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02/07/2024
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A community center can bring people of different ages together and give them a sense of belonging. It’s also a venue for people to learn new skills.

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01/15/2024
Image for display with article titled Members Appointed for Gonzales Youth Council

Eighteen youths have been selected to serve on the 2023-24 Gonzales Youth Council, a program sponsored by the city with support from the Gonzales Unified School District.

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12/14/2023
Image for display with article titled Gonzales Police Officers Complete ABLE Training Program

The entire Gonzales Police Department completed the Active Bystandership for Law Enforcement program on Nov. 30.

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11/19/2023
Image for display with article titled Gonzales Youth Council Shows the Power of Intergenerational Collaboration

For a Monterey County Weekly cover story, Celia Jiménez spoke with several teenagers about the work they’ve done in their communities.

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10/25/2023
Image for display with article titled High Prices Push South County Cities to Reject Trash Service Proposals

Earlier this month, the cities of Gonzales, Soledad, Greenfield and King City rejected three proposals they received for waste hauling services.

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10/25/2023
Image for display with article titled Salinas Valley Cities Urge More Flexible Ag Mitigation Terms

As Salinas Valley cities like Soledad and Gonzales look to expand their footprints by annexing surrounding farmland and converting it into housing and other uses, there’s an ongoing debate.

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10/16/2023
Image for display with article titled Gonzales Annexation Makes Room for future Agriculture Industrial Development

Local Agency Formation Commission of Monterey County has approved the annexation of about 49 acres that allows for a planned 313,800-square-foot agricultural cooler processing facility to move forward.

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06/28/2023
Image for display with article titled Gonzales Council Awards Contract for Community Center

The Gonzales City Council awarded the design-build contract for the Dennis and Janice Caprara Community Center, to be built at Gabilan Court and Fifth Street.

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06/23/2023
Image for display with article titled Gonzales City Council appoints Gil as city manager

GONZALES — Gonzales City Council has appointed Carmen Gil to the position of city manager. Gil has been with the city as Director of Community Engagement and Strategic Partnerships since 2020 and served as interim city manager from June 2022 to January 2023. In her 20-plus years of experience working on projects throughout Monterey County, [...]

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06/18/2023
Image for display with article titled It’s Budget Season, and the Numbers in Monterey County’s 12 Cities Tell a Story

City expenditures are split among essential needs and quality-of-life benefits in a budgeting process. And with the fiscal year beginning July 1, government entities, including Monterey County’s 12 cities, are in various stages of tweaking and finalizing their annual budgets.

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06/13/2023
Image for display with article titled Gonzales Named 2023 All-America City

Gonzales has been named one of 10 All-America City award winners, presented by the National Civic League in recognition of the city’s work to improve the health and well-being of young people.

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06/09/2023
Image for display with article titled Gonzales Appoints Carmel Gil as the New City Manager

On June 5, Gonzales City Council appointed Carmel Gil as city manager.

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05/24/2023
Image for display with article titled Gonzales city manager exits after just 4 months

GONZALES — Gonzales City Manager Trevin Barber has left his position with the City of Gonzales after just four months. According to a City news release last week, Barber departed to focus his career on finance and economic development while spending more time with his family. His last day was May 19. “We support Mr. [...]

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05/19/2023
Image for display with article titled After Four Months in the Job, Gonzales City Manager Resigns

The city of Gonzales announced on May 19 that it was Trevin Barber’s last day as city manager.

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05/03/2023
Image for display with article titled Gonzales Lays Path to Redeveloping Farmland, But Officials Have Questions

By passing a new agricultural preservation ordinance last month, Gonzales city officials and local developers believe they’re one step closer to annexing some 770 acres of surrounding farmland.

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04/27/2023
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Officer Joshua Macias was sworn in as the newest member of the Gonzales Police Department by Chief Keith Wise.

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04/19/2023
Image for display with article titled Gonzales City Council Adopts Ordinance to Protect Farms

Gonzales now has an Agricultural Resource Mitigation Ordinance, which Councilmember Scott Funk called a major commitment “to preserve and protect significant prime agricultural lands.”

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02/15/2023
Image for display with article titled Seaside Short-Timer Lands Job as Gonzales City Manager

The Gonzales City Council selected Trevin Barber from 35 candidates to fill a vacancy that city manager Rene Mendez left last summer.

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02/01/2023
Image for display with article titled Gonzales Hires New City Manager

After an extensive search, the Gonzales City Council has appointed a new city manager. Trevin Barber recently served as Seaside’s assistant city manager.

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01/31/2023
Image for display with article titled New Health Facility Opens in Gonzales

City officials, health professionals and guests celebrated the grand opening of the Gonzales Medical Center with a ribbon cutting on Jan. 14.

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01/26/2023
Image for display with article titled Gonzales City Council Recognizes High School Runner

Gonzales High School student-athlete Giovanni Ochoa was recognized by the Gonzales City Council for qualifying to the 2022 CIF State Cross Country Championships.

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10/31/2022
Image for display with article titled Gonzales Youth Council Members Selected for 2022-23 School Year

Fresh on the heels of the Gonzales Youth Council receiving the 2022 Helen Putnam Award for Excellence for its Mental Health Service Action Project, the city announced the council’s new members.

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10/26/2022
Image for display with article titled South Monterey County Gets Record $2.5M State Broadband Investment

Digital equity and infrastructure in Monterey County got a boost with the announcement of $2.5 million in broadband technical assistance grants to local municipalities to help close the digital divide.

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10/25/2022
Image for display with article titled Community Turns Out to Celebrate Gonzales’ 75th Anniversary

At a cultural celebration to mark the 75 years that have passed since Gonzales’ incorporation, hundreds of families and community members enjoyed food, games and music along Fourth Street.

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10/18/2022
Fresh on the heels of the City of Gonzales receiving the 2022 Helen Putnam Award for Excellence for the Gonzales Youth Council’s Mental Health Service Action Project, the city announced the appointment of 19 youths to the 2022-2023 Gonzales Youth Council.

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09/26/2022
Image for display with article titled Gonzales Wins Helen Putnam Award for Excellence

League of California Cities has announced that the city of Gonzales was one of 12 cities honored with a Helen Putnam Award—specifically for its work in engaging youth in city government.

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08/18/2022
Image for display with article titled Blue Zones Project Kicks Off in King City and Gonzales This Month

After a yearlong planning effort, Blue Zones Project Monterey County is inviting the community to celebrate its expansion at local events.

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08/08/2022
Image for display with article titled Voting Period Opens for Gonzales Special Tax Measure Election

Voters in Gonzales will begin receiving ballots for the city’s Special Tax Measure Election, which is an all-mail ballot election through Aug. 30.

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07/22/2022
Image for display with article titled New officer joins Gonzales Police Department

GONZALES — Gonzales Police Chief Keith Wise led the swearing in of Officer David Rivera, the newest member to join the Gonzales Police Department, last month. Rivera’s wife Raquel had the honors of pinning his badge at the June 27 ceremony. “I look forward to engaging with community members and building relations to help ensure [...]

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07/15/2022
Image for display with article titled Gonzales appoints longtime local leader Carmen Gil as interim city manager.

The Gonzales City Council appointed its director of community engagement and strategic partnership as interim city manager.

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