Sep
19
6:00pm 6:00pm

City of Gilroy Special Study Session

Here is the agenda:

I. OPENING

A. Call to Order and Roll Call

II. STUDY SESSION

A. Report on City Operational Capacity, Unfunded Liabilities and Revenue Resources

a. Staff Report: Gabriel Gonzalez, City Administrator

b. Public Comment

c. PossibleAction:

Receive report and provide direction to staff.

B. Discussion of City of Gilroy Agricultural Tourism Strategy Along Hecker Pass Corridor

a. Staff Report: Kristi Abrams, Community Development Director

b. Public Comment

c. PossibleAction:

Affirmation of City of Gilroy agricultural tourism strategy.

ADJOURNMENT
MEETINGS/EVENTS(*Meeting will be webstreamed and televised) 

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Sep
12
7:00pm 7:00pm

Gilroy Growing Smarter Monthly Group Meeting

  • Gilroy Library Downstairs Meeting Room, SE corner (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Q&A with Great Wolf Applicant

GGS has been given the opportunity to hear directly from the Great Wolf applicant and ask questions. The City and Great Wolf are in the middle of an exploratory period during which both parties will outreach to the community to gauge the concerns. This is the time to ask hard questions and get information.  

Neither the applicant nor the City has made a decision about locating in Gilroy, though this could happen in October.  If both decide to pursue coming to Gilroy, then a formal application would be submitted and an Environmental Impact Report created next year.  We will hear this item at 7:00 PM and go to the rest of our agenda afterwards. 

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! 

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Sep
12
9:30am 9:30am

Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors Meeting (HSR)

  • Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Discussion on High Speed Rail

Meeting begins at 9:30am, High Speed Rail discussion at 10 AM, time certain.

Meeting to consider recommendations relating to High Speed Rail (Department of Planning and Development)  (ID#85818)

Possible Action:
1. Receive report relating to the High Speed Rail Project.
2. Direct Administration to summarize and submit Board comments regarding a preferred alternative to the High Speed Rail Authority.

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Aug
24
6:00pm 6:00pm

General Plan Advisory Committee Meeting (NOTE: new time and location)

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

General Plan Housing and Economic Development Stakeholder Forums

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.

On the housing side, issues to be discussed will include local and regional housing demand, affordability and availability, demographic trends related to housing, and what potential solutions Gilroy can incorporate into the General Plan, the land use and development for the city’s future.

The members of the Housing Panel are: 
• Jim Heid, President and Founder of Urban Green, Moderator
• Alex Sanchez, Executive Vice President of ROEM Development Corporation. 
• Joe Head, President of SummerHill Land. 
• Paul Ring, Vice President of Development of The Core Companies.

The economic development forum will address local and regional retail, employment, and tourism trends, as well as techniques to continue to strengthen the Downtown.

The members of the Economic Development Panel are:
• Doug Svensson, President of Applied Development Economics, Moderator.
• John Roush, Paso Robles Downtown Association Board Member
• Robert Earnest, General Manager, Gilroy Premium Outlets, Simon Property Group.
• Rich Truempler, Vice President, Real Estate Development, The Sobrato Organization
• Mark Sanchez, Senior Vice President of Colliers Commercial Real Estate, South County.

The public is welcome to attend the meeting, to be held August 24, 2017 in the Gilroy Police Department Community Room, 7301 Hanna St., at 6:00 p.m.

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Jun
10
9:30am 9:30am

Coffee with the Mayor

Join Mayor Roland Velasco for conversation and coffee. Discuss issues, share ideas, ask questions, and connect in a friendly, casual environment. FREE to attend and all are welcome. Tammy Brownlow of the Gilroy Economic Development Corporation will be a special guest speaker. Coffee with the Mayor meetings are often held the 2nd Saturday of each month, but please confirm with the city website calendar

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Jun
5
6:00pm 6:00pm

City Council Meeting

Please attend for vital discussion on High Speed Rail station location and design. We invite you to attend, speak, and support the Downtown location with Viaduct design. Find more info on our homepage.

Council meetings are on the 1st and 3rd Mondays unless the Monday is a holiday. Often there are Special City Council meetings on other Mondays of the month. Confirm meetings on the city website calendar.

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Jun
2
3:30pm 3:30pm

First Fridays Downtown Gilroy

  • Downtown Gilroy between 3rd and 7th Streets (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Time to have fun! Check out the downtown restaurants and browse the open shops and farmers' market. The Spice of Life Farmers Market runs 3:30 to 7:30 pm, every Friday beginning June 2 into the fall, near the corner of 5th and Monterey.

For more info on First Fridays Downtown and the Spice of Life Farmers Market visit
First Fridays Gilroy Facebook page
Gilroy Demonstration Garden Facebook page

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May
23
7:00pm 7:00pm

Gilroy Growing Smarter Group Meeting

The High Speed Rail station location will be a hot topic, along with selecting a member to represent GGS on the renewed General Plan Advisory Committee (GPAC) for General Plan 2040. We typically meet every-other month. Contact us if you have any questions, comments, or concerns. Help us shape a healthy and beautiful Gilroy! 

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Apr
18
5:00pm 5:00pm

California High Speed Rail Community Meeting

Residents are invited to ask questions and provide input regarding the San Jose to Merced section of CHSR, the effects to the environment, including biological resources, cultural resources, air quality, noise, community impacts, environmental justice and the range of alternatives being studied. Your feedback allows California High Speed Rail Authority to take your concerns into account as part of the project decision-making process. For additional meeting dates go to http://www.hsr.ca.gov/.

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