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Milpitas introduces strict regulations on cannabis deliveries within city limits

New to California is Senate Bill 1186, a state law requiring local governments to allow medicinal cannabis deliveries. Accordingly, the Milpitas City Council has...

Milpitas City Council approves appointment of Chia-Ling Kong to Planning Commission

Milpitas resident Chia-Ling Kong was voted onto the Milpitas Planning Commission at last Tuesday's City Council meeting.  The vote was 3-2, with Mayor Carmen Montano, Vice...

Milpitas City Council votes to reappoint Evelyn Chua to Vice Mayor position

  At last week’s Milpitas City Council meeting, councilmembers voted unanimously for Evelyn Chua to continue in her role as Vice Mayor. Chua, who began...

Milpitas City employees consider going on strike during contract negotiation deadlock

Feelings of frustration are mounting for two groups of employees that work for the City of Milpitas.  These workers say they aren’t being compensated fairly...

Milpitas City Council discusses changes to handbook: vice mayor position, salary, and seating

This past Tuesday, the Milpitas City Council held a special meeting to discuss procedures and protocols in their current handbook.  The handbook, which was originally...

Mayor Carmen Montano delivers State of the City address, citing Milpitas accomplishments

On June 22, 2023, Milpitas Mayor Carmen Montano delivered a State of the City address in the Council Chambers, which was packed with community...

Case deactivated: Milpitas Police close investigation of alleged death threats against former Councilmember Dominguez

In November of 2022, the Milpitas Police Department (MPD) opened a case to investigate alleged death threats against former Milpitas Councilmember Karina Dominguez. Dominguez...

Milpitas City Council votes not to reappoint City Manager Steve McHarris

In a special meeting earlier today, the Milpitas City Council voted 3-2 not to renew the contract of City Manager Steve McHarris.  After nearly three...

Meet the new Milpitas City Council

Milpitas has a new City Council.  Last night, residents from Milpitas and surrounding communities packed into the City Council chambers to witness Carmen Montano, the...

Milpitas City Council candidate Demetress Morris aims to build a more “cohesive community”

Former Milpitas Planning Commissioner Demetress Morris has been out on the campaign trail running for Milpitas City Council. The Milpitas Beat caught up with...

Affordable housing is Franco Perez’s focus as he campaigns for Mayor

Finding affordable housing solutions for families in the Bay Area is something that drives Franco Perez. And it’s a big part of why he's...

Milpitas City Council Candidate Isaac Stringer brings a “different point-of-view”

Isaac Stringer, a newcomer to Milpitas politics, has launched his first political campaign: he’s running for City Council and has entered the arena filled...

Update on Project Homekey’s Hillview Ct. Apartments: calls to 911, Phan hopeful, Tran enraged

Milpitas City Councilmembers all expressed concern at last Tuesday’s August 16 Council meeting when they heard reports that calls to the Milpitas Police and...

Mayor Rich Tran withdraws from City Council race

Mayor Rich Tran has withdrawn from the 2022 Milpitas City Council race after announcing his candidacy late last year and then proceeding to actively...

“I will be a very different mayor”: Anthony Phan launches campaign for Mayor of Milpitas

  “I will be a very different Mayor. I’m going to take my role very seriously. And it’s going to be about action and not...

Milpitas works to create its first ever Women’s Task Force

For the past two years, the Milpitas City Council has worked toward creating the City’s first-ever Women’s Task Force. The idea of a Women’s...

Hon Lien is running for Milpitas City Council

Hon Lien’s passion for service is palpable.  Whether she’s out impacting others through her work in various organizations or serving on the Milpitas Unified School...

Juliette Gomez announces candidacy for Milpitas City Council

Juliette Gomez, who sits on the Board of the Milpitas Chamber of Commerce, has announced her candidacy for Milpitas City Council. Gomez has lived in...

Planning Commissioner Dipak Awasthi announces his run for Milpitas City Council

Milpitas Planning Commissioner and small business owner Dipak Awasthi has announced his candidacy for Milpitas City Council. A Milpitas resident for 25 years, Awasthi is...

Homelessness Task Force recommendations presented to City Council

For the past few months, the issue of homelessness has been something the Milpitas City Council has attempted to address. In order to tackle...

Councilmember Karina Dominguez kickstarts initiative to deliver PPE and essential items to Milpitas residents

With many Milpitas residents on the waitlist for free Covid-19 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Councilmember Karina Dominguez decided to start a project to provide...

Mayor Tran calls Councilmember Dominguez a “disgrace” & threatens her with a censure

At this past Tuesday’s Milpitas City Council meeting, Council discussed the possibility of converting the Turing Apartments (located at 1355 McCandless Drive) into low-...

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