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June 16, 2024

Community Board: Betrayed by the bond

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.

Community Board: Fire station site will allow widest reach

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.

Community Board: Gavilan leadership change is long past due

The future of Gavilan College leadership is completely up in the air, and that’s a good thing for San Benito County.

Community Board: Explore district consolidation

It is well past the appropriate time for a serious, outside, unbiased study on the potential for school district consolidation in San Benito County.

Community Board: Supervisors must represent all constituents

No matter where supervisors end up locating a permanent homeless shelter in San Benito County, it is clear that government officials initially pushed through the consideration with little interest in getting input from residents near the previously chosen Southside Road location.

Community Board: Hollister Airshow needs turnaround

There is no doubt the Hollister Airshow provides some level of promotion for the Hollister Municipal Airport, but the event has to get back in the black or near a point of revenue neutrality next year for the city to continue investing in it.

Community Board: We’ll believe it when San Justo reopens

It’s surprisingly nice to hear that the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation is finally wrapping up an offensively long review process before treating a mussel infestation at San Justo Reservoir just outside Hollister.

Community Board: Solutions for Hollister’s helmet problem

There are three crucial components to solve Hollister’s serious safety problem with lacking helmet use by minors on skateboards, bicycles and scooters.

Community Board: General plan wisely allows for growth

After eight years of discussions, workshops, hiring and firing of consultants, environmental reviews and tense debates, county supervisors approved a new general plan as the blueprint for future development.

Community Board: Spike fireworks fines, do enforcement blitz

Political leadership and law enforcement’s general passivity toward illegal fireworks is a serious public-safety problem, but neighbors must play a more active role in reporting the dangerous crimes as well.

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