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April 6, 2020

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Endorsement: Velasco for Mayor

Roland Velasco has been on the right side of campaign finance, economic development funding and sensible, balanced development; Woodward has been on the wrong end of all three.

Opinion: Our First Annual Holiday Poem

TWAS THE MONTH before General Plan hearings, in Olde Gilroy,

Open Government Commission mulls independent attorney

When the Open Government Commission was formed in 2008, it was comprised of three council members who were tasked with ensuring citizens receive greater access to public information.

‘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.

‘Servin’ the public … and can you believe no breakfast for...

Henry Servin is Gilroy’s new city transportation engineer, and he’s out there “Servin” the public already. I don’t know the gentleman yet, but intend to have a reporter give him a traffic buzz soon. Had to give a fist pump at my desk when I read that he said taking a look at syncing traffic lights at Sunrise Drive, West Day Road and East Day Road along Santa Teresa Boulevard might help with traffic flow around Christopher High at peak times. Hallelujah! Servin says it takes time to coordinate with the Valley Transportation Authority, but it’s clear that “Servin” the public is about listening, driving about town,  making keen observations and working through the process to a good end. Henry seems to get it.

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.

Arts discussion on hold until new year

The Gilroy Arts Alliance is asking the City for more than $800,000 for upgrades to their interim building on Monterey Street, a request that City Council decided they need to study more before making any decisions.

Council approves habitat plan, GUSD advocates ask for support for Prop...

After a hearty debate with opposition coming from those who have been against it from the start, the final version of the hefty 50-year, $660 million, 2,800 page Santa Clara Valley Habitat Plan was passed on a 4-3 vote during Monday's Council meeting.

Top three choices for City Council

Gilroyans have the opportunity to fill three City Council seats this election and there are five interesting and dedicated people willing to serve. All bring something different to the table. After an extensive interview session, our recommendations became clear.