Better Cupertino supports:

•    Informed, empowered residents who are engaged in civic matters
•    Transparency and accountability in local and regional government
•    Sensible growth that is aligned with the needs and interests of a majority of residents


Please wear RED and Attend Setptember 19 Cupertino City Council Meeting. There is no public speech session today. Please stay there and watch the vote on Vallco Specific Plan!

Please follow the livestream link of tonight’s meeting, make sure to arrive before item 17 starts. Thank you!

This Vallco Specific Plan is worse than 2016 Measure D:
— 40% bigger in mass;
— building height 70% taller;
— almost 4 times more housing units;
— school benefits halved;
— less retails area;
— very limited park land;

Liang Chao & Jon Willey run for Cupertino City Council!

Pro-resident candidates URGENTLY need your help! We need campaign funds to print flyer, buy yard signs and send out mailers. Without enough funds, they can not defeat developer funded candidates. Please show your support and share it with your friends.

Make online donation NOW to Jon Willey Liang Chao.  Thank you!

Two core supporters of Better Cupertino are running for City Council. With your help, we can add sensible growth, pro-resident voices to the council. Because all voters will receive mail-in ballots at the end of September, most campaign work must finish by end of September. Please volunteer ASAP at Jon Willey’s campaign site and Liang Chao’s campaign site. There are many ways that you can help the campaigns, including walking a neighborhood, talking to friends, making a donation to pay for campaign costs or hosting a yard sign.

News of the candidacy announcements: Watch Chinese news clip, NTDTV Chinese news video, Sing Tao news article Epoch Times news article

Raise your voice for retail at Vallco!

Sign the “Retail Destination” petition at the table outside the Cupertino Library.

If you took some petition pages to share with your friends, please return them now. Important Council meetings are coming in mid-September, and we need those petitions back by September 9.

The library table will be active all day (10 am – 6:30 pm) SATURDAY and SUNDAY, all weekends in September.

The Retail Destination petition to Cupertino City Council requests a significant retail component, max 60′ heights, and no office at Vallco. It is available in print format only.

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Better Cupertino also sponsors two online platforms for your voice on Vallco:

  1. A survey of what people want at Vallco.  The survey results informed the Retail Destination petition.  The survey received 10 times as many responses as the survey that was commissioned by Opticos–the City-hired consultant.  Any survey with a decent sample size in the last several years shows that people want retail and little or no office at Vallco.
  2. A petition to City Council to clarify zoning standards at Vallco.  Unclear zoning standards allow developers to use the new SB35 law to build without local control and without consideration for impacts to traffic, schools, or the environment.

Click the icons on this map to view approved and ongoing development projects in Cupertino.

Learn more at Development Projects List…