City Budget

All news articles pertaining to Cupertino’s budget and financial situation.

  • Latest Cupertino Budget Updates: January 2024

    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…


  • Cupertino Considers Increasing Sales Tax Rate

    Cupertino Considers Increasing Sales Tax Rate

    On December 5, 2023, City Council voted to explore raising Cupertino sales taxes by 0.25% (to a total of 9.375%). The decision follows staff recommendations, and would poll a subset of Cupertino residents to understand whether they would be willing to vote for a 0.25% tax hike on the November 2024 ballot. Background Presently, Cupertino receives approximately…


  • No Money, No Problem: Cupertino to Pursue Costly New City Hall, Despite Lack of Funding

    No Money, No Problem: Cupertino to Pursue Costly New City Hall, Despite Lack of Funding

    On October 17th, 2023, a heavily-debated topic was presented at the Cupertino City Council meeting: whether or not the City should tear down and rebuild its City Hall. In order to fund the construction of a new City Hall, Council considered building high-density housing on City-owned properties, such as the current City Hall, Community Hall, and…


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