Los Gatos values your input on the future of your community. The Town of Los Gatos will host four community workshops over the next two years as part of the General Plan Update. The four community panel discussions that will address environment and sustainability, parks and recreation, and youth needs and senior needs in Los Gatos. Workshop and panel discussion material will be available here as they are developed before each meeting and all presented materials will be posted after each meeting.
Community Workshop #4
The fourth and final public workshop for the Los Gatos General Plan Update will be held on Wednesday,
The Draft 2020 General Plan and Environmental Impact Report (EIR) are available for public review for 45 days as required by State law, from March 10, 2010 to April 26, 2010.
This community workshop is intended to give the community an opportunity to review and provide feedback on the Draft 2020 General Plan. Links to Community Workshop #4 materials will be provided below as they become available.
- Download Community Workshop #4 - Materials
Community Workshop #3
The third public workshop will be held on Saturday,
This community workshop is intended to give the community a voice in the policy development for the four Focus Areas of the General Plan Update. We will review what has been learned in the process to date and identify specific policy directions that are important to the future of the community. This workshop will include an interactive preference survey exercise and discussion that will allow you to help shape the development of different policy alternatives and understand how the policy alternatives may affect the Town.
The panels, times and guest panelists for each topic are as follows:
Parks and Recreation
Freddy Howell, Owner, Wild Bird Center
Marc Jensen, Representative, Los Gatos Outdoor Recreation
Steve Rauwolf, Director, Los Gatos-Saratoga Department of Community Recreation & Education
Ed San Juan, President, Los Gatos United Soccer League
Environment and Sustainability,
Barry Cinnamon, Founder and CEO, and Barbara Alderete, Akeena Solar
Regina Falkner, Community Services Director, Town of Los Gatos Community Services Department
Ken Hejmanowski, Senior Sustainability Analyst, Natural Logic
Jennifer Smith Grubb, President Emeritus, Sustainable Silicon Valley
John Townsend, Founder and CEO, Build by Design
Dan Zack, Downtown Development Coordinator, The Community of Redwood City
Bob Campbell, Executive Director, Senior Housing Solutions
Alex Candalla, Executive Director, The Terraces of Los Gatos
Ira Kurtz, Administrator, Los Gatos Meadows
Janet Sumpter, Supervisor, Los Gatos-Saratoga Dept. of Community Rec. & Ed. - Adult Programs
Jacqueline Horejs, Superintendent, Union School District
Mike Loya, Recreation Supervisor, A Place for Teens
Cary Matsuoka, Superintendent, Los Gatos Saratoga Union High School District
Brandy Pech, Chairwoman, Los Gatos Youth Commission
Richard Whitmore, Superintendent, Los Gatos Union School District
Community Workshop #2
The second public workshop will be held on Saturday,
The workshop begin with an open house where participants will be able to visit stations that present key information from the Background Report. This will be followed by aarge group discussion during which people can ask questions or make comments on the Background Report.
Next participants will be asked to help with the Focus Areas Refinement. This will be based on input received during he first Community Workshop for the focus areas of Parks & Recreation, Youths, Seniors, and Sustainability.
Please note that this meet will be also serves as the official CEQA required EIR Scoping Session for the Los Gatos General Plan Update process.
Community Workshop #1
The first public workshop will be held Saturday, November 1, 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Fisher Middle School, 17000 Roberts Rd, multi-purpose room. Please attend the workshop for more information on community participation and the General Plan Update.
- Download Community Workshop #1 - Materials
- Download Community Workshop #1 - Maps
- Download Community Workshop #1 - Presentation