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Town Holiday Hours 


Town Administrative offices will be closed Monday, December 23, 2019 through Wednesday, January 1, 2020.  The Library will be closed Monday, December 23, 2019 through Wednesday, December 25, 2019 and Monday, December 30, 2019 through Wednesday, January 1, 2019. We hope all of the Town's residents, businesses, and visitors enjoy happy holidays and a wonderful new year.


Los Gatos Below Market Price Unit Available for Purchase


The Town has a Below Market Price unit available for purchase. The two-bedroom and two and one half-bath unit is located at 178 Terreno De Flores Circle. It is being offered at $274,000. The deadline to apply is December 26, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. For more information, contact Hello Housing at losgatos@hellohousing.org or click here


January 8, 2020 - Land Use and Economic Vitality at Planning Commission



On Wednesday, January 8, 2020, the Planning Commission will consider amendments to the Town Code regarding land use and economic vitality streamlining. Streamlining efforts include modifications to the regulations for:
• Formula retail businesses;
• Restaurants;
• Minor exterior modifications to commercial buildings; and
• Group classes.

The Town seeks public input on the proposed amendments. Written comments received before 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 8, 2020, will be forwarded to the Planning Commission.  The public is also encouraged to attend the January 8, 2020 Planning Commission meeting at 7:00 p.m.

Meeting agendas are posted on the Town’s website and publicly distributed by the Friday prior to the meeting.  

The community is welcome to direct questions and written comments to Sean Mullin at smullin@losgatosca.gov by 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 8, 2020, for inclusion in the Planning Commission Staff Report/Addendum/Desk Item.


January 16, 2020 General Plan Land Use Alternatives - Community Workshop #2

Where can we build more housing in Town?  The State will require us to plan for more housing.  We want to provide housing to allow our young adults and seniors to stay in our community.  But where and in what way, are key questions to make sure it fits in with our Town.

Come join us for the second Community Workshop of the General Plan update process on Thursday, January 16, 2020, 6:30 p.m. in the Library at Fisher Middle School, located at 19195 Fisher Avenue, Los Gatos, CA 94032. 

Come learn about the Land Use Alternatives Report (now available online on the Los General Plan website). 

The community is welcome to submit written comments to GP2040@losgatosca.gov to be shared with the General Plan Update Committee at their next meeting on January 30, 2020.



New Financial Transparency Webpage 


The Town recently launched a new Financial Transparency link to the homepage of our website.  In an effort to provide better access to important fiscal information, the webpage contains individual links to pages dedicated to specific elements of the finances of the Town. These webpages include:

The Town is exploring new approaches to engage the community in the annual budget process and additional information is forthcoming.  Please send your comments and questions to manager@losgatosca.gov.    


Notify Me

Notify Me!


How can we help you if we can't reach you?  While you have signed up to receive these weekly "What's New" emails, many of your neighbors may have remained in the dark because they did not receive current information from the Town regarding the recent PG&E public safety power shutoffs.  In addition to emergency communications, you may sign up for Town notifications regarding infrastructure projects in your neighborhood, Town events, meetings, and other topics of community interest. 

Please encourage your friends and neighbors in Los Gatos to sign up for Town communications through "Notify Me" at: www.losgatosca.gov/notifyme. Type your email address in the box and select "sign in."  From there, you can subscribe to the topics you wish and you are able to unsubscribe at any time. If you need help, call the Town Manager's Office at (408) 354-6832 during business hours. 


Social Media

Follow the Town on Social Media!



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 Facebook 
Parks and Public Works Facebook
Library Facebook
Town Twitter
Parks and Public Works Twitter
Town Instagram
Library Instagram




General Plan 2040


General Plan Update Advisory Committee 


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! 

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

The Town also invites interested residents and businesses to get involved online through the website www.losgatos2040.com and EngagementHQ.



ReadySCC




Lifesaving Information For Emergencies (L.I.F.E.) File


Emergencies can happen when we least expect them to and many of the requests for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) happen within the home. The Town of Los Gatos is partnering with the Santa Clara County Fire Department to promote their new L.I.F.E. file program. The L.I.F.E. File is a simple tool individuals and families may use to assist emergency responders during a medical emergency.   First Responders rely heavily upon the patient, and/or the patient’s family members, to provide information used to help in the treatment and care of the patient. However, there are times when the patient is unable to provide this information and family members may not be present or available to assist First Responders during a medical emergency. The L.I.F.E. File information includes past pertinent medical history, allergies to medications, medications currently prescribed to the patient, advanced medical directives and any additional information. The L.I.F.E. File pouch is a vinyl magnetic pouch that is placed in an easily seen location on the front or side of the refrigerator.

You may pick up L.I.F.E. Files from Town Hall and local fire stations. If you, or anyone you know, would like additional information on the L.I.F.E. File program please contact Jackie Rose, Community Outreach Coordinator at JRose@losgatosca.gov




Volunteers sought for Bike Valet at Local Events


The Los Gatos Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission is supporting free Bike Valet parking at local events, building on the success of the Red, White and Blue block party, where we parked over 100 bikes, so we are ready with plenty of space and racks. Volunteering to park bikes is a ton of fun! You can sign up with some friends and make a date of it and high school students can even receive community service hours. Cyclists arriving at the event are always happy to see you and fun to talk to. Typically volunteers are needed for 2-hour shifts with each shift led by an experienced commissioner. If you would like to help out, please contact Maria Ristow, ristows@comcast.net to become a part of this amazing volunteer team. Help us take more cars off the road and make it easy for people to bike downtown.  


Interested in Proposed Development in Town?


Visit the Town’s Pending Planning Projects site at: https://www.losgatosca.gov/2216/Pending-Planning-Projects.  From this site, you can search for planning applications by street name and address, or by clicking on the map option.  The information for projects includes a brief description, project planner, date filed, and status. Some projects include images/plans and other related documents for information only.

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