be used as the site of a new court facility in
San Benito County.
Hollister – The City Council approved Monday the donation of the old Fremont School property in downtown Hollister to the California Superior Courts to be used as the site of a new court facility in San Benito County.

San Benito County is on the short list of California counties with the opportunity to pitch a court expansion project this year and possibly get it funded in the state’s 2007-08 budget.

The existing court building is too small and lacks adequate security to deal with the county’s ever-increasing legal load, according to court officials.

Court officials say they will draft a plan for the new facility and submit it to the state Finance Department. Then legislators will decide if the project will be funded.

Court Executive Officer Gil Solorio said the donation of the Fremont school site will show the state that San Benito County is committed to getting a new court facility.

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