Author: Cupertino Facts

Development In and Around Cupertino: Retail Land Replaced by Hotels and Housing

Two more housing development projects that expect to build 113 new homes are under review in Cupertino’s Planning Department. These have been submitted under the State Law SB330, which streamlines housing approvals.1 Two hotel projects, which have been on hold for years, have applied to renew their development agreements. In nearby San Jose on S […]

Local Parents Protest FUHSD Transition to Trustee Area Voting

Over 2,200 residents from the Monta Vista and Lynbrook High School attendance areas have expressed opposition to the the Fremont Union High School District’s transition from at-large to by-trustee area elections. Residents have spoken out at board meetings, community meetings, and signed a Change.org petition. A Controversial Move With the previous at-large voting system, residents […]

January 2024 Newsletter: Cupertino Gets Sued, March 5th Primary Elections, and More

Cupertino Attempts to Trim Budget The January 17, 2024 City Council meeting to discuss potential budget cuts (“Service-Level Reductions (SLRs)”) revealed a bloated budget and long-standing accounting errors. Remarkably, over $2.2M of the proposed Service Level Reductions were actually just accounting adjustments. These changes are now being presented as “Potential Service Level Reductions,” when there […]

Latest Cupertino Budget Updates: January 2024

The January 17, 2024 City Council meeting to discuss potential budget cuts (“Service-Level Reductions (SLRs)”) revealed a bloated budget, long-standing accounting errors, and further confirmed out-of-control spending. There were no significant staffing reductions or cutbacks for City employees. A Closer Look at Service Level Reductions Remarkably, over $2.2M of the proposed Service Level Reductions were […]

Are Cupertino’s Single Family Homes At Risk of Becoming Apartments?

As in many other cities across California, Cupertino is trying to complete its Housing Element (HE), a document that describes how the city will meet its housing obligation for the period 2023-2031.  Cupertino is required to supply a minimum of 4,588 housing units, with 41% of these units being low to very low income (affordable) plus extra […]

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