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January 20, 2021

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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.

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.

Haglund leaving post as city administrator

GILROY—After seven years as Gilroy’s city administrator, Tom Haglund will be leaving his post for the Sierras.

‘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.

Youth crime task force wants to hear from you

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.  

Gilroy hires new interim fire chief after former chief was arrested

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.

Fewer than 50 days to convince Gilroy

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.

Council agrees to demolish downtown building

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.