AN OPEN LETTER TO THE CUPERTINO CITY COUNCIL With respect for your dedication to serving our city's best interests, Cupertino Thrives submits the following:
It has come to the attention of this publication that the leaders of a citizens group are planning to speak to the formation of the Vallco Cupertino Advisory Group (V-CAC) through Oral Communication during your April 4, 2017 public meeting.
The points they will raise are:
1. The million dollars it will cost
An Editorial from the Mercury News / Cupertino Courier This letter was sent to Mayor Savita Vaidhyanathan and the City Council. How does Cupertino continue to participate in the valley’s prosperity when Santana Row gets another 284,000 square feet of office, 28,000 for retail— leasing now—plus having taken Cupertino’s Splunk when the citygets near zero for our future other than Main Street and the new Hyatt under construction (which we appreciate, thank you for that)? Project
There's a LACK of property tax income and development in Cupertino to support the schools. CUSD is a LCFF (Local Control Funding Formula) school district in which the State of California sets the target funding on a per-student basis uniformly. This is because Cupertino does not generate enough property tax to meet the target funding level on its own. Palo Alto, by contrast, is a “Basic Aid” district because they collect enough property tax to exceed its per-student funding t