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Address:   481 Fourth St, Hollister, CA 95023


San Benito County’s population has steadily risen from 55,269 in 2010 to nearly 60,000 in 2021, according to the San Benito Chamber of Commerce. Occupying an area of just 1,390 square miles, San Benito County has a history steeped in cattle ranching and agriculture. Its heart is historic Hollister, with its bustling downtown, traditional buildings, cute boutiques, and restaurants. The county’s main thoroughfare, Highway 25, runs between the Gabilan Mountains and the southern portion of the Diablo Range. Residents will find information for many services. Find facts quickly on this FAQ and put in non-emergency requests on the contact page. Sign up on Nixle to receive alerts from local agencies. And request a public record via NextRequest.

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Board of Supervisors

The San Benito County Board of Supervisors meets on Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Meetings are live-streamed, and archived videos are available on the Community Media Access Partnership’s YouTube page.

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County and store partner for free recycling program

Residents of San Benito County can now conveniently recycle their unbroken fluorescent lamps for free at True Value, located at 1260 Fourth St. in Hollister, according to a press release from the county.  The grant project also includes the distribution …

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Supes deny appeals of Betabel commercial project

San Benito County Supervisors at a recent meeting approved a conditional use permit for the Betabel commercial project, after hearing two appeals against the proposal due to its likely impacts on the environment and tribal lands. The Board of Supervisors …

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Phase 2 of Santana Ranch Apartments Moves Forward

The San Benito County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 on Nov. 22 to approve a deed restriction and affordable housing implementation plan for Phase 2 of the Santana Ranch Apartments, which would add 55 more apartments to the 110-unit complex. Supervisor Kollin Kosmicki voted against the measure.

(Nov. 28, 2022) → Read the full Benito Link report
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
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