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June 13, 2024

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....

Letter: ‘Santa to the Rescue’ spreads the holiday cheer

Fred Tovar gilroy city council
Ho! Ho! Ho, Gilroy! As the holiday spirit takes a hold of our town, I am overjoyed to announce the upcoming “Santa to the Rescue” extravaganza! This special event is all about spreading warmth and festive cheer for families in need. Once again, it...

Letter: Congress is to blame for failures

The cartoon in the Nov. 17 issue solely blamed Republicans for a potential government shutdown. I'm surprised and disappointed the Dispatch would run such a one-dimensional editorial without any counterpoint. There are 535 members of Congress, 271 Republicans and 264 Democrats, whose primary job is...

Letter: Get vaccinated to save our community

The ignorance from our community is devastating. Even though we were warned of the upcoming rise in RSV, Covid-19 and flu, the vaccination rate is the lowest it has ever been.  We need to increase vaccine rates for everyone, especially pregnant people. Making vaccines more...

Letter: Make rapid bus routes more frequent

Fantastic! I was thrilled to read the Sept. 14 article about the Caltrain expanding weekday service to four trains from Gilroy to San Jose and other destinations in the Bay Area. Still, there's a strong need for more reliable bus services to access San Jose...

Letter: Gun violence needs to be addressed now

I know the Dispatch would rather deal with local issues, but we need to address the problem of guns and the growing issue of gun culture and the growing problem that the issue has caused in the country right now. It could be the...

Letter: Transportation options are inching forward

With the addition of a fourth weekday commuter train from Gilroy to San Francisco and now the return of weekday bus service from Gilroy to the Salinas Intermodal Transit Center, transit options from the Gilroy Transit Center are picking up! The added Caltrain service...

Letter: Be an informed voter

carol marques
There are many things that Councilmember Zach Hilton and I disagree on, but reaching the young voters is not one of them. Our younger demographic must have a say in politics. However, my statement comes with a caveat. Regardless of age, the voter must...

Letter: Eliminating virtual public comment excludes local voices

I don’t understand why Mayor Blankley is opposed to virtual public comment for City Council meetings, in opposition to the recommendation by our own Gilroy Open Government Commission.  By excluding virtual public comment, the City is excluding the voices of Gilroyans who may want to...

Letter: City is committed to fire department

On Sept. 23, the labor union representing Gilroy Firefighters (IAFF, Local 2805) released a letter asking for the community’s help. In that letter, the City was asked to “increase the number of firefighters on duty per day from nine to 12 to serve ALL...

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