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Posted on: March 16, 2020

Proclamation of Local Emergency and Updated Shelter in Place Directive - May 18, 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.  

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Posted on: May 11, 2020

Town of Los Gatos FY 20/21 Proposed Operating and Capital Improvement Plan Budgets Released

The Town is pleased to present a balanced Fiscal Year (FY) 2020/21 Proposed Operating Budget for the Town of Los Gatos.

Due to the actions of the past and current Town Councils, the Town’s proactive and conservative budgeting practices have prepared Los Gatos for an economic downturn.  This fiscal stewardship has put the Town in an enviable position to m...

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Posted on: May 15, 2020

Town Council Special Meeting - May 26, 2020

On Tuesday, May 26, the Mayor has scheduled a Special Town Council Meeting to consider options for supporting the business community and promoting Community Vitality in Los Gatos.

Several of our community stakeholders have been providing input on how the Town may come together to support local businesses as we look forward to a time where more public activity may take place.  We are looking to move forward with innovative ...

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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: April 17, 2020

Town Introduces New Online Permitting Services

The Town proudly introduces a new Online Permitting System. We can accept, review, and provide feedback for permits submitted online.

This allows our customers to apply and pay for planning, building, and other Town-issued permits.  Please visit the Town’s Building and Planning webpages for more information.

By offering Online Permitting Services, the Town can continue...

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Posted on: May 14, 2020

Los Gatos Tennis Courts Opening Friday, May 15, 2020 with COVID-19 Guidelines

Town of Los Gatos tennis courts will re-open beginning Friday, May 15, 2020, with the following guidelines in place per Santa Clara County Health Department orders:

  • Maintain social distancing at all times - keep at least 6 feet between all participants.
  • Sports or activities that include the use of shared equipment or physical contact between participants may only be engaged in by members of the same household or livin...
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Posted on: May 11, 2020

Music in the Park 2020 Update

Due to the unprecedented events of the COVID-19 pandemic, the anticipated continuation of restrictions on large gatherings, and to maintain the health and safety of our community, the Town of Los Gatos has made the decision to postpone

the 2020 Music in the Park Summer Concert Series. 

We look forward to continuing this beloved family friendly tradition in 2021.  

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Posted on: May 11, 2020

Santa Clara County Calling for Contact Tracing Volunteers

Santa Clara County is in the process of rapidly expanding their infrastructure for COVID-19 case investigation and contact tracing.

In order to move from a population-level mitigation strategy of sheltering in place, the County must be able to identify cases quickly and break the chains of transmission through isolation, tracing contacts of cases, and quarantine.  To ensure t...

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Posted on: April 24, 2020

Paycheck Protection Program to resume on Monday, April 27

If your business missed the first round of funding, you have another opportunity to apply beginning Monday, April 27, 2020.

Please click here to learn more. 

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Posted on: April 22, 2020

Town Introduces New E-Bidding Service

The Town has implemented a new e-bidding service by ReproConnect for accepting bids electronically for various public works projects.

This new online system will enable the PPW staff to continue to invite and accept bids even during the current shelter-in-place order. Prospective bidders will have an ability to view and submit bid documents online and the town staff will be able to view...

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Posted on: April 8, 2020

Town Council Unanimously Votes to Donate Funds to Organizations Assisting Town Residents

The Town’s existing community grant program includes awards to several human services organizations that provide direct services to Los Gatos residents.

At the April 7, 2020 Town Council meeting, the Council unanimously voted to authorize the Town Manager to amend the existing human services grant agreements with West Valley Community Services, Counseling and Support Services for Youth, Next Door Solution...

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

Town Council Unanimously Adopts Urgency Ordinance to Place a Moratorium on Residential Evictions

The Town Council unanimously voted to adopt an Urgency Ordinance to place a moratorium on residential evictions and a suspension of land use entitlement deadlines.

Pursuant to the Town of Los Gatos Municipal Code, California Government Code, Governor of California, and Santa Clara County Public Health Officer, on March 24, 2020, the Town Council unanimously voted to adopt a temporary moratorium on evictions related ...

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Posted on: April 9, 2020

County of Santa Clara Eviction Moratorium Includes Small Businesses

Santa Clara County has issued an Ordinance covering March 24 through May 31, unless otherwise extended, ordering that small businesses located in Los Gatos and across the County renting or leasing real property for commercial,...

...business, income-producing, or otherwise non-residential use, cannot be evicted for nonpayment of rent if such business suffered substantial loss of income due to COVID-19. Refer to County Ordinance NS-9.287 for further details. The County’s ...

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

COVID-19 Resources for Small Businesses, Employers & Employees

We wish each of you good health and business resiliency.

Please visit the Town’s COVID-19 business page to access the most up to date COVID-19 resources for small businesses, employers, and employees.

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

Financial Assistance For Those Affected by COVID-19

There are financial resources available to those adversely impacted by COVID-19.

If you are at risk of losing your housing or missing an upcoming rent payment, please contact the Homelessness Prevention System to request financial assistance (e.g., rent, deposit, or utility payments) and supportive services.  

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

Support Los Gatos Businesses During Shelter In Place

Visit the Los Gatos Chamber of Commerce website for a list of Los Gatos restaurants offering delivery and pickup as well as Los Gatos merchants with online stores.

The link to their website is here.

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

Opportunities to Volunteer and/or Donate to Local Organizations

The following local organizations are offering opportunities to provide help to others during the COVID-19 crisis. They are also good resources for finding assistance for yourself or others during this time.

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

Shelter In Place FAQs from Santa Clara County Public Health

Santa Clara County Public Health has provided a comprehensive COVID-19 FAQ document, available in multiple languages, providing detailed guidance on the Order to Shelter at Home.

It will continue to be updated as guidance evolves.  You can access it here.

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

Tips for Keeping a Sense of Normalcy During This Time of Heightened Public Health Risk

The following are examples of ideas for helping to maintain a sense of normalcy while under the County Shelter in Place Order due to COVID-19 precautions:

  • Get outside - take a walk on the Los Gatos Creek Trail or check out other Los Gatos Parks and Trails (just maintain 6 ft. social distance between others and do not use playgrounds).
  • Visit the websites of your favorite local exercise studios for online offe...
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Posted on: October 27, 2017

Stay up to date!

The Town of Los Gatos has various social media outlets to follow. Below are a few of the links, and you can also find us on NextDoor!

Town FacebookParks and Public Works FacebookLibrary FacebookTown TwitterParks and Public Works TwitterTown InstagramLibrary Instagram

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