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Posted on: October 1, 2020

This Halloween, Don’t Get Tricked By COVID-19!


Traditional trick-or-treating is not recommended during the pandemic, so Halloween will look a little different this year. Los Gatos streets will not be closed for trick-or-treating, and we can celebrate safely at home.

Here are some ideas for Halloween 2020 festivities:

  • Get cozy, grab the popcorn, and have a scary or Halloween-themed movie marathon
  • Have a candy scavenger hunt around the house
  • Compete in a pumpkin carving contest with those you live with
  • Hold a virtual costu...
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Posted on: October 5, 2020

Ballot Drop Boxes Available at the Town Civic Center & Library

Ballot Boxes

There is one ballot drop box available at the Town Civic Center, located 110 E. Main Street, at the base of the stairs that face Main Street. There are two additional ballot drop boxes available outside the Los Gatos Library, located at 100 Villa Avenue.

Santa Clara County residents can find drop box and vote center locations on the Registrar of Voters website

The closest vote center locations to Los Gatos are (locations are subject to change):

  • The Pavilion at Redwood Estates, Community Room – 21...
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Posted on: August 26, 2020

Voting is Now Easier than Ever in Santa Clara County!

Our county will be using an exciting new voting model that makes it easier than ever to cast a ballot.

It is called the Voter’s Choice Act, and it emphasizes convenience for the modern voter. Everyone will get a ballot mailed to them automatically and that they can return in the free postage-paid envelope provided by mail, which is by far the mos...

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Posted on: October 26, 2020

Land Use & Community Design Elements at the November 5, 2020 General Plan Advisory Committee Meeting

On November 5, 2020 at 7:00 pm, the General Plan Advisory Committee will review the Land Use and Community Design Elements of the General Plan Update via teleconference.

The community is encouraged to participate in these important aspects of the General Plan Update.  The General Plan is the document that will guide the Town for the next 20 years.  Be a part of planning our future! 

The reports, ...

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Posted on: October 30, 2020

No-Cost COVID-19 Testing at El Camino Health's Los Gatos Hospital on November 5 & 19, 2020

El Camino Health's Los Gatos Hospital is offering no-cost COVID-19 testing on November 5 (8:30 am - 2:30 pm) and November 19 (8:30 am - 4:20 pm).

This testing is for asymptomatic individuals.  Tests are required to be scheduled in advance and will be conducted at 815 Pollard Road.  To schedule your appointment online, visit www.elcaminohealth.org/covidtestlosgatos..  To s...

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Posted on: September 11, 2020

Apply to Serve on a Town Board, Commission, or Committee

Are you looking for a way to make a difference in the community and get more involved with local government? The Town has adult volunteer opportunities available on its various Boards and Commissions.

Adult Commissioner opportunities:

¨ Arts and Culture Commission¨ Building Board of Appeals¨ Community Health & Senior Services Commission¨ Complete Streets & Transportation Commission¨ General Plan Committee&...

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Posted on: October 12, 2020

The Town Has Updated the Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan!

Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan

The Town has updated the Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan (BPMP).

Please visit the newly designed webpage to learn more about the new prioritized projects and corresponding online interactive Connect Los Gatos Story Map!

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Posted on: August 17, 2020

Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Police Department SNAP (Special Needs Awareness Program)

The Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Police Department is pleased to introduce a new program to assist our community members with special needs.

The Special Needs Awareness Program (SNAP) is voluntary and confidential. It is designed to provide First Responders with important information when responding to calls that involve individuals who may have a memory disorder, hearing impairment, autism or...

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Posted on: July 31, 2020

Represent Los Gatos Oral History Project

The Local History Room of the Library holds a collection of historically valuable documents that help tell the story of the Town of Los Gatos. However, the stories of Black, Indigenous, and people of color are underrepresented in this collection.

We acknowledge that without the voices of the BIPOC community, it is not possible to paint a complete picture of the history of our Town. We are launching the Represent Los Gatos Oral History Project to fill these gaps in our collection and to al...

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

Public Health Guidelines - Updated July 2, 2020

On March 12, 2020, Town Manager and Director of Emergency Services Laurel Prevetti, issued a Proclamation of Local Emergency in response to the global Coronavirus pandemic and its spread in the Santa Clara County community.

On March 17, 2020, the Town Council ratified the Proclamation of Local Emergency (see the enabling Resolution here).  On May 5, 2020, the Council discussed the continuation of the Emergency Proclamation.  

These are important steps in the...

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Posted on: June 5, 2020

Becoming an Inclusive Community - New Webpage & Message From the Mayor

On June 19, 2020 we celebrate and commemorate Juneteenth – the day 155 years ago when Union soldiers marched into Galveston, Texas with the news that the Civil War had ended and slavery was over –

more than two years after President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863.

Then, as now, America moved slowly to recognize and implement the ideal of equal rights for all. Now, with racial justice issues at the forefront of our national and ...

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Posted on: May 27, 2020

Los Gatos Strong

Over the years, the Town’s conservative budgeting practices have resulted in healthy reserves and frequent annual budgetary surplus. Those reserves and surpluses are now paying the Town huge dividends.

On May 26, 2020, the Town Council reallocated $1,900,000 in prior surpluses reserved for downtown streetscape revitalization toward COVID-19 economic stimulus recovery efforts.  Visit downtown restaurants and shops to see how some of our local bu...

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Posted on: May 19, 2020

COVID-19 Testing

Testing for COVID-19 is accessible and widely available in Santa Clara County.

Testing is 100% covered by health insurance, safe, confidential, and free.  Testing does not affect immigration status, require a doctor’s note, or require insurance.  

If you are in the following groups, County Public Health hi...

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Posted on: March 15, 2019

Are You Engaged in the Town's Future?

The Town is updating its General Plan, the document that will guide the Town for the next 20 years. Be a part of planning our future!

The community is welcome to participate in all meetings.  Agendas, meeting summaries, and other materials are available on the General Plan update website by clicking PARTICIPATE.

The Town also invites interested residents and businesses...

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