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Address:   147 Fourth St, Gonzales, CA 93926

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Gonzales owes its name to the two brothers who founded the city—Dr. Mariano Gonzalez and Alfredo Gonzales—on land given to their father, Teodoro Gonzalez, in 1836. According to Wikipedia, the two brothers are credited with constructing one of the first irrigation systems in the Salinas Valley. Irrigation led to ranching, dairy farms and agricultural fields; even today, the largest employers are food producers. Another thriving industry is wine production—some 46 vineyard properties are in the area, with 5,900 acres in production. According to U.S. census date, he city’s estimated 8,300 residents are overwhelmingly Latino (88.9 percent), and most live in family groups (89.4 percent).

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The Gonzales City Council is composed of five members who are elected at large. The mayor is elected every two years, and councilmembers serve staggered four-year terms.

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Gonzales Youth Council members selected for 2022-23 school year

GONZALES — Fresh on the heels of the City of Gonzales receiving the esteemed 2022 Helen Putnam Award for Excellence for the Gonzales Youth Council’s Mental Health Service Action Project, the city announced the appointment of the 2022-23 Gonzales Youth …


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South Monterey County gets record $2.5M state broadband investment

MONTEREY COUNTY — Digital equity and infrastructure in Monterey County are receiving a record investment of state broadband funding, with the announcement of $2.5 million in broadband technical assistance grants to local municipalities to support efforts to close the digital …


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Gonzales Youth Council Members Announced

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.

(Oct. 19, 2022) → Read the full Voices of Monterey Bay report
Gonzales Hosts Public Meetings on Puente del Monte Development

Gonzales councilmembers and planning commissioners held a workshop review of the Puente del Monte housing development, which includes about 2,623 dwelling units. Another meeting is planned before the end of August to get more feedback.

(Aug. 24, 2021) → Read the full Salinas Valley Tribune report
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Monday December 5 2022   6:00 PM

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