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Los Gatos eases pole requirement for developments

Los Gatos’ famous poles with orange netting and flags are a thing of the past on some development projects in town. The Los Gatos Town Council on Tuesday voted 3-2 to formalize revisions to its height pole and netting policy for developments. This follows state feedback saying the town must loosen constraints on housing developments...

How to participate in Los Gatos Town Council meetings

Watching your city’s public government meetings is a simple way to stay informed. In a 2022 reader survey, San José Spotlight readers told us they wanted to be more civically engaged and involved in local policymaking. Earlier this year, we compiled a guide on how to engage with public meetings in San Jose. As we...

Los Gatos inches toward more affordable housing

Los Gatos is one step closer to securing state approval for its housing plan, more than a year after the deadline and months of contention among town officials. The town submitted the latest draft of its housing element — a detailed planning document laying out how Los Gatos will accommodate more affordable and market-rate housing...

Los Gatos to build bike path over highway

Los Gatos is carving a new path along Blossom Hill Road in the name of public safety. The Highway 17 Bicycle & Pedestrian Overcrossing project, located between the east and west sections of Roberts Road, will be constructed next to the Blossom Hill Road bridge sitting over the highway. The roughly 20-foot-wide bridge will be...

Silicon Valley town may be tied up in building rules

Hundreds of new apartments could soon spring up in Los Gatos, as town officials continue revising plans to increase housing. Regulators still haven’t approved Los Gatos’ “housing element”—the state-mandated plan that lays out how towns and cities will help accommodate the state’s affordable housing goals. But builders are still pushing ahead. The town’s initial housing...

Meet the candidates for Los Gatos Town Council

There’s a lot at stake in Los Gatos this election season. The West Valley town is facing contentious plans for growth, meeting its housing production goals and scrambling to become more affordable. It’s become ground zero for political fights over growth, with one group taking to the ballot to suspend aspects of the town’s general...

Election 2022: Los Gatos candidates focus on budget woes

Three candidates for the Los Gatos Town Council all agree the town has a financial problem on its hands, with a projected roughly $4 million ongoing budget deficit beginning next year. While the candidates, who took part in a forum focused on town finances Tuesday night, all noted difficult choices lay ahead, they mostly avoided...

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