This is the sixth installment of our Sunday feature, “You Ask ... Patch Answers,” where we strive to find answers to all your questions—big, small and in-between—about the town we live and work in.
Whether it’s something you’ve always wondered about, some information you just can’t put your hands on or a sudden curiosity, we want to hear it.
Send your queries to or leave them in the comments section below, and I will do my best to dig up an answer for you. You also can call me at 408-391-8725.
This week's question: "Please don't use my name, but I nominate the dirty sidewalks as a blight in Los Gatos. The sidewalks are especially dirty in front of restaurants and coffee houses. Is the town responsible or the business owners? It's kind of embarrassing! Who would be responsible for the sidewalks? Thanks for letting me vent."
Kevin Rohani, assistant director of Los Gatos Parks and Public Works Department and town engineer, was gracious enough to provide an answer:
"The Town of Los Gatos is responsible for the maintenance of public infrastructure which includes sidewalks.
"Downtown Los Gatos is an important part of the community and we do our best to keep downtown beautiful and vibrant. The Town has hired a contractor that performs sidewalk washing and cleaning in the downtown area throughout the year on a schedule.
"The sidewalks in the downtown area are heavily used and for this reason we have added the above-mentioned contract-cleaning service.
"The areas close to restaurants and coffee shops continue to be challenge to keep clean and we have allocated all sources available for the sidewalk cleaning in downtown and will continue to monitor the condition of these sidewalks and make accommodations for continued cleaning based on resources available."