...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 alignment adjacent to Hwy. 101 and 10th Street...Read More
At our May 23rd GGS meeting we decided, after much discussion, to support the Downtown Viaduct (aeriel) alternative for Gilroy’s High Speed Rail alignment. The decision was based primarily on the consultants’ reportsRead More
High Speed Rail Alignment – copies of the comparative charts of three alignments studied in the report commissioned by the City Council were handed out. Discussion was held on the merits of the three alternatives that were studied in the reportRead More
Connie announced that HSR is holding an Open House to provide information and receive community input on the project. It will be held on Tuesday, April 18 from 5-8 PM at the IFDES Hall, 250 Old Gilroy St. in Gilroy. Everyone was urged to attend so that they would be fully informed in order for GGS to take a position on a preferred alignment at our next meeting.
Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Oil -Gas Leasing and Development- John and Carolyn Hernandez spoke to the group regarding a public meeting they attended in March that was held at the Central Coast Field Office regarding an amendment to the BLM's Resource Management Plan (RMP). The BLM is asking for public comment by April 6 on the Environmental Impact Statement that is reviewing five different alternatives. that could affect the Sargent and Castro Valley Ranches just south of Gilroy west of Hwy. 101Read More
We discussed High Speed Rail and handed out some literature on the pros and cons of each alignment and the latest information on High Speed Rail. Again, if you would like this information sent to you, please email and let me know.Read More
Just to recap, we discussed how Gilroy Growing Smarter first began and introduced ourselves to each other. We talked about our future purpose as a sort of "watch dog group" and what our methods and values would be.Read More
We just had a very productive first meeting of Gilroy Growing Smarter, "reinvented". Thanks to all of you that were able to come. We are in process of forming small committees to take on some specific tasks.Read More