Gilroy Dispatch: Letters To The Editor

Letters to the Editor

Thursday 05/26/2016
Letters: No more school bonds
Posted: May 26, 2016

Don’t be taken in by the ads that say “save our children,” or “our children deserve more.”

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Friday 05/20/2016
Posted: May 20, 2016

School falling down

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Friday 02/05/2016
Your View: Public relations disaster
Posted: February 05, 2016

It was disappointing to see the article attempting to humanize the spokesperson who is being paid to sell Gilroy residents on a housing project to which we have publicly voiced our opposition. That said, what was most concerning—and left me scratching my head—were her comments specific to the proposal.

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Your View: City Council: Fix our streets
Posted: February 05, 2016

The major streets of Gilroy are turning into a third-world grid of potholes, gullies and fissures that continues to get worse after every storm, and it appears NOBODY in city government is not only not doing anything about it, but apparently does not care. Why is our City Council not doing anything about it? It seems to me the Dispatch could make a lot of Gilroy residents very happy to spearhead an effort to find out WHY the streets have been so neglected (besides the age-old excuses of ‘no money’) and WHY our local government refuses to keep us posted on their plans to fix it. How about an editorial addressing this problem?

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Friday 10/02/2015
Your View: Please don't euthanize auto-related businesses
Posted: October 02, 2015


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Friday 09/11/2015
YOUR VIEWS: Business suffocated by regulation; Say no to Fr. Serra
Posted: September 11, 2015

Is the “quality of life” for Gilroy small businesses such that small business owners should invest more money here? Or do the confiscatory taxes/fees/fines/assessments/mandates combined with crucifying, strangling and suffocating regulations and ordinances, blight us out of business,

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Friday 09/04/2015
Your Views: Shame on the City of Gilroy
Posted: September 04, 2015


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Friday 08/21/2015
Your Views: Inspired to Write
Posted: August 21, 2015

I just wanted to let you know that I was moved by reading David Lima's article “Is Gilroy's ‘small town’ doomed?” in the July 31 Dispatch—so much so that I just wrote a letter via the city's website to the council members, and thought I would let you know. I appreciated Mr. Lima's information and insight and thank you all that it inspired me to take action and write to my council members. That letter follows:

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Friday 08/14/2015
Letters to the Editor, Aug. 14, 2015
Posted: August 14, 2015

Unpopular but needed water hike

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Monday 07/13/2015
Gilroy's Mayor Gage weighs in on water and the unknowns
Posted: July 13, 2015


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Friday 06/05/2015
Your View: Don't sack the saxes
Posted: June 05, 2015

For 23 years the Central Coast Sax Quartet has been an essential piece of the Gilroy Garlic Festival experience.  Each year, without fail, they stroll through the festival grounds, delighting visitors and providing local flavor to the festival’s music scene.  This year, the Garlic Festival is looking to end its nearly quarter century history with the group by “going in a new direction” for their musical lineup.

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Weekly poll

Should Gilroy voters tax themselves to raise $170 million to improve the schools?

This is the most important thing on the local ballot. Schools say they need the money to improve conditions and ease crowding from a growing population. Opponents say they are taxed enough. It will cost taxpayers $60 a year for every $100,000 of their home's valuation for 30 years. What do you think?

Total Votes: 200

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