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February 3, 2020 Finance Committee

The agenda and reports for the February 3, 2020 (5:00 p.m.) Town Council Finance Committee meeting are available online. The Finance Committee will make a recommendation on an asset allocation for CalPERS IRS 115 Pension Trust.

Meetings are held in the Town Council Chambers located at 110 E. Main Street.  The Town welcomes public input on any agenda item. The public is also welcome to provide verbal testimony at the meeting.

For more information on this agenda or about Town Council Policy Committee meetings, please call 408-354-6832 or send an email to the Town Manager's office

February 4, 2020 Town Council Meeting

The agenda and reports for the February 4, 2020 Town Council meeting are available online. Among the items on the agenda, the Council will consider a proposed update to the Community Grant Program and amendments to the Town Code regarding land use and economic vitality streamlining, including regulations for formula retail business, restaurants, group classes, and minor exterior modifications to commercial buildings. 

The public meeting will be held in the Town Council Chambers located at 110 E. Main Street.  The Council meeting will also be broadcast live on KCAT-15.

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

Music in the Park Request for Proposals 

Since 1988, Music in the Park (MIP) has been a free public summer concert series held on Sunday afternoons on the Los Gatos Civic Center lawn.  The Town of Los Gatos is seeking proposals for an individual or individuals to manage all aspects of the weekly Music in the Park summer concert series.  The successful respondent will demonstrate that they can plan, organize, produce, manage and fund a concert series that provides a positive, high quality, family-friendly experience through a mix of musical genres for families and community members.  Proposals are due by February 20, 2020.  For more information, regarding the Request for Proposals, please visit the Town RFP webpage

Community Budget Survey

The Town of Los Gatos is seeking community input regarding the annual budgeting process.  We want to know what Los Gatos residents, businesses, and property owners view as the budget priorities for the Town.  For basic background information, the “Budget At A Glance” can be viewed on the Town website here.  More in-depth budgeting information is available on the Financial Transparency webpage here.  Please provide your input by clicking on the survey link below and submitting your responses to a short, three question survey.  Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

Fuel Break Project Returns to Los Gatos -
Potential Hwy 17 Delays 

On March 22, 2019, Governor Newsom Proclaimed a State of Emergency on Wildfires to Protect the State’s Most Vulnerable Communities.  The State of Emergency proclaimed by Governor Newsom identified 35 areas most vulnerable to wildfire, including the 6.5 mile stretch of SR-17 between the Town of Los Gatos and Summit Road. 

A shaded fuel break project removes fire fuel from under the tree canopies while preserving most of the trees.  The fuel break project is scheduled to return to the Los Gatos area on January 21, 2019, with work occurring intermittently Monday through Thursday between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. The nature of the work will require lane closures so our community should plan for extended travel times, as shoulder and lane closures will cause delays.  In order to avoid driving delays and receive the most up to date information, sign up for project notifications at

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 Pending Planning Projects in Los Gatos on the Town's website.  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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