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ORDINANCE 2246 <br />AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF LOS GATOS <br />AMENDING SECTION 29.10.145 OF THE LOS GATOS TOWN CODE TO <br />ALLOW BUSINESSES TO CHARGE FOR VALET PARKING SERVICES WITHIN <br />PRIVATE PARKING LOTS. <br />WHEREAS, to promote the safe and legal operation of valet parking services for the use <br />and convenience of businesses and the general public, the Town Council desires to adopt <br />regulations that allow for paid valet parking services within the Town; <br />WHEREAS, the Town Council has reviewed the recommended ordinance and has <br />determined that it is in the best interest of the public health, safety and general welfare of the <br />Town, its residents and visitors to adopt the amendments to Section 29.10.145 of the Los Gatos <br />Town Code. <br />NOW, THEREFORE, THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF LOS GATOS <br />DOES ORDAIN AS FOLLOWS: <br />SECTION 1. Los Gatos Town Code Section 29.10.145(g)(3) is hereby amended to read as <br />follows: <br />(3) Notwithstanding subsection (1) above, a private parking lot, or sections of a <br />private parking lot located within a Town parking assessment district may be <br />operated as a valet parking lot under the following circumstances: <br />a. The valet parking may be provided with or without charge to the public; <br />and <br />b. The valet parking lot service adheres to and maintains all fire codes and <br />emergency access standards; and <br />C. The valet parking lot service shall not impair the safe and efficient use of <br />existing adjacent non -valet parking; and <br />d. The private valet parking lot is approved by the Development Review <br />Committee pursuant to a parking lot permit. The Development Review <br />Committee shall have the discretion to deny the parking lot permit <br />application if any criteria set forth above and /or any other rules and <br />regulations adopted by the Town Council cannot be met and shall have the <br />ability to revoke the parking lot permit for valet parking with a minimum <br />of ten (10) days notice. <br />SECTION 2. The Town Council finds and determines that the adoption of this ordinance is <br />exempt from the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) per CEQA <br />Guidelines under the General Rule (Section 15061(b)(3)), which sets forth that CEQA applies <br />only to projects which have the potential for causing a significant effect on the environment. It <br />can be seen with certainty that the proposed Town Code text amendments will have no <br />significant negative effect on the environment. <br />