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January 15, 2022
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Local Scene: Shannon Road update; cannabis discussion

Update meeting set on Shannon Road project

On Jan. 15 at 10am, a community meeting is scheduled to provide design updates for the Shannon Road Pedestrian & Bikeway Improvement Project.

This will be an in-person meeting and will be held on site at the driveway of 16639 Shannon Road. 

The current plan for the project is to construct sidewalks and buffered Class II bike lanes on both sides of Shannon Road between Los Gatos Boulevard and Cherry Blossom Lane. The project would involve installation of a new curb, gutter, sidewalk, buffered Class II bike lanes and ADA curb ramps on Shannon Road within the project limits.

Anyone interested in the project is welcome to attend.

For information, visit losgatosca.gov/2687/Shannon-Pedestrian-and-Bikeway-Improveme.

Council to discuss cannabis

The Los Gatos Town Council will hold a virtual meeting on Jan. 18 at 7pm to discuss the potential for commercial cannabis in town.

When voters approved Proposition 64, the 2016 initiative that legalized recreational marijuana sales in California, 62 percent of Los Gatos residents voted for the measure.

But Prop. 64 allowed municipalities to prohibit dispensaries within their jurisdictions, so Los Gatos banned them.

In an earlier meeting, Former Town Attorney Rob Schultz estimated revenues from one or two dispensaries could increase town coffers by as much as $1.5 million on the high end and $250,000 on the low end.

The town council decided in January 2021 to seek resident input on cannabis questions. The survey ran through October.

If the council decides to move forward, Los Gatos voters would then decide if cannabis sales should be taxed. The tax question would be included on the November 2022 ballot, Schultz said.

The Jan. 18 meeting will be held online. For information, visit losgatosca.gov/agendasandvideos.