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02/03/2024
Frank “Tito” Valenzuela, Hollister’s first Latino mayor, died Jan. 3 at age 91. He served on the Hollister City Council from 1964 to 1968 and was mayor in 1964 and 1965.

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01/22/2024
After a presentation on the landfill project, the council unanimously agreed to oppose the recommended haul route along Hwy 25 and receive further direction about the city’s hazardous waste disposal site at a future meeting.

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01/17/2024
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Though overshadowed by the presidential race, many state and local contests that affect residents of San Benito County will be decided on March 5.

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12/19/2023
Along with adding chemicals to wastewater, the city plans to rebuild part of the sewer system and replace manholes to control the odor.

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12/01/2023
The Hollister City Council continued discussions on having a biker rally in July 2024. The city has not hosted a rally since 2017 because of public safety liability concerns and COVID-19.

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12/01/2023
Voters will decide next November whether future Hollister mayors will serve a four-year or two-year term. The council approved the ballot measure, with Mayor Mia Casey abstaining.

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11/22/2023
A consensus among the councilmembers, with the exception of Rolan Resendiz, approved possible changes to the city’s code of conduct ordinance during the Nov. 20 City Council meeting. The changes will be brought back for a public hearing later.

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11/17/2023
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The Hollister Police Department will use a $79,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety to help make local roads safer, authorities said.

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11/07/2023
The Hollister City Council voted 4-1 to adopt a wastewater services agreement between Hollister and Sunnyslope County Water District for Gavilan College, Cielo Vista, Fairview Corners and Lands of Lee.

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11/05/2023
Behavioral Health Management Services Manager Nancy Abellera and Hollister Police Department Officer Staci Esqueda have had success in reducing mental health crisis incidents through the Support, Awareness, Follow-up and Engagement (SAFE) program,

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11/03/2023
The Intergovernmental Committee approved a letter asking Caltrans to prohibit left turns onto Highway 156 from Flint and Bixby roads and Lucy Brown Lane between 3-7 p.m.

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10/30/2023
The Hollister Planning Commission approved in a 4-0 vote a proposal for a condominium project on the corner on Fourth Street and Westside Boulevard, adding a condition to include a two-foot visible lattice above the fence.

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10/23/2023
San Benito County presented to the Hollister and San Juan Bautista city councils a final report and proposal to form a JPA, along with Hazel Hawkins Hospital’s current governing body, San Benito Health Care District.

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10/23/2023
The Hollister Planning Commission is scheduled to consider a proposal for a condominium project from Bebek Development, a San Juan Capistrano-based company, at its Oct. 26 meeting.

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10/17/2023
The Hollister City Council celebrated Martin Del Campo’s 21 years of service.

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10/13/2023
Up to 15 food vendors will be located by the public parking lot at Sixth and East streets from Oct. 17 to Nov. 14.

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10/01/2023
Teaching officers to intervene when they see other officers violating policies is the goal of Active Bystandership for Law Enforcement (ABLE), a project developed by Georgetown University Law Center.

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09/29/2023
The Hollister Planning Commission approved an extension for a tentative map, conditional use permit, and site and architectural review for a subdivision of 14 townhomes near R.O Hardin Elementary School.

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09/20/2023
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Councilmember Rolan Resendiz was stripped of committee appointments during a tense meeting for allegedly violating the council’s code of conduct.

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09/12/2023
The Hollister City Council adopted changes by consensus to the city’s draft General Plan 2040. Among the updates were expansion of the sphere of influence and changes in residential land use.

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09/08/2023
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A San Benito County government building is uninhabitable after a fire, and services housed within the structure have been temporarily moved.

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08/31/2023
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The Hollister City Council voted to put a proposed occupancy tax increase on the November 2024 ballot.

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08/24/2023
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The Hollister City Council gave Mayor Mia Casey the green light to sign a two-year contract with automated security company Flock Safety in a 4-0 vote.

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08/18/2023
The San Benito County Civil Grand Jury shared its findings on Hollister’s traffic calming measures, noting that the city should be “commended for attempting to be proactive” but did not have a formal policy or procedure in place when it implemented the measures.

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08/16/2023
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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 wastewater produced by these connections, according to city officials. The decision was made as constituents [...]

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08/16/2023
The Hollister City Council is scheduled to review next steps on Ladd Lane and Southside Road. The project originally called for installing traffic calming measures to deter speeding. Since the city began work, members of the community have spoken against the measures.

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08/10/2023
Amid vociferous public opposition, the Hollister City Council approved wastewater services to the Fairview Corners subdivision, Gavilan College and Cielo Vista in partnership with the Sunnyslope Water District.

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08/04/2023
Those who attended Hollister’s inclusionary housing ordinance workshop received a presentation on the various technical requirements, such as in-lieu fees and design standards.

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08/01/2023
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Twin Oaks Hollister residents will celebrate the first anniversary of their private clubhouse on Aug. 12. About half of the development’s 168 homes are fully complete.

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07/24/2023
With California setting goals to increase the number of new housing units to keep up with growth, agricultural regions such as Hollister are equally committed to preserving the open space and farmland in and around the city.
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