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Town Council Finance Committee Meeting

Monday, August 7, 2017

The Town Council Finance Committee is meeting on Monday, August 7 at 4:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers. The agenda is available hereThe Committee will discuss the work scope of the Town’s independent auditor, recommend a provider to the Town Council to establish an IRS Section 115 pension trust, and discuss the staff recommendation not to pursue the establishment of a line credit as a funding source for unfunded liabilities lump sum pay downs. 

Hernandez Avenue Closure

Hernandez Avenue will be closed starting on Monday, August 7th from the Monte Sereno City limits to Chestnut Avenue in order to repair a retaining wall that was damaged during the winter storm season. The work is expected to take approximately two weeks.  Signs will be placed in advance to inform the community of the closure.  Residents with questions regarding the closure can contact the Parks and Public Works Department at (408) 399-5770 or

August 9, 2017 Planning Commission Agenda 
is Now Available Online 

The agenda for the August 9, 2017 Planning Commission meeting is available online. The Planning Commission will consider a request to rezone 105 Newell Avenue (known as the Elks Club property) from R-1:12 to R-1:12:PD (Planned Development) to allow the demolition of an existing building, a four lot subdivision, and construction of four single-family residences. 

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.

To provide input on any Planning Commission agenda item, please visit the Public Guide to Town Council Meetings to learn more about how members of the public may submit comments via email, postal mail or hand-delivered prior to the Commission meeting at which the item will be considered. 

For more information 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.

Downtown Street Closure

August 12th - August 13th

North Santa Cruz Avenue between Bachman Avenue and West Main Street are scheduled to be closed 5:00 a.m., Saturday, August 12, 2017 through Sunday August 13, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. due to the Fiesta de Artes event.  Affected roadways include: N. Santa Cruz Ave. from Main to Bachman and adjacent portions of Elm Ave., Bean Ave., Grays Ln., Royce St. and Nicholson Ave.  Access to South Santa Cruz Avenue will be available via University Avenue.

Summer Traffic

The Town Council will be discussing summer cut-through traffic at its upcoming Council meeting on September 5th.  The item includes a discussion of current traffic alleviation measures and potential future mitigation strategies for the Town Council’s consideration. We  encourage you to attend the September 5th Council meeting. You are welcome to provide comments at the meeting or by submitting written comments to no later than 11:00 a.m. the day of the Council meeting.  You can find answers to frequently asked questions by clicking the link here.

Summer is here and so is the heat!

Summer is upon us and while we enjoy all that our beautiful Town has to offer this summer, please remember some of the following hot weather precautions:

  • Drink more water than usual.

  • Wear a hat and light-colored clothing when you go out.

  • Help kids and the elderly stay cool.

  • Help pets find a cool spot and provide extra water.

  • During the hottest hours of the day, avoid strenuous activities and stay in air-conditioned  buildings.

  • Remember to never leave pets or kids in a parked car! 

If you have family members or neighbors who may need a place to cool down this summer, our Library is a wonderful place to relax and read and beat the heat:
Here’s more helpful information about hot weather precautions from the Santa Clara County Public Health Department:

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:  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.

Stay connected with the Town of Los Gatos via FacebookInstagram, and Twitter!  With these platforms, stay updated with Town news including announcements, Council, Committee, and Commission meetings, events, photos, and more.  Additionally, connect and learn about Town services through each of the Town's department websites at

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. 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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