Year: 2023

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 […]

County Deems Lehigh Permanente Quarry Application Incomplete

On December 7, Santa Clara County’s Planning and Development Office deemed Lehigh’s Reclamation Plan application incomplete. The 31-page letter listed a number of areas that require clarification such as, appropriately defining the land areas to be reclaimed, fish and wildlife protection, water quality concerns, new truck routes, and additional truck traffic. What is Reclamation? The […]

Small Business Spotlight: Horizon Bakery Opens in Cupertino

A new custom cake shop, Horizon Bakery, has opened in Cupertino. This family-owned establishment boasts a wide portfolio of creations, ranging from intricately hand-painted cakes to elaborate floral and figurine toppings. Horizon Bakery specifically chose Cupertino as the home for their new shop because they believe they can be successful here. In fact, its owners […]

December 2023 Newsletter: New Plans for Former Vallco Site, Will Cupertino Raise Sales Taxes? — and more

We thank you for following along this year as we shed light on many critical issues. From changes impacting the face of Cupertino to loss of public resources, we hope to spark dialogue amongst residents who rightfully expect the utmost of their city governance. In this issue: Are Cupertino’s Single Family Homes At Risk? On […]

November 2023 Newsletter: July 4th fireworks defunded, Cupertino’s first Builder’s Remedy apartment project, and more

What’s in this issue: Cupertino Cancels July 4th Fireworks While many residents were preparing for their Thanksgiving holiday, the Cupertino City Council decided to cut its July 4th fireworks display. There was no community input taken in staff’s recommendation to axe the popular fireworks show, enjoyed by thousands of residents for decades. The suggestion to […]

Cupertino Receives First Builder’s Remedy Project Application

Cupertino has been vulnerable to the “Builder’s Remedy” since it missed its January 2023 deadline for an approved Housing Element from the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD).  The “Builder’s Remedy” is a State law that allows developers to bypass local zoning laws for projects that offer affordable housing. Menlo Park developer Acclaim Properties has submitted […]

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