A Special Announcement

Better Cupertino was founded in 2014 as a Google group. In last two years, we started to have our website, Facebook page, YouTube channel…… Now, like other formalized community advocacy groups, Better Cupertino has both a campaign committee and a 501c3 non-profit in order to serve the community and advocate for a better Cupertino with sensible growth. Here is a short introduction:   1. Better Cupertino Action Committee Better Cupertino Action Committee is a political committee following FPPC rules. That means it can endorse and support candidates, sponsor initiatives and referendums…… In 2016, Better Cupertino endorsed Steven Scharf for Cupertino READ MORE

3 GPA applications Slated for Public Hearing in August 2017

The City of Cupertino received three GPA (General Plan Amendment) applications for the 2017 second cycle. The City Council will consider the applications in a public hearing, tentatively scheduled for August 2017 (GPA applications are reviewed twice a year, generally in February and August). The hearing determines if the applicants can proceed with the development submission process; it is not an approval of the actual proposal. Contact City planning staff listed for each project to confirm future hearing dates. The three proposals are: Cupertino Hotel (Goodyear Tires Site) 10391 North De Anza Boulevard Description: Demolition of an existing 8,500 sq.ft. commercial building READ MORE

A petition regarding San Jose Urban Village

 Please sign the petition by UC4SD.com and pass it to friends. Thank you!   This petition was initiated by a multi-city coalition — United Communities for Sensible Development (UC4SD), which includes residents in San Jose, Santa Clara, and Cupertino……   On June 27, San Jose City Council will approve a plan to allow buildings up to 12 to 15 stories along Stevens Creek from Cupertino border to Winchester, the so-called Stevens Creek Urban Village (SCUV) plan, which is about 140 acres in total. On the same day, two other Urban Village plans will also be approved for Santana Row/Valley Fair area READ MORE

An online petition to clarify the zoning of Vallco

A Community Member requests your support for the online petition “Vallco Shopping Mall: Remove Office Allocation and Restore Building Height”. From the Petition: “We Are Community Members Who call for the City Council to reject the creation of a community-centered process on a plan for Vallco. Instead, we urge all Council Members to consider the following changes to the Cupertino General Plan for the Vallco Shopping Mall: –  removal of the office allocation of 2 Million square feet –  restoration of the maximum building height for new construction in place on December 3, 2014″ ________________________________________________________________________ Background Story — History of READ MORE

BC Monthly News April 2017

To sign up for BC newsletter, please fill the BC subscription form. Summary See and hear the Cupertino City Council discussion on the Vallco Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) at the April 4 city council meeting (video link). Read about our Earth Day booth and a Bike Ride team, and see photos! Read about Better Cupertino’s lively Town Hall Forum April 23. BC Free gift program started — Make a donation and get a gift with BC logo. _______________________________________________________________________________________ See and hear the Cupertino City Council discussion on the Vallco Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) at the April 4 city council meeting The READ MORE

Monthly News in March 2017

To sign up for BC newsletter, please fill the BC subscription form.   1. A Citizens’ Advisory Committee on Vallco will be discussed in April 4 City Council meeting Our city proposed to allocate $1,000,000 to fund a Citizens’ Advisory Committee on Vallco development. Please email to our city council members to express your concern. You may find this information in the Meeting Agenda and 2017-2018 City Work Program included in item 8. 2. Better Cupertino’s live streaming broadcast received strong support Better Cupertino funded and presented free lived streaming service online to promote transparency in local government. — Cupertino City Council Goal Setting meeting on READ MORE