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April 18, 2017 Town Council Agenda
is Now Available Online


The agenda for the April 18, 2017 Town Council meeting is available online. Of the fourteen items on the agenda, Council will consider approving the award for the Almond Grove Phase II low bid. Additionally, Council will consider a request to approve a modification of an existing conditional use permit at Los Gatos Roasting Company to allow on-site and off-site beer and wine service and entertainment before 10:00 p.m. Council will also consider the approval of the Community Grants funding recommendations and receive an update on the Arts and Culture Commission strategic planning process.

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.

Town Council Policy Committee Meeting

Thursday, April 20, 2017


The Town Council Policy Committee is meeting on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. in the Town Council Chambers. The committee will be discussing land use policy items and downtown employee parking. Click HERE to view the agenda. Everyone is welcome.


Art in the Council Chambers Reception

Thursday, April 20, 2017


The Town of Los Gatos will be hosting the Art in the Council Chambers reception on April 20, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers.  The current exhibit is put on by the Los Gatos Art Association and will be installed through June 29, 2017.


Spring into Green

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

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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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