WELCOME to Gilroy Growing Smarter!
Next GGS Meeting
Date changed to Tues. May 8 at 7pm at the Gilroy Library in the upstairs community meeting room. All who are interested are welcome. 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 with Smart Growth!
GGS Letter to CA High Speed Rail Supporting Downtown Station
Dear CHSR Board Members, We are writing you to express our support for the downtown viaduct alignment for the Gilroy High Speed Rail Station. We are an active citizens group that put a successful Initiative on the November 2016 ballot to draw an Urban Growth Boundary around Gilroy. Our purpose was to preserve prime agricultural land, focus development inward and promote the revitalization of our historic downtown core. We strongly feel that compact development will benefit the City of Gilroy in many ways and that having the High Speed Rail station downtown (adjacent to our historic Caltrain depot and multi-modal transportation hub) will stimulate economic development in Gilroy through Transit Oriented Development. Read more...
Gilroy: the South Bay's Napa, or Anaheim?
Here’s a link to a Los Angeles Times article from Sept 24th 2017 which discusses the Anaheim-Disney relationship. Gilroy, pay attention, as we look to expand tourism. Don't let big business exploit the Garlic City.
Is Disney paying its share in Anaheim? The money battle outside the Happiest Place on Earth.
"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.