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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Planning Commission

Meetings are open to the public and held every third Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the Board Chambers, 481 Fourth St. Hollister.

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Two are running to fill the District 2 seat on the San Benito County Board of Supervisors: incumbent Kollin Kosmicki and challenger John Freeman, a member of the San Juan Bautista City Council.

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