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February 5, 2023

Tag: gilroy city council

City’s smokers could get snubbed

California voters and the Gilroy City Council could deliver a one-two punch to smokers this week.

Save the pool at South Valley Middle School

1. Filling in the pool would be a colossal waste of an asset

Our amazing new library, a public facility to take pride in

Wow! Toured the new Gilroy Library this week and it’s a knock-your-socks-off facility. Impressive on many levels. In scouting college campuses with the three daughters over time, the importance of a library as a college community indicator became clear. It’s a functional showpiece that has to integrate design aesthetics with purpose. There’s a feel that goes along with the functionality and the new Gilroy library’s got it. It’s airy, it’s pleasing, it has meeting rooms and rooms for tech classes and a children’s story room with a padded carpet and a pull-down projection screen. There are places to study or read with broad street views and an expansive area for teaching reading along with good space for the Friends of the Library to store and sell donated books. Mark your calendar for a grand opening celebration on Saturday, April 28 … this is truly a fine public use addition that will serve the community for many years to come. The grassroots committee that supported the bond effort to get it built, the Gilroy City Council, the city staff and Santa Clara County Librarians have really accomplished something.

Don Gage considers running for mayor

Following Friday’s surprise news that Gilroy City Councilman Peter Arellano is exploring the possibility of joining the 2012 mayoral race, Don Gage, Santa Clara Valley Water District director and former Gilroy mayor said he’s thinking about dropping his name into the pool of candidates.

Should a convicted felon be eligible to serve as mayor of...

• Absolutely NO! Furthermore, failure to disclose such information should

Council OKs ‘small animals’ ordinance

After zero discussion on the dais and no public comment Monday night, the Gilroy City Council voted 5-2 to introduce an ordinance that would limit the number of rabbits, chickens and other "small animals" city residents may own.

City Council kicks off annual two-day retreat Friday

It's that time of year again.

Council OKs sewer rate hikes

The Gilroy City Council voted 4-3 Monday night to raise residents' and business owners' sewer rates more than 40 percent over the next five years, and city staff say the increases will help fund more than $30 million in repairs and replacements for the region's wastewater system.

Council approves $770K for youth center

The Gilroy City Council on Monday approved more than $770,000 worth of improvements to the Gilroy Community Youth Center, which include resurfacing the center's basketball courts and constructing disabilities-compliant restrooms and picnic areas.

Council puts brakes on traffic study

A split Gilroy City Council asked city staff Monday night not to pursue bids for a traffic study on Welburn Avenue - one of the city's busiest streets - because of concerns over the study's price tag and whether the results would foster any changes.