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Address:   375 Fifth St, Hollister, CA 95023


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.

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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.

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Casey holds lead in Hollister mayoral election

Candidates for local offices have expanded their leads in the Nov. 8 election, as San Benito County elections officials continue to count ballots in races for Hollister and San Juan Bautista city offices and a slew of ballot measures in …

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Casey on track for Hollister mayoral win

If the early results hold up, Hollister will have a new mayor for the first time in more than a decade.  As of Nov. 9, according to Nov. 8 election results posted on the San Benito County Elections page, Mia …

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Term Limits Pass for Board of Supervisors and Hollister Council

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
Hollister Council Approves Penalties for Misuse of Public Parking Lots

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
Upcoming Meetings & Events
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City Council Meeting
Monday December 5 2022   6:30 PM

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SPECIAL MEETING: City Council Meeting
Monday December 12 2022   6:30 PM

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