Local Politics

County proclaims April 22 Walk a Mile in Her Shoes Day

Annual event in downtown Hollister will bring attention to abuse against women

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Supes approve resolutions to reactivate contracts to repair five bridges

Work will begin to repair or replace five county bridges, some of which were supposed to be completed as far back as 20 years ago

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County marijuana cultivation ordinance on track

Board of Supervisors briefed on progress of marijuana cultivation ordinance as next public hearing set for May 23

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Supervisors dive in to aquatic center funding discussion

Board expresses reluctance about using county General Fund money to help with planned aquatic center at San Benito High School

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Panetta to hold constituent meetings in Hollister

Congressman to meet one-on-one at Mars Hill on April 21

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Now Playing: Now is the Time

What if you could have improved healthcare for everybody for less money?

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Meet the Democratic Delegates--Send the Progressive Voice to Sacramento

Meet the Democratic Delegates--Send the Progressive Message to Sacramento

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Nine applicants considered for Hollister City Council seat

The city council will conduct public interviews April 17 to fill District 4 vacancy

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Public input sought on local garbage, recycling programs

Recology's franchise agreement expires in June 2018; public workshops scheduled for April 25 and 27

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Gas tax hike expected to bring $3.5 million to county

Senate Bill 1 raises the gas tax, adds vehicle fees to help fund transportation projects

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New bill calls for reopening of Clear Creek

Congressman Jimmy Panetta and colleagues will try to pass legislation that would once again allow off-roaders access to the area and protect adjacent land by creating a wilderness area

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City declines fire department's request to apply for federal grant

Mayor cites concerns that the city may eventually not be able to afford the cost of firefighters hired by the grant, potentially forcing layoffs

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Council OK's money for fireworks show

Despite some criticism of last summer's show at the airport, the council agrees to spend $3,600 of general fund money to help pay for the Fourth of July event

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Hollister engineering offices move from Park Hill to downtown

Old City Hall will be new home for the offices as part of a consolidation effort

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Business Council to host San Benito County Water Forum

April 21 water forum to feature national, state, regional and local experts to inform farmers, businesses, leaders, staff and community on the state of local water

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Hollister to contract out street sweeping

Two-year deal means there should not be mornings when scheduled street sweeping is not done because of equipment break-downs, as is the case with the city fleet

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Hollister adds noise restrictions for construction, landscaping maintenance

Amendments to noise ordinance focus on commercial construction and landscaping activities, not personal use of leaf blowers or mowers

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Large applicant pool for council vacancy

City accepting applicants for District 4 vacancy through Friday, will send questions to applicants to shorten April 17 public interviews

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