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Hollister council disciplines Resendiz for alleged misconduct

Hollister City Council member Rolan Resendiz was stripped of his committee appointments during a tense Sept. 18 city council meeting. In a  4-0 vote, his fellow council members took the action in an escalating disciplinary course against Resenidiz for allegedly …

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County services make temporary move after Sept. 6 fire

A San Benito County government office building is uninhabitable after a recent fire, and public services housed within the structure have been temporarily moved, according to county officials. Firefighters responded early in the morning Sept. 6 to a report of …

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Council moves to ask voters to increase Hollister hotel tax

The Hollister City Council voted last week to put a proposed occupancy tax increase on the ballot for the November 2024 general election. If passed, this would be the first time since 1986 that voters will decide to increase the …

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Council approves new ALPR cameras in Central Hollister

The Hollister City Council voted Aug. 21 to partner with Flock Safety to provide gunshot detection and license plate reading cameras for a roughly one square mile area of Hollister. The council gave Mayor Mia Casey the green light to …

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Hollister council OKs sewer for Gavilan, Fairview Corners

The Hollister City Council voted Aug. 7 to partner with Sunnyslope Water District and approve wastewater service for the future Gavilan College site, Fairview Corners subdivision and Cielo Vista. The city’s Domestic Wastewater Treatment Plant would take in the additional …

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Cannery Club celebrates one-year anniversary

Twin Oaks Hollister residents will celebrate the first anniversary of The Cannery Club, their private community clubhouse, from 12-3pm on Aug. 12. Twin Oaks, located at 2071 Red Oak Drive in Hollister, comprises 168 homes, of which about half are …

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As sewer plant approaches capacity, Hollister OKs more housing hookups

The Hollister City Council meeting went on until almost midnight June 20 as council members engaged in a lengthy discussion regarding potential expansion of services for the city’s Domestic Wastewater Treatment Plant. Two resolutions to have the city of San …

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Hollister City Council votes for more mobile food vendors

The City of Hollister took a big step toward boosting the amount of food trucks allowed on public streets following a unanimous vote by the city council during Monday evening’s meeting. Councilmembers Tim Burns, Rolan Resendiz, Rick Perez and Mayor …

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Locals discuss possibility of new mobile food ordinance in Hollister

The ongoing fight for a mobile food scene in Hollister continues as more than 30 people attended an informal meeting to discuss a new ordinance in the works that will allow vendors to sell food throughout the city. A good …

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Hollister City Council rebukes another member

For the second time in less than a month, a majority of the Hollister City Council has decided to take disciplinary action against an elected member of the five-person body. On May 15, the council voted 3-1 to give Council …

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Hollister council postpones affordable housing ordinance approval

The City of Hollister is working on an inclusionary housing ordinance that could require future residential developers to make up to 20% of their projects affordable under state guidelines. A draft ordinance, produced under the council’s previous direction, was presented …

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Hollister Council warns Perez over ‘inappropriate conduct’

A majority of Hollister City Council members voted April 17 to issue a verbal warning to their colleague, Rick Perez, for violations of the city’s code of ethics and conduct. Council members also asked city staff to return at a …

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Hollister not hosting motorcycle rally this year

For the second time since Hollister residents approved Measures T and U to continue to hold the July motorcycle rally, the Hollister City Council’s decision in a 3-2 vote on Mar. 6 to not hold the rally just might be …

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Hollister girls soccer make history

This article was written by BenitoLink intern Michael Koteles In a first for Hollister High School, the girls soccer team won the CIF Northern California Division 5 regionals by defeating Lowell High School 1-0 on March 4.  Freshman Zamaya Rivera …

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Hollister fires its city manager

Editor's note: This article was updated to include Councilmember Rolan Resendiz's comment. Last updated March 7 at 12:54 p.m. The Hollister City Council terminated City Manager Brett Miller on March 6. City Attorney Mary Lerner said at the meeting the …

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Hollister Animal Care closes city’s night kennel

After a peer assessment that found night kennel services ineffective, the City of Hollister will close the local animal shelter’s night kennels as of Dec. 30, according to authorities.  The Hollister Animal Shelter earlier this year was awarded a $14,000 …

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Year in review: A look back at 2022 in San Benito County

For more than two years, people have clamored for the return to “normal” after the uncertainties of a pandemic. In 2022, we got a taste of normalcy, but it was far from being predictable. Covid-19, which dominated the headlines in …

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Woodworth appointed as new Hollister City Clerk

The Hollister City Council recently appointed Jennifer Woodworth, MMC, as the new city clerk. Woodworth is the former District Clerk for the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District, which she joined in 2013, according to a press release posted to the …

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