In this email, we cover the following topics:
2. Debunking the “redevelopment needs office space to break even” myth
3. An update on the campaign spending by various candidates
4. A note from a fellow resident about the Bullying of our Treasurer Minna Xu
That is the line of a mailer sent by the coterie of ex-mayors claiming financial ruin in the city.
“The City is on solid financial footing in FY 2022-23 with a balanced budget. The budget is balanced with ongoing revenues meeting or exceeding expenditures, and fund balance is being used to fund one-time projects”
The Westport development (Oaks) has zero office space. Later this month, the Marina Plaza redevelopment project is coming for review with the City’s Planning Commission. It’s a 5.1 acre development with 206 condos and 41K sq ft of commercial space.
These two projects clearly establish that redevelopment does NOT need millions of sq ft of office space to be viable, just a City Council which considers the wishes of the residents and the needs of the city, while working with property owners to revitalize our city.
The resident focused candidates for the Cupertino City Council, Govind Tatchari, Liang Chao and Steven Scharf have raised/spent under $25,000 honoring the voluntary limit they agreed to for the election.
Bullying of our Treasurer Minna Xu: A note from a fellow resident
But this time her simple act has resulted in this kind and innocent Asian lady being attacked by an old boys network with a Big Title: the Council of Mayors.
Please do NOT vote for JR Fruen, Sheila Mohan for Cupertino City Council, and Ava Chiao (CUSD). They have been supportive of school closure and giving the land to developers, and have strong endorsements from the three CUSD trustees who closed the schools. They have also received extensive funding from construction interests, who covet the land our schools stand on, and have not signed the City of Cupertino voluntary spending limit on election expenses.
Your fellow neighbors from Cupertino
We became aware of another group of CUSD residents who have formed a group called “Voice of CUSD Residents for Better Education”. You can learn more about them here.
We finish with a video with Mayor Darcy Paul who is now running to help fix CUSD.