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ORDINANCE 2243 <br />ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF LOS GATOS <br />AMENDING THE CODE OF THE TOWN OF LOS GATOS <br />SECTION 2.30.285 REGARDING THE REMOVAL PROCESS OF <br />TOWN MANAGER FROM OFFICE <br />THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF LOS GATOS DOES ORDAIN AS <br />FOLLOWS: <br />WHEREAS, Section 2.30.285 of the Los Gatos Town Code sets forth the procedure of <br />the removal of the Town Manager; and <br />WHEREAS, the Town desires to amend the removal process for the Town Manager <br />from 4/5 vote of Town Council to a majority of Town Council; and <br />WHEREAS, the Town of Los Gatos needs to amend Section 2.30.285 in order to make <br />this change; and <br />WHEREAS, following the Public Hearing, and upon consideration of the testimony of <br />all persons, the Town Council of the Town of Los Gatos does ordain Section 2.30.285 to be <br />amended. <br />SECTION I <br />Town Code Section 2.30.285 is amended to read as follows: <br />Sec.2.30.285. – Removal from office— Procedure generally. <br />(a) The removal of the Town Manager shall be only upon a majority vote of the <br />whole council, all five members being present. (subject to the provisions of the <br />following section). In case of the Town Manager's intended removal by the Town <br />Council, the Town Manager shall be furnished with a written notice stating the <br />Town Council's intention to remove the Town Manager at least thirty (30) days <br />before the effective date of the removal. <br />(b) Within seven (7) days after the delivery to the Town Manager of such notice, <br />the Town Manager may, by written notification to the Town Clerk, request a <br />public hearing before the Town Council. Thereafter the Town Council shall fix a <br />time for the public hearing which shall be held at its usual meeting place, but <br />before the expiration of the thirty -day period, and at which the Town Manager <br />shall appear and be heard. <br />1 of <br />