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February 3, 2023

Letter: Anyone can help a shelter dog

Your article about the San Martin Shelter (Gilroy Dispatch, Jan. 13) accurately described the dire situation at shelters across the nation. Very few people know that dogs can be taken out for a field trip! Not all dog lovers can adopt or foster, but...

Letter: Bright, massive billboard has no place in Gilroy

I want to make the public aware that on Thursday, Jan. 19 at 6pm, the Gilroy Planning Commission will be considering whether to modify our sign ordinance to permit digital electronic billboards. Although the staff report says that the 80-foot high, 30-by-22.5-foot LED billboard where...

Mayor Marie Blankley: A look into 2023

Gilroy Mayor Marie Blankley
And just like that, it’s 2023! Halfway through my first mayoral term, it is my pleasure to share with you all that we’ve accomplished despite the setbacks of Covid, and what we have to look forward to.  In 2022 we began a five-year street maintenance...

Zach Hilton: Goals for 2023

Zach Hilton
The year 2022 is in the rear-view mirror, and on Jan. 28 at 9am the Gilroy City Council will meet for our bi-annual strategic planning session. This is where the 2023-2024 legislative work plan and City Council Goals will be established. This will be...

Spoking My Mind: Resolutions, rural rides and a reception

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A Happy New Gear to you! May 2023 add mile after mile of wonderful new bicycle adventures! Three items for you as we kick it off: 1. Is “A New Me in ’23” one of your resolutions? Weight loss, more cycling, new distance goals: whatever...

Guest view: Despite rain, water use cuts must continue

While December’s rain and snow show promise, water managers remember the same thing happened last year—epic early storms followed by the driest January through March in California’s recorded history.  After three dry years, all of us are hoping for some reprieve this winter. But the tough reality...

Letter: Recall effort speaks volumes

The Committee to Recall Rebeca Armendariz would like to thank the community of Gilroy for its support of the recent recall effort. On Oct. 31, 2021, at a party held at the home of City Councilmember Rebeca Armendariz, shots were fired that resulted in the...

Letter: Public transit is affordable and smart

I see you guys still need the opinions of Joe Thompson (Gilroy Dispatch, Dec. 2). Why, I ask? He is the one that wanted people to get a new car! That’s the sort of person I thought you guys didn’t like. I guess I...

Guest View: Period Project tackles menstruation stigma

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Period poverty is defined as the struggle those who have a menstrual cycle face while trying to afford menstrual products. Despite not being able to control a menstrual cycle, those who have one are still left to purchase products that some cannot afford. I...

Letter: Respecting veterans

It was a very nice day for a parade. The sky was a beautiful blue with a smattering of lily white clouds. The participants were all dressed to represent the corp to which they gave their time and effort. The people of Gilroy turned out and applauded...

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