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April 12, 2017 Planning Commission Agenda 
is Now Available Online 


The agenda for the April 12, 2017 Planning Commission meeting is available online. Of the five 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 Bella Vista Avenue and will consider a request to demolish three existing office buildings and construct a new, two-story office building with underground parking on Alberto Way.  Both items are continued from the March 22, 2017 Commission meeting.

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.


16100 Greenridge Terrace 
Notice of Preparation and Scoping Meeting

April 27, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.



The Town will be holding a public scoping meeting for the proposed development application for 16100 Greenridge Terrace on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers at 110 E. Main Street.  The proposal requests the subdivision of one lot into eight lots and a rezoning to add a Planned Development overlay to the existing zoning of HR-2&1/2.

The Town of Los Gatos will be the Lead Agency under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and will prepare an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the proposed project located at 16100 Greenridge Terrace. The Town will be conducting a public scoping meeting for the proposed development application on April 27, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers. The purpose of this meeting is to inform the public and interested public agencies about the proposed project and to solicit public comment on the scope of the environmental issues to be addressed in the EIR.

A copy of the Notice of Preparation (NOP) is on file at the Town of Los Gatos Community Development Department and Town Clerk Department and is also available at the Los Gatos Public Library, 100 Villa Avenue, Los Gatos, CA 95030.  You may view the NOP on the Town website by using the following link: http://www.losgatosca.gov/16100greenridge

In accordance with CEQA, written comments regarding the NOP can be submitted within the 30-day NOP review period between April 7, 2017, and May 8, 2017.  Written comments must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on May 8, 2017. Please send written comments to Jocelyn Puga at jpuga@losgatoca.gov.

You may view the project application on the Town website by using the following link: http://www.losgatosca.gov/2216/Pending-Planning-Projects

Draft Tobacco Retail Ordinance Workshop


The Town of Los Gatos will be holding a public workshop on the draft Tobacco Retail Ordinance on April 12, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. The Town Council will also hold a public hearing on May 2, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. Meetings will be held in the Town Council Chambers at 110 E. Main Street, Los Gatos.

A Tobacco Retail License (TRL) Ordinance is designed to encourage responsible tobacco retail practices since the California state tobacco retail licensing law is insufficient in reducing illegal tobacco sales to minors. Towns and cities within California have the ability to adopt an additional local TRL ordinance and there are currently 124 towns, cities, and counties within California who have adopted local TRL ordinances including Campbell, County of Santa Clara, Gilroy, Morgan Hill, San Jose, and Saratoga.

A draft Ordinance has been prepared by the Town Attorney’s Office that includes the following components:

• Requires all establishments selling tobacco products to obtain a TRL from the Town.
• Requires an annual license renewal.
• Requires an annual inspection of the premises for compliance with the requirements.
• Requires TRL be displayed in a publicly visible location at the licensed location.
• Prohibits the sale or transfer of tobacco products to anyone under the age of 21.
• Prohibits a person under the age of 21 to engage in tobacco retailing.
• Prohibits all self-service displays of tobacco products.
• Prohibits the sale of flavored tobacco products.
• Prohibits the sale of tobacco products in pharmacies.
• Prohibits new tobacco retailing within 1,000 feet of a school, parks, and playgrounds.
• Prohibits any new tobacco retailers within 500 feet of another tobacco retailer.
• Includes fines for permit violations.
• Allows for a process for license suspension and revocation for violations.

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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, 5:00 p.m.
-Interviews are scheduled for Tuesday, May 9, 2017, 4:00 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


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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