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June 19, 2021

Tag: gilroy city council

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.

Five candidates qualify for City Council race

Editor's note: The original print version of this story did not include Roland Velasco, a former council member who became a qualified candidate by the Aug. 13 deadline. A correction ran in the Aug. 22 edition.

Tax hike goes to voters

After more than an hour of public comment Aug. 4, City Council approved putting a measure before voters that would increase the city’s sales tax by a half percent with a 5-1 vote. If approved by voters in November, Gilroy’s sales tax would jump from 8.75 to 9.25 percent and the city would have the highest sales tax in all of Santa Clara County.

Five vie for council seats

The four-week period to file for three seats on City Council opened July 14, and former councilmen and planning commissioners joined the roster of potential contenders for the Nov. 4 election.

Debate over tobacco dealer license fee reignites

City Council is considering stepping up local enforcement of state law that prohibits the sale of tobacco to minors, but charging businesses an annual fee to fund sting operations to ensure compliance isn't the way to do it, Mayor Don Gage asserted.

Bankruptcies should matter to voters

When it comes to electing public officials, bankruptcies matter.

Don Gage for mayor of Gilroy

1. His pragmatic approach has been successful everywhere

GUSD back to the chalkboard

1. Good reasons not to rush a parcel tax onto the ballot