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Mayor Tran accused of retaliation in City Attorney hiring process, calls allegations “out of this world”

When the Milpitas City Council decided to fire its in-house city attorney in 2015 and opted to contract out its legal services instead, it...

Milpitas makes plans to hire new City Attorney

Milpitas is searching for a new city attorney, but this time they’re looking to hire someone full-time instead of continuing to contract out the...

Milpitas puts $1.28 million in federal funding toward residents most impacted by COVID

The federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program has provided grant funding to the City of Milpitas, to the tune of $1,282,240. At this past...

Milpitas to receive $16.7 million in federal funds through the American Rescue Plan Act

As the country continues recovering from the economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, the city of Milpitas is expected to receive $16.7 million from...

Milpitas City Council discusses possibility of mental health crisis response line

As part of the ongoing national conversation around whether police are qualified to respond to mental health crises, several Milpitas City Councilmembers want to...

Milpitas expands no smoking law to include multi-unit housing, public events, & service areas

The City of Milpitas is expanding its smoking ordinance, which already prohibits smoking in parks, on trails, and in outdoor dining areas, to include...

State requires Milpitas to double housing production

After falling behind on its state-mandated housing goals, the city of Milpitas will need to permit more units than ever before in the coming...

Milpitas plans for water system improvements as California’s droughts worsen

As California’s drought crisis intensifies year after year, Milpitas is projecting a 67 percent increase in water usage by 2040 as the city’s population...

Milpitas City Council approves new automatic car wash in split vote

A manual coin-operated car wash on South Main Street is getting a fully automatic revamp after more than 50 years in business.  In March, the...

Milpitas’ 2021-22 Proposed Budget has been released

On Tuesday, May 4, Milpitas City Manager Steve McHarris put out the FY 2021-22 Proposed Budget, totaling $194.4 million. Minimal impacts to community services...

Milpitas moves forward with plans to ‘revitalize’ Main Street

Milpitas’ main thoroughfare could be getting a bit of a makeover by November 2021.  Last year, Vice Mayor Carmen Montano asked city officials to craft...

Milpitas approves budget adjustments to manage COVID-impacted revenue

The Milpitas City Council unanimously approved adjustments Tuesday to its current budget to offset an estimated $13.8 million revenue loss due in large part...

Milpitas temporarily waives late fees for fire permits, business license tax

The Milpitas City Council approved waiving late fees related to business licenses and fire permits Tuesday, hoping to help small businesses impacted by the...

Milpitas passes labor and wage theft ordinance

The Milpitas City Council unanimously passed an ordinance last Tuesday that will impose harsh penalties on contractors and developers that participate in wage theft...

Tran, Phan issue memo calling for Trump to be removed from office

Milpitas Mayor Rich Tran and Councilman Anthony Phan are the latest South Bay leaders to join the call for President Donald Trump to be...

Milpitas approves construction firm for new fire station, rejects negative allegations against company

The Milpitas City Council awarded the rights Tuesday to build Milpitas’s next fire station to a construction firm whose work safety, budgeting, and construction...

Citizen Nuñez: For the former councilmember, the good work goes on

Bob Nuñez sounds like he’s enjoying himself. I have no idea where he is. We’re on the phone. But I hear the sound of cars...

Milpitas holds swear-in ceremony for Tran, Phan, Chua; Montano named new Vice Mayor

This past Tuesday, the City of Milpitas certified November 2020’s election results and held a swear-in ceremony over Zoom.  Mayor Rich Tran, who was elected...

Rich Tran looks forward to third term as Mayor of Milpitas

    Rich Tran never hides the fact that his affinity for Milpitas, and all the families that live within it, is what propels him each...

Judge shoots down attempt by Milpitas residents to stop homeless housing project

This story has been updated A request to halt turning a Milpitas hotel into permanent housing for unhoused individuals was denied Monday, clearing another roadblock...

The Comeback Kid: Anthony Phan takes top spot in 2020 Milpitas City Council race

In a 2020 election season surprise, Milpitas City Councilmember Anthony “The Kid” Phan took the top spot in the council election, orchestrating a comeback...

Evelyn Chua makes history as first Filipina elected to Milpitas City Council

Evelyn Chua’s commitment to community service runs deep.  Whether it’s bringing homemade meals to police officers and firefighters, delivering face coverings to residents, or spending...

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