Letter: Council has to quit ‘catering to the developers and listen to the city’s residents’

It’s such a shame that Gilroy is going down the same path as San
Jose and other Bay Area cities have done.
Dear Editor,

It’s such a shame that Gilroy is going down the same path as San Jose and other Bay Area cities have done.

Too many houses are scheduled to be built in this small town. Gilroy is such a lovely, still-rural city, but the developers have had their way here as they have everywhere else and our wonderful city is going to disappear into another suburban traffic-ridden mess.

We still have actual farms here! We have open space! We have deer and turkeys and other wild animals. This will all disappear if the City Council continues to cater to the developers instead of listening to the residents of Gilroy.

The train may or may not be good for Gilroy, who knows? I can tell you for sure that more and more people will NOT be good for any of us.

Sure, they will pay taxes, but they will overburden our streets and our stores and our schools. Forget about building on the hills. Forget about Glen Loma. Let’s keep Gilroy as it is – one tiny place that hasn’t given in to overbuilding.

Marjorie Apel, Gilroy

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