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May 22, 2024

Letter: It’s your money

Have you realized that your bill from the Investor Owned Utilities (IOU) has doubled over the last decade? More rate hikes are on the way.   According to CNET, California has the third highest rate in the U,S. Its rates rose by 11.8% between 2022 and...

Letter: Prioritize people instead of pay

I write to you today with heartfelt sincerity and a deep sense of duty.  At our recent City Council meeting on Monday, April 8, we faced a pivotal decision. The council deliberated on the adoption of SB329 guidelines for the City of Gilroy, which included...

Letter: We should shoot for the stars

Be grateful for what you get!!!  That was the message Councilmember Cline gave to the citizens of Gilroy in last week’s Dispatch (April 12 edition). I am happy that he has kept abreast of the Gourmet Alley project for the past 18 months and...

Letter: Exciting year ahead for Gilroy

To my council colleagues, city staff and the public, I am very excited to be a part of the many changes coming to Gilroy this year. We have many policies and practices that will continue to be updated to 2024 standards.  The entire community was...

Letter: Be grateful for gift of Gourmet Alley

St. Jerome's Latin text around AD 400 said, “Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth.” At our March 18 council meeting, we received an update on the Gourmet Alley project and approved the bid by the General Contractor Trinchero Construction. You would have thought...

Letter: Seeking environmental justice for Gilroy

As we make progress on implementing our General Plan 2040 we are going to need help from our Community Based Organizations (CBO).  The past two years we have reported back to the state regarding our Environmental Justice section that we have been implementing with a...

Letter: A heartfelt salute to Rosso owners

In the heart of Gilroy and Morgan Hill, there exists a beacon of warmth, quality and community spirit—Rosso Furniture. For over four decades, this family-owned establishment has been more than just a furniture store; it has been a cornerstone of our towns, shaping homes...

Letter: Lawsuit abuse inflation hits all Californians

What would you do if you had another $2,298? Take a tropical island vacation, buy new kitchen appliances, put the money in the bank or hand it over, as you do now, through higher prices every time you shop by way of the little...

Letter: Coverage sanitized Gaza tragedies

Just read your article online about the ceasefire resolution that was rejected by Gilroy's city council.  First, I wasn't sure why the picture showed an empty room when I know for a fact that it wasn't empty, in fact it had an overflow... but after...

Letter: Eager to support LAFCO policies

Thank you to the Cities Selection Committee (Mayors of Santa Clara County), and I am grateful for the opportunity to apply for the Cities Association's Alternate Commissioner to Santa Clara County Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO).  LAFCO is where cities go to expand their boundaries....

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