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San Jose approves 913 apartments east of Downtown
San Jose has given the green light for a major housing project near Little Portugal and Roosevelt Park. The 913 apartment development will be one of the anchors of the Five Wounds Urban Village pl...
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First elected: November 2020
According to her campaign site, fourth-generation Gilroy native Rebeca Armendariz says that as a proud daughter and granddaughter of farmworkers, her values are “rooted in the work ethic and sense of community from the working families making Gilroy a strong community.” Armendariz has a passion for activism and a résumé that proves her innate sense of civic duty and responsibility. Armendariz also gives her time as a volunteer. She is a founding board member and current president of CARAS, a nonprofit dedicated to advocacy, service, and cultural events like the Cesar Chavez Champions Awards and the Gilroy Tamal Festival.
Armendariz is a founding member of Gilroy Growing Smarter and was a Chair of the Yes on Measure H campaign as well as of the campaign to Recall Judge Persky. Rebeca also served on the Advisory Committee of the Silicon Valley Women’s March 2017-2019 and is an elected delegate for Assembly District 30 to the California Democratic Party.
Day job: Business representative at CEMA/Operating Engineers Local 3
Alma mater: Gavilan College
Other offices held: Gilroy Planning Commission (2016-2020). She also served on the Housing Advisory Committee, the Community Development Block Grant Advisory Committee, and the Parks & Recreation Commission.
Notable quote: “I know San Jose residents think Gilroy is just another part of the county, but Gilroy is a gem. We don’t look like the rest of the Silicon Valley but we’re definitely passionate, heart-filled people. Now, San Jose is spilling over to Gilroy, but we need to maintain our character. We don’t want to blend in.” —Interview with Rebeca Armendariz on Medium.com
From Gilroy Dispatch...
Proponents seeking a recall of Gilroy City Councilmember Rebeca Armendariz turned in 6,375 signatures to the City Clerk’s office on Oct. 12. The next day, city officials confirmed that a preliminary count of the signatures was above the minimum of 6,217 required for filing. The signatures were taken to the Santa Clara County Registrar of [...]
From Metro Silicon Valley...
At a testy Oct. 3 meeting, a majority of the Gilroy City Council requested that Rebeca Armendariz relinquish her seat if a recall effort against her qualifies for the ballot.
A heated exchange during the Gilroy City Council’s Sept. 19 meeting led one councilmember to file a police report after a resident claimed the public would “do stuff to make your life miserable.”
The Gilroy City Council will soon consider asking Councilmember Rebeca Armendariz to resign if a recall effort against her qualifies for a ballot.
A group of Gilroy residents are forming a recall effort against City Councilmember Rebeca Armendariz, more than a week after an investigation concluded the first-term elected official violated several ordinances and downplayed her role in a Halloween party that turned deadly. The attempt to remove Armendariz from the dais comes during a time when calls [...]
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