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March 21, 2017 Town Council Agenda
is Now Available Online


The agenda for the March 21, 2017 Town Council meeting is available online. Of the twelve items on the agenda, Council will consider the Policy Committee's recommendation to adopt a Policy defining ancillary office and parking calculations in the LM Zone.  In addition, there will be public hearings on a requested refund of demolition fines, a requested waiver of demolition fines, and a proposed Planned Development application for 15215 Shannon Road.

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.


March 22, 2017 Planning Commission Agenda 
is Now Available Online 


The agenda for the March 22, 2017 Planning Commission meeting is available online. Of the four items on the agenda, the Planning Commission will consider a request to demolish an existing two-family residence and construct two new single-family residences on property zoned R-18.  In addition, they will consider a request to demolish one multi-family dwelling with three units and one single-family dwelling with four units, and merge two lots into one lot on property zoned R-M:5-12.

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.


Town Council Finance Committee Meeting

Thursday, March 23, 2017


The Town Council Finance Committee is meeting on Thursday, March 23 at 5:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers. The main agenda item is a discussion of the Town's California Public Employees Retirement System (CALPERS) Pension and Other Post Employment (OPEB) Unfunded Liabilities. Here is the link to the agenda and materials: http://www.town.los-gatos.ca.us/AgendaCenter/Council-Finance-Committee-18.  Everyone is welcome.


Sign Up to Receive Emergency and
Non-Emergency Messages


Nixle is a free notification platform that connects our agency with the community for emergency and non-emergency messaging.  Users subscribe by texting “LGMSPD” to 888-777 on their mobile devices or by enrolling at www.nixle.com.  Users set their own preferences for delivery of messages (text or email).  


There are three levels of notification: Alert, Advisory, and Community.
  • Alerts are reserved for situations when critically important information needs to be relayed in order to preserve life and/or property and when the residents are being asked to take immediate action.
  • Advisories are used to communicate important, need-to-know information when we are asking the community for a heightened sense of awareness or caution.
  • Community Messages are used to convey everyday activities, happenings, and developments. Community messages do not contain any time-sensitive information.
All residents, business owners, and visitors to Los Gatos and Monte Sereno are encouraged to sign up for Nixle to ensure that they receive public safety notifications from the Los Gatos Monte Sereno Police Department.

Interested in Proposed Development in Town?


Visit the Town’s Pending Planning Projects site at: www.losgatosca.gov/2378/L.  From this site, you can search for planning applications by street name and address, or by clicking on the map option.  The information for projects includes a brief description, project planner, date filed, and status. Some projects include images/plans and other related documents for information only. For example, a new proposal was filed in late February for 16212 Los Gatos Blvd. (at the corner of Shannon).  By visiting the Pending Planning Projects, you can click on the development plans and see the new proposal for this location.


Youth Commission Opportunity


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


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


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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