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Hollister City Council looking to improve road infrastructure throughout the city

HOLLISTER, Calif. (KION-TV)- People in Hollister have been voicing their concern about the state of the roads around the city.

After city officials discussed the issue in a workshop meeting, they agreed that fixing the roads should be a top priority.

One Hollister resident saying fixing the roads is long overdue.

"It's a bumpy ride," said a Hollister resident. "I have to pay more attention to the potholes than the road sometimes and that's not good."

Long-term resident Javier Sanchez has damaged his truck because of the number of potholes around town.

"My alignment is messed up and My pickup is now pulled to the right," said Sanchez. "So I know what streets avoid."

The City Council had discussions on Monday to discuss yearly goals for Hollister. Hollister City Councilman Rolan Resendiz was vocal during the meeting, saying the number one safety concern among people is the state of the roads.

"That's one of the biggest complaints that we receive," said Resendiz. "And it's just it's a shame that, again, this council hasn't done one thing to adopt a policy to prioritize fixing the roads here,"

The council agreed the state of the roads should be a priority.

Resendiz wants action to be taken with the current council.

"The good thing about it is that the previous council has put out a plan, and this staff is going to bring something forward with the budget," said Resendiz. "But again, as far as policy adoptions go, as far as advocating for fixing the roads, it has not been done under this current council,"

Staff will be coming forward with a budget on June 4th allocated for road repairs.

Other topics discussed in the meeting were ways to capitalize on the airport in Hollister.
Resendiz says they have hired an airport director and are looking to hire an economic developer.

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Dania Romero

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