An investigation concluded that Armendariz violated several city ordinances when she helped organize a 2021 Halloween party at her residence in which two people were shot and killed and two others were injured.
The amusement park owned by Cedar Fair LP could shut down as soon as six years from now — and no more than 11 years from now — under the terms of a real estate agreement filed Monday with federal regulators.
Critics say that despite threats of big insurance premiums in the wake of a 2019 mass shooting, Gilroy city officials pulled the plug too early on the Gilroy Garlic Festival after more than four decades.
Ken Christopher, executive vice president of Christopher Ranch and the grandson of Gilroy Garlic Festival co-founder Don Christopher, suggested the San Joaquin County group is trying to use the publicity of the demise of the Gilroy festival to its own advantage.
World-renowned food festival, plagued by the Covid-19 pandemic, continuing lawsuits over the 2019 mass shooting, financial losses and new insurance requirements by the City of Gilroy, will be dramatically scaled back this year and in years ahead.
Independent report concluded that Councilmember Rebeca Armendariz violated Gilroy city ordinances in connection with an October 2021 party that ended in the fatal shooting of one teen and wounding of three others.
Gilroy Community Development Director Karen Garner said Amazon will be the tenant at the site. A spokesperson for Amazon declined to comment. Documents filed with the city said the facility will bring in 197 full-time jobs, starting at $15 an hour.
Developer says 'Having a readily available supply of land is critical to meet the City of Gilroy’s anticipated housing needs. Once annexed and entitled, the project will be an important source for various housing types and affordability levels for many years.'