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November 5, 2019 Town Council Meeting


The agenda and reports for the November 5, 2019 Town Council meeting are available online. Among the items on the agenda, the Council will consider local amendments to the State Building and Fire Codes; proposed General Plan amendments regarding Highway 17; proposed changes to the Hillside Development Standards and Guidelines; proposed amendments to the Town Code regarding demolition regulations; proposed amendments to the Town Code regarding right of way dedication, installation of curbs, gutters, and sidewalks, and undergrounding of utilities; potential amendments to the smoking ordinance; and the draft services plan for a possible Property Business Improvement District in downtown Los Gatos. 

The public meeting will be held in the Town Council Chambers located at 110 E. Main Street.  The Council meeting will also be broadcast live on KCAT-15.

The Town welcomes public input on any Town Council agenda item. Please visit the Public Guide to Town Council Meetings to learn how members of the public may submit comments prior to the Council meeting at which the item will be considered. The public is also welcome to provide verbal testimony at the meeting.

For more information on this agenda or about Town Council meetings, please call 408-354-6832 or send an email to the Town Manager's office


November 7, 2019 San Jose Water Open House 


San Jose Water Company is holding a Community Open House in the Almaden area of San Jose on November 7, 2019. All customers in their service area, including Los Gatos, are invited to attend to learn more about San Jose Water, ask questions, and learn more about water rates. Any questions – from the PG&E shutdown’s effect on water service to rates to infrastructure – will be answered by San Jose Water staff. 



CERT Drill




November 13, 2019 - 66 E Main Street CUP 
3-Month Report to Planning Commission 


On Wednesday, November 13, 2019, the Planning Commission will received a report from the Community Development Director regarding a 3-month update on the gym at 66 E Main Street, as required by the approved Conditional Use Permit.  The meeting agenda will be posted and publicly distributed no later than the Friday prior to the meeting date and will be available online at www.losgatosca.gov/AgendasAndVideos

The community is welcome to submit written comments to Jennifer Armer at jarmer@losgatosca.gov for inclusion in the Planning Commission Staff Report/Addendum/Desk Item.  Deadline for all written correspondence is 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 13, 2019.


Highway 17 Shaded Fuel Break Project


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.



Tell Us Your Thoughts On Parking


Do you search for parking in the downtown?
Or maybe parking isn't a challenge for you!

Do you work downtown and have a perspective?
Or maybe you live near the downtown and feel the impact!

Let us know.  The Town is conducting a study on parking in the greater downtown area.  We want your input!  Please visit: 
www.surveymonkey.com/r/LosGatosParking



ReadySCC




PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoff Program


Portions of Los Gatos recently experienced its first PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS).  As part of PG&E's efforts to reduce wildfire risk, PG&E is turning off power on days with a high risk of wildfire due to low humidity, sustained winds, dry vegetation, and Red Flag Warning days.

Based on those conditions and the fact that a large portion of our Town resides in a Very High Fire Hazard Area (VHFHA), there is a high likelihood that the Town and surrounding areas may experience more power shutoffs in the coming months.  

PG&E has informed customers that power outages due to PSPS events could last between two and seven days.  For information on how to prepare for a potential multi-day power outage and stay safe, click here



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




Free Limited Parking Downtown on Weekends


On November 6, 2018 the Town Council modified parking restrictions to remove time limited parking from municipal parking lots on Saturdays.

As of December 3, 2018, downtown municipal lots have three hour time limits between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m., on Monday through Friday only, and Saturdays and Sundays will be excluded.

For more parking information, please click here: 
https://www.losgatosca.gov/159/Parking-Maps.


Catch a R.Y.D.E.
 


Reach Your Destination Easily (RYDE) is a curb-to-curb transportation service for adults 55+ living in Los Gatos and the West Valley. Use RYDE for appointments, grocery shopping and doctor appointments. If you are 55 years and older you can schedule a ride by contacting the Saratoga Area Senior Coordinating Council (SASCC) at (408) 892-9739 or tara@sassc.org.   If you’re interested in more RYDE information click here.
 
Also if you’re interested in becoming a RYDE volunteer driver click here for more information.



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.  


Social Media

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


Are you interested to receive notification of decisions coming before the Town Council?


One of the best ways to receive notification is by signing up for the Town’s “Notify Me” subscriptions.  For example, if you are interested in proposed new policies affecting properties in the Town, you are welcome to sign up for Town Council, Council Policy Committee, and Planning Commission.  You will receive notification and links to future agendas and reports. You can then monitor the activities of these groups and participate at your convenience.

To sign up for “Notify Me,” please visit: www.losgatosca.gov/list.aspx.  Type your email address in the box and select sign in.  From there, you can subscribe to the items that you want and you can always choose to unsubscribe from a list anytime.  Need help signing up?  Contact the Town Manager’s Office at 408-354-6832.

Stay connected with the Town of Los Gatos via FacebookInstagram, and Twitter!  With these platforms, stay updated with Town news including announcements, Council, Committee, and Commission meetings, events, photos, and more.  Additionally, connect and learn about Town services through each of the Town's department websites at www.losgatosca.gov.


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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