General Plan Advisory Committee Meeting to hold Housing and Economic Development Stakeholder Forum

Thurs. August 24, at 6pm, Gilroy Police Department Community Room. The public is welcome to attend.

City Administration Fellow Robert Carrera has related the following about special stakeholder forums at this month's GPAC meeting:

"The August 24, 2017 meeting of the Gilroy 2040 General Plan Advisory Committee (GPAC) will present stakeholder forums on the two hottest topics that will influence Gilroy’s future; housing and economic development. The forums will allow GPAC members the opportunity to engage with community and industry leaders through panel discussions and Q&A to identify valuable information applicable to the development of Gilroy 2040 General Plan." Read more on our calendar for August 24, 2017, including a list of stakeholders attending the forum.

Community Advocates Leadership Academy Starts Sept. 9th.

The Committee for Green Foothills is offering a Community Advocates Leadership Academy, a 10 month program that trains people to advocate for environmental and social challenges in our region. The monthly classes begin Sept. 9th. If you’re interested, visit:

High Speed Rail Alignment: a Possible New (4th) Option

At the August 1st GGS meeting, Connie gave an update on the status of the High Speed Rail (HSR) alignment decision from the City and the HSR Authority. She received an email from David Bischoff, the city of Gilroy planner in charge of the HSR issue. He stated that the city staff had met with HSR staff a few weeks ago to discuss the feasibility of a different (4th option) alignment adjacent to Hwy. 101 and 10th Street. HSR was scheduled to report back to staff on Wednesday, August 2 with their findings. Previously, 3 options for HSR included:: 1) Viaduct to Downtown Gilroy, 2) Embankment to downtown Gilroy and 3) East Gilroy. 

"G-Town: The County's Fastest Growing City"

Here’s a link to a Gilroy Dispatch article from June 30th which discusses Gilroy’s 2.1% growth in the past year. This is a large part of the reason why Gilroy Growing Smarter submitted Measure H to the voters and why it passed with 2/3 of the vote: G-Town: The County's Fastest Growing City.

Next GGS Meeting

Tues. September 12, at 7pm, Gilroy Library, downstairs meeting room. This was changed from the planned date of September 26, 2017 due to the lack of availability of the library meeting room.. Contact us if you have any questions, comments, or concerns. Please subscribe to our newsletter (at right or below). Let's keep Gilroy healthy and beautiful!