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Milpitas City Council meeting notes for November 2020

Note: These meeting notes will be added to as more meetings come in the month of November.   November 10, 2020:  Action is being taken to...

Milpitas residents & local leaders march in support of unhoused community

This past Saturday, Milpitas residents rallied as part of a group called Milpitas Hope for the Unhoused, which works in support of the city’s...

Santa Clara County sees a steep rise in COVID cases

Today at 11am, Santa Clara County officials Cindy Chavez (Board of Supervisors President), Dr. Sara Cody (Health Officer and Director of Public Health), James R....

Milpitas City Council votes to stop lawsuit against homeless housing project

A Quick Update on the Project Homekey situation: This morning, the Milpitas City Council voted 3-2 to stop plans for litigation against all parties involved...

Latest Milpitas election results: Mayor Tran wins third term, Phan and Chua hold on to lead for Council

Note: The numbers in this article are from the night of November 4. Updates to numbers are below each section.  This is how things look...

Alex Lee victorious in Assembly District 25 race

Alex Lee, age 25, has won the Assembly District 25 race and broken some records in the process. The District encompasses Milpitas, Fremont, San...

LIVE BLOG: Election Day in Milpitas

Scroll from the bottom to read in chronological order. After more than a year of campaigning and almost eight months of post-primary canvassing, Milpitas voters...

Milpitas residents hire law firm to push back against homeless housing project

A group of Milpitas residents have banded together to hire a law firm to fight back against Project Homekey in Milpitas.   When news of plans...

Milpitas Mayor Rich Tran may have violated Brown Act after Homekey closed session meeting

This article has been updated below.  It appears that Milpitas Mayor Rich Tran may have violated the Brown Act...again.  After an October 28 closed session meeting...

Milpitas City Council faces sharp criticism from Governor and Law Foundation over planned Homekey lawsuit

The Milpitas City Council is catching heat for its recent unanimous vote in favor of a lawsuit against Santa Clara County to prevent the...

Milpitas City Council opposes homeless housing project at local hotel

The Milpitas City Council voted unanimously Thursday to draft a letter opposing a plan that would turn a local hotel into housing for Santa...

Santa Clara County moves to allow opening of indoor dining, museums, & more

This afternoon, Santa Clara County leaders held a press conference to formally announce a revised risk reduction order for the county amid the COVID-19...

Milpitas to explore litigation against State, County over hotel conversion project for homeless housing

This article has been updated. During the Tuesday, October 6 Council meeting, at Mayor Rich Tran’s request, Council unanimously agreed to explore potential litigation against...

Milpitas City Council mulls budget appropriations for coronavirus-related funds

The Milpitas City Council mulled solutions Tuesday to make up for budget shortfalls pertaining to several city funds. According to Deputy City Manager Walter Rossmann,...

Santa Clara County allowed to open up more amid pandemic

Good news, for a change, in the fight against COVID-19: Santa Clara County, Milpitas included, is no longer on the State of California’s Tier 1...

Tran, Phan make case for quarter-cent tax measure

The city budget is facing deep cuts due to the COVID-19 pandemic, along with an estimated $11 million shortfall in hotel occupancy tax revenue,...

Pete McHugh bows out of Milpitas Mayoral Race

In a Milpitas mayoral election plot twist, former 5-time Mayor of Milpitas Pete McHugh has bowed out of the race, setting incumbent Mayor Rich...

Evacuation Center up & running at Milpitas Library

The Milpitas Beat caught up this evening with Milpitas Recreation Services Manager Renee Lorentzen, who shared information about the Evacuation Resource Center over at...

Bay Area under Red Flag Warning, new storms could worsen fires

As of Sunday afternoon, the Bay Area is under a Red Flag Warning, meaning the kind of dry lightning that started the recent rash...

Milpitas Fire Chief urges vigilance as wildfires rage

The Milpitas Beat checked in this evening with Milpitas Fire Department (MFD) Chief Brian Sherrard for an exclusive interview. Out the gate, Sherrard reiterated what...

Milpitas City Council approves $2 million in raises for City employees

The Milpitas City Council approved over $2 million in raises over 3 years for City employees on August 4. The raises are part of...

As wildfires blaze around Milpitas, residents ready themselves for evacuation

Fire season has gotten off to an intense beginning, with a record heat wave and a lightning storm setting off a multitude of fires...

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