Let's work together, be united, for a better Milpitas!
JOIN City of Milpitas Meeting @ Tuesday Nov 10th 7:50pm
1/ Register to speak at the meeting and get your meeting link:
2/ Join the meeting at 7:50pm
3/ Click "Raise your hand" to speak at Item 7 (not public forum)
Please look at the staff recommendations on Page 109 which is very concerning. Meeting Agenda (Item 7)
"Consider updating local ordinances, regulations, or local laws to reduce barriers to building new shelter and declaring a shelter crisis to facilitate flexible models like tiny homes."
This is a big NO. We need everyone to voice out the suggested talking points:
1. County’s task force suggestion to update local laws to reduce barriers to build new shelters
1. Get Milpitas homeless assessed and put into the county queue. If we don’t do this, homeless encampments in our city will keep growing while county keep sending homeless from other cities.
2. Homeless prevention services
3. Priority slots for Milpitas families in Sango Ct
4. Proactive community engagement
【More Action Items】
FUND the residents' lawsuit @ tinyurl.com/VOMGofundme
SIGN and SHARE the petition @ tinyurl.com/MilpitasHomeKey
Distributing flyers (Created by volunteers only) Download & print to your area
WRITE letter to elected officials to express your concerns
***Milpitas City Council ***
Public Input Needed on Project Homekey in Milpitas
【What’s this about?】
We encourage everyone to sign the petition created by Suraj Viswanathan: http://www.tinyurl.com/MilpitasHomeKey
Project Homekey is a $29 million housing project that seeks to convert an Extended Stay America hotel in Milpitas into 132 apartments for the homeless.
This project is being imposed on the people of Milpitas without their input and without public participation. A project of this size requires full transparency on the part of elected officials. It requires public hearings and the full involvement of local residents who will be impacted by this project.
While we all sympathize with the needs of our homeless brothers and sisters, we have grave concerns about the impact of this project on the local community and adjacent neighborhoods and think it requires more study. We are concerned about relocating individuals from outside our city here. We are concerned about those with criminal records or drug use. We are concerned that homeless Milpitas families who work and study here are not getting any priority. We are concerned about the potential drain on public services and loss of hotel tax revenue at a time of falling city revenues.
The City of Milpitas and its residents must have a say in this matter. Adding potentially 264 new people to the area without a vetting process or even a discussion about the issue defies the principle of representative government.
Do the math:
80M fund + 1.5M operation fund per year X 55 years = 162.5 Millions / 132 rooms = 1.23M per room
What can be done with 1.23M per room (1-2 unhouse people) other than a hotel studio?
1.23 M per room / 300 sq = $4,100/sq
Government is paying $4,100/sq our hard earned tax money to convert this hotel, if you own a house for example 1200 sq = 4.92M, we all should sell our house to CA government and move. Who's getting the money now?
SEND public comment to Project HomeKey (County) before Oct 25
Santa Clara County has published a public notice seeking comments on the Homekey Hillview project. It is actually a $80M project, not 29.2M in the nes! On top of that 1.5M would be spend for operation each year and for 55 years.
Detail information regarding city meeting item 15 End Homeless Project (Jump to page 502-531)
City memo regarding to Milpitas HomeKey Aug 25
FINDING OF NO SIGNFICANT IMPACT AND NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS
Santa Clara County has published a public notice seeking comments on the Homekey Hillview project. It is actually a $80M project!
Other article references:
Where newly re-elect council member Anthony Phan said:" This issue has never been about community input. It’s never been about safety, or crime, or land use. It’s about doing the moral thing." Opinion, what does he mean?