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County of San Benito Overview

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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 seeks input for broadband plan

San Benito County recently started working with regional organizations to develop a countywide strategy to expand reliable and affordable broadband communications services. Authorities are beginning to ask the community and stakeholders for input on the forthcoming Broadband Strategic Plan, according …

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Sheriff’s office launches new engagement platform

The San Benito County Sheriff’s Office has launched Axon’s engagement platform, My90, as part of an ongoing commitment to serving the public with “modern and compassionate policing,” says a press release from the sheriff’s office. My90 is a tool used …

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Portions of Cases Against Betabel Project Dismissed


The two-year legal battle to stop the Betabel project took another step May 24 when San Benito County Superior Court Judge Patrick Palacios upheld his April 24 ruling to dismiss portions of two lawsuits related to CEQA.

Elections Department Submits Election Administration Plan for Recertification


The Voter’s Choice Act requires each participating county to create an Election Administration Plan, which includes information on vote centers and ballot drop box locations, voting technology, and other measures to ensure voters can cast their ballot securely and independently.

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