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Posted on: May 26, 2017

Conversation and Coffee with Mayor Velasco

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The next "Conversation and Coffee with the Mayor" is scheduled for June 10th from 9:30-11am.  Tammy Brownlow from the Gilroy Economic Development Corporation will be the special guest speaker to talk about, you guessed it, economic development.

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Posted on: May 26, 2017

Wren Avenue/Welburn Avenue Signal Installation Informational Meeting

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Wren Avenue/Welburn Avenue Signal Installation Informational Meeting

The purpose of this meeting is not to gather public comment, but rather to inform residents of the finalized plans for the traffic signal installation.

Date: June 6, 2017Time: 6:00p.m.-8:0...

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Posted on: May 18, 2017

Council Meeting Recap 5/15/17

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Council Meeting Recap for 5/15/17

Upper Welburn Traffic Calming Study Report 

The Welburn traffic calming report was presented to the City Council during a council study session and again as an agendized item during the regular council meeting. After p...

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Posted on: May 18, 2017

First Street Update (State Highway 152)

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Thanks to the efforts of Mayor Velasco and Gilroy City Council, Senator Bill Monning and Assemblymember Anna Caballero, the City is making strides to address the repaving of State Highway 152 (First Street). As a result of these efforts, Caltrans has appr...

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Posted on: May 18, 2017

May 22nd Council Budget Study Session Rescheduled to May 30th

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The City Council’s May 22nd Budget Study Session has been rescheduled to May 30th. Packet material for this meeting will be available on the City website by Thursday, May 25th – www.cityofgilroy.org

Posted on: May 16, 2017

Road Repair Update 5/16/17

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Local street repair will commence in the next few days as city crews have recently begun training to use the newly purchased paving machine and will soon begin prepping roads for patchwork and repaving.  The streets highlighted on the map below h...

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Posted on: May 15, 2017

Silicon Valley Clean Energy (SVCE) the New Energy Program in Gilroy

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Starting in July, the remaining residents of Gilroy will start receiving 100% carbon-free electricity from your new electricity provider.

Silicon Valley Clean Energy (SVCE) is a community-owned agency, formed in spring 2016 by twelve South Bay communities,...

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Posted on: May 9, 2017

May 8th Council Capital Improvement Project Study Session Recap

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Capital Improvement Project Study Session

At last night’s council meeting, staff presented 28 Capital Improvement Projects for review and discussion.  No decisions were made at this meeting as the purpose of the presentation was to help council pr...

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Posted on: May 8, 2017





  • A 30-day public review period for the draft Fiscal Year 2017-2018 (FY 17-18) Annual Action Plan of Gilroy’s adopted Consolid...
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Posted on: May 5, 2017

Welburn Traffic Study

Community members,


It was the City’s intention to post the Welburn Traffic study by May 5th; however, due to other workload priorities the report will now be available by end of business, Wednesday, May 10th.  City management reali...

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Posted on: May 2, 2017

Open Recruitment for Gilroy General Plan Advisory Committee

The City of Gilroy is opening the recruitment process for the Gilroy General Plan Advisory Committee.  In an effort to gain new perspectives on the plan, residents who have not previously been active on City boards are encouraged to apply. &n...

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Posted on: April 19, 2017

April 10th Council Budget Study Session Recap

The ultimate goal of these discussions and workshops is to align the City’s resources, capacity and finances to meet tomorrow’s demand. At the meeting, staff reported on current demands, service levels, resources, challenges and possib...

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Posted on: April 6, 2017

State of the City Address 2017

Mayor Velasco gave his State of the City Address last week, organized and hosted by the Gilroy Chamber of Commerce.  If you missed it, thanks to CMAP, you can view right here on our website.

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Posted on: April 6, 2017

The Summer Activity Guide is Now Available!

The Gilroy Recreation Department has just released the Summer Activity Guide.  Take a look and see what fun activities and classes are available for you and your family this summer!


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Posted on: February 21, 2017

New Platform for Residents to Stay Informed, Be Involved and Share Ideas!

The City of Gilroy is proud to announce the launching of Civic Voice, a new platform to help residents stay informed about City projects, get involved in online discussions and share ideas!  With interactive features, Civic Voice makes it easy fo...

