Letters: Council candidate offers sincere congratulations to those elected

I offer my hearty congratulations to Peter Leroe-Munoz,
Councilman Dion Bracco and Councilman Peter Arellano, the winners
for the current City Council positions. Your effort in this
campaign and your continued service to our community is sincerely
appreciated.
Dear Editor,

I offer my hearty congratulations to Peter Leroe-Munoz, Councilman Dion Bracco and Councilman Peter Arellano, the winners for the current City Council positions. Your effort in this campaign and your continued service to our community is sincerely appreciated. Good luck in all the long hours, hard work and tough decisions during your terms of office.

In addition, I also congratulate my associate candidates, Art Barron, Russ Valiquette and Pasquale Greco for their campaign efforts I believe that the quality of this City Council campaign as evidenced by the professional attitude of all the candidates and the participation by numerous organizations is a definite credit to the City of Gilroy.

I personally thank all the organizations and individuals that provided financial and voter support for my candidacy for Gilroy City Council. I plan to continue to be involved in the support of our fine community.

Paul V. Kloecker, Gilroy

Traffic woes at Las Animas School a clear case of poor planning

Dear Editor,

I saw a letter from a lady who was concerned about the traffic at Las Animas Elementary School. She is right, of course.

The main problem at this school is that it is not a “neighborhood school” in any sense of the word. There is only one tract south and east of the school where the children could walk to school. Everyone else has to drive or take the bus.

For kindergartners, the bus isn’t really an option so we all drive. This school serves families from a huge area. My great-granddaughter lives in Eagle Ridge which is more than four miles from Las Animas, but this is “her” school. Another child who I know lives on Sixth Street which isn’t all that close to Las Animas either.

Although these are serious concerns, the biggest problem at this school is lack of access. There is truly only one way in and out to the school, along Luchessa. In case of an emergency, I have no idea what will happen there. I realize that the school was built in anticipation of a huge tract going in, but that hasn’t happened yet and the safety issues are not being addressed.

Yes, I know fire engines, etc., could come through the tract from two directions, (Thomas and Luchessa) but they would all end up at the same place with the same problem. There are signs saying that two other access streets are to be built, but there is no evidence of any such activity.

Since I have only lived in Gilroy for one year I don’t know what the school board had in mind nor what their future intentions are. At the moment, it doesn’t appear to have been very well planned.

Marjorie Apel, Gilroy

Sound of music a testament to Gilroy and the ‘guy who delivers’

Dear Editor,

I arrived in Gilroy in 1958. I came from an Iowa town of 1,200 people and a high school of 200 students. Gilroy at the time had 6,000 folks and a high school of 600.

The Iowa high school had a mixed chorus of 60 (24 boys) and a 56-voice girls glee club and a boys glee club of 33. I was really looking forward to Gilroy High’s music program. It had three times the students the Iowa school had. But, there were only 18 singing voices in the choir – no boys – and everything in unison, no parts!

Imagine the pleasure of listening to the full vocal concert on Oct. 27 with 96 voices.

Yes it was two high schools, but it was outstanding and the kids sounded professional.

Thank you Gilroy people who have pushed, volunteered and cajoled for music, for the school board administrators who have provided the resources and for the guy who delivers – Phil Robb.

Roger Anderson, Gilroy

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