The City of Hollister is seeking applications to fill three vacant positions on the General Plan Advisory Committee (GPAC) to represent members of the public.

City Seeking Applicants for At-Large Resident Vacancies

The City of Hollister is seeking applications to fill three vacant positions on the General Plan Advisory Committee (GPAC) to represent members of the public.  Interested candidates must be Hollister residents and should generally be available on Tuesdays from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.  At this time, meetings are held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

How to Apply

Fill out this application and return to the City Clerk’s Office by Friday, March 5, 2021 at 4 pm. Applications can be mailed or dropped off at 375 Fifth Street, Hollister, CA 95023.  Application materials may also be submitted as a pdf via email to cityclerk@hollister.ca.gov. The City Council anticipates ratifying the new GPAC members at the Monday, March 15, 2021 Council meeting.

General Plan Advisory Committee Application for At-large Resident

City Council of the City of Hollister is accepting applications for Airport Advisory, Art & Cultural, Parks & Recreation Commissions, and General Plan Advisory Committee (GPAC) for City Residents.

PUBLIC NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Hollister is accepting applications for the following:

Airport Advisory Commission

City Council is seeking applications from residents residing in District 1, District 3, and District 4.  In addition, one seat which is appointed by the Mayor, whose applicants must reside within city limits.  All Commissioner terms coincide with their corresponding Council Member terms.

The role of the Airport Advisory Commission is to study and make recommendations on matters relating to current and future need for services to both the general public and aviation community at the airport. The Commission considers the long range plans for the development and improvement of the Airport with appropriate consideration of the City General Plan and the Airport Master Plan, and serves in an advisory capacity to the City Council on all aviation and airport matters.

Art & Cultural Commission

City Council is seeking applications from residents residing in District 1, District 2, District 3, and District 4.  In addition, one seat which is appointed by the Mayor, whose applicants must reside within city limits.  All Commissioner terms coincide with their corresponding Council Member terms.

The Commission will advise the City Council on all matters affecting the culture of the city and to advise and assist other city boards and commissions in the field of the fine arts. Commissioners will undertake and carry out all functions reasonably necessary to accomplish the objectives and to discharge the functions of the commission; and to exercise such other functions as may be set by the City Council.  In addition, members will establish an effective liaison between the city and local cultural and artistic groups.

Parks & Recreation Commission

This Commission serves as advisory board to the City Council in order to promote, achieve, and ensure adequate and comprehensive policies, programs, services, and facilities for the City of Hollister.  The City of Hollister is looking for one (1) seat from District 4.  All Commissioner terms coincide with their corresponding Council Member terms.

General Plan Advisory Committee (GPAC) for City residents.

This Committee serves as an advisory body to the City Council to provide important input and guidance for the City of Hollister General Plan update.  The City of Hollister is looking for three (3) Committee members from the public to serve until the City of Hollister General Plan update has been adopted.  GPAC Applications must include a cover letter and resume and may be submitted via email to:  cityclerk@hollister.ca.gov

All applications may be submitted via email to:  cityclerk@hollister.ca.gov or in person at the City Clerk’s office, located at 375 Fifth Street, Hollister.  Application filing deadline is Friday, March 5, 2021, at 4:00, p.m.  Applications may continue to be accepted until positions are filled.  For more information, please call the City Clerk’s Office at 636-4300 x1016 or 1017.

CITY OF HOLLISTER

By            Christine Black, MMC

City Clerk

City of Hollister General Plan Update Website Launch

The City is updating its General Plan and we want you to be involved every step of the way. Learn more about the General Plan, participate in online activities, and stay up to date at Hollister2040.org!

The City of Hollister is embarking upon a major planning process to update the City’s General Plan, the document that guides development and conservation in the city over the next 20 years. To develop planning documents that reflect the community’s values and priorities, the General Plan Update will be a highly participatory process.

Governor Newsom Takes Executive Action to Establish a Statewide Moratorium on Evictions / Tenant Form Letter to Landlords for Affected Tenants

The order is effective immediately and will apply through May 31, 2020

Builds on the Governor’s previous executive action authorizing local governments to halt evictions

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today issued an executive order banning the enforcement of eviction orders for renters affected by COVID-19 through May 31, 2020. The order prohibits landlords from evicting tenants for nonpayment of rent and prohibits enforcement of evictions by law enforcement or courts. It also requires tenants to declare in writing, no more than seven days after the rent comes due, that the tenant cannot pay all or part of their rent due to COVID-19.