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Posted on: January 25, 2017

First Street Road Repair/Projects Update – January 2017

First Street in Gilroy has been deteriorating significantly.  Its poor condition is the subject of many inquiries and complaints to the City. We are just as frustrated as other community members with the condition of this important and heavily tr...

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Map of First Street Repair Area
Posted on: November 10, 2016

Gilroy Recreation Activity Guide Winter/Spring 2017 is Now Online!


The Gilroy Recreation Activity Guide Winter/Spring 2017 is Now Online! Click the link below for quick access to the guide which contains a variety of classes and workshops for all ages.

Link to Activity Guide
Posted on: November 9, 2016

November 8, 2016 Election Results and Information:


Election results are now available at www.sccvote.org . Results will also be posted on the Registrar of Voters Twitter and Facebook pages. The ROV will update results periodically throughout the day until all ballots that were received by Election Day hav...Read on...

link to sccvote.org
Posted on: November 8, 2016

Third St. and Santa Teresa Blvd. Roundabout Update: 11/8/16

Striping will be completed Thursday, November 10th and the roundabout will be open to all modes of traffic from all directions after 5:00 p.m. on that day.
Some follow-up striping for crosswalks, bike lanes, etc. will take place Friday, November 11th.

Posted on: November 3, 2016

Measure H Frequently Asked Questions

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) About the Gilroy Urban Growth Boundary Initiative
and Elections Code 9212 Report. The purpose of this information is to inform the public and is in no way intended to advocate for or in opposition to the Initiative.

Measure H FAQ's
Posted on: October 24, 2016

Bridge to Justice Free Legal Clinic

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WHEN: Sunday, October 30, 2016
TIME: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
WHERE: Community Solutions,
9015 Murray Ave, #100
Gilroy, CA 95020

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Posted on: October 2, 2016

Loma Fire Update: Noon 10/2/16

119 Engines :: 10 Helicopters :: 0 Air Tankers :: 68 Hand Crews :: 13 Dozers
Overnight, the fire made minimal progress and continued to consume islands of unburned fuels that are at critically low fuel moistures. Extremely drought stressed vegetation con...Read on...

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Posted on: October 1, 2016

Loma Fire Update: Noon 10/1/16

171 Engines :: 14 Helicopters :: 2 Air Tankers :: 67 Hand Crews :: 15 Dozers

Community Meeting - October 1, 2016 at 10:00 AM Morgan Hill Community and Cultural Center - El Toro Room
17000 Monterey Road, Morgan Hill, CA 95037

Overnight, the fire re...Read on...

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Posted on: September 30, 2016

Loma Fire Community Meeting 10/1

Calfire will be hosting a Community Meeting - Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 10:00 AM Morgan Hill Community and Cultural Center - El Toro Room 17000 Monterey Road, Morgan Hill, CA 95037

Posted on: September 30, 2016

Loma Fire Update: Noon 9/30/16

Fire Update:
4,313 Acres :: 34% Contained :: 1,968 Personnel :: 179 Engines :: 16 Helicopters :: 6 Air Tankers :: 61 Hand Crews :: 32 Dozers

Overnight, the fire remained active while firefighters continued to build and reinforce containment lines arou...Read on...

Posted on: September 29, 2016

Loma Fire Update: Noon 9/29/16

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Safety Reminders:
The bike and walking trails behind Solarsano Middle School are closed. Please do not let your child walk or ride to school using these paths.

Fire Update:3,849 Acres :: 22% Contained :: 1,762 Perso...Read on...

Posted on: September 28, 2016

Loma Fire Update: Noon 9/28/16

Loma Fire Update 9/28 at Noon

Over 1,000 firefighters from throughout the area are aggressively fighting the Loma Fire which continues to spread in the Loma Chiquita Road and Loma Prieta Road area of the Santa Cruz mountains. The fire is currently bur...Read on...

Posted on: September 15, 2016

Gilroy's New Bicycle Map is Now Online!


In Gilroy, we have a bicycle-friendly community where cyclists, pedestrians and motorists thrive.
We now have our new bicycle map showing locations of bike lanes, bike paths and bike parking! Maps are available online and at City Hall at the Community...Read on...

