Who are We?
We are your neighbors and friends—just local citizens who decided it was time to move San Benito County in a more positive direction. Our goal is simple: build a thriving, sustainable community to take us into a Brighter Future.
Many of us were scratching our heads over Measure K. In particular, the No on K Campaign led by Preserve Our Rural Communities (PORC), which spread misleading information as to what the measure was about, leading people down a path against growth here in our County. We spent a great deal of time on social media, discussing with folks and attempting to educate people about the difference between residential zoning and Measure K, which was about commercial zoning. We heard countless stories of petition gatherers who got people to sign their petitions by claiming it was going to help stop Highway 25 traffic and the big home developments. Not even close to the truth.
In response, our group began to talk about how to get our County to a better place, with a stable economy, more jobs and revenue streams so our County could provide better services, while still preserving our history and rural community. We organized into San Benito Citizens for a Brighter Future, a grassroots organization which is in the process of becoming a 501(c)4 nonprofit political action committee. Our goal is to prevent any further misinformation campaigns. We also wish to support projects which are a good fit with our county, that would bring jobs and revenue while respecting our community; projects that are focused on sustainability and the environment, while also celebrating our history and rural character. Most of all, we want to see factual information presented to our residents so they can make informed decisions. #FACTSMATTER
We are working together with other local groups and elected officials, building a coalition to encourage business growth, and financial stability in our County, while preserving its rural character. We would like to invite you to join with San Benito Citizens for a Brighter Future. You can make a difference! We are stronger together.
At this moment, we are focused on educating people about new anti-growth initiatives proposed by Preserve Our Rural Communities (PORC). Our County needs new business and economic growth to survive and thrive. Those initiatives seek to limit or stop growth for 29 years! This will cause extreme financial stress to our County, at a time where we are facing huge job and business losses, and a projected deficit of $1 million in revenue. Just say NO to more petitions. Say NO to anti-growth activists. Say YES to a Brighter Future!