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August 2, 2021

Letters: Quarry would destroy critical ecosystem

Quarry would destroy critical ecosystem Just outside of Gilroy, Sargent Ranch is home to critical plant and animal life. Yet the land was purchased in auction by an investor group located in San Diego. The group is bent on building an open sand and gravel...

Letter: No-cost mattress disposal exists for Gilroy residents

In response to “Gilroy needs accessible mattress disposal site” (Gilroy Dispatch, Letters, Jan. 8), The Mattress Recycling Council’s Bye Bye Mattress program shares the author’s enthusiasm for establishing a permanent collection site in the city. Our staff is working diligently to make this possible...

Letter: This is what makes Gilroy a great place to live

On Jan. 20 around 9am, I was walking dogs at Miller and Fourth. I noticed a set of keys lying in the street. I picked them up and saw that they included a Lexus key and home or office keys.  I called the police emergency...

Letter: VTA refuses to change

When Don Gage was chair of VTA, it won "Worst in the Nation" Status from the MIT Study of all the Nation's Transit Agencies.  Despite three Grand Jury indictments, they refuse to change. It's darn the torpedoes—full steam ahead. They worship Emperor Transit First, despite...

Letter: Pay tribute to Scotty’s

We are long-time customers of more than 20 years who loved Scotty’s Restaurant. We feel that there should be way more tribute to owner Gracie and her beloved husband who has passed. My husband and I are approaching our 60s now. Unfortunately, there are not...

Letter to the Editor: The Electoral College is a wake up call

My office has served the Gilroy community for over 100 years, 40 of them under my watch. Combative politics and modern technology has caused the principles of our republic, specifically the electoral college, to be lost.  Our republic was formed by rural states and populous...

Letter to the Editor, Oct. 23: Vote for Marie

I am 19 and this is my first time being included in the voting process. Voting is something we are lucky enough to have the privilege to do, and we need to make sure that we are taking full advantage of these opportunities. Voting...

Letter: No need to search outside for administrator

I disagree with Mayor Roland Velasco's claim that Gilroy should have conducted a nationwide search for a new city administrator instead of appointing Jimmy Forbis, who has been the Gilroy Finance Director since 2016 and is the current interim administrator.  Full disclosure, I live in...

Letters to the Editor, Sept. 17: Listen to the voters, America will be strong again

Listen to the voters I completely agree with the letter written to the Gilroy Dispatch by Bill O’Connor, “Accept the voters’ voices,” dated Sept. 11, 2020. With the approximately 20,000 city-wide voters that will vote for members of the City Council and Mayor on Nov. 3,...

Letter: America is in trouble

We have a big election this year. President Trump seems to think this is Joe Biden’s America, well it’s not, it’s Donald Trump’s America, where mayhem and chaos is now an everyday thing! Trump is a failure in every way! The virus, the economy. What...