San Juan Bautista News

Jun 10, 2024

As we gear up for the Fourth of July, please remember that illegal fireworks are prohibited.

Jun 06, 2024

Construction will commence within the Rancho Vista Subdivision Monday, June 10, 2024

May 24, 2024

The Revised Draft Housing Element (2023-2031) and Fair Housing Analysis can be found at the link provided below. Public comment began on May 28, 2024, and will end on Jun 4, 2024.

2023-2031 6th Housing Element & Fair Housing Analysis

The Planning Commission will hold a Public Workshop on Thursday, June 27, 2024, at 4:00 p.m. to discuss the Revised Draft Housing Element (2023-2031). 

Jan 04, 2024

Street Sweeper is currently out of Service

Dec 31, 2023

Ready or not, here comes the New Year!  

Dec 01, 2023

Economic Development Strategies for SJB

Oct 01, 2023

New Rec Program Approved in 2023-2024 Budget

Sep 29, 2023

Sep 29, 2023

 2023-2031 6h Cycle Housing Element & Fair Housing Analysis

Sep 15, 2023

Aug 16, 2023

Jul 01, 2023

Jul 01, 2023

Jun 29, 2023

The City of San Juan Bautista is searching to replace its retiring City Attorney and City Legal services firm. The Request for Qualifications can be found on the City's web-site at this link: Responses are due to the City before 2:00 P.M. in hard copy or by email to the City Manager@ citymanager@san-juan-bauti

Jun 16, 2023

May 25, 2023

Position is open until filled

May 22, 2023

May 17, 2023

May 12, 2023

May 05, 2023

May 03, 2023

Storm Resources and Recovery / Recursos y Recuperación de tormentas

Apr 21, 2023

Request for bid now open until May 26, 2023 .

Apr 20, 2023

Parklet Update

Apr 01, 2023

Mar 27, 2023

The City wants your input! We hired a consulting firm to assist with a high-level organization review and strategic plan development and we want to learn what matters most to you about the services we provide. This survey is open through Monday, April 17th, at

Mar 22, 2023

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Mar 07, 2023

⚠️Traveler Alert⚠️ SR 156 travelers may encounter up to ten-minute delays today, Tuesday, March 7, in both directions between the City of San Juan Bautista  and City of Hollister, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Mar 01, 2023

Your Tax Dollars are at Work

Feb 28, 2023

Feb 01, 2023

Strategic Planning a Resolution

Jan 12, 2023


Jan 01, 2023

Communication Plan in Place

Dec 29, 2022

Arena y bolsas disponibles en Public Works Yard - traer una pala

Nov 16, 2022

Nov 01, 2022

Addressing Local Parking Questions

Oct 25, 2022


Oct 20, 2022

Oct 06, 2022

This project is supported in whole or in part by funding provided by the State of California and is administered by the California State Library.

Oct 01, 2022

Fall means it’s time for our best work

Sep 02, 2022

Options abound for free COVID19 testing in San Juan Bautista

Abundan las opciones para la prueba gratuita de COVID19 en San Juan Bautista

Sep 01, 2022

Election Season has Launched

Aug 31, 2022

For those without access to a cool space this weekend, the City will have its air-conditioned City Library open from 11 AM until 6 PM Saturday, and from 12 PM to 4 PM Sunday and Monday.  If necessary, it will stay open until 6 PM on Sunday and Monday.  The City Library staff will offer the normal services plus puzzles and games or something on the TV. Bring your own non-alcoholic beverages and food if necessary. Food and drinks can be consumed in our foyer and back room. 

Aug 30, 2022


Aug 19, 2022

Proyecto De Mejora de la Autopista 156 de San Juan Bautista A Hollister
Para Comenzar la Construcion

Aug 18, 2022

City Leaders are seeking qualified community members to help shape our future. 
Apply now!

Aug 01, 2022

Hot times over at SJB City Hall

Jul 22, 2022

Jul 11, 2022

Jul 05, 2022

City Leaders are seeking qualified community members to help shape our future.

Jul 01, 2022

Hold off on lighting those fireworks!