The tenant would be required to retain documentation but not required to submit it to the landlord in advance. And the tenant would remain obligated to repay full rent in a timely manner and could still face eviction after the enforcement moratorium is lifted. The order takes effect immediately, and provides immediate relief to tenants for whom rent is due on April 1st.

Today’s action builds on Governor Newsom’s previous executive order authorizing local governments to halt evictions for renters impacted by the pandemic.

A copy of the Governor’s executive order can be found here and the text of the order can also be found here.

Notice to Landlord – Financial impacts of COVD-19 (PDF File 45KB)

Recreation Program and Event Status due to COVID-19

This is a challenging time for not only our country, but also for our community. The safety and health of our community and staff are taken very seriously. Hollister Recreation staff has chosen to take actions to limit the spread of this virus. Effective immediately, all City of Hollister lobbies will be closed to the public. We have also made the tough decision to cancel or postpone the following programs and events:

Programs and events that have been cancelled:

             Junior Warriors

             49er Prep Flag Football

             H.I.T.S. Tennis (Spring Session)

             Nike Marathon Kids Run Club

             MLB Pitch Hit Run/Jr. Home Run Derby

             Paws in the Park Golden Eggvent

Programs and events that are postponed until further notice:

             HULA

             Karate

             Yoga

             Tai Chi

             Adult Softball

We will continue to evaluate the start of the Junior Giants season and reach out with updates as new information comes through from the Junior Giants Foundation. Stay tuned for updates via email, Facebook and our website.

We will also continue to evaluate the start of summer programs and reach out with updates as new information and directives come through from City of Hollister officials.  If a program is cancelled our team will contact those that are pre-registered.  Stay tuned for updates via email, Facebook and our website.

For payment, please call us at (831) 636-4390 or visit our website at www.webtrac.hollister.ca.gov. Cash payments will not be accepted at this time, please pay on line or purchase a visa gift card and call the Recreation office with the card number. We will only take card information over the phone or email us at recreation@hollister.ca.gov.

Thank you for your understanding during this constantly changing environment.

ATENCION -COVID-19 – Todas Las Oficinas de la Ciudad Permanecerán Cerradas al Público Hasta Nuevo Aviso.

ATENCION
La Ciudad de Hollister está trabajando arduamente para proteger el
bienestar de toda nuestra comunidad, residentes y empleados por igual.
Nos gustaría enfatizar que no hay razón para entrar en pánico. La Ciudad
está tomando los siguientes pasos como precaución.

A partir de hoy, 16 de marzo de 2020, todas las oficinas de la Ciudad
permanecerán cerradas al público hasta nuevo aviso. Los residentes
pueden llamar al personal para obtener información o para programar
reuniones que son absolutamente necesarias de la siguiente manera:

Preguntas Generales (831) 636-4300, Opción 4
Administrador de la ciudad (831) 636-4300, Opción 4
City Clerk (831) 636-4300, Opción 5
Finanzas / Facturación de servicios públicos (831) 636-4301, Opción 5
Departamento de Policía (numero cuando no es una emergencia)
(831) 636-4330

En caso de emergencia, llame al 911

De nuevo, no hay necesidad de entrar en pánico. Por favor mantén la
calma. La Ciudad se compromete a proporcionar información precisa y
actualizada a medida que esté disponible.

Juntos vamos a superar esto.

Due to COVID-19 Pandemic, City of Hollister City Office Lobbies will be closed until further Notice

ATTENTION

The City of Hollister is working hard to protect the wellbeing of our entire community, residents and staff members alike. We could like to emphasize that there is no reason for panic. The City is taking the following steps in an abundance of caution.

Effective today, March 16, 2020 All City lobbies are closed until further notice.  Residents may call staff for information or to schedule meetings that are absolutely necessary as follows:

General Inquiries          (831) 636-4300, Option 4

City Manager                (831) 636-4300, Option 4

City Clerk                     (831) 636-4300, Option 5

Finance/Utility Billing     (831) 636-4301, Option 5

Police Non-Emergency  (831) 636-4330

In Case of Emergency, please call 911

Again, there is no need to panic. Please stay calm. The City is committed to providing precise and current information as it becomes available.

We will get through this together.