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June 30, 2022

What Seattle teaches Gilroy

I was fortunate to attend the National Main Street Conference in Seattle in March with three  fellow board members and Nancy Maciel, coordinator for the Gilroy Downtown Business Association. One of the more inspiring seminars that I attended was, “Downtown Collaborations, Using Transformation Strategies...

Response to the attack in New Zealand

Justice, reason and respect demand that we respond to the horrific attack that targeted the Islamic community in Christchurch, New Zealand on March 15. The death toll has risen to 50 as of March 20, and at least an additional 50 victims were injured...

State of the City 2019

The State of the City is strong, and over the last two years Gilroy has steadily and strategically prepared itself for the future. We are moving up and to the right!Gilroy businesses describe an incredible growth curve. Our median income is up to nearly $87,000....

Decisions set stage for 2019

Here are a few highlights in Santa Clara County government in 2018. New Animal Services Center Coming. Construction of the new center is scheduled to break ground in Spring 2019, with a move-in date of mid-2021. The new 37,000-square-foot building on 4.5 acres will replace...

2018: A great year for bike safety

Safe Routes to School had another successful year in Gilroy. The Gilroy Bicycle Pedestrian Commission along with Santa Clara County Public Health took a leadership position in getting all the stakeholders in the city to come together to form a Safe Routes to School...

Gilroy native led AIDS fight

Dec. 1 was World AIDS Day, a time to reflect on the disease that still threatens and ravages lives in the U.S. and around the globe. Stories behind the Los Altos Story, a new book about Dude Angius, Gilroy High School Class of 1946,...

City offers safe routes

Safe Routes to School had another successful year in Gilroy. The Gilroy Bicycle Pedestrian Commission, along with Santa Clara County Public Health, took a leadership position in getting all the stakeholders in the city to come together to form a Safe Routes to School...

Mayor should earn $80,000

To the Editor, We should consider paying our mayor $80,000 salary plus benefits. This is a small amount compared to what other public employees are paid. Our city is way generous. Gilroy is a diverse city of 50,000 Gilroyans made up of Silicon Valley professionals,...

Public-private solutions to homelessness

It takes three things for a community to end homelessness: political will, supportive policies and money. Most communities have one or two of these ingredients, but harnessing all three at the same time has proven hard. As a result, more than 100,000 California residents are...

‘Walkable, bikeable’ future is now

It’s a Saturday afternoon in Gilroy, and the family is looking for something to do.  You decide to stay local and get the bikes ready for a ride. You call up the neighbors and meet on the Levee Class l Bike/Ped Trail, which is...

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