The grass in the park down the street (Southeast Community Park, Hollister's newest park, apparently) is overgrown and rapidly drying out. I felt compelled to call this to the attention of the City of Hollister's parks department. A sympathetic voice on the other end of the phone let me know that the city's park staff had been reduced to something like three people and that their lawn mower had recently died. Apparently, the City of Hollister is nigh unto broke. I think we citizens of Hollister have an opportunity to express our volunteerism and/or charity. If anyone is interested, might I suggest that a donation of a lawn mower to the city might be a wonderful idea?
For what it's worth, apparently the other seven or so parks are suffering as well.