Town of Los Gatos

June 7, 2016 Town Council Agenda
is Now Available Online


The agenda for the June 7, 2016 Town Council meeting is available online. 

Town Council meetings are held regularly on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. Meetings are held in the Town Council Chambers located at 110 E. Main Street. Council meetings are broadcast live on KCAT-15. Live and archived videos are also available online.

To provide input on any Town Council agenda item, please visit the Public Guide to Town Council Meetings to learn more about how members of the public may submit comments via email, postal mail or hand-delivered prior to the Council meeting at which the item will be considered. 

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.


June 8, 2016 Planning Commission Agenda

is Now Available Online 


The agenda for the June 8, 2016 Planning Commission meeting is available online. 

Planning Commission meetings are held regularly on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. Meetings are held in the Town Council Chambers located at 110 E. Main Street. Commission meetings are broadcast live on KCAT-15. Live and archived videos are also available online.

To provide input on any Planning Commission agenda item, please visit the Public Guide to Town Council Meetings to learn more about how members of the public may submit comments via email, postal mail or hand-delivered prior to the Commission meeting at which the item will be considered. 

For more information on this agenda or about Planning Commission meetings, please call 408-354-6874 or send an email to the Community Development Department to confirm meeting date, location and time.


Weekend Voting Options Offered for June 7 Election
Early Voting Centers and Drive-thru Ballot Voting Available
Starting this Weekend


The Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters' Office will offer Early Voting for the June 7, 2016 Presidential Primary Election during the next two weekends at its office located at 1555 Berger Drive, Building 2, San Jose, CA,  and at five Early Voting Centers, which are located in each of the five different supervisorial districts throughout the county.

Once voters arrive at the Registrar of Voters' Office or at an Early Voting Center, they can obtain a ballot and cast it in person, or they can take it home to complete later. Voters can also drop off their completed Vote by Mail ballots, receive a replacement for a lost or damaged Vote by Mail ballot, or use a touch screen voting machine.  The Touch screen voting machines are accessible to blind and visually impaired voters.

Town of Los Gatos Ballot Drop-Off Sites

Beginning May 9 and continuing through Election Day, Vote by Mail voters have the option of dropping off completed ballots during business hours at the Town Clerk's Office located in the Los Gatos Town Hall at 110. E. Main Street, Los Gatos or in the 24-hour Outside drop-box located outside the Los Gatos Library at 100 Villa Avenue, Los Gatos.

If you are interested in volunteering at a polling place as an election officer, please visit www.sccvote.org or call (408) 299-VOTE.

For more information on voting and ballot drop-off locations, please click here to read the press release.


Survey Results Regarding Potential Revenue Measure


On May 31, 2016, the Town Council Ad Hoc Citizen Committee reviewed the following slide presentation which summarized the results of a recent, independent survey of Los Gatos voters regarding potential revenue measure(s) that could provide dedicated funding for Town services and facilities.  The Town commissioned Godbe Research, a well-respected and experienced opinion research firm, to conduct the survey.
 
The survey found that a general purpose, half-cent sales tax with a 25-year sunset for the November 2016 ballot is viable.  A quarter-cent sales tax is also feasible.  An utility user tax for the November 2016 ballot is not viable.  Over 75% of respondents have a favorable opinion of the job the Town is doing to provide public services to the community.  The residents’ strongest priorities are repairing roads, improving traffic flow, maintaining 9-1-1 response times, and repairing aging storm drains.
 
The Committee is recommending to the Town Council that it place a general purpose, half-cent sales tax with a 25-year sunset on the November 2016 ballot.  The Committee also discussed accountability measures to ensure that, if passed, funds would be spent on needed capital improvement projects. 
 
The Council is scheduled to discuss the survey results and the Committee’s recommendation on Tuesday, June 21, 2016.  The public is welcome to attend the Council meeting and submit comments to the Town at Manager@losgatosca.gov


Submit Your Questions for the North 40 Specific Plan Study Session 
June 15, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.


A joint Study Session with the Town Council, Planning Commission, and affected School Boards provides an opportunity to have questions answered by staff experts about the North 40 Specific Plan and related planning documents. The Study Session has been scheduled for Wednesday, June 15, 2016, beginning at 6:00 p.m. The study session will be held in the Town Council Chambers located at 110 E. Main Street.

The purposes of the Study Session are to:

  • Provide information and fact sharing on the North 40 Specific Plan, Housing Element, and Environmental Impact Report
  • Provide an opportunity to ask questions and receive answers related to legal questions, housing questions, traffic, and schools

Questions and comments are welcome to be submitted prior to the Study Session. To the extent possible, responses will be posted in advance of the Study Session at  www.LosGatosCA.gov/N40SP. To submit questions about the North 40 Specific Plan, please email North40.question@LosGatosCA.gov. To submit comments about the North 40 Specific Plan, please email North40.comment@LosGatosCA.gov.

For questions about this event, please email the Town Manager's Office at Manager@LosGatosCA.gov or call 408-354-6832.


Help improve the Town of Los Gatos Website
Participate in an online Usability Study


In an effort to improve the Town of Los Gatos website, the Town is looking for people who may be interested in participating in an online user usability study. 
 
The purpose of this user usability study is to better understand how site visitors are using the Town’s website so it can become a better resource for all visitors.  The evaluation should only take around 30 minutes to complete. Your responses will be anonymous and combined with responses from other participants.
 
Participation in the online user usability study can be conducted from your home or office computer.  To participate, please click on the following link: http://www.losgatosca.gov/?l11_uid=30816

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