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.