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GILROY—The Gilroy City Council said its formal goodbyes on Monday to City Administrator Tom Haglund, who has led the city since 2008.
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.
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.
GILROY—After seven years as Gilroy’s city administrator, Tom Haglund will be leaving his post for the Sierras.
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.
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.
To squelch youth crime in Gilroy, community leaders are seeking input from residents about the types of crime juveniles are getting into in their neighborhoods, and what can be done about the problem.
Following a two-week period in which Gilroy was without a fire chief after the former interim fire stepped down Sept. 9 because he was arrested for giving alcohol to a minor, the City has appointed a new interim fire chief.
Two of Gilroy's three mayoral candidates for the Nov. 6 election met individually with the Dispatch Editorial Board Tuesday morning to talk about major issues concerning Gilroy, and to highlight their priorities as Gilroy's next potential leader.
During Monday's meeting, City Council voted 6-0 to demolish an unreinforced masonry building on Monterey Street in downtown in order to create a city-owned pedestrian paseo connecting Monterey Street to Gourmet Alley.