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December 01, 2008

Public hearing on final EIR for Gavilan College in San Benito County

WHO: The Board of Trustees of Gavilan College

WHAT: Will hold a public hearing on the final Environmental Impact Report for the proposed San Benito Community College Campus Project (“Project”). At the public hearing, the Board will consider the certification of the Final Environmental Impact Report (“Final EIR”) pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act, and the approval of the campus project. Although two projects were evaluated in the Final EIR, the San Benito College Campus Project and the Fairview Corners Residential Project, only the San Benito College Campus Project is the subject of the public hearing.

As the Lead Agency for the San Benito Campus Project, the Gavilan College Board of Trustees will consider acquisition of an 80-acre property and consider approval of the San Benito Campus Project. If the Project is approved by the Board, the EIR will then be used by the Board in conjunction with the other approvals and permits required to implement and establish a new community college campus on the site. Eventually, the proposed campus could accommodate up to 3,500 full-time equivalent students. The actual timing of construction will be dependent upon enrollment growth and funding availability.

The project site is located in an unincorporated area of San Benito County, southeast of the City of Hollister, located directly north of Highway 25 (Airline Highway) and east of Fairview Road.

The Board has no approval authority for the Fairview Corners Residential Project. San Benito County may consider approval or denial of the Fairview Corners Residential Project at a future date to be determined by the County.

WHEN: December 9, 2008 at 7:00 P.M.

WHERE: Student Center, Gavilan College, 5055 Santa Teresa Boulevard, Gilroy, California.

MORE INFORMATION: The Final EIR may be reviewed at or copies obtained in the Library or office of Dr. Steven Kinsella, Superintendent/President, Gavilan Joint Community College District, 5055 Santa Teresa Blvd., Gilroy, CA 95020, telephone (408) 848-4711; Fax: (408) 847-5102; email


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