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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 in Project Homekey in Milpitas.

Vice Mayor Bob Nuñez, Councilmember Karina Dominguez, and Councilmember Anthony Phan all voted in favor of setting aside plans to sue Santa Clara County, the State, and others involved in the planned conversion of the Extended Stay America hotel on Hillview Dr. to apartments for the homeless. Mayor Rich Tran and Councilmember Carmen Montano voted against the motion.

After the 9am closed session council meeting this morning, Milpitas City Attorney Chris Diaz informed the public of the news.

“…Direction was also given to staff for the City Manager to work in conjunction with the Vice Mayor to draft a letter to the County explaining why the city is halting litigation, and that we want to work with them and restore our relationship with the County. And that letter will be going out this week,” said Diaz.

Last week, a group of residents announced that they would be filing their own lawsuit to try to halt the Homekey project. Here’s more information on their lawsuit plans and more background on the project itself.

 

 

Rhoda Shapiro
Rhoda Shapiro works as a journalist and media consultant in the Bay Area. She has written for both the Tri-City Voice and the Mercury News, and is the founder of Chi Media Company, which works with nonprofit organizations and educational entities to elevate their marketing and communication platforms. Rhoda is also the author of Fierce Woman: Wake up your Badass Self. Her YouTube channel, which features practices in yoga, meditation, and women’s empowerment, has amassed thousands of subscribers. Rhoda is The Milpitas Beat’s founder.

2 COMMENTS

  1. Dumb, everyone waited for the election results to see where there job security would be and then re-casted their votes
    Take note of Anthony Phan (re-elected), Bob Nunez (Loss his seat) and Karina Dominguez who all flipped their votes

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