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Address:   110 E Main St, Los Gatos, CA 95030

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One of Santa Clara County’s oldest communities, Los Gatos can trace its roots to 1840, when the Mexican government granted a 6,600-acre rancho to Sebastian Peralta and Jose Hernandez. The rancho’s original name, La Rinconada de Los Gatos, was inspired by the screams of mountain lions prowling in the night. Incorporated in 1887,  the town's economy was driven by logging and agriculture, though now it is better known as a Silicon Valley suburb (and the headquarters of streaming giant Netflix). Situated at the base of the Santa Cruz Mountains, Los Gatos retains its small-town charm with Victorian-era homes and commercial buildings.

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The Town Council meets the first and third Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. Meetings are open to the public and can be viewed live on local KCAT Channel 15 and the town’s YouTube page.

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Planning Commission sides with homeowner in dispute with County Fire

A homeowner who sought an exception to new fire-safe rules recently rolled out by the State won over Planning Commissioners and was granted development approval. Despite Santa Clara County Fire Department representatives appearing in the special Zoom meeting on Nov. …

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Family who says they need fence to protect against antisemitic violence told to tear it down

A Los Gatos couple who said they needed their six-foot fence in part to protect themselves against antisemitic violence has been told they must tear it down. The Planning Commission unanimously refused to allow an exception to the three-foot-max rule …

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Affordable Units for Teachers Readied in LG

Four below-market units are readied for Los Gatos teachers who can’t afford to live in the city where they teach. So far 80 teachers have applied.

(Oct. 16, 2022) → Read the full The Mercury News report
Los Gatos Council Candidates Debate Town’s Future

The Los Gatos city deficit, development, the ”affordability gap” and the need for advertising LG as a tourist destination: these matters and more are discussed by five town council candidates.

(Oct. 8, 2022) → Read the full The Mercury News report
Upcoming Meetings & Events
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Finance Commission Meeting
Monday December 12 2022   5:00 PM

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Development Review Committee
Tuesday December 13 2022   10:00 AM

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SPECIAL MEETING: Historic Preservation Committee Meeting
Wednesday December 14 2022   3:00 PM

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Conceptual Development Advisory
Wednesday December 14 2022   4:00 PM

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General Plan Committee Meeting
Wednesday December 14 2022   5:30 PM

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Housing Element Advisory Board
Thursday December 15 2022   7:00 PM

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Los Gatos Town Council Meeting
Tuesday December 20 2022   7:00 PM

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Development Review Committee
Tuesday December 20 2022   10:00 AM

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Arts and Culture Commission Meeting
Wednesday December 21 2022   4:00 PM

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