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Town Budget

May 21, 2019 Town Council Meeting


The agenda and reports for the May 21, 2019 Town Council meeting are available online. In addition consideration of the consent calendar, the Council will consider the Fiscal Year 2019/20 Proposed Operating and Capital Budgets.  The Proposed Operating and Capital Budget for FY 2019/20 is the annual recommended comprehensive financial plan to provide services to the Town of Los Gatos and address the priorities set by the Town Council.  The Proposed Operating and Capital Budgets are scheduled to be heard by the Town Council at the May 21, 2019 Council meeting.  Residents are encouraged to review the proposed budgets and provide any comments to the Council.  To review the proposed budgets please see:
 
https://www.losgatosca.gov/2277/Town-Budget
 
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 Policy Committee meetings, please call 408-354-6832 or send an email to the Town Manager's office.   

 


Demolition Regulations

May 22, 2019 Town Planning Commission Meeting


The agenda and reports for the May 22, 2018 Planning Commission meeting are available online. In addition to consideration of potential amendments to The Town Code regarding demolition regulations, the Planning Commission will also consider a request for modification to an existing Conditional Use Permit for an increase in enrollment in a nursery school on property zoned R-1:8 and potential amendments to Chapter 29 of the Town Code regarding fences, hedges, and walls in the hillside area.

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. 


General Plan 2040


Are You Engaged in the Town's Future?

Attend the General Plan Update Advisory Committee Meeting on May 23

The Town is updating its General Plan, the document that will guide the Town’s future for the next 20 years. 

To design a plan that responds to the community’s needs and desires, the Town will be hosting our next General Plan Update Advisory Committee (GPAC) Meeting at 7 p.m. on May 23rd to discuss the General Plan Vision and Guiding Principles.

Los Gatos is your Town, so come by and be part of planning its future.

In addition to participating at the meeting, find the Background Report online here: http://www.losgatos2040.com/documents.html
Agendas, reports, presentations, and summaries of all meetings are saved on the General Plan update website, just click PARTICIPATE


The Town also invites interested residents and businesses to participate online through the website www.losgatos2040.com and the online EngagementHQ where you can tell us about the opportunities and challenges facing the Town's future.

 


Become A Sponsor

Make A Difference


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


Adult Commissioner application deadline EXTENDED to:
Friday, June 7, 2019, 4:00 p.m.
Interviews are RESCHEDULED for Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Tentatively scheduled to begin at 5:00 p.m.

Adult Commissioner Opportunities:

  1. Community and Senior Services Commission
  2. Council Finance Committee
  3. Library Board
  4. Sales Tax Oversight Committee
  5. Personnel Board
  6. Transportation and Parking Commission

Apply online at:
www.LosGatosCA.gov/CommissionApplication
 
For more information contact the Clerk Department:
 Clerk@losgatosca.gov or (408) 354-6834


Los Gatos Parks - Featuring Worcester Park


Are you aware of Worcester Park?
 
Natural woodlands and vegetation abound in this 11 acre park. Located in a quiet residential neighborhood, the park offers 3 trails. One of the trails will lead you to a large meadow with views of the hills.
 
Tell us what you think of this gem of a park. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/D222J82
 
The Parks Commission will be holding its next meeting at this park - June 3 at 6pm. All are welcome. If you would like more information about all of our Los Gatos Parks, take a look at our website: https://www.losgatosca.gov/170/Parks-Trails-Information
 


Wildfire Preparedness

Wildfire Preparedness Community Meetings 2019


The Santa Clara County Fire District in conjunction with local communities will be hosting a series of community wildfire preparedness meetings this spring.  These meetings will help reduce wildfire risk and better prepare your family and your home in the even of an emergency. For more information please visit www.sccfd.org.


Tuesday May 14
Pavilion @ Redwood Estates
21450 Madrone Drive, Los Gatos
6:30 – 8:00 pm
 


Alert SCC

Disasters Don't Plan Ahead.
You Can.

 
The County's Office of Emergency Services offers two simple steps you can take to help prepare for disasters and protect your family. The first is to sign-up for the County's emergency alert system, which is AlertSCC.  Second, create a family disaster preparedness plan with the new ReadySCC app. ReadySCC helps you create a plan, put together a kit, and know what to do and where to go in an emergency.  You can download ReadySCC for free from the App Store or Google Play.

MED-Project Program


The Police Department is participating in the County of Santa Clara MED-Project Program (Medication, Education, and Disposal), designed to encourage proper disposal of prescription medications. This is a free service fully funded by the MED-Project. Government facilities and private businesses (drug stores) within the County are receiving secured disposal bins for kiosk disposal of qualified medications. The bins are like US Postal Mailboxes and there is a disposal bin currently located in the Police Operations Building lobby.
 


Free Limited Parking Downtown on Weekends

 

On November 6, 2018 the Town Council modified parking restrictions to remove time limited parking from municipal parking lots on Saturdays.

As of December 3, 2018, downtown municipal lots have three hour time limits between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m., on Monday through Friday only, and Saturdays and Sundays will be excluded.

For more parking information, please click here: 
https://www.losgatosca.gov/159/Parking-Maps.


Catch a R.Y.D.E.

Reach Your Destination Easily (RYDE) is a curb-to-curb transportation service for adults 55+ living in Los Gatos and the West Valley. Use RYDE for appointments, grocery shopping and doctor appointments. If you are 55 years and older you can schedule a ride by contacting the Saratoga Area Senior Coordinating Council (SASCC) at (408) 892-9739 or tara@sassc.org.   If you’re interested in more RYDE information click here.
 
Also if you’re interested in becoming a RYDE volunteer driver click here for more information.

 


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 JRose@losgatosca.gov

 


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, ristows@comcast.net 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.  


OpenCounter Zoning Portal

The Town of Los Gatos is pleased to bring the OpenCounter Zoning Portal to our prospective businesses!


OpenCounter is an online tool that allows prospective businesses to quickly and easily check if your use will fit in the space and zone you are considering.  By submitting an inquiry, you can get connected with staff and learn if your prospective business requires a use permit.  Learn More!
 
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: www.losgatosca.gov/list.aspx.  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 www.losgatosca.gov.


Interested in Proposed Development in Town?

Visit the Town’s Pending Planning Projects site at: www.losgatosca.gov/2378/L.  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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