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Summer heat this weekend!

While we enjoy all that our beautiful Town has to offer this Labor Day weekend, 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 weekend, our Library is a wonderful place to relax and read and beat the heat:

Labor Day

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, other information, and potential next steps. You are welcome to attend the September 5th Council meeting. You may 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.

September 5, 2017 Town Council Agenda
is Now Available Online

The agenda for the September 5, 2017 Town Council meeting is available online. Of the 14 items on the agenda, Council will consider an appeal of a Planning Commission decision denying a request to construct a single-family residence on Bella Vista Avenue, discuss summer weekend traffic, prioritize four goals for the Town’s Age-Friendly designation, and consider amendments of the Town Code regarding Cellars and Electric Vehicles.

Town Council meetings are held regularly on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. Meetings are held in the Town Council Chambers located at 110 E. Main Street. Council meetings are broadcast live on KCAT-15. Live and archived videos are also available online.

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.

Town Council Policy Committee Special Meeting

Rescheduled to Thursday, September 7, 2017

The Town Council Policy Committee meeting is rescheduled to Thursday, September 7th at 11:30 a.m. in the Council Chambers.  The agenda is available here. The main items for discussion are the Commission Attendance Policy, the Facilities Use Policy, and regulations for food trucks.


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

Adult Commissioner application deadline:
Friday, October 27, 2017, 5 p.m.
Interviews are scheduled for
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
5:00 p.m. (Tentative)

Adult Commissioner opportunities:

Arts & Culture Commission
Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Commission
Building Board of Appeals
Community & Senior Services Commission
General Plan Committee
Library Board
Parks Commission
Personnel Board
Planning Commission
Transportation & Parking Commission

For more information:

Visit the Town’s website
Call the Clerk Department: (408) 354-6834
or Email:
Apply online at
Mail or drop off applications:
Clerk Department
110 E. Main Street
Los Gatos, CA 95030

Screen on the Green: Moana

Friday, September 15th

Join us at Oak Meadow Park for a free night of family fun. Our featured film will be shown on a large inflatable movie screen near the bandstand.  The fun will begin at 6:00 p.m. with children’s activities followed by showtime at approximately 7:30 p.m. when the sun goes down. For your enjoyment during the film, bring flashlights, blankets, and low back chairs.  

Pre-Showtime Activities • 6:00 p.m.
  • Mayor’s Welcome
  • Meet Moana! Children can take pictures and say hi to our own Moana
  • Live Polynesian Dance Performance
  • Free Face Painting
  • Lawn Games
  • Billy Jones Train, Carousel and Snack Shack (For purchaseopen from 6:00 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.)
  • Wear your best Polynesian-inspired clothing!

North 40 Specific Plan Study Session

The Town Council will conduct a Study Session on October 3, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers immediately following the regular business items.  The purpose is for the Council to listen to public testimony and to provide direction on potential amendments to the North 40 Specific Plan that do not require changes to the Town's Housing Element or any additional environmental, economic, or other analysis. These parameters were established by the Town Council on September 27, 2016. The staff report for the Study Session is expected to be published on September 28, 2017.

National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month

Sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) within the Department of Homeland Security, National Preparedness Month encourages Americans to take steps to prepare for emergencies in their homes, businesses, schools, and communities. The Town has a series of emergency preparedness events scheduled for September and the months ahead to ensure that our team is prepared in the unfortunate event of a disaster. You can start preparing your family by making a plan today. Together as a community lets be prepared.

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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