San Benito’s county seat and its largest city, Hollister continues to grow (an estimated population of 40,000 in 2019) but has kept historic buildings and small-town appeal. On any given weekend, the streets of “The Birthplace of the American Biker” are filled with locals and tourists enjoying classic car shows, horse shows, the Downtown Wine & Beer Stroll, and the Mexican Independence Day Parade. Another Fourth of July tradition is the Hollister Independence Rally, which has drawn thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts to the town where The Wild One was filmed. Though the event is no longer sponsored by the city, so-called rebel rallies have taken place, most recently in 2019.
The City Council’s regular meeting time is at 6:30 p.m. on the first and third Mondays of each month at the City Hall Council Chambers, 375 Fifth St. Past meetings can be found on the city’s YouTube page.
Both term limits measures on the Nov. 8 ballot in San Benito County are poised to pass. The county’s Measure P addresses supervisor term limits, and Hollister’s Measure S addresses Hollister officeholders.(Nov. 25, 2022) → Read the full Benito Link report
The Hollister City Council voted unanimously Nov. 21 to add a new section, 9.09, “Use and Trespassing Upon City Parking Lots and Garages,” to Title 9 of the City Municipal Code.(Nov. 23, 2022) → Read the full Benito Link report