The project applicant seeks Use Permit approval to re-establish the Gilroy Rodeo as one (1) large event and one (1) medium events on an annual basis. Proposed infrastructure includes a 320’ x 150’ main arena, a 96’x57’ pen, a 100’ x 100’ warmup arena, buck pens, bucking chutes, roping chutes, loading ramp, announcer’s booth, livestock shade structures, light poles, and an office trailer. Other improvements include adjacent parking areas, amplified sound system, ancillary overnight RV parking for out of area contestants, and pens for stabling of event live stock. The applicant is also seeking approval for 17-rows of seating constructed on an earthen berm around the rodeo arena.
The proposed annual large events would have up to 6,500 spectators, 500 contestants and 30 volunteers at any one time and would last for 3-5 days per event. The proposed medium events, such as large jackpots, would have up to 2500 spectators and contestants, and 100 volunteers per day and would last for three days per event.
Once the application has been deemed completed, the County Planning Division will schedule a public outreach meeting, conduct environmental review as required under the California Environmental Quality Act, and then schedule the Use Permit for a hearing before the County Planning Commission.
7955 Ferguson Rd., Gilroy, CA 95020
Use Permit Hearing:
The Gilroy Rodeo Use Permit has been scheduled for a Planning Commission hearing on May 23, 2019. The Planning Commission staff report and all attachments can be found on the Planning Commission Agenda: Item #4.
Question on the project should be directed to Robert Salisbury, Senior Planner, at (408) 299-5785 / [email protected]