Jun 01, 2022

Fiscal Year Ends with Public Engagement

May 01, 2022

Intense Community Planning to Come

Apr 23, 2022

A Picture Story of the Event on April 23, 2022

Apr 01, 2022

Comensando el 1 de Abril, 2022 Se Cobrara el Cobro de Demora para el bill de la Utilidad

Apr 01, 2022

Special Events Return to San Juan Bautista

Feb 28, 2022

City project moving full steam ahead

Feb 04, 2022

The City’s newest Park will break-ground in a ceremony to be held Friday, February 4, 2022, at 4:00 P.M.

Feb 01, 2022

COVID leads to difficult times

Jan 26, 2022

Jan 01, 2022

Sending a message of gratitude

Oct 22, 2021

The city will be overseeing the construction of the proposed Round-About at San Juan Highway/First Street and Lavagnino Drive. Don Chapin Company Inc. should be mobilizing on to Lavagnino this week with a goal to start demo on Monday October 25th (weather pending). 

Jul 28, 2021

The City of San Juan Bautista is beginning the work on Downtown Additional Diagonal Parking Project between Pierce Lane and Muckelemi Street Project.

This project is anticipated to be completed in one week, August 2nd through August 6th, 2021. The work hours will occur between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m..

Jun 29, 2021

Container tags identify contaminants in the various carts and urge customers to use the correct containers, while keeping items “empty, clean and dry.”

Sep 21, 2020

The Town Hall Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, October 6th at 6 PM via Zoom. Click for details.

Aug 21, 2020

Slide presentation from August 18, 2020 City Council Meeting.

Jul 29, 2020

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the County of San Benito, the City of Hollister and the City of San Juan Bautista will conduct a joint virtual public hearing on Thursday, August 6, 2020, at 4:00 P.M. via ZOOM

Jul 09, 2020

"An urban growth boundary, or UGB, is a regional boundary, set in an attempt to control urban sprawl by, in its simplest form, mandating that the area inside the boundary be used for urban development and the area outside be preserved in its natural state or used for agriculture." - Wikipedia

Jun 17, 2020

On Monday, June 22, 2020, at 7:00 a.m., the Transformation of Third Street will begin. We ask that you move your vehicles to the side streets the night before. We expect the work to be completed by mid-afternoon.

May 18, 2020

The City began reconstructing 3rd Street,  between Tuhualami Street and Muckelemi  Street, on Monday May 18th.

May 13, 2020

Community Liaison Update: Stage 2 Lower Risk Businesses can now open with certain restrictions

Apr 27, 2020

In order to keep you informed of upcoming changes and additional funding opportunities please fill out and return the attached Business Information Contact Form to Lizz, our Community Liaison via email @

Apr 24, 2020

Press release: Coronavirus Update #6 from City Manager Reynolds beginning Monday masks are required when in public. City and County parks will begin to reopen, play structures remain closed.

Apr 10, 2020

Press Release from City Manager Reynolds: Active City Parks are closed until further notice.

Mar 31, 2020

County Health Officer Dr. Fenstersheib has extended the Shelter in Place order with additional restrictions

Mar 26, 2020

Press Release from City Manager Reynolds

Mar 18, 2020

Press Release from City Manager Reynolds.

Mar 18, 2020

Book drop available, fines to be forgiven, Library materials available by request.

Mar 14, 2020

Press Release from City Manager Reynolds.

Mar 11, 2020

See the message here.

Mar 06, 2020

Take the survey online or print and mail/drop-off at City Hall by March 30.

Mar 05, 2020

Links to San Benito County and CDC websites along with information for parents & students (English, Spanish).

Feb 29, 2020

See the complete notice here regarding the recommendation of amendments to two ordinances.

Feb 28, 2020

See the complete notice here.

Feb 11, 2020

9:00 a.m. to noon, San Juan Bautista Library, 801 Second Street    Agenda

Feb 05, 2020

See the complete notice here regarding an ordinance banning certain single use plastics.

Feb 03, 2020

2019 Novel Coronavirus Patients Transferred Out of County for Medical Care

Jan 26, 2020

The Library hours on Fridays are now Noon to 7:00 P.M.

Jan 13, 2020

Beginning January 1, 2020, the City Planning and Building Departments will enforce the 2019 Edition of California Building Standards Codes. See the full press release here.

