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    Gilroy City Council Working Towards Solutions for Increased Crime and Homeless Issues

    At the City Council Study Session of January 17, 2018, Gilroy City Council held a meeting to discuss the issues of public safety, homelessness and crime affecting our community. This is a very complex and yet very human issue that reaches every . . . Read on...
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    Guide for Dealing with Homeless Issues Near Your Business or Residence

    Homelessness is an extremely complex social problem that impacts the quality of life in our community. There are no easy solutions. The Gilroy Police Department recognizes that there is a fine line between homelessness as a social issue and . . . Read on...
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    City Council and Planning Commission Meeting Material has Moved!

    City Council and Planning Commission agenda, packet, minutes and meeting videos from 2018 forward are available through our new portal http://gilroyca.iqm2.com/Citizens/default.aspx Read on...
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  1. Welcome to Gilroy, California

    Gilroy is the "Garlic Capital of the World." The community is known for its peaceful residential environment, its award-winning parks, golf course and recreation programs, and for its "urban forest," for which the City has won Tree City USA awards annually since 1979. 

    A variety of superior community facilities and resources have placed Gilroy high in recent surveys which have attempted to measure the quality of life in Bay Area cities. Major community facilities unveiled in the last decade include St. Louise Regional Hospital along U.S. 101, Wheeler Manor (senior residence) and an expanded Senior Center complex at Sixth and Hanna streets. The Gilroy library is also newly refurbished and computerized. Gavilan Community College in Gilroy is known for the beauty of its campus, set in the foothills which surround the city.

    Gilroy's climate strikes a pleasant balance between hot and cold, wet and dry, making it perfect for agriculture and recreation. Nestled between the Diablo and Santa Cruz mountains in the Santa Clara Valley, Gilroy residents enjoy mild temperatures, while missing most of the coastal fog. A state climatology report says up to 70% of Gilroy's days are sunny, with average rainfall of about 19.11 inches.

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