Council Meeting 08/01/2023 07:00 PM 110 E Main Street, Los Gatos CA 95030

IMPORTANT NOTICE

This is a hybrid meeting and will be held in-person at the Town Council Chambers at 110 E. Main Street and virtually through the Zoom webinar application (log-in information provided below). Members of the public may provide public comments for agenda items in-person or virtually through the Zoom webinar by following the instructions listed below. The live stream of the meeting may be viewed on television and/or online at www.LosGatosCA.gov/TownYouTube.  

PARTICIPATION

To provide oral comments in real-time during the meeting:

Zoom webinar: Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device: Please click this URL to join: https://losgatosca-gov.zoom.us/j/87922005778?pwd=RnNadElXWEVQd290dDJJVzEwaEw3Zz09 Passcode: 771495 You can also type in 87922005778 in the “Join a Meeting” page on the Zoom website at https://zoom.us/join.o

When the Mayor announces the item for which you wish to speak, click the “raise hand” feature in Zoom.  If you are participating by phone on the Zoom app, press *9 on your telephone keypad to raise your hand.

Join by telephone: Join by Telephone: Dial: USA 877 336 1839  US Toll-free or 636 651 0008 US Toll. Conference code: 686100
If you are participating by calling in, press #2 on your telephone keypad to raise your hand.

In-Person: If you wish to speak during the meeting, please complete a “speaker’s card” located on the back of the chamber benches and return it to the Town Clerk. If you wish to speak to an item on the agenda, please list the item number. If you wish to speak on an item NOT on the agenda, please list the subject and you may speak during the “Verbal Communications” period. The time allocated to speakers may change to better facilitate the Town Council meeting.

When called to speak, you may be asked to provide your full name and your town/city of residence. This identifying information is optional and not a requirement for participation. Please limit your comments to three (3) minutes, or such other time as the Mayor may decide, consistent with the time limit for speakers at a Council meeting. If you wish to speak to an item or items on the Consent Calendar, please state which item number(s) you are commenting on at the beginning of your time.

If you are unable to participate in real-time, you may email to Clerk@losgatosca.gov the subject line “Public Comment Item #__ ” (insert the item number relevant to your comment) or “Verbal Communications – Non-Agenda Item.” Comments received by 11:00 a.m. the day of the meeting will be reviewed and distributed before the meeting.  All comments received will become part of the record.

MEETING CALL TO ORDER

ROLL CALL

APPROVE REMOTE PARTICIPATION (This item is listed on the agenda in the event there is an emergency circumstance requiring a Council Member to participate remotely under AB 2449 (Government Code 54953)).

RULES OF DECORUM AND CIVILITY
To conduct the business of the community in an effective and efficient manner, please follow the meeting guidelines set forth in the Town Code and State law.

The Town does not tolerate disruptive conduct, which includes but is not limited to:

·            Addressing the Town Council Meeting without first being recognized;
·            Interrupting speakers, Town Council Meeting, or Town staff;
·            Continuing to speak after the allotted time has expired;
·            Failing to relinquish the microphone when directed to do so;
·            Repetitiously addressing the same subject.

Town Policy does not allow speakers to cede their commenting time to another speaker.  Disruption of the meeting may result in a violation of Penal Code Section 403.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

PRESENTATIONS

CLOSED SESSION REPORT

COUNCIL / MANAGER MATTERS

CONSENT ITEMS (Items appearing on the Consent Items are considered routine Town business and may be approved by one motion.  Any member of the Council may request to have an item removed from the Consent Items for comment and action.  Members of the public may provide input on any or multiple Consent Item(s) when the Mayor asks for public comments on the Consent Items.  If you wish to comment, please follow the Participation Instructions contained on Page 2 of this agenda. If an item is removed, the Mayor has the sole discretion to determine when the item will be heard.)

VERBAL COMMUNICATIONS (Members of the public are welcome to address the Town Council on any matter that is not listed on the agenda.  To ensure all agenda items are heard and unless additional time is authorized by the Mayor, this portion of the agenda is limited to 30 minutes and no more than three (3) minutes per speaker.  In the event additional speakers were not able to be heard during the initial Verbal Communications portion of the agenda, an additional Verbal Communications will be opened prior to adjournment.)

PUBLIC HEARINGS (Applicants/Appellants and their representatives may be allotted up to a total of five minutes maximum for opening statements.  Members of the public may be allotted up to three minutes to comment on any public hearing item.  Applicants/Appellants and their representatives may be allotted up to a total of three minutes maximum for closing statements.  Items requested/recommended for continuance are subject to Council’s consent at the meeting.)

OTHER BUSINESS (Up to three minutes may be allotted to each speaker on any of the following items.)

PUBLIC HEARINGS (Applicants/Appellants and their representatives may be allotted up to a total of five minutes maximum for opening statements.  Members of the public may be allotted up to three minutes to comment on any public hearing item.  Applicants/Appellants and their representatives may be allotted up to a total of three minutes maximum for closing statements.  Items requested/recommended for continuance are subject to Council’s consent at the meeting.)

OTHER BUSINESS (Up to three minutes may be allotted to each speaker on any of the following items.)

ADJOURNMENT (Council policy is to adjourn no later than midnight unless a majority of Council votes for an extension of time).