Los Gatos Community Briefs for the week of November 26 – The Mercury News



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The city takes back the cinema

The stewardship of the Los Gatos Theater, the historic cinema installed on North Santa Cruz Avenue since 1915, was recently entrusted to the city of Los Gatos by the Goetz family, owners of the building since 2011. Over the years, the le theater was the victim of multiple fires and an earthquake, being rebuilt each time.

General comments

City officials are still seeking feedback on the current draft general plan, which will set the city’s goals and priorities for the next 20 years. The draft, along with a forum for comments and recordings of previous community meetings, is available online at www.LosGatos2040.com.

City Council will hold a virtual study session on the draft plan on December 7 at 5:30 pm There, they will discuss some of the highlights of the proposed plan, including the future of mixed-use development, plans for development. ‘infrastructure to deprioritize cars and make it easier for alternative modes of transport and new environmental sustainability goals. The link to the meeting is available on the plan’s website.

Crossing meeting

The City of Los Gatos is holding a community meeting on December 2 to discuss the proposed Highway 17 cycle and pedestrian crossing. The project, which is part of the larger Connect Los Gatos initiative, aims to create a safe way to cyclists and pedestrians crossing the highway. Funding for the project comes from the 2016 Santa Clara County Measure B and reserves in the city’s general fund. To join the meeting, set for 6 p.m., go to www.LosGatosCA.gov/Hwy17BPOC.

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