Los Gatos housing plan update

Housing plan update - the town of Los Gatos has a Seven-Day Public Review of the Draft Revised 6th Cycle Housing Element - person inspecting documentsThe Los Gatos Planning Department sent out the housing plan update, information below. I requested and received permission to repost it here. This is relevant to everyone in town who has any concerns about the California building laws and their impact on new developments, particularly as they relate to the Builder’s Remedy. For our neighborhood, it appears to be connected to the proposed 30 new homes at the Mirassou site.

Housing plan updated: public review of the Housing Element Draft info from the Planning Department

On September 22, 2023, the Town posted online the Draft Revised 2023-2031 Housing Element with modifications in response to the California Department of Housing and Community Development’s (HCD) Findings/Comment Letter received by the Town on May 30, 2023.

The Draft Revised 2023-2031 Housing Element is available to the public for a seven-day review period prior to HCD re-submittal.  The seven-day public review period runs until 5:00 p.m. on September 29, 2023.  The following items can be viewed on the Town’s Housing Element Update website at: https://www.losgatosca.gov/1735/General-Plan—Housing-Element.

  • Draft Revised 2023-2031 Housing Element – Clean Copy
  • Draft Revised 2023-2031 Housing Element – Track Changes Copy
  • Response Memorandum to HCD’s Findings and Comment Letter

Written comments (including name, affiliation, telephone number, and contact information) can be submitted through September 29, 2023, by 5:00 p.m., by email to HEUpdate@losgatosca.gov or by mail to:

Town of Los Gatos
Community Development Department
110 E. Main Street
Los Gatos, CA 95030

Additionally, the Housing Element Advisory Board (HEAB) will be meeting on September 28, 2023, at 7:00 p.m. to review and discuss the Town’s Draft Revised Housing Element addressing HCD’s findings/comment letter received by the Town on May 30, 2023.  The agenda and staff report is now available on the Town’s agenda center webpage.


Overgrown signs

Overgrown Sign in Belwood of Los GatosOvergrown signs can keep motorists from being aware of dangerous conditions ahead.

What to do about overgrown signs?

Do you know what to do about overgrown signs so that they can be trimmed and maintained?

Here in Los Gatos, the job of keeping these road signs visible falls to the Department of Parks and Public Works.

If you see a sign like this one (taken on Belwood Gateway near Harwood Road), you can snap a photo or two and email it to the Department of Parks and Public Works at ppw@losgatosca.gov

You can also phone it in, if you prefer. The office number to report overgrown signs or other road hazards is (408) 399-5770.

We saw this on a walk earlier today, and I just emailed it in with the address. Thought it might be useful information for our neighbors!


Related Reading:

Trees near the property line: who pays to trim in California? (from our Live in Los Gatos blog)

Water table (on this site)

Elevation map (on our main blog, SanJoseRealEstateLosGatosHomes.com, aka the Valley of Heart’s Delight blog)