How serene is life in tiny Monte Sereno? Pretty quiet, given that the city has no commercial zones and its fewer than 3,500 residents live almost entirely in single-family housing (median home value: $2 million). It shares a ZIP code with Los Gatos, and also contracts with its neighbor for some municipal services.

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City Council

Monte Sereno’s five-member elected city council collaborates with an appointed local government administrator, the city manager, who oversees the city’s day-to-day administrative operations. Twice-monthly council meetings are open to the public and streamed live.

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Site and Architectural Commission

TheSite and Architectural Commission reviews and regulates structures and sites to ensure that they comply with Monte Sereno’s Municipal Code and Residential Design Guidelines. The commission meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m.

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Watershed Watch's Earth Day Poster Challenge

Make a splash! Share your vision! Create a poster design for Watershed Watch's Earth Day Poster Challenge.
02/07/2024

Office Hours for Mayor Evert Wolsheimer

Mayor Evert Wolsheimer would like to announce his office hours when residents can meet with him in person.
02/02/2024

Adult Safety Classes Winter/Spring 2024

Get prepared with the following FREE Adult Safety Classes: Personal Emergency Preparedness for Disasters; Fall Prevention & Community Resources; Preparing for Medical Emergencies; and Crime Prevention & Home Fire Safety.
01/25/2024

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