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Posted on: September 8, 2016

Caltrans Traffic Advisory- Route 152 at Frazier Lake Road

The work will include installing traffic signals at the Frazier Lake Road intersection, construct a right lane and install advance warning signs.

Traffic Advisory
Posted on: July 26, 2016

Gilroy Youth Commission Recruiting for 6 open Seats

The City of Gilroy is accepting applications for six open seats on the Gilroy Youth Commission. Click the link to read more.

More Information
Posted on: July 26, 2016

Santa Teresa Blvd. Roundabout Detours for Garlic Festival

The Third Street at Santa Teresa Blvd. (STB) roundabout will have a jersey barrier installed down the middle to prevent traffic turning into westbound Third, and to prevent left turns from eastbound Third onto northbound STB. We will have the temporary si...Read on...

Garlic Festival Parking and Traffic Information
Posted on: May 12, 2016

Public Input Requested Regarding Window Replacement on Historic Buildings

Have you ever needed to replace a window on a historic building? Or, have you ever wondered if there are rules governing what materials you can use when replacing windows on a historic building?

If you answered yes to either question or are just inter...Read on...

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Posted on: May 9, 2016

Urban Water Management Plan Public Hearing Scheduled


The Gilroy City Council will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, July 5, 2016 to review and discuss the 2015 Urban Water Management Plan (2015 UWMP). The public hearing will be held at 6:00 pm or as soon thereafter as the item can be heard, in the City Coun...Read on...

Posted on: April 20, 2016

Eigleberry Closure


Please be advised that, Graniterock, acting as the contractor for the City of Gilroy, will perform miscellaneous asphalt repairs and asphalt paving on your street beginning on the WEEK OF APRIL 4TH. The project is expected to last 5 weeks, however, any ra...Read on...

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Posted on: April 18, 2016

DUI Checkpoint Planned


DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint Planned April 22, 2016

Gilroy, CA – Gilroy Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint on April 22, 2016, at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 9:00 ...Read on...

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Posted on: April 14, 2016

City of Gilroy Spring 2016 Newsletter

The City of Gilroy Welcomes a new City Administrator. Read about this and many other items of community interest in the Spring Newsletter.

Spring 2016 Newsletter
Posted on: April 12, 2016

Envision Silicon Valley VTA Public Meetings in May

The public is invited to learn about progress being made toward developing a possible transportation sales tax
measure for the November 2016 ballot and to provide input. Find out how Santa Clara Valley TransportationAuthority (VTA) has been engaging wi...Read on...

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Posted on: March 31, 2016

Notification Addressing 1st Street Resurfacing

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Over the last few months we have received many of your emails and messages regarding the deteriorated state of First Street between Monterey Road and Santa Teresa Boulevard. We take our road-user needs seriously and we appreciate all of your feedback and...Read on...

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Posted on: March 28, 2016

Free Citizen Workshop Gilroy Library

Saturday May 7th 2016. Make an appointment ahead of time. See flyer for details.

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Posted on: March 15, 2016

Notification of Miller Roundabout Delay

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Developer, Cal-Atlantic Homes has requested a further extension on the construction of the roundabout at Miller and Santa Teresa Boulevard. Cal-Atlantic Homes has encountered several set-backs that have delayed their timeline; high levels of ground water ...Read on...

Notification Flyer
Posted on: March 9, 2016

DUI Checkpoint Planned


Gilroy, CA – The Gilroy Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint on March 12th, 2016 in the City of Gilroy between the hours of 9:00 pm to 3:00 am.

The deterrent effect of DUI checkpoints is a proven resourc...Read on...

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Posted on: March 7, 2016

Uvas Creek Clean Up - Family Service Day Event


The City of Gilroy invites all community members to join in helping clean up our local Uvas Creek. This event is being held as part of a community wide Family Service Day effort.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

9:00 a.m. to 12 Noon

Christmas Hill Park,...Read on...

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Posted on: March 3, 2016

Construction to Start on Roundabout at 3rd Street and Santa Teresa Boulevard

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Meritage Homes has received all permits to begin conversion of the existing intersection at Santa Teresa Boulevard and Third to a roundabout intersection. We anticipate construction to begin in March and to last approximately 4 months.

