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February 21, 2017 Town Council Agenda
is Now Available Online


The agenda for the February 21, 2017 Town Council meeting is available online. Of the fifteen items on the agenda, the Town Council is scheduled to receive the 2016/17 Mid-Year Budget Performance and Status Report, approve plans and specifications for the Almond Grove Street Rehabilitation Project Phase II, and consider the Toll House Conditional Use Permit application. In addition, at 6:00 p.m. there will be a Building the Town's Budget: Budget Principles and Financial Update Study Session in Town Council Chambers.  

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.

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.


Volunteer Opportunity

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


Adult Commissioner application deadline:
-Friday, March 10, 2017, 5 p.m.
-Interviews are tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 6 p.m.
 
Adult Commissioner Opportunities:

  • Building Board of Appeals (2)
  • General Plan Committee (2)
Youth Commissioner application deadline:
-Friday, April 28, 2017, 5 p.m.
-Interviews are scheduled for Tuesday, May 9, 2017, 4 p.m.
 
Youth Commissioner Opportunities: Youth Commission (19)
Application Requirements:
  • Students entering Grades 8-12 in Fall 2017
  • Reside in the incorporated limits of the Town of Los Gatos OR the unincorporated areas of the County of Santa Clara, which have a Los Gatos mailing address
  • Completed application
  • Photo no larger than 2x3 (shoulders and above, such as your Student ID or Drivers License)

Apply online at:
www.LosGatosCA.gov/CommissionApplication
                                                                                      
For more information contact the Clerk Department:
 Clerk@losgatosca.gov or (408) 354-6834


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 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.


Silicon Valley Clean Energy

Silicon Valley Clean Energy


Starting in April, Los Gatos will be powered by 100% carbon-free electricity.Silicon Valley Clean Energy (SVCE) is a new non-profit, public agency, formed in spring 2016 by twelve South Bay communities, including Los Gatos, to source clean electricity on our behalf at costs below PG&E’s comparative generation rates.

PG&E is still an essential partner as they will continue to deliver electricity over existing power lines, maintain the lines, send bills and provide customer service. Enrollment for SVCE is automatic and will take place over a six-month period, in three phases - April, July and October 2017. You will know when you’re enrolled when you receive notices in the mail. You will get two before enrollment, and two after.

Customers with existing PG&E accounts are automatically enrolled in SVCE’s GreenStart electric generation service, which is 100% carbon-free. The energy is sourced from 50% renewables such as wind and solar, and 50% from large hydro. For a small premium, residents and businesses may also choose to upgrade to GreenPrime to receive 100% renewable and 100% carbon-free power. Getting 100% renewable energy for your home only costs an extra $3 -$5 per month for a typical residential customer. Customers may also opt out to remain with PG&E’s bundled service.

Rate structures with PG&E will remain the same, and SVCE customers remain eligible for most PG&E efficiency programs. So if you are an EV driver, your car will be powered by 100% carbon-free energy. For solar customers, you will be enrolled on a date close to your annual true-up date, and SVCE’s Net Energy Metering program offers better incentives and payouts than PG&E’s program. For customers on a special discounted rate like CARE, FERA or Medical Baseline, your discount will not change and you don’t have to take any action to maintain your discounted rate.

Right now, electricity used to power our homes and businesses creates about a quarter of our region’s emissions. Using more renewable energy is an easy, economical way to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions and improve our carbon footprint. It’s the single most effective way to curb emissions and secure a clean energy future. To learn more go to www.svcleanenergy.org


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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