• Chamber Recommendations Chamber Recommendations

    These State propositions directly affect local business. 
    Below are the Chamber recommendations:
    Proposition 15 - Increasing Commercial Property Taxes for Education Funding - LG Chamber Recommendation: VOTE NO
    Proposition 21 - Rent Control Overhaul - LG Chamber Recommendation: VOTE NO
    Proposition 22 - Classifies Rideshare & Delivery Drivers as Contract Workers - LG Chamber Recommendation: VOTE YES
  • Town Council Candidate Forum Town Council Candidate Forum

    Sponsored by Los Gatos Chamber of Commerce

    Wednesday, September 30 at 7pm

    Chamber Matrix based on candidate answers to above forum on Sept. 30

  • Register to Vote!

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  • Election Timeline:

    • October 5 - November 3, 2020 - Vote by mail & early voting
    • October 19, 2020 - Last day to register (15 days before election)
      • You must re-register if you have moved, changed your name or changed your political affiliation
    • October 27, 2020 - Last day to request a replacement ballot to vote by mail
    • October 31-November 3,2020 - Vote centers open
    • November 3, 2020 - Election Day
  • Ways to Return your Ballot Ways to Return your Ballot

    Free Postage Paid Envelope:

    • Ballots returned by mail must be postmarked on or before Election Day AND must be received no later than 17 days after Election Day.
    • No postage required!  All Vote by mail return envelopes are postage paid.  

    Official Ballot Drop Box

    • Click Here for a complete list of locations and hours
    • Ballots will be collected from drop boxes:
      • October 7-16 - Monday, Wednesday, Friday
      • October 19-November 3 - Daily

    Any Vote Center

    Ballots that are returned in-person must be received by 8pm on Election Day.
    Ballots can be returned at:
    • The Registrar of Voters Office: 1555 Berger Drive, Building 2, San Jose.  There is a white 24-hour drop box in the parking lot.
    • Any Santa Clara Vote Center: Click Here for a complete list of locations.

  • Town Council Candidates

    4-Year Term

    (2 open seats)


    Matthew Hudes    Michael Kane       Larry Maggio       Heidi Owens        Maria Ristow

  • 2-Year Term

    (1 open seat)


     Mary Badame     Rob Stephenson

  • Los Gatos Measure A Los Gatos Measure A

    Finance Commission Ordinance

    Click Here for complete text and arguments for and against

    Shall the measure proposing an ordinance replacing the Town's current Finance Committee and Sales Tax Oversight Committee with a Finance Commission that would advise the Town Council on financial, budgetary and investment matters, including but not limited to, the Annual Budget, the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, capital expenditures, sales tax revenue and expenditures, and other recommendations as the Town Council directs, be adopted?

  • Los Gatos Measure B Los Gatos Measure B

    Term Limit Ordinance

    Click Here for complete text and arguments for & against

    Shall the measure proposing a term limit ordinance to require that after serving two (2) four (4) year terms, a Town Council Member is not eligible to run for the Town Council or to be appointed to a vacancy unless a period of four years has elapsed since their last service on Town Council, be adopted?

  • Special District Measures Special District Measures

    MEASURE S Santa Clara Valley Water District Parcel Tax 2/3 

    MEASURE T Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority Parcel Tax 2/3 Vote 

    MEASURE RR Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Authority (CalTrain) Sales Tax 2/3 Vote

  • Upcoming Events

  • Candidate Forums & Interviews Candidate Forums & Interviews

    Los Gatos Chamber of Commerce Candidate Forum 

    Chamber Matrix based on candidate answers to above forum on Sept. 30

    League of Women Voters Candidate Forum

    Click the links below to view the interviews with these candidates:

    Review completed League of Women Voters' Candidate Forums - Click Here

    Democracy Tent - Interviews with the Candidates
    Click Here to access Candidate interviews

    KCAT - Interviews with the Candidates

  • State Propositions State Propositions

    For more detail on the Propositions, Click Here.  We will link to the full text when available.

    SVO has made a condensed version of the propositions with the pros and cons.  Click Here.

    Proposition 14 - Stem Cell Research
    Authorizes bonds to continue funding stem cell and other medical research.  Initiative statute.

    Proposition 15 - Split Roll
    Largest revision to Proposition 13.  Would increase taxes on factories, stores and other commercial and industrial real estate.

    Chamber Recommendation-VOTE NO ON 15
    Proposition 16 - End Ban on Affirmative Action
    Would repeal portions of Proposition 209, the constitutional amendment California voters passed in 1996 prohibiting affirmative action at state institutions.
    Proposition 17 - Allows Parolees to Vote
    Would allow people on parole for felony convictions to vote after their state or federal prison term ends. Currently, they are barred from voting until both their incarceration and parole are finished.
    Proposition 18 - Allows 17-year-olds to vote in Primaries
    Would expand voting rights for certain 17-year-olds in California. Citizens who are 17, residents of the state and will be at least 18 years old at the time of the next general election, would be allowed to vote in any primary or special election that occurs before the next general election.
    Proposition 19 - Transfer of Property Tax Breaks
    Would allow homeowners over 55, disabled or victims of natural disasters to transfer part of their property tax base with them when they sell their home and purchase a new one. Would also restrict the low property tax base of inherited properties, except under certain conditions.

    Proposition 20 - Criminal Sentencing
    Restricts parole for non-violent offenders.  Authorizes felony sentences for certain offenses currently treated only as misdemeanors. 

    Proposition 21 - Rent Control
    Expands local governments' authority to enact rent control on residential property. 

    Chamber Recommendation-VOTE NO on 21

    Proposition 22 - Rules for App-based Drivers
    Changes employment classification rules for certain app-based transportation and delivery drivers.  

    Chamber Recommendation-VOTE YES on 22 

    Proposition 23 - Kidney Dialysis Rules
    Authorizes state regulation of kidney dialysis clinics.  Establishes minimum staffing and other requirements.  Initiative statute.

    Proposition 24 - Consumer Privacy
    Amends consumer privacy laws.  Initiative statute. 

    Proposition 25 - Cash Bail
    Referendum to overturn a 2018 law that replaced money bail system with a system based on public safety risk.