Better Cupertino’s Clarification

Recently, there has been renewed interest regarding the lawsuit between the City of Cupertino and Measure C proponents. We are clarifying that: The plaintiffs have tried to be reasonable and settle the case with no cost to the city. The plaintiffs made NO claims for monetary damages. The city employs two full-time attorneys who are fully capable of handling the case and reach a settlement with residents, but instead, the city hired an expensive San Francisco law firm to prolong this case.  Every dollar the city spends on external legal counsel is wasted, no matter the outcome. Three members of the former city READ MORE

Santa Clara’s Study Session on Urban Villages

Following the approval of the three Urban Villages along Stevens Creek Blvd, including the Stevens Creek Urban Village, by the San Jose City Council, the City of Santa Clara held a study session on Sept. 12, 2017 due to concerns on the impact of surrounding communities, including traffic, building heights, and the community engagement process. Many Santa Clara, San Jose and Cupertino residents also attended and spoke during public comments, which was important because there were some Stevens Creek Advisory Group and San Jose city staff there as well. Incredibly they claimed that Santa Clara was “very well” represented by READ MORE

Better Cupertino Bike Team did a great job!

We are pleased to share that Better Cupertino was able to field a Ride/Walk team of 10 participants in the Ride4Diabetes event on August 26, 2017. The team worked hard with the community to raise funds towards this noble cause. The team also practiced very diligently every weekend leading up to the event. We are proud to announce that the team collectively contributed $2550.00 to help combat Diabetes. Here is the breakdown of funds raised. Participants registration fees        : $  230.00 Participants direct donations        : $  805.00 Community direct donations         READ MORE

August 1 City Council Meeting: You Made a Difference!

An immense THANK YOU from the the bottom of our hearts to the numerous volunteers and residents that stood up against the out-of-character monstrosity named Westport Cupertino in our tranquil community; especially without any transit solutions in sight. Your engagement & efforts did have an impact and delivered the outcome you were looking for. The City Council heard you loud and clear; your VOICE registered with them strongly to deliver a 4-1 verdict against Westport GPA request. This is your suburban town and you get to decide what happens here. Kudos to all of you on commendable team work. Keep READ MORE

Better Cupertino BIG BOOTH Day was full of fun!

The BIG BOOTH of Better Cupertino on July 15 was hosted only by volunteers. There was no professionals or paid workers. BC volunteers’ hard work attracted many residents. A lot of kids asked for a face painting, balloon animals and joined the Pinata game. Their parents read Better Cupertino flyers or chat with BC volunteers while waiting for their kids. Quite a few of them signed up BC newsletter and got a free shopping bag with BC logo. Everyone enjoyed the great event and looked forward to more events like this in future. There was another group of parents and READ MORE

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

A petition regarding San Jose Urban Village

 Please sign the petition by 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