I just wanted to comment on Friday’s frosh football game. I was
very disappointed in the coaches. Most of the same players played
the entire game. There were at least 10 to 15 kids who did not get
to play at all.
I just wanted to comment on Friday’s frosh football game. I was very disappointed in the coaches. Most of the same players played the entire game. There were at least 10 to 15 kids who did not get to play at all.
How sad is that? I guess the coaches have their favorites. Maybe that’s why they lost. Why don’t they let all the kids play? But, oh wait, this is high school … only the coach’s favorites get to play and that’s a shame because there is so much talent on the field with the other players who sit on the bench.
I guess Gilroy will be losing more games in the future.
Carolina Martinez, Gilroy
ly bought and paid for by the tobacco industry. Some said cigarettes were safe while others proclaimed seven out of 10 doctors recommended one cigarette over another for their patient’s “health.” How times have changed and how they haven’t.
The nations of Australia, Italy and Switzerland all have in place federal laws now that regulate electrosmog. In America, the telecommunications lobby in Washington gives four times more political contributions than the clean air, water and open space lobbies contribute combined and we have no such law.
Gilroy citizens came together three years ago, just like thousands of other people in communities across our great nation have, and enacted an ordinance that says simply, keep radiation a reasonable distance from our homes and schools.
The well-crafted Gilroy Wireless Telecommunications Ordinance does not ban cell tower equipment. In fact it requires that it have emergency back-up power so phones work after an earthquake or natural disaster when power is cut and that sites be landscaped nicely to keep up everyone’s property value.
Our law encourages smart growth incentives locating towers away from residential neighborhoods, and in the case of Gilroy Unified School District, policies now encourage affordable solar homes for teachers which have contributed 10 times more money locally than any tower rent could.
Gilroy children and their long-term future good health are the primary beneficiaries of our tax neutral ordinance that more than 1,000 thoughtful Gilroyans signed petitions to enact.
Chris Cote, Chair, Gilroy Unified School District Environmental Oversight Committee, Gilroy