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Proposed Veterans Memorial Story Poles are Installed

 

The Veterans Memorial and Support Foundation of Los Gatos (VFLG) has proposed developing a Veterans Memorial at the Town’s Civic Center. In August 2015, the Town Council approved the conceptual placement of a memorial in the general location of the ivy/redwood grove http://bit.ly/08182015.  In addition, in June 2016 the Town Council approved the Flame conceptual design for the proposed memorial http://bit.ly/VM06212016  

Town staff is currently evaluating the proposed project plans through an Architecture and Site application.  The proposed plans and associated reports are available at: http://www.losgatosca.gov/2379/M. Story poles depicting the scope of the proposal have been installed at the Civic Center. Comments regarding the proposal are welcome and should be sent to Sean Mullin smullin@losgatosca.gov.  

The Town Council is the deciding body for the final Memorial design.


Special Town Council Meeting on Proposed North 40 Specific Plan Amendments
 

The Town Council is scheduled to meet on November 14, 2017 at 7 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers to continue its discussion of potential amendments to the North 40 Specific Plan.  Information will be provided in response to Council inquiries about a hotel use for the area.  The public will have an opportunity to provide verbal comments at the meeting.  Written comments should be submitted no later than 11 a.m. the day of the meeting to jpaulson@losgatosca.gov .  The staff report for this meeting is expected to be available on November 9, 2017.


Lifesaving Information For Emergencies (L.I.F.E.) File

Emergencies can happen when we least expect them to and many of the requests for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) happen within the home. The Town of Los Gatos is partnering with the Santa Clara County Fire Department to promote their new L.I.F.E. file program. The L.I.F.E. File is a simple tool individuals and families may use to assist emergency responders during a medical emergency.   First Responders rely heavily upon the patient, and/or the patient’s family members, to provide information used to help in the treatment and care of the patient. However, there are times when the patient is unable to provide this information and family members may not be present or available to assist First Responders during a medical emergency. The L.I.F.E. File information includes past pertinent medical history, allergies to medications, medications currently prescribed to the patient, advanced medical directives and any additional information. The L.I.F.E. File pouch is a vinyl magnetic pouch that is placed in an easily seen location on the front or side of the refrigerator.
 
Starting next week the Town of Los Gatos will be distributing L.I.F.E. Files from Town Hall and the Santa Clara County Fire Department will have them available at our local fire stations. If you, or anyone you know, would like additional information on the L.I.F.E. File program please contact Jackie Rose/Community Outreach Coordinator at JRose@losgatosca.gov


Catch a R.Y.D.E.

R.Y.D.E. Senior Transportation Program is starting on October 23. More volunteer drivers are needed. 


Saratoga Area Senior Coordinating Council (SASCC) will be launching R.Y.D.E. at the Health Fair on October 21.  Several elected officials, County Supervisor Joe Simitian, and the entire R.Y.D.E. team will be on hand at the event to discuss details, sign up volunteer drivers, and to show their support for this amazing program.  The opening date of service is Monday, October 23.  The Health Fair flyer is attached.
 
The program is off to a good start with volunteers, but we would like to make sure that we have a lot of coverage, in anticipation of a high demand for this pilot program. Volunteers can work as little as 2 hours per week providing rides for seniors.  This will significantly help a senior to age in their own home and help to prevent social isolation. Please consider signing up to help!
Ready SCC

Disasters Don't Plan Ahead.
You Can.

 
The County's Office of Emergency Services offers two simple steps you can take to help prepare for disasters and protect your family. The first is to sign-up for the County's emergency alert system, which is AlertSCC.  Second, create a family disaster preparedness plan with the new ReadySCC app. ReadySCC helps you create a plan, put together a kit, and know what to do and where to go in an emergency.  You can download ReadySCC for free from the App Store or Google Play.

CERT

Join the Community Emergency Response Team

 

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program educates volunteers about disaster preparedness for the hazards that may impact the area and trains them in basic disaster response skills.  Some of these disaster response skills include fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.  CERT offers a consistent, nationwide approach to volunteer training and organization that professional responsers can rely on during disaster situations. Through CERT, the capabilities to prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters is built and enhanced.

How can you help? Join the Los Gatos/Monte Sereno CERT!

In October, the Los Gatos Monte Sereno Police Department and County Fire will begin hosting a CERT Academy.  In order to be a CERT member you must go through this training.  Below is the training schedule:

Los Gatos/Monte Sereno Police Operations Building
15900 Los Gatos Boulevard, Los Gatos, 95032
-10-16-17: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 
-10-18-17: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 
-10-23-17: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 
-10-25-17: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 
-10-30-17: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 
-11-01-17: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 
-11-04-17: 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 

Click HERE for more information and to sign up.


Volunteers sought for Bike Valet at Local Events


The Los Gatos Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission is supporting free Bike Valet parking at local events, building on the success of the Red, White and Blue block party, where we parked over 100 bikes, so we are ready with plenty of space and racks. Volunteering to park bikes is a ton of fun! You can sign up with some friends and make a date of it and high school students can even receive community service hours. Cyclists arriving at the event are always happy to see you and fun to talk to. Typically volunteers are needed for 2-hour shifts with each shift led by an experienced commissioner. If you would like to help out, please contact Maria Ristow, ristows@comcast.net to become a part of this amazing volunteer team. Help us take more cars off the road and make it easy for people to bike downtown.  


Social Media

Stay up to date!


The Town of Los Gatos has various social media outlets to follow.  Below are a few of the links, and you can also find us on NextDoor!


Town Facebook 
Parks and Public Works Facebook
Library Facebook
Town Twitter
Parks and Public Works Twitter
Town Instagram
Library Instagram


Are you interested to receive notification of decisions coming before the Town Council?

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 new policies affecting properties in the Town, you are welcome to sign up for Town Council, Council Policy Committee, and Planning Commission.  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.

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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.


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