Assemblymember Anna Caballero's remarks on Hollister Open House

Thursday, March 8, 2018

HOLLISTER – On Thursday, March 8, Assemblymember Anna Caballero (D-Salinas) welcomed San Benito County residents to the Hollister Satellite Office Open House and also recognized Councilmember Mickie Luna and City Clerk Christine Black for their contributions to the community.

“It was an honor joining San Benito County residents Thursday night at our Hollister Satellite Office Open House,” Caballero said. “We have great leaders like Councilmember Luna and Ms. Black, and I wanted to commemorate their recent awards and longtime service, improving the quality of life for Hollister residents.”

In December, Luna received an honorary doctorate degree from the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City. According to a city of Hollister press release, “Beginning the list of Doctorate Recognition is Micaela (Mickie) Solorio Luna, City Councilwoman with the City of Hollister, California and a woman characterized by compassion and principles in defending Human Rights, whose work speaks volumes of a constant and arduous dedication to society, our youth and the Mexican community.”

Black recently received the designation of Master Municipal Clerk by the International Institute of Municipal Clerks, Inc. In order to receive the title, Black completed arduous educational requirements and was required to show significant contributions to her Hollister community and the state of California.

The event was attended by 45 District 30 residents, including four San Benito County supervisors, four Hollister city councilmembers, two San Juan Bautista councilmembers and numerous other officials.

Caballero stated, “With issues like the Highway 25 closure by Union Pacific this week, we need to emphasize cooperation and communication between all levels of government. I worked with local elected officials and state agencies to reduce four peak traffic disruptions to only one on Wednesday morning. I will continue fighting for our communities.”

Located on 365 4th Street in Downtown Hollister, the Satellite Office will be staffed on a monthly basis and by appointment with the Assemblymember. For more information, please contact (831) 759-8676 or visit

Assemblymember Anna M. Caballero is the Chair of the Agriculture committee, of the California State Assembly. She represents the 30th District, composed of the Salinas Valley and Big Sur, San Benito County, Watsonville, Gilroy, and Morgan Hill.