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Tran declares mayoral candidacy for third term, announces endorsement

This article is part of a series on figures who have declared their intentions to run for Milpitas City Council or Mayor of Milpitas...

Anthony Phan seeks reelection, cites accomplishments on the council

This article is part of a series on figures who have declared their candidacy for Milpitas City Council or Mayor of Milpitas for November’s...

Milpitas City Council shifts federal funds to provide aid for tenants

The Milpitas City Council voted last Tuesday to shift federal funds traditionally used for infrastructure, affordable housing, and anti-poverty programs, among other things, to...

Milpitas City Council approves $200K small business loan program for coronavirus relief

As small business owners grow impatient for federal COVID-19 funds to trickle in, the Milpitas City Council has looked to become the next Bay...

Milpitas City Council Endorses Laura’s Law to Support People with Mental Health Disorders

The Milpitas City Council unanimously voted to endorse Laura’s Law last Tuesday, a state law that empowers courts to mandate psychiatric treatment for certain...

City Council reconsiders, then rejects, Cannabis Tax Measure

The City gave in to Milpitas residents’ complaints on Friday, opting to hear a cannabis tax measure that was scrapped at the city council’s...

Milpitas City Council scraps cannabis tax ballot proposal

Milpitas Councilmember Anthony Phan opened Tuesday’s early remote council session in front of a digital background of singer-songwriter -- and famed cannabis user --...

Milpitas City Council discussed putting cannabis tax measure on November 2020 ballot…and things got heated

At their last virtual meeting on April 21, Milpitas City Councilmembers had a discussion about voting to include a cannabis sales tax on the...

Milpitas first Santa Clara County city to institute face-covering ordinance

New regulations pertaining to businesses and residents have hit Milpitas as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold… On Wednesday, April 22, with the support of...

Milpitas City Council rejects La Quinta Hotel on Jacklin Rd.

The Milpitas City Council rejected a developer’s plan to build a new hotel on Jacklin Road Friday night, ending almost 19 hours of heated...

Milpitas Officials implement Pilot Program rules for Airbnb users

Stronger and clearer rules might be on the horizon for short-term rental units. The Milpitas City Council Tuesday unanimously approved a pilot program for overseeing...

Silicon Valley Clean Energy touts achievements at Milpitas City Council Meeting

Silicon Valley Clean Energy (SVCE), the region’s collaborative, city-driven energy provider, is providing a fossil-free alternative to PG&E’s rates. Milpitas, along with 12 other...

Milpitas City Council endorses SB-50, the state’s controversial Housing Density Bill

The Milpitas City Council voted Tuesday 4-0 -- with Mayor Rich Tran abstaining -- to endorse Senate Bill 50 (SB50), a controversial housing bill...

Milpitas City Council approves revised ADU plan

The Milpitas City Council Tuesday voted 4-1 -- with Councilmember Karina Dominguez dissenting -- to approve a revised five-acre, single-family home development on North...

The redemption of Anthony Phan

I’m in my car, in front of my house when I get a text from the kid: He’s running fashionably late. It’s no problem; I have...

Bob Nuñez voted in as new Vice Mayor; Dominguez calls Mayor Tran “childish” and “sexist”

Mayor Rich Tran has been pushing for a new vice mayor for over a month. On Tuesday, Tran got his wish, as Council voted...

Milpitas Moves Forward with Revised Condo Plan on Montague Expressway

An empty lot at the gateway to some of Silicon Valley’s tech giants will sit empty no longer, as the Milpitas City Council Tuesday...

Planning Commission seeks more detailed plans for new hotel; community raises concerns

The site at 1000 Jacklin Road has stood vacant for almost a year. And judging from the Milpitas Planning Commission’s latest meeting on Wednesday,...

Councilmember Anthony Phan enters State Assembly race

The Assembly race is getting bigger, and the latest person to pull papers is yet another Milpitas City Councilmember. Freshman Councilmember Anthony Phan officially filed...

Milpitas adopts “reach codes” for greener construction

Add Milpitas to the growing list of Silicon Valley cities fed up with climate change. Milpitas City Council unanimously moved Tuesday to significantly reduce natural...

Dominguez to remain as Vice Mayor as City seeks community input for mayoral roles; Mayor Tran again denies claims of sexism

Vice Mayor Karina Dominguez and Mayor Rich Tran will have to learn to work with one another for at least another year, as Dominguez...

Mayor Tran proposes appointing a new Vice Mayor; Vice Mayor Dominguez claims “bullying”

Mayor Rich Tran has worked with the current Milpitas city council for almost a year, and it looks like he’s ready for a change. Tran...

Latest news

Assemblymember Kansen Chu calls for Community Hero nominations

Assemblymember Kansen Chu (D – Milpitas) will be hosting his sixth annual Community Heroes Awards and would like to invite members of our community...

Suraj Viswanathan steps into Milpitas City Council race

This article is part of a series on figures who have declared their candidacy for Milpitas City Council or Mayor of Milpitas for November’s...

As COVID-19 cases surge in Milpitas, Elmwood Correctional Facility sees outbreak among inmates

Milpitas is seeing a rapidly rising COVID-19 case count. According to Santa Clara County’s COVID-19 dashboard, the city has as of today seen 235...

Santa Clara County needs to communicate better about COVID-19

Like many Santa Clara County residents, I’m glued to the County’s COVID-19 dashboard, which provides invaluable information on case totals, death totals, demographic breakdowns,...

Program run by City of Milpitas and service organizations provides free face masks to residents

Since early spring, the City of Milpitas has been partnering with the Milpitas Rotary Club and the Milpitas Executive Lions Club to provide free...
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