Jan 12, 2020

See the complete notice here regarding an appeal of the December 12, 2019 Planning Commission approval for 107 Third Street.

Dec 06, 2019

See the complete notice here regarding the Housing Element.

Dec 06, 2019

See the complete notice here regarding Cannabis.

Dec 04, 2019

The December 3 HRB & PC meetings were adjourned to Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. in City Hall, 311 Second Street in San Juan Bautista.

Nov 21, 2019

See the complete notice here.

Nov 20, 2019

Approved on November 19, 2019 and filed with the County Clerk on November 20, 2019

Nov 18, 2019

The Historic Resources Board will be discussing the State Historic Park Master Plan at its December 3 meeting.

Nov 13, 2019

See what's going on at our Library! FY19 Library Summary

Oct 25, 2019

The program has started with warning tags in October. Beginning November 2, citations will be issued. Towing will begin the week of November 11.

Oct 22, 2019

This Administrative Draft is available for public review here.

Oct 15, 2019

Approved on October 15, 2019 and filed with the County Clerk on October 16, 2019

Oct 08, 2019

Approved on October 8, 2019 and filed with the County Clerk on October 10, 2019

Oct 07, 2019

Learn what's going on in our community. Hosted by the San Juan Bautista Library Axuiliary & the San Juan Bautista Community Business Association.     Flyer   

Sep 28, 2019

Youth ages 12-18 living within the Aromas San Juan Unified School District are invited to apply.

Sep 27, 2019

See the complete notice here.

Sep 20, 2019

See the complete notice here.

Aug 23, 2019

If you already have a Library Card, and you return long-overdue books, your fines will be waived!

Aug 22, 2019

All residents age 60 and up are encouraged to fill out & submit the 2019 Senior Survey.

Jul 24, 2019

Draft Housing Element Document    Mitigated Negative Declaration Document    Notice of Intent to Adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration

Jul 23, 2019

Find out what PG&E is doing to further reduce wildfire risks.

Jun 29, 2019

The new rates are availble here.

Jun 20, 2019

Effective June 20, 2019, the Municipal Code was amended to ban smoking in outdoor dining areas.

Jun 12, 2019

At the Regular Meeting on June 18, 2019, the City Coucil will consider an employment agreement.

May 16, 2019

City Council will hear a presentation at its next meeting on Tuesday, May 21.

May 07, 2019

San Juan Bautista Water 'runs clear'

Apr 19, 2019

Current information on the City's water system.

Apr 04, 2019

Residents have free accesss to the Water Resources Association of San Benito County.

Jan 22, 2019

MBCP delivered $8,902 in cost savings to residents & businesses in San Juan Bautista in 2018.

Dec 21, 2018

The City now has a safe, redundant water supply. The high iron/manganese well is now on stand-by & the water discoloration issue will go away.

Dec 06, 2018

The City of San Juan Bautista was very saddened today to learn of the passing of their mayor and beloved resident, the Honorable Jim West. 

Oct 09, 2018

Bring your energy & enthusiasm to add to the Committee's work in implementing the City's 2035 General Plan.

Sep 27, 2018

Beginning October 4, Story Time is every Thursday, from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Sep 19, 2018

Understanding Your Bill

Sep 10, 2018

Construction on the Rancho Vista Project is limited to certain days and hours.

Jul 13, 2018

The City has a step-by-step process for issuing tickets to overweight trucks going through the city. Click on link above to read more.

May 29, 2018

Youth ages 12-18 living within the Aromas San Juan Unified School District boundaries are invited to apply.

Mar 23, 2018

The State Water Board Division of Drinking Water has lifted the mandatory warning for high levels of nitrates in the City of San Juan Bautista Water System. 

Jan 30, 2018

Check out the City's Twitter, Facebook and Instragram pages!

May 28, 2017

Apr 30, 2017

Check out this wonderful piece on San Juan Bautista from ABC's series "Get Outta Town."

City Leaders are seeking qualified community members to help shape our future. 
Apply now!

This ordinance will address regulations of Mobile Food Vending within the public right-of-way and individual food trucks/trailers on privately developed property.

Esta ordenanza abordará las regulaciones de la venta ambulante de alimentos dentro del derecho de paso público y los camiones / remolques de comida individuales en propiedades desarrolladas privadas.