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November 9, 2016 Planning Commission Meeting Agenda is Now Available Online 


The agenda for the November 9, 2016 Special Planning Commission meeting is available online.  They will be hearing a request for a CUP modification to allow entertainment for the Toll House Restaurant and a request for construction of a new single-family home on Hilow Road. 

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.


Special Meeting of the General Plan Committee regarding the North 40 Specific Plan on November 17, 2016


The General Plan Committee began its discussion of the Town Council’s suggestions for potential changes to the adopted North 40 Specific Plan on October 27, 2016.  The agenda and staff report for the October 27, 2016 meeting are available here.  If you are interested in viewing the video of the October 27 GPC meeting, please visit here

The suggestions were identified at a Special Meeting of the Town Council on September 27, 2016.  The General Plan Committee is holding its second meeting to continue its discussion and recommendations regarding the Council’s suggestions on November 17, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers.  The GPC recommendations will become the basis for detailed amendments to the Specific Plan for consideration during public hearings before the Planning Commission and Town Council.  The potential amendments are intended to be specific, require no additional environmental analysis, and require no modifications to the Town’s certified Housing Element of the General Plan.  The intention is not a rewrite of the entire Plan.  

The community is welcome to submit comments in writing to Sally Zarnowitz at szarnowitz@losgatosca.gov or Joel Paulson at jpaulson@losgatosca.gov for inclusion in the Memorandum/Addendum/Desk Item to the General Plan Committee.  Deadline for all written correspondence is 11:00 a.m. the day of the meeting. 


Vote By Mail Ballots


Drop boxes will be available in the Clerk’s office at Town Hall until 4:30 p.m. on Election Day, November 8. The Drop Box located outside the Library will be available until 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.  The Adult Recreation Center will have a polling place and ballots may also be dropped off there until 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.  If you are mailing your ballot (postage is already paid) it must be POSTMARKED on or before November 8 and RECEIVED by November 14 in order to be counted in the November 8 Presidential General Election.
 
Early Voting Center opportunities are also available this weekend.  Check out the Registrar of Voters website at https://www.sccgov.org/sites/rov/Pages/Registrar-of-Voters.aspx for more locations and more information.


Almond Grove Tree Replacement Meetings


On Wednesday, November 2nd a meeting took place with Tait Avenue residents to discuss the tree removal/replacement list for Tait Avenue that will be incorporated into the Almond Grove Phase II project plans. A total of three meetings have been scheduled to discuss tree removals with affected residents. The final two meetings will take place next week at the Police Operations Building Located at 15900 Los Gatos Boulevard:

-Almendra Avenue: Tuesday, November 8th from 6pm – 8pm
-All Other Streets: Thursday, November 10th from 6pm – 8pm

At these meetings, the arborist from the project consultant, Wilsey-Ham, will provide a presentation regarding the tree removals and replacements and residents will be able to ask questions and discuss their individual situations with the project team. Residents with questions regarding the meetings should contact the Town Engineer, Lisa Petersen, at (408) 399-5773 or lpetersen@losgatosca.gov.


Are you a Los Gatos or Monte Sereno Resident? 
Do you have questions about your recent water bill?


Join officials from the Santa Clara Valley Water District and the San Jose Water Company to discuss conservation efforts in light of California’s continuing drought and the recent changes to water rates.  The community will have an opportunity to ask questions and provide comments.

Monday, November 14, 2016 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Los Gatos Town Council Chambers
110 E. Main Street

Questions? Contact the Los Gatos Town Manager’s Office at 408/354-6832.

Are you interested in future policies, proposed development, or other issues affecting the Town?


The best way to receive notification is by signing up for the Town’s “Notify Me” subscriptions.  For example, if you are interested in parking, you are welcome to sign up for Town Council, Parking and Infrastructure Council Ad Hoc Committee, Transportation and Parking Commission, 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.


Volunteer Opportunity


Apply to Serve on a Town Board, Commission, or Committee


Adult Commissioner application deadline:
-Friday, November 18, 2016, 5 p.m.
-Interviews are tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, December 13, 2016, 7 p.m.

Adult Commissioner Opportunities:
-Arts and Culture Commission
-Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission
-Building Board of Appeals
-Community and Senior Services Commission
-General Plan Committee
-Historic Preservation Committee
-Library Board
-Parks Commission
-Personnel Board
-Planning Commission
-Transportation and Parking Commission

For more information and to apply visit the Town’s website:
www.LosGatosCA.gov/CommissionApplication

Call the Clerk Department: (408) 354-6834
Email: Clerk@LosGatosCA.gov

Mail or drop off applications:
Clerk Department
110 E. Main St., Los Gatos, CA 95030


"Outside the Box" Utility Box Art Program


Calling all artists! The Town of Los Gatos Parks & Public Works Department announces the unique opportunity for artists to submit designs for the Utility Box Art Program.

Are you or someone you know a talented artist? Help us beautify utility boxes around Town with environmentally-themed works of art! Selected artists will receive a $500 stipend for their work. Interested participants must complete this application to be considered.  Successful proposals will harbor the sense of community, sustainability, and creativity, further enhancing the ambiance of the Town. The chosen designs will be converted into a vinyl wrap and installed on select utility boxes around Town.  For more information on the program and how to apply, please click here.

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