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Milpitas Community Heroes celebrated at inaugural event

During a special June 11 meeting, the Milpitas City Council held its first ever Community Heroes Awards, honoring outstanding individuals and groups who have...

Milpitas launches faster permitting process for adding Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs)

Through a collaborative program between the City of Milpitas, homeowners, and design professionals, adding an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) to a Milpitas property will...

City of Milpitas concludes labor negotiations with Milpitas Police Officers’ Association

The Milpitas Police Officers’ Association (MPOA) and the City of Milpitas have successfully concluded a recent round of labor negotiations, leading to an updated...

City of Milpitas to provide rental assistance to low-income residents & workers

The City of Milpitas has undertaken a new measure to provide rental assistance to the city’s low-income residents and workers. In partnership with an organization...

Milpitas City Council recognizes Endometriosis Awareness Month

At last Tuesday’s meeting, the Milpitas City Council proclaimed March Endometriosis Awareness Month.  Endometriosis Awareness Month is widely observed in March each year to shed...

Anu Nakka is running for Milpitas City Council

As the first Indian-American ever elected to Milpitas Unified School District’s (MUSD) Board of Education, Anu Nakka knows what it’s like to break barriers.  And...

City of Milpitas reaches new agreement with employee labor groups

After months of negotiations, the City of Milpitas has struck a new labor agreement with over 150 City employees, including administrative and maintenance workers. The...

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...

UPDATE: City of Milpitas and ProTech employee group reach new agreement

UPDATE: After months of negotiations, the City of Milpitas and the Milpitas Professional and Technical Group (ProTech) have entered into a new agreement. The City...

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...

Assemblymember Alex Lee seeking to tax the extremely wealthy

Assemblymember Alex Lee wants to tax the ultra-rich. To that end, he’s brought forward AB 259, which proposes applying a 1% annual tax rate...

With cold weather & rain, warming centers open across Santa Clara County

Cold temperatures have rolled into Santa Clara County. As a protective measure, the County has opened up a number of warming centers… Recent temperatures have...

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...

Assemblymember Alex Lee pushes for single-stairway apartment buildings

Per current California law, apartment buildings that are above three stories require two stairway exit routes. But this requirement has been shown to impact...

Former City Manager Steve McHarris files lawsuit against City of Milpitas

Former Milpitas City Manager Steve McHarris filed a lawsuit this past Tuesday against the City for breaching his employment contract and wrongful termination, among...

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...

Hon Lien is running for Mayor of Milpitas

Current Milpitas City Councilmember and former Milpitas Unified School District (MUSD) Board Member Hon Lien has announced that she is running for mayor. Lien...

An in-depth interview with Milpitas’ new City Manager Ned Thomas

On October 3, Ned Thomas was appointed as Milpitas’ new City Manager.  The Beat sat down with Thomas for an in-depth interview to discuss his...

Public comments at Milpitas City meetings no longer allowable through Zoom

For the time being in Milpitas, public comments at public City meetings will not be submittable through Zoom. More and more jurisdictions are steering away...

Exclusive: Ashwini Kantak on her experiences working for the City of Milpitas — and why she resigned

Toward the end of last month, Ashwini Kantak resigned from her position as Assistant City Manager with the City of Milpitas.  The Beat sat down...

Rich Tran returns: Former Milpitas mayor to run again in 2024

Election season is kicking back up in Milpitas.  On Saturday, September 30, former mayor Rich Tran posted on his personal Facebook account that he was...

California Social Housing bill takes a big step forward

During last night’s California State Assembly legislative session, AB 309, the social housing bill, made it out of the Senate and Assembly and got...

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