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May 9, 2021

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Pride flag to fly over Gilroy City Hall

A rainbow flag will fly at Gilroy City Hall in June in recognition of LGBTQ Pride Month. Some Gilroy City Councilmembers on May 3, however,...

Committee gives ideas on tackling homelessness

A committee tasked with finding ways to address homelessness in Gilroy gave an update on its activities to the city council on April 19. The...

Council majority declines local eviction moratorium

For the second time in a year, the Gilroy City Council rejected a local eviction moratorium, with the majority of members questioning the need...

Guest View, Dion Bracco and Carol Marques: Addressing homelessness

There was an opinion piece in the March 19 Dispatch that led the reader to believe that the Gilroy City Council is ignoring a...

Streets deteriorating as roadwork costs rise

Gilroy’s current approach to funding roadwork is inadequate, and if more money isn’t spent now on fixing the streets, it will only become more...

Marie Blankley joins Gilroy mayoral race

Longtime Gilroy resident and current councilmember Marie Blankley joined the city’s mayoral race on June 19. The seat is open in the November election, as...

Suit against councilman alleges unpaid overtime

GILROY—Two former employees of a towing company owned and operated by Gilroy Councilman Dion Bracco have lawyered up and are suing him for nearly $700,000 in overtime they allege they were never paid. Rafael Torres and Angel Fletes, who worked for Bracco’s Towing and Transport for six and seven years, respectively, as tow truck drivers, also allege other labor law violations in the lawsuit filed Tuesday in Santa Clara County Superior Court.

‘Vision 2028’ – plan for prosperity

The city council has carved out a vision for Gilroy’s next 15 years and, after its annual two-day strategic planning session, there’s a blueprint that outlines the steps needed to establish Gilroy as one of the most desirable destinations in the country.

Gilroyans get into local government

Calling it the “best turnout they've seen in years,” City Council members were delighted with the sheer number of applicants who showed up eager to serve on City committees during the regular meeting Monday.

Don Gage takes the Council stage

In the midst of all the shoulder patting, thanking, well-wishing and congratulating that transpired at the City Council chambers Dec. 7 when the public officially welcomed Don Gage as their new mayor, retiring Councilman Bob Dillon’s parting words put it best.