Los Gatos community leaders launch podcast to break down controversial topics – The Mercury News

(Photograph by George Sakkestad) Los Gatos Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Catherine Somers, pictured, and real estate broker Brian Bernasconi are starting PodCats LG to get Los Gatos residents informed and involved in local issues like affordable housing amd cannabis dispensaries.

Los Gatos is getting a local, community-focused podcast next month to break down controversial topics and important issues.

PodCats LG, led by Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Catherine Somers and real estate broker Brian Bernasconi, aims to get Los Gatos residents informed and involved in local issues like affordable housing.

The first episode of the show will dive into the debate on whether or not to legalize marijuana dispensaries in Los Gatos — a topic that has been bouncing around town council for the past year. The show is recorded in KCAT’s studio in audio and video, and launches June 2 on Spotify, YouTube, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and PodCatsLG.com.

Bernasconi, who serves on the Chamber of Commerce board of directors, said he got the idea for the podcast after hearing conversations on these and similar topics at the Chamber offices.

“One of the main focuses of PodCats LG is to see if

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