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August 4, 2021

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 Insight Board: Measure J taught us locals care

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.

Community Insight Board: Reasons to back 400 block sale

Most Community Insight Board members agreed that the Hollister City Council made the right decision by supporting a sale of the 400 block property downtown to allow for development of condos, retail space and a new Community Foundation for San Benito County building.

Community Board: No reason to rush on pot ordinance

Hollister City Council members considering a proposed medicinal marijuana ordinance should keep in mind that there is no rush to make a final decision....

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.

Thumbs up for aquatic center

It’s great to see a variety of important local agencies are working together on a plan for a communitywide aquatic center on the grounds...

A strong Baler year

With the 2018-19 school year just completed at San Benito High School, it’s a good time to reflect on the many people and programs...

Community Board: Local pool talks sink

Nearly a year has gone by since the cancellation of the city’s summer swim program at San Benito High School due to concerns over the pool infrastructure. And another year has gone by without any serious talks on putting together a viable plan to develop a new one or an aquatics center.

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: 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.