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July 14, 2020

Letters: Development and politics

Not fake news “Fake news” is the accusatory term used by Phill Laursen in his Oct. 5 Dispatch letter toward Dan Harney supporters. He goes on to say that his candidate, Carol Marques “proved" that Dan Harney had...

Letters: City Council is most responsive in year

To the Editor, Full Disclosure: I am a Dan Harney For City Council supporter, but please, don't stop reading here. While precinct walking for Councilman Harney, I noticed the door hanger for his opponent. Can you please tell me...

Account experience is valuable

To the Editor, Providing accountancy services to businesses and residents of Gilroy since 1991, Marie Blankley is a consummate professional with a passion for community service and a desire to assist in improving local government. Her professional standing as a practicing CPA...

Get smarter, ‘Growing Smarter’

To the editor, A few comments about the Sept. 12 article “Agri·tourist vote may hurt incumbents.” The group that calls itself “Gilroy Growing Smarter” is limiting its ability to get any smarter. According to the article, if any candidate...

Government is not elementary

Dear editor, Last Tuesday I attended the Rotary forum with the City Council candidates. Each candidate was invited to participate and was given one minute for introduction, followed by a two-minute answer four related questions on homelessness, downtown, economic...

Increased rail service a good idea

Regarding the possible expansion of passenger/commuter rail to Hollister and Salinas, I do feel the time has come. Upgrading the historic Hollister Branch rail line for makes sense. Considering the heavy traffic on highways 101 and25 it is warranted.

From pedaling to peddling

To the editor, I want to applaud Zachary Hilton’s work to make Gilroy more bicycle-friendly. Cycling has many benefits, and we need plenty of safe corridors for bike riding. But now it seems Zachary has shifted from pedaling to peddling; my only...

Gilroy needs advocate for public safety

As most of us are aware, the crime in Gilroy is rising, and compared to the rest of the county, it’s increasing at a rapid rate. The City of Gilroy needs to advocate for more public safety to the city council. With...

Understand city finance

The General Election is just a few months away, and voters in Gilroy have a number of candidates to consider for the all-important positions on the City Council.  Of all the layers of government, your voice on the local level has the...

Serve the community

To the Editor, The role of a city commissioner is one that shouldn’t be taken lightly. Commissioners are appointed by the City Council after an application and interview process in public view. They provide direct feedback to the City Council in areas...