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Town Council Finance Committee Meeting

Monday, January 23, 2017


The Town Council Finance Committee is meeting on Monday, January 23 at 4:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers.  The main agenda item is a discussion of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2016.  Here is the link to the agenda and materials: http://www.town.los-gatos.ca.us/AgendaCenter/Council-Finance-Committee-18.  Everyone is welcome.


January 25, 2017 Planning Commission Meeting Agenda 
is Now Available Online 


The agenda for the January 25, 2017 Planning Commission meeting is available online. The Planning Commission will be hearing a request to demolish existing residences on Winchester Boulevard, remove large protected trees, and merge four lots for the purposes of constructing an office building.

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.


January 26, 2017 Special Planning Commission Meeting
Potential Changes to the North Forty Specific Plan


The agenda for the January 26, 2017 Planning Commission meeting is available online. On November 17, 2016, the Town’s General Plan Committee (GPC) completed its review and discussion of the Town Council suggestions for potential changes to the North Forty Specific Plan.  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 video of the November GPC meeting is available at:  http://www.losgatosca.gov/GPC111716.  The video from the prior GPC meeting (October 27, 2016) regarding this topic is available at: http://www.losgatosca.gov/GPC102716.
 
The suggestions were identified at a Special Meeting of the Town Council on September 27, 2016.  The General Plan Committee discussed all of the ideas and provided recommendations on the Council’s suggestions, as well as additional items proposed by Committee members and by the public.  The GPC recommendations were the basis for detailed amendments to the Specific Plan for consideration during the public hearing at the Special December 15, 2016 Planning Commission meeting (video available at: http://www.losgatosca.gov/PC121516).  The item was continued to a Special January 26, 2017 meeting, with a start time of 7:00 p.m.  This item will also be heard by the Town Council (no tentative date).
 
The community is welcome to submit written comments to Sally Zarnowitz at szarnowitz@losgatosca.gov or Joel Paulson at jpaulson@losgatosca.gov for inclusion in the Planning Commission Staff Report/Addendum/Desk. Deadline for all written correspondence is 11:00 a.m. the day of the meeting. 


Community Grant Applications Now Available


Applications for Fiscal Year 2017/18 community grant funding from the Town of Los Gatos are now available

To learn more about the community grant history, eligibility requirements, funding categories, and funding availability or to download an application, please click here.  Applications are due on Tuesday, February 7, 2017, by 4:00 p.m.

For additional information on Community Grants, please email Lynda Seastrom, Manager’s Office Assistant or call (408) 354-6834.


Small Town, Big News: The Town of Los Gatos has Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter


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

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 development applications, you are welcome to sign up for Town Council, Planning Commission, and Conceptual Development Advisory Committee. 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.


Town of Los Gatos Arts & Culture Questionnaire


The Town of Los Gatos Arts and Culture Commission is looking for your feedback on the arts and culture programs, activities, and services in Town.  The Town of Los Gatos Arts and Culture Commission's mission is to develop, promote, and support the arts in the Town of Los Gatos and they need your feedback to do so.  

Please click here to take the survey: www.surveymonkey.com/r/LGACC.  Thank you!

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