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Gilroy, CA
Sunday, December 16, 2018
Local Scene
A longtime Gilroy resident weighs in on the city’s future
The Gilroy City Council honored Ted Carpenetti, who celebrated his 101st birthday on September 17 and was instrumental in building Christmas Hill Park.
Only 40 percent of the students in the Gilroy Unified School District meet or surpass state standards in math and 48 percent in English, according to a statewide report released this week of 2017 test scores.
As of Wednesday, a deal between the Gilroy and Great Wolf Lodge had slipped away.
Gilroy leaders worried last week about having a place for their children to live and work.
Gilroy is growing and to keep the pace the city needs more jobs for locals, says Tammy Brownlow, the CEO of Gilroy Economic Development Corporation. The past year has brought some success.
As the promise of revenues from retail is fading, the face of tourism in and around Gilroy continues to evolve and become more important to the city coffers. Gilroy Welcome Center Director Jane Howard has taken out ads around the world to let people know about all that Gilroy offers and has high hopes for new tourist attractions.