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Notification Flyer
Posted on: February 26, 2016

Restriping on Santa Teresa Blvd. Near Christopher High

Striping on Santa Teresa Blvd. in the northbound lanes between Day Rd. East and Day Rd. West will be changed in the next 10 days to eliminate the funneling of northbound traffic into the left turn lane.
Prior to this change, drivers may legally cross thi...Read on...

Posted on: February 16, 2016

Rescheduled March 14: South County Recycled Water Master Plan Update

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Monday, March 14. 2016
6 - 8 p.m.

Place: Morgan Hill Community & CulturalCenter, El Toro Room
17000 Monterey Road, Morgan Hill

The cities of Gilroy and Morgan Hill along with partner agencies the Santa Valley Water District and South County ...Read on...

Meeting Flyer
Posted on: January 12, 2016

Winter 2015/2016 Flood Preparation Information

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Potential Areas of Flooding
In the past, flooding has mostly affected the southern area of Gilroy, streets south of Tenth Street and East of the Levee. In general, this area continues to be the most vulnerable to the flooding from Uvas Creek. The goo...Read on. . .

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Posted on: January 1, 2016

City of Gilroy Newsletter Winter 2016

Downtown Gilroy is the Historic Heart of the Community
Over the past 15 years, the City has invested over $20 million dollars in its revitalization, but there is more for the City and the property owners to do.

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Posted on: October 1, 2015

Newsletter Fall 2015

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Posted on: October 1, 2015

Public Invited to Dedication of New Library Mural

The Library mural will be officially presented to the citizens of Gilroy at a public ceremony on Thursday, October 29, at 4:30 p.m., in the Outdoor Paseo, south of the Library.
Local artist Sheryl Cathers recently completed the beautiful mural on the sou...Read on...

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Posted on: September 29, 2015

Gilroy City Council Selects Interim City Administrator

The Gilroy City Council has selected former Morgan Hill City Manager Ed Tewes as the Interim City Administrator to provide day-to-day administrative management until a permanent replacement is found for Tom Haglund, who will be leaving his post in mid-Oct...Read on...

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Posted on: July 31, 2015

Party in the Park at San Ysidro Park

City of Gilroy Recreation Department is proud to present “Party in the Park” on from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at San Ysidro Park, 7700 Murray Avenue in Gilroy. Event date:
Friday August 14, 2015

This event is geared for the entire family and will featur...Read on...

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Posted on: June 15, 2015

Coffee With the Mayor

Mayor Don Gage will be hosting his next “Coffee with the Mayor” event Saturday, June 20th at 9:30 a.m. in the City Council Chambers, 7351 Rosanna Street, Gilroy.
There are currently many avenues in which citizens can engage the Mayor in discussion, but t...Read on...

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Posted on: June 12, 2015

Latino Firefighters Group to Distribute Backpacks to Children at Ochoa Migrant Camp

Los Bomberos de Northern California (Latino Firefighters Association) will be providing 35 backpacks to children the Ochoa Migrant Camp on Friday, June 12th at 4:30 p.m. The City of Gilroy Recreation Department provides youth programs at that facility.
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Posted on: June 9, 2015

City of Gilroy to Implement Tobacco Retailer Permit Ordinance

The City is proceeding with the implementation of the Tobacco Retailer Permit Ordinance, approved by the City Council in late 2014. The ordinance states that “every person within the city who operates as a tobacco retailer is required to obtain and mainta...Read on...

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Posted on: June 1, 2015

Gilroy and Morgan Hill launch innovative program to help homeowners conserve water and energy

SANTA CLARA COUNTY, Calif., June 15, 2015 – The City Councils of Gilroy and Morgan Hill launched the HERO Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Program today. HERO PACE financing enables homeowners to make energy- and water-efficiency improvements and pay...Read on...

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Posted on: June 1, 2015

Gilroy Special Friends Golf Tournament Celebrates 35th Year

The 35th annual Special Friends Golf Tournament will be held Friday, June 19th, 2015 at the Gilroy Municipal Golf Course, 2695 Hecker Pass Highway at 12:00 p.m.
This is the longest continually running annual golf tournament in Gilroy, and was formerly kn...Read on...

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