This past Saturday, September 8, the Sunnyhills Neighborhood Association, in partnership with The Milpitas Beat, hosted a Ballot Measure Town Hall.

Guest speakers came in to speak about the Hotel Tax, the School Bond, and Prop 10, which will all be on the ballot in Milpitas this coming November 6. 

The Beat has some raw footage from the meeting to share, with some of the highlights cut together. 

At the top, watch Activist Rob Means speak about the ways in which different groups and organizations are voting. 

Go to 1:05 to watch Milpitas City Manager Julie Edmonds-Mares speak about the Hotel Tax. 

Go to 6:23 to watch Community Organizer Mariela Garcia (from Sacred Heart) speak about Prop 10. 

Go to 14:39 to watch Milpitas Unified School District’s Cheryl Jordan and School Board Trustee Rob Jung speak about the School Bond.




Rhoda Shapiro
Rhoda Shapiro works as a journalist and media consultant in the Bay Area. She has written for both the Tri-City Voice and the Mercury News, and is the founder of Chi Media Company, which works with nonprofit organizations to elevate their marketing and communication platforms. Rhoda is also an author; her first book will be published by Llewellyn Worldwide in mid-2019. Her YouTube channel, which features practices in yoga, meditation, and women’s empowerment, has amassed thousands of subscribers. Rhoda is The Milpitas Beat’s founder.

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