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Posted on: September 14, 2020

A Message From the Mayor - September 14, 2020

As I write to you amid the gloomy pall cast by our smoke-filled, otherworldly skies, I have to wonder what is next.

Though Los Gatos was fortunate to escape the direct ravages of the CZU Lightning Complex fire, its effects linger, and the need for the Town to do everything possible to prepare for wildfire becomes more evident. This year, the Council has already taken a...

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Posted on: September 11, 2020

Proposed Modifications to the Hillside Development Standards & Guidelines - September 23

On Wednesday, September 23, 2020, the Planning Commission will consider modifications to...

 Chapter II (Constraints Analysis), Chapter III (Site Planning), and Chapter IX (Project Review and Approval Process) of the Hillside Development Standards and Guidelines regarding the visibility analysis via teleconference.

The Town seeks public ...

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Posted on: September 17, 2020

September 24, 2020 Los Gatos Pop-Up COVID-19 Test Site!

The Town of Los Gatos is partnering with the County of Santa Clara to offer COVID-19 testing in our community.

Testing will be by appointment only, offered on September 24, 2020 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. inside of the Adult Recreation Center at 208 E. Main Street (across from the Library).

To make an appointment please visit https://scl.fulgentgenetics.com/appoin...

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Posted on: September 8, 2020

Landscaping for Wildfire Protection Class - September 24

The Los Gatos Library is offering a Landscaping for Wildfire Protection Class on September 24, 2020 at 6 p.m. via Zoom. Join Barbara Hunt with UC Master Gardeners of Santa Clara County for this talk on landscaping for wildfire protection.

Living in the wildland-urban interface, people and homes are at risk from wildfires. It doesn’t take a Camp Fire to destroy homes: a small grass fire can still result in a house being burned to the ground. While there are no guarantees your home...
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Posted on: September 14, 2020

Winchester Boulevard Bicycle Lane Project Community Meeting - September 24

The Parks & Public Works Department invites you to attend an online community meeting on September 24 to discuss how the Winchester Boulevard Bicycle Lane Project will improve safety & connection for bicyclists & pedestrians using the Winchester corridor.

This project proposes to install protected bike lanes along Winchester Boulevard between Blossom Hill Road and Lark/Wimbledon Avenues to better accommodate bicycle and pedestrian users of all ages and abilities.  

 We encourage you to att...

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Posted on: September 18, 2020

Webinar - The Tenant & Small Landlord Relief Act of 2020 (AB3088) - September 24

Project Sentinel and the Law Foundation of Silicon Valley will be hosting a webinar on September 24th at 6 pm to discuss the 2020 Tenant Relief Act, AB3088.

This webinar is meant to help tenants and landlords in Santa Clara County understand the rules and protections provided in this new complex law.  To register, visit: https://www.housing.org/events1 

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Posted on: September 14, 2020

Community Workshop #2: Affordable Housing - September 29, 2020

The Town is continuing conversations regarding racial and socio-economic diversity with its second Community Workshop which will focus on Affordable Housing.

All are invited to attend to share stories and experiences, ask questions, and suggest ideas.  A panel including Associate Executive Director of West Valley Community Services Sujatha Vankatraman, the Town Community Development Director, Town Att...

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Posted on: September 11, 2020

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

Are you looking for a way to make a difference in the community and get more involved with local government? The Town has adult volunteer opportunities available on its various Boards and Commissions.

Adult Commissioner opportunities:

¨ Arts and Culture Commission¨ Building Board of Appeals¨ Community Health & Senior Services Commission¨ Complete Streets & Transportation Commission¨ General Plan Committee&...

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Posted on: August 26, 2020

Voting is Now Easier than Ever in Santa Clara County!

Our county will be using an exciting new voting model that makes it easier than ever to cast a ballot.

It is called the Voter’s Choice Act, and it emphasizes convenience for the modern voter. Everyone will get a ballot mailed to them automatically and that they can return in the free postage-paid envelope provided by mail, which is by far the mos...

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Posted on: August 17, 2020

Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Police Department SNAP (Special Needs Awareness Program)

The Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Police Department is pleased to introduce a new program to assist our community members with special needs.

The Special Needs Awareness Program (SNAP) is voluntary and confidential. It is designed to provide First Responders with important information when responding to calls that involve individuals who may have a memory disorder, hearing impairment, autism or...

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Posted on: July 31, 2020

Represent Los Gatos Oral History Project

The Local History Room of the Library holds a collection of historically valuable documents that help tell the story of the Town of Los Gatos. However, the stories of Black, Indigenous, and people of color are underrepresented in this collection.

We acknowledge that without the voices of the BIPOC community, it is not possible to paint a complete picture of the history of our Town. We are launching the Represent Los Gatos Oral History Project to fill these gaps in our collection and to al...

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

Public Health Guidelines - Updated July 2, 2020

On March 12, 2020, Town Manager and Director of Emergency Services Laurel Prevetti, issued a Proclamation of Local Emergency in response to the global Coronavirus pandemic and its spread in the Santa Clara County community.

On March 17, 2020, the Town Council ratified the Proclamation of Local Emergency (see the enabling Resolution here).  On May 5, 2020, the Council discussed the continuation of the Emergency Proclamation.  

These are important steps in the...

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Posted on: June 5, 2020

Becoming an Inclusive Community - New Webpage & Message From the Mayor

On June 19, 2020 we celebrate and commemorate Juneteenth – the day 155 years ago when Union soldiers marched into Galveston, Texas with the news that the Civil War had ended and slavery was over –

more than two years after President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863.

Then, as now, America moved slowly to recognize and implement the ideal of equal rights for all. Now, with racial justice issues at the forefront of our national and ...

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Posted on: May 27, 2020

Los Gatos Strong

Over the years, the Town’s conservative budgeting practices have resulted in healthy reserves and frequent annual budgetary surplus. Those reserves and surpluses are now paying the Town huge dividends.

On May 26, 2020, the Town Council reallocated $1,900,000 in prior surpluses reserved for downtown streetscape revitalization toward COVID-19 economic stimulus recovery efforts.  Visit downtown restaurants and shops to see how some of our local bu...

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Posted on: May 19, 2020

COVID-19 Testing

Testing for COVID-19 is accessible and widely available in Santa Clara County.

Testing is 100% covered by health insurance, safe, confidential, and free.  Testing does not affect immigration status, require a doctor’s note, or require insurance.  

If you are in the following groups, County Public Health hi...

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Posted on: March 15, 2019

Are You Engaged in the Town's Future?

The Town is updating its General Plan, the document that will guide the Town for the next 20 years. Be a part of planning our future!

The community is welcome to participate in all meetings.  Agendas, meeting summaries, and other materials are available on the General Plan update website by clicking PARTICIPATE.

The Town also invites interested residents and businesses...

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