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July 13, 2024

Community Board: Marlow case underscores flaws in bill

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.

Community Board: If looking at rally fees, hike for all

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.

Community Board: Giveaway reflects city’s recklessness

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.

Community Board: Learn lesson from timing on lane work

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.

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.

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