Town of Los Gatos

June 21, 2016 Town Council Agenda
is Now Available Online


The agenda for the June 21, 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 22, 2016 Planning Commission Agenda

is Now Available Online 


The agenda for the June 22, 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.


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


S. Santa Cruz Avenue Weekend Pilot Road Closures
June 25-26, July 4th holiday weekend and July 9-10 


On June 7, 2016, the Town Council approved a three consecutive weekend pilot closure of S. Santa Cruz Avenue just south of Wood Road. The closure will prevent vehicles from entering the Highway 17 on-ramp from S. Santa Cruz Avenue. 
Northbound traffic access will remain open for vehicles traveling into the Town from Highway 17.

The pilot closures will take place on Saturday June 25th and Sunday June 26th, the July 4th holiday weekend (all three days) and on Saturday July 9th and Sunday July 10th. Town staff will collect traffic data regarding the pilot closures and report back to the Town Council at the August 2, 2016 Town Council Meeting.

Los Gatos Celebrates the 4th of July


Join the Town of Los Gatos as we celebrate the 4th of July at Oak Meadow Park from 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Monday, July 4th, 2016!
  • Kick off the day with children’s activities while enjoying entertainment provided by the Sizzling Seniors.
  • Indulge in BBQ favorites and ice cold drinks available for purchase from the following Los Gatos Community Service Organizations: Lions, Rotary, Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Los Gatos Community Foundation.
  • The San Jose Wind Symphony concert will begin with a Flag Raising Ceremony and Mayor’s Welcome, followed by an afternoon of popular tunes and patriotic songs.
We will be honoring our local service men and women with a Yellow Ribbon at intermission. Our Flag Raising and Yellow Ribbon Ceremonies are made possible by Boy Scout Troop 2 and Operation Yellow Ribbon.

Be sure to catch the toe tappin’, finger snappin’, good time with a performance by the Peninsula Banjo Band, which will conclude our 4th of July festivities. General parking is available at Calvary Church (16330 Los Gatos Blvd.) with a shuttle service every 15 minutes.

Handicap parking is available at the front entrance of Oak Meadow Park on a first come, first serve basis. See you there!

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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