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.
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.
San Benito County officials certified the citizens’ petition for an initiative that would require voter approval for certain land rezoning decisions, but are waiting for an impact report on the proposal before deciding whether to place the measure on the …
County Librarian Nora Conte and Supervising Librarian Erin Baxter, who are members of the Coalition for a New Community Library and Resource Center, replied to some questions from BenitoLink about adding on a second story to the San Benito County Free Library.(June 30, 2022) → Read the full Benito Link report
Eric Taylor, appointed by the Board of Supervisors in 2021, was successful in securing his job as sheriff-coroner in the June 7 election. BenitoLink asked him about his hopes for the department and ideas on how to best serve the county.(June 30, 2022) → Read the full Benito Link report