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Address:   330 Tres Pinos Rd, Suite C7, Hollister CA 95023

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The Council of Governments was formed in 1973 by the cities of Hollister and San Juan Bautista and the County of San Benito for the purpose of forming consensus on regional issues facing San Benito County. The council continues this coordination today by providing a public forum for discussion at its monthly meetings.

The Council of Governments is San Benito County’s regional transportation planning agency. The Council of Governments is committed to enhancing and improving transportation through these activities:

  • Planning for the future
  • Financing and constructing projects
  • Funding bus transit
  • Promoting ridesharing
  • Maintaining emergency call boxes

California Local Pin Marker Recent Articles

COG board hires new executive director

Binu Abraham was recently hired as the Executive Director for the Council of San Benito County Governments (COG). Abraham was previously the Principal Analyst: Metropolitan Transportation Plan/Sustainable Community Strategies Project Manager for the Sacramento COG, says a press release from …

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COG Will Pay $4 Million More for Hwy 156 Upgrade


Though the Council of San Benito County Governments voiced concerns, they voted 4-1 to approve additional funds for the Hwy 156 Improvement Project, which partially cover a $13.8 million increase in costs incurred due to the 2022-23 rainy season.

Clean California Initiative to Bring Public Art to San Benito Roadways


At the Aug. 18 meeting of the Council of San Benito County Governments, directors listened to updates on Caltrans projects—one in Hollister and two in San Juan Bautista—that seek to beautify the towns through public art installations and upgraded scenery.