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January 8, 2020 Planning Commission Meeting 

The agenda and reports for the January 8, 2020 Planning Commission meeting are available online. The Planning Commission will review a request for construction of a new single-family residence and removal of protected trees on a vacant property on Santella Court.  The Commission will also consider amendments to the Town Code regarding land use and economic vitality streamlining.  Streamlining efforts include modifications to the regulations for:
• Formula retail businesses;
• Restaurants;
• Minor exterior modifications to commercial buildings; and
• Group classes.

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.

The Town seeks input on all Planning Commission agenda items.  The deadline for written comments is 11 a.m. on September 11, 2019.  The public is also welcome to attend the meeting to give input.  For more information, see the Public Guide to Town Council Meetings.

For details 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. 

January 14, 2020 Strategic Priorities

Every year the Los Gatos Town Council sets the Town's Strategic Priorities for the new year and beyond. Strategic Priorities identify those issues that are most important to the community to address over the next several years in order to achieve the Town's Vision Plan.  More information on the Town's Strategic Priorities can be found on our website.  Identifying Strategic Priorities is the first step in the budget development process.  For more information on the Town's budgets and other important financial reports, please visit the Town's Financial Transparency webpage. 

This year's Strategic Priorities discussion will take place at a special Town Council meeting on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers located at 110 E Main Street.  The meeting will be broadcast live on KCAT-15. It will also be available online on the Town's YouTube channel.

The public is also welcome to attend the meeting to give input.  For more information, see the Public Guide to Town Council Meetings.  For more information on this meeting or other Town Council meetings, please call 408-354-6832 or send an email to the Town Manager's office

January 16, 2020 General Plan Land Use Alternatives - Community Workshop #2

Where can we build more housing in Town?  The State will require us to plan for more housing.  We want to provide housing to allow our young adults and seniors to stay in our community.  But where and in what way, are key questions to make sure it fits in with our Town.

Come join us for the second Community Workshop of the General Plan update process on Thursday, January 16, 2020, 6:30 p.m. in the Library at Fisher Middle School, located at 19195 Fisher Avenue, Los Gatos, CA 94032. 

Come learn about the Land Use Alternatives Report (now available online on the Los General Plan website). 

The community is welcome to submit written comments to to be shared with the General Plan Update Committee at their next meeting on January 30, 2020.

New Financial Transparency Webpage 

The Town recently launched a new Financial Transparency link to the homepage of our website.  In an effort to provide better access to important fiscal information, the webpage contains individual links to pages dedicated to specific elements of the finances of the Town. These webpages include:

The Town is exploring new approaches to engage the community in the annual budget process and additional information is forthcoming.  Please send your comments and questions to    

Notify Me

Notify Me!

How can we help you if we can't reach you?  While you have signed up to receive these weekly "What's New" emails, many of your neighbors may have remained in the dark because they did not receive current information from the Town regarding the recent PG&E public safety power shutoffs.  In addition to emergency communications, you may sign up for Town notifications regarding infrastructure projects in your neighborhood, Town events, meetings, and other topics of community interest. 

Please encourage your friends and neighbors in Los Gatos to sign up for Town communications through "Notify Me" at: Type your email address in the box and select "sign in."  From there, you can subscribe to the topics you wish and you are able to unsubscribe at any time. If you need help, call the Town Manager's Office at (408) 354-6832 during business hours. 

Social Media

Follow the Town on Social Media!

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

General Plan 2040

General Plan Update Advisory Committee 

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! 

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

The Town also invites interested residents and businesses to get involved online through the website and EngagementHQ.


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.

You may pick up L.I.F.E. Files from Town Hall and 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

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, 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.  

Interested in Proposed Development in Town?

Visit the Town’s Pending Planning Projects site at:  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.

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