After driving through Gilroy’s depressed and sad looking
downtown last evening I arrived at home to read Alan Viarengo’s
letter of Jan. 28.
After driving through Gilroy’s depressed and sad looking downtown last evening I arrived at home to read Alan Viarengo’s letter of Jan. 28. His usual downtrodden message actually re-inspired me to work in any capacity to give new life to the currently dead status of Gilroy’s RDA proposal.
Mr. Viarengo refreshed the colors of my mind bringing new images of what a vital, fluorishing, safe and visually pleasing downtown could contribute to the health and well-being of our community. Thank you, Alan, for re-inspiring me to raise my hand and offer to work for our downtown, to challenge our community members and leaders again to come together for the common good of all citizens and business owners of Gilroy. And, please, let’s not raise the “emminent domain” issue as it was 100 percent taken out of the Gilroy RDA proposal. And, Mr. Viarengo, I suggest you try to be at least a small part of the solution instead of being such a part of the problem. Because we live in the great United States, the land of the brave, and the home of the free, I suggest, Mr. Viarengo,that you exercise one of the greatest freedoms we offer to all citizens: buy a one way ticket to another location and leave.
The future of Gilroy is now … I ask that we all raise our hands and speak to our city leaders. We have multiple options for enhancing downtown. Together let’s roll up our sleeves, create the vision and see that vision through to reality. We are definitely up to the task!
Kristine Dillon, Gilroy
Submitted Wednesday, Jan. 29 to [email protected]