Sal Garza

April 9, 2013
11:29 pm
Tue April 9, 2013

Illinois Election Results - Cities/Villages

The results of city/village races from throughout west-central Illinois during the April 9, 2013 election.

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Planning for Future
5:57 pm
Tue January 29, 2013

Galesburg to Rethink Budget Process

Galesburg City Hall
Credit Rich Egger

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.

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.

“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.

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Three Parcels Involved
6:27 pm
Thu January 10, 2013

Plans Continue for Galesburg Land Swap

Galesburg City Hall
Credit Rich Egger

The City of Galesburg and the library are preparing to exchange some parcels of land.

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.

The city would receive one library-owned lot next to the former OT Johnson site. The department store building  burned down several years ago.

Mayor Sal Garza said both the city and the library would benefit.

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Headed Overseas in December
4:00 pm
Wed November 7, 2012

Galesburg Trade Delegation to Indonesia

Mayor Sal Garza
Credit Rich Egger

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.

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.

Garza has a couple goals for the trip.

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Seminary St Hotel Development
7:47 pm
Tue October 2, 2012

Galesburg Rezoning Decision Forthcoming

Galesburg City Hall
Rich Egger
  • Interview with Mayor Sal Garza

Aldermen have a couple weeks to decide whether to allow a proposed hotel development to proceed on North Seminary Street at Highway 34.

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.

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