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February 20, 2024

Tag: Mayor Ignacio Velazquez

Hollister council erupts into loud argument a week after facilitation

It looks like the mediator didn’t help things at the Hollister City Council. The council meeting Monday erupted into a loud, tense argument after...

Agenda: City to schedule mayor’s appeal on 400 block project

Hollister Mayor Ignacio Velazquez has filed an official appeal to the planning commission’s April approval of the development in the 400 block of San...

Opinion: Mayor playing ‘bait and switch’ with moratorium topic

Contributed by Marty Richman, who represents District 4 on the Hollister City Council Hollister’s Mayor Ignacio Velazquez is playing a dangerous game of bait and...

Hollister mayor wants residential building ban

Hollister Mayor Ignacio Velazquez this week requested the city place an item on an upcoming agenda to discuss his idea for a residential building...

Mayor appoints council members to various committees

Hollister City Council members Monday ratified the mayor's choices for a variety of committees and agencies. It was the first regular meeting with the new...

New councilman wants more meetings to take on goals

Newly elected Hollister Councilman Marty Richman proposed a third regular meeting each month because he said two monthly gatherings aren’t enough for all the...

Victorious mayor, incoming council members react to results

Mayor Ignacio Velazquez said it felt great after seeing election results come through resoundingly in his favor Tuesday. “It felt great,” he said. “It feels...

Merchants sound off on sign rules at mayor’s meeting

A dozen or so business owners sat down with the mayor Thursday to talk over downtown sign restrictions in light of complaints about enforcement...

As city officials eye appointment for open seat, mayor wants special...

While City of Hollister officials plan to move ahead with an appointment to fill the District 1 council seat departed by Ray Friend after...

Residents want to run rally, ask city to revive it

Several local speakers at Monday’s city council meeting pleaded with officials to reconsider their decision to cancel the 2018 Hollister Independence Rally and claimed...