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ElectionsSunnyhills Neighborhood Association & Milpitas Beat Present: Ballot Measure Town Hall

Sunnyhills Neighborhood Association & Milpitas Beat Present: Ballot Measure Town Hall


This past Saturday, September 8, the Sunnyhills Neighborhood Association, in partnership with The Milpitas Beat, hosted a Ballot Measure Town Hall.

Guest speakers came in to speak about the Hotel Tax, the School Bond, and Prop 10, which will all be on the ballot in Milpitas this coming November 6. 

The Beat has some raw footage from the meeting to share, with some of the highlights cut together. 

At the top, watch Activist Rob Means speak about the ways in which different groups and organizations are voting. 

Go to 1:05 to watch Milpitas City Manager Julie Edmonds-Mares speak about the Hotel Tax. 

Go to 6:23 to watch Community Organizer Mariela Garcia (from Sacred Heart) speak about Prop 10. 

Go to 14:39 to watch Milpitas Unified School District’s Cheryl Jordan and School Board Trustee Rob Jung speak about the School Bond.




Rhoda Shapiro
Rhoda Shapiro is the winner of a 2022 Golden Quill Award for her Education journalism. She 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 mostly 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” and “Magic Within: Womb-Centered Wisdom to Realize the Power of Your Sacred Feminine Self.” Her YouTube channel features practices in yoga, meditation, and women’s empowerment. Rhoda is The Milpitas Beat’s Founder and Editor-in-Chief.


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