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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

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Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Police Department's First Citizens Police Academy

The Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Police Department is proud to present its first Citizens Police Academy. This is an opportunity for local community members to participate in an informative 10-week program designed to provide an inside look at local law enforcement. During academy training, students will be introduced to a wide range of topics designed to provide participants with an overview of the Police Department’s function and operational procedures.  The primary goals of the Citizens Police Academy are to increase understanding between our residents and the Police Department and to enhance the strong relationships we have with the community. Topics covered include patrol operations, laws of arrest, investigations, records processing, traffic laws, communications, defensive tactics, supportive resources and much more. The curriculum will be presented by Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Police Department personnel and other community resources that collaborate with our Department to keep our neighborhoods safe. The course will consist of one 3-hour evening session per week for the duration of the course. The Citizens Police Academy is a great way to get to know the men and women of the Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Police Department and gain a better understanding of the role of the police in the community.

If you are interested in joining us, submit an application today! Details and application forms are available at    

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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! 

The next meeting of the General Plan Update Advisory is March 5, 2020.  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 to get involved online through the website and EngagementHQ.

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 returned to the Los Gatos area on January 21, 2019, with work occurring intermittently during the week between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. The nature of the work requires 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

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.

Volunteers Sought for Bike Valet at Local Events

The Town of Los Gatos and the Complete Streets & Transportation Commission are supporting Free Bike Valet Parking at local events. Volunteering to park bikes is a ton of fun! Sign up solo and meet new people or sign up with some friends and make a date of it; high school students will receive community service hours. Service clubs are welcome to take on a special event and run the bike valet themselves.  Typically volunteers work 2-hour shifts. We park bikes at Spring Into Green in April and the July 4th Town Celebration, plus other events as demand and volunteers allow. If you can help out, please contact Maria Ristow, to become a part of this energetic volunteer team. Help us take more cars off the road and make it easy for people to bike downtown.  

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


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

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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