Local Scene: Biking, walking survey; city hall flag applications

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A woman rides a bicycle on Monterey Street in downtown Gilroy. Photo: Erik Chalhoub

Survey seeks input on walking, biking in Gilroy

Santa Clara County Public Health is conducting a community survey in Gilroy to gather information about how residents and employees in the Downtown and East Gilroy neighborhoods participate in walking or bicycling. 

The survey will be used to help guide discussions on barriers to walking or bicycling, as well as evaluate the progress of ongoing education, safety and encouragement programs for bicycling and walking.

The survey is available in both English and Spanish and should take 10 minutes or less to complete. Answers to the survey will be confidential. Participants who complete the survey will have the option to enter in a raffle drawing for a Target gift card.

To complete the survey, visit surveymonkey.com/r/7RFGRYZ.

City Hall flag applications now being accepted

Applications are now being accepted for flying commemorative flags at City Hall for 2023. 

In general, applications require the following:

• Applicant contact information

• Name and a full-color image of the commemorative flag

• A statement of explanation or purpose of the commemorative flag

• The month in which the commemorative flag is requested to be displayed

• A minimum of 150 signatures from registered voters in Gilroy

• An application fee

Complete applications will be presented to the City Council for consideration during a meeting held before the end of December.

Applications must be received with all required signature sheets to City Hall, attention: Sr. Analyst Bryce Atkins, by 4:30pm on Oct. 31. For signature verification purposes, the original signature sheets with original signatures must be submitted.

For information about the application and approval process, visit cityofgilroy.org/963/Flag-Flying-Applications.

Local students named to SNHU President’s List

A trio of Gilroyans were named to the Summer 2022 President’s List at Southern New Hampshire University.

They are: Kyley Sabalka, Lorie Castro and Jinno Beddingfield.

Full-time undergraduate students who have earned a minimum grade-point average of 3.700 and above for the reporting term are named to the President’s List.

Southern New Hampshire University is a private, nonprofit institution with an 89-year history. It now serves more than 165,000 students worldwide.

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