On 01/01/2018, several state-level housing bills will take effect. Did you know that they may put Cupertino in danger? If our city does not review its General Plan carefully, some development sites may be granted high-density housing quota automatically. Please refer to the following post for details. League of California Cities Oppose Some Housing Bills – Why?
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
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
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
It’s on Cupertino Courier, July 21, 2017. Hope more Better Cupertino supporters can voice for our residents in future.
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
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
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
1. Letter from City of Cupertino, May 18, 2017 2. Letter from City of Santa Clara, May 24, 2017 3. Letter from City of Cupertino, June 23, 3017 4. Letter from City of Santa Clara, June 26, 2017 5. Letter from Ro Khanna
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