October 3rd, 2017

The City of San Juan Bautista Water System has high levels of nitrate.  DO NOT GIVE THE WATER TO INFANTS UNDER 6 MONTHS OLD OR PREGNANT WOMEN OR USE IT TO MAKE INFANT FORMULA.  For more information, please read the DRINKING WATER WARNING.

Este informe contiene información muy importante sobre su agua potable.  ADVERTENCIA SOBRE EL AGUA POTABLE

Bottled water is available at City Hall for those customers who are susceptible to high nitrates (pregnant women, parents with infants, or people with health conditions that make them vulnerable to nitrates such as heart disease).  There is also a water dispenser behind City Hall/the Fire Department that is hooked up to a Reverse Osmosis (RO) system where customers can fill up personal containers (up to 5 gallons).

For more information, please call the City of San Juan Bautista at 831-623-4661 or visit us at 311 Second Street, San Juan Bautista, CA 95045.

More information on nitrates can also be found on the State Water Resources Control Board website HERE.

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***Planning Commission/Historic Resources Board Position Open***

The City Council of the City of San Juan Bautista is now accepting applications to fill a vacancy on the San Juan Bautista Planning Commission and Historic Resources Board. The unexpired four year term will expire in December 2018.  For more information on the position and how to apply, please click HERE.

MAKE A DIFFERENCE DAY – San Juan Bautista Community Clean-Up – Saturday, October 28th, 2017 – 8 a.m. to 12 noon

Make a Difference Day is the largest national day of community service and is a celebration of neighbors joining together to beautify their community.  JOIN US!!!  Local volunteers are needed for this Largest National Day of Community Service, and there are opportunities for all to get involved.  Community clean-up activities include litter removal, cleaning, painting, and landscaping at these city locations:

  • Luck Library and Park
  • Community Center
  • City Hall & Fire Department
  • Verutti Park
  • Downtown
  • Abbe Baseball Park

Clean-up will be followed by a hot dog BBQ at the Luck Library for all volunteers!

Registration is open through Friday, October 13th.  Register by calling (831) 623-4661 or email accttech@san-juan-bautista.ca.us

San Juan Bautista Youth Commission is recruiting new members!!!

Youth ages 12-18 living within the Aromas San Juan Unified School District boundaries are invited to apply to become a member of the 11-member San Juan Bautista Youth Commission. Commissioners provide insight regarding youth and teen issues to assist the City in addressing the needs of importance for youth and experience a unique opportunity to work with city leaders.  The Commission creates events and special programs that positively influence the youth of San Juan Bautista.

For more information on the committee and how to apply, please check out the flyer HERE.

The 18th Barrel wine and beer tasting room ribbon-cutting is coming up!

There will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate the opening of the city’s new wine and beer tasting room on Friday, August 18th, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. (see flyer below).  If you haven’t gotten a chance to check them out, now is the time to come to San Juan Bautista and taste “the best of both barrels”!  The 18th Barrel was also featured in an article in The Mercury News recently.  You can check out the article HERE.

Send Kids Back to School Ready to Learn!

United Way of San Benito County is partnering with the San Benito County Office of Education for the 5th Annual “Stuff the Bus”, collecting new backpacks and school supplies for the homeless and need children of San Benito County.  The goal is to have all SBC children start school with the supplies they need to be confident and successful.  For more information, please click HERE or on the images below.  There will also be a drop-off on Saturday, August 5th, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Target parking lot in Hollister.









City of San Juan Bautista is now on Instagram!

Study Session on Marijuana Regulation in San Juan Bautista this Wednesday, June 14th, at City Hall at 6:00 p.m.

For a copy of the meeting agenda, please click HERE, and for a copy of the City Council Staff Report, please click HERE.

Sacramento Bee Article on San Juan Bautista

The Sacramento Bee recently ran a very nice little piece about the City of San Juan Bautista.  To read the article, please click HERE.

City of San Juan Bautista Water System 2016 Consumer Confidence Report Now Available

To read the 2016 Consumer Confidence Report, please click HERE, and for more information about the Water Department, please visit the Water Department page HERE.

San Juan Bautista on ABC’s “Get Outta Town”

Check out this wonderful piece on San Juan Bautista from ABC’s series “Get Outta Town.”  Many of our fabulous locations, businesses, and residents are featured prominently, as well as lots of great information for residents and visitors alike.  This is San Juan at its best!

Artists-Writers Workshop Summer Camp – June 12 to 30, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ($75)

Fostering Literacy Through Art is an art-and-literature-based approach to writing that integrates visual modes of thinking at every stage of the writing process.  This curriculum utilizes simple crayon resist art techniques and quality literature in a progression of mini-lessons that teach essential literacy skills to students with diverse learning styles.  A limited number of scholarships are available.

To enroll, or for more information, please call the SJB Carl Luck Library at 831-623-4687 or email library@san-juan-bautista.ca.us


Sign Up NOW for the San Benito County Junior Giants!

The San Benito County Junior Giants are still looking for interested boys and girls to join this summer’s program that starts on June 12th!  For more information and to sign up, please click HERE.  Don’t worry about the May 15th deadline.  They are keeping it open to allow as many kids to join as possible!


Water Forum in the News

Check out the BenitoLink article on the San Juan Bautista Water Forum HERE.

Water Department Page is Up!

The City of San Juan Bautista website now has a dedicated page for Water Department news and information.  To visit the Water Department page, please click HERE or on “Water” in the “Departments” drop-down menu at the top of the page.


Make a Difference Day

On Saturday October 21st, community members took part in a town-wide clean-up day. The City would like to thank sponsors and community members for making this day a success!

The City of San Juan Bautista is under mandatory water restrictions. The State Water Resources Control Board recently adopted an expanded emergency regulation to reduce urban water consumption by 25% in order to safeguard the state’s remaining water supplies. See documents below for additional details.

Recognition to El Teatro Campesino’s Luis Valdez!

safe_imagePictured L to R: Santiago Jimenez, Sandra Cisneros, and Luis Valdez

“On Thursday, Sept. 22, Valdez was honored by President Barack Obama in a ceremony recognizing recipients of the 2015 National Medal of Arts, “the highest award given to artists and arts patrons by the United States government,” according to the National Endowment for the Arts’ (NEA) website.” Read more at: Benitolink.com