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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...

City Council Moves Forward on Amended North Park Victoria Housing Development

At the 11/5 meeting, the Milpitas City Council decided to move forward with an amended proposal on a five-acre single-family home development on North...

City-funded Shuttle Plan fails to pass committee, other options explored

The Milpitas City Council Tuesday (10/8) rejected a plan from the city manager’s office to provide residents with a shuttle service centered around the city’s...

“A huge win” as Milpitas City Council adopts just cause, tenant protections

Five months after the Milpitas City Council voted down tenant protections, the Council on Tuesday passed two measures in favor of tenant protections and...

Milpitas Creates Rent Review Board, Residents Still Concerned About Evictions

Milpitas City Council voted to establish a rent review program at Tuesday’s city council meeting, but the city is still stuck on how to...

Shock vote: Milpitas City Council moves to rename Dixon Landing Rd. to Barack Obama Blvd.

Milpitas residents might have to add something new to their shared vocabulary: Barack Obama Boulevard. In a 3-2 vote, the city council passed a motion...

Open letter to the Milpitas City Council: “Milpitas rents are NOT SUSTAINABLE.”

Dear Mayor, Councilmembers, and Housing Subcommittee Staff,   “The cost of rental housing in Milpitas and the region has soared in recent years, as the pace...

Milpitas Mayor and Vice Mayor clash over affordable housing

Mayor Rich Tran and Vice Mayor Karina Dominguez have clashed publicly on Facebook in the past couple of days, following a City Council vote...

Rules Subcommittee Moving Ahead 

Last month, the Milpitas City Council pushed forward on the Council’s updated Rules Subcommittee, an effort which has been spearheaded by Vice Mayor Karina...

Sources Say: Former Milpitas City Manager Julie Edmonds-Mares Didn’t Resign; She Was Forced Out

When former City Manager Julie Edmonds-Mares was appointed as Milpitas City Manager, she took the reigns of an office embattled in legal scandal. Her...

Stricter Massage Parlor Regulations Likely Coming to Milpitas

At June 18’s City Council meeting, Councilmembers discussed repealing and replacing existing Milpitas massage regulations so as to align with California law.  California has only...

City of Milpitas Welcomes New Finance Director 

On Monday, June 3, Walter C. Rossmann had his first day as Finance Director for the City of Milpitas.  Rossmann, who has worked for a...

With Edmonds-Mares Out, McHarris is In as Interim City Manager

It’s official: Steve McHarris has been appointed as Milpitas’ new Interim City Manager. McHarris, who had been serving as Deputy City Manager, was asked to...

What’s New in Milpitas: Housing Subcommittee Starts Meeting, Mayor Enters Assemblymember Race, & More

New Housing Subcommittee Starts Meeting   On Tuesday, May 21, the Housing Subcommittee occupied by Councilmembers Bob Nuñez and Carmen Montano met for the first...

A Tense Night, As Milpitas City Council Votes 3-2 Against Tenant Protection Ordinances

Late this past Tuesday night, tenant protections proved a no-go at Milpitas’ City Council meeting. Vice Mayor Karina Dominguez and Mayor Rich Tran voted...

Milpitas City Council Not Ready to Take Action on Tenant Protections

Last night on 4/2/19: Tenant protections was the hot topic at the Milpitas City Council meeting. In a nutshell: Council couldn't take any real action,...

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