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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...

Former City Manager files claim against City of Milpitas, alleging hostile work environment

In the midst of considering a potential lawsuit against the City of Milpitas, former City Manager Steve McHarris has filed a claim against the...

New details emerge regarding FPPC investigation into Carmen Montano’s 2019 China trip

A new public records document has been released by the City of Milpitas, revealing new details regarding a Fair Political Practice Commission (FPPC) investigation...

First ever 100% affordable housing development in Milpitas is accepting pre-applications

Looking for an affordable apartment in Milpitas?  The City of Milpitas will soon be opening a 100% affordable housing development, and has announced that the...

Milpitas City Manager Steve McHarris among honorees at 2023 Unsung Hero Awards

On Friday, April 14, State Assemblymember Alex Lee’s office hosted the 2023 Unsung Hero Awards.  Milpitas resident Rahim Jaffer (nominated by Shaheena Daredia) — an...

Milpitas launches mortgage relief portion of its Rent and Mortgage Relief Program

Last month, the City of Milpitas announced that it had launched the mortgage relief portion of its Rent and Mortgage Relief Program. The program...

Milpitas City Hall in turmoil after City Manager threatens lawsuit

The City of Milpitas might have another lawsuit on its hands… Early in February, the majority of the Milpitas City Council voted not to renew...

Catching up with Santa Clara County Sheriff Bob Jonsen

Newly elected Santa Clara County Sheriff Bob Jonsen just passed his 90-day mark on the job, having begun work on December 12, 2022. Coming...

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...

Christian Di Renzo becomes Milpitas’ new Public Works Director

Milpitas has a new Public Works Director.  His name is Christian Di Renzo, and he brings with him a wealth of experience… Di Renzo has served...

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...

The Final Interview: Mayor Rich Tran reflects on his 6 years in office

Rich Tran’s first mayoral term didn’t exactly start off on the right foot.  On the evening of December 13, 2016, in front of a packed...

City of Milpitas hits the brakes on funding $200,000 to Chamber of Commerce

In October, the City of Milpitas wrote a letter informing the Milpitas Chamber of Commerce that it would not be able to provide the...

Carmen Montano makes history by becoming first woman elected as Mayor of Milpitas

As I stood in front of Milpitas City Hall, I watched as Vice Mayor Carmen Montano pulled into a parking spot.  Within moments, she was...

East Valley Democratic Club aims to support & uphold local Democrats

As Election Day 2022 grows near, The Beat sat down for a talk with the leadership of the newly formed East Valley Democratic Club...

“I have been receiving death threats,” says Councilmember Karina Dominguez

At November 1’s Milpitas City Council meeting, Councilmember Karina Dominguz said that she and her family have been receiving death threats due to social...

Valley Water updates ordinance to include ban on watering of commercial, industrial, and institutional lawns

Valley Water has amended its existing outdoor watering ordinance so as to include California’s recent state ban pertaining to the watering of decorative commercial,...

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...

FPPC fines Councilmember Anthony Phan $15,000 for improperly reporting loan and other violations

This past May, the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) fined Milpitas Councilmember Anthony Phan in the amount of $15,000.  Phan was found to be in...

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