Sal Garza en Illinois Election Results - Cities/Villages <p>The results of city/village races from throughout west-central Illinois during the April 9, 2013 election.<br> Wed, 10 Apr 2013 04:29:01 +0000 Jason Parrott 31792 at Illinois Election Results - Cities/Villages Galesburg to Rethink Budget Process <p>It’s not always easy to implement change when things have been done a certain way for many years. But Galesburg will give it a try with its budgeting process.</p><p></p><p>Mayor Sal Garza does not anticipate the city will generate more revenue through change. He said the immediate goal is to smooth out the process.</p><p>“So toward the end of the year we’re not wrestling with some of these issues that should have really been decided upon much earlier,” Garza said.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 29 Jan 2013 23:57:26 +0000 Rich Egger 28024 at Galesburg to Rethink Budget Process Plans Continue for Galesburg Land Swap <p>The City of Galesburg and the library are preparing to exchange some parcels of land.</p><p>The library would receive two city-owned lots that are next to the land where a new library will be built on West Main Street. A hotel once stood on the site but it closed years ago and has since been demolished.</p><p></p><p></p><p>The city would receive one library-owned lot next to the former OT Johnson site. The department store building&nbsp; burned down several years ago.</p><p>Mayor Sal Garza said both the city and the library would benefit.</p> Fri, 11 Jan 2013 00:27:05 +0000 Rich Egger 27083 at Plans Continue for Galesburg Land Swap Galesburg Trade Delegation to Indonesia <p>Mayor Sal Garza, Global Strategies Director Gary Camarano, and representatives from 10-12 of the region’s companies will take part in a trade mission to Indonesia.</p><p>Most of them will begin the trip on Monday, December 3. Garza will join them a day later after overseeing the December 3 city council meeting. Aldermen will be asked that night to approve the city’s 2013 budget.</p><p>Garza has a couple goals for the trip.</p> Wed, 07 Nov 2012 22:00:45 +0000 Rich Egger 24100 at Galesburg Trade Delegation to Indonesia Galesburg Rezoning Decision Forthcoming <p>Aldermen have a couple weeks to decide whether to allow a proposed hotel development to proceed on North Seminary Street at Highway 34.</p><p>Mayor Sal Garza said there is a great deal for aldermen to consider. He said development of the four-story hotel would create jobs, generate revenue for local governments, and it could spur further economic development in that part of town.</p> Wed, 03 Oct 2012 00:47:49 +0000 Rich Egger 22423 at Galesburg Rezoning Decision Forthcoming