New Board of Supes Chair Rivas Outlines Agenda

Robert Rivas explains his vision for county’s future as he takes over boad chair duties from Margie Barrios. After an orchestrated rotation of the guard and a choreographed swapping of seats, computers and name plates, Supervisor Robert Rivas was solely and unanimously voted to be the chair at the special meeting Jan. 12 of the San Benito County Board of Supervisors. Through the same rote procedure, Supervisor Jaime De La Cruz assumed the duties of vice chair.

Rivas quickly displayed his oratory skills in a 25-minute state-of-the-county speech that concentrated on his three-point vision for the next 12 months.

He started off with a light touch, saying the meeting was terribly timed because it was competing the President Barack Obama’s state of the union speech.

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