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October 3, 2023

Hollister council considers 400 block appeal, adult-use cannabis, RV/boat parking

The Hollister City Council on Monday will consider the mayor’s appeal of the 400 block project on San Benito Street, whether to legalize adult-use cannabis and an updated ordinance for parking of boats and recreational vehicles, among other items.

The Hollister City Council is set to meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Hollister City Hall, 375 Fifth St., to consider the following:

Mayor appeals 400 block decision

Hollister council members two weeks ago put off the mayor’s appeal on the project slated for the 400 block of San Benito Street after his attorney argued the city didn’t follow the proper procedural order for noticing the public. So the council will take up the matter tonight. The project includes a nonprofit Philanthropic Center from the Community Foundation for San Benito County, and commercial and condo units from Del Curto Brothers.

The council had been set to hear the mayor’s appeal of the planning commission’s April 11 approval on a conditional use permit and tentative map. Velazquez, a staunch opponent of the project, has been recused from the city’s consideration because he owns The Vault building next to the project. In his appeal, he is arguing the condo density, with 22 units, far exceeds what’s allowed in the municipal code for the lot where the homebuilder wants to develop.

Boat and RV parking

The council will consider changes to the city’s ordinance regulating boat and recreational vehicle parking to allow it in driveways with some restrictions.

Adult-use cannabis legalization           

The council will consider allowing two approved medical marijuana dispensaries to sell adult-use cannabis. A majority of council members previously indicated they would support the change.

Chamber of commerce funding

The council will consider adoption of a resolution for a five-year contract between the City of Hollister and the San Benito County Chamber of Commerce and Visitor’s Bureau for $52,500 dollars per year of financial assistance. It’s part of broader efforts to support tourism promotion and economic development efforts.

River trail project       

The council will consider awarding a contract to Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc. of Pleasanton to provide design and engineering services as it relates to the 2017 Community Development Block Grant San Benito River Park Trail Project.

Complete Streets planning for several roads

The City Council will consider adoption of a Resolution approving a Professional Services Agreement with Alta Planning + Design, Inc. for complete streets planning studies on Buena Vista Road, Santa Ana Road, Meridian Street and Memorial Drive and a supplemental appropriation for the grant that will fund the study.

New K-9 at the police department

The Hollister Police Department requests the purchase and training of a new police canine to replace the retired Canine, “Freeze” and request funding to convert a replacement vehicle by use of existing savings from current fiscal year budget.

Subdivision with 170 homes   

The council will consider a Subdivision Improvement Agreement for Mirabella II Subdivision, a conditionally approved residential development consisting of 144 single family residential homes and 26 multifamily duets

Subdision with 12 homes

Subdivision Improvement Agreement for Klauer Subdivision, a conditionally approved residential development consisting of nine new single-family residential homes, a three-unit multifamily home triplex, and the creation of a 6,570 square-foot lot around an existing single family home.

Summer soccer camps

The council will consider agreements with British Soccer Camp to offer two soccer camps during the week of July 29 through Aug. 2 (one for ages 3-5, one for ages 5-14).

See the full agenda here.