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January 18, 2020

Tag: gilroy city council

Council bids Tom Haglund farewell

GILROY—The Gilroy City Council said its formal goodbyes on Monday to City Administrator Tom Haglund, who has led the city since 2008.

Development, impact to schools hot topics at joint meeting

GILROY—The rapid growth of residential developments and how they’re approved were hot topics at a joint meeting between Gilroy Unified School District trustees and the Gilroy City Council on Sept. 23.

Former Morgan Hill admin to run Gilroy temporarily

GILROY—A retired Morgan Hill city manager was chosen Monday night to fill in as Gilroy’s interim city administrator, according to Mayor Don Gage.

Council to interview candidates for interim city administrator

GILROY—In a closed session meeting, the Gilroy City Council will be interviewing candidates for the position of interim city administrator, Mayor Don Gage told the Dispatch.

Honor veterans by purchasing pavers

Thanks to the approval of the Gilroy City Council, the Veterans Memorial at Christmas Hill Park will be expanded. The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6309 is now taking orders for commemorative bricks for the expansion project.

Council poised to approve record-high increases in election spending

GILROY—Following a push by Councilman Perry Woodward, the Gilroy City Council is set to decide next month to change city law and raise the amounts that can be donated to and spend on election campaigns.

City council splits on growth, boundaries

GILROY—In a split vote Monday that rejected much public sentiment and planning commission advice, the Gilroy City Council embraced urban growth far beyond city limits while at the same time preserving a big swath of prime farmland.

Councilwoman questions city’s vehicle purchases

GILROY—Gilroy Councilwoman Cat Tucker is questioning the mayor’s motivations for trying to slash $200,000 from the Gilroy Welcome Center.

Our view: The highest sales tax rate for the poorest city...

In May of 2013, Mayor Don Gage first introduced the idea of a “Quality of Life” bond measure for the November ballot. “It's not for education, it's not for police officers. It's for capital improvements,” he told a Dispatch reporter.

City restricts water usage

City Council passed an emergency ordinance last week in response to a statewide mandate that California’s cities must cut their water usage by up to 20 percent.