Tuesday, August 1, 2017

CALL to ACTION: Wear RED TONIGHT (8/1/2017) to Protect Oaks Shopping Center







CALL to ACTION: Wear RED and ATTEND the Tuesday, 8/1/2017 Cupertino City Council Meeting!

Subject: Redevelopment of Oaks Shopping Center, across from De Anza College, into high-rise towers


Greetings Better Cupertino Supporters!

It's time for us to take a stand to protect our beloved Cupertino from being exploited and transformed into congested hybrid-urban centers in a transit desert. ATTEND the Cupertino City Council meeting on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 to COMPEL the City Council to FOLLOW the General Plan and REJECT requests from the property owner of the Oaks Shopping Center to increase the density beyond the 45 feet (approximately 4-stories) permitted there today.

Your presence at the City Council meeting is very important since the City Council represents the citizens and they need to hear your voices.
Together we can COMPEL the City Council to REJECT requests from the property owner of the Oaks Shopping Center to add office and hotel uses to the site.

Plan to WEAR RED and attend the meeting Tuesday night and speak on Agenda item 16, even if just a few sentences to say that you SUPPORT the EXISTING density maximums and land use specified in the General Plan for the Oaks Shopping Center site! The builder can add housing and 4-5 times the density built out on the site today with NO ACTION required by the City Council!

Cupertino City Council Meeting
Cupertino Community Hall (next to the Library)
10350 Torre Ave
Tuesday, 8/1/2017, 6:45 pm
Note 1: The meeting agenda is FULL and the Oaks Shopping Center will not be discussed until Item 16. Consider following the meeting from home until Item 14 or 15 is introduced, then join the meeting in person. You may email BetterCupertino@gmail.com with your email and/or cell phone and we will email and/or text you to send you updates.

Note 2: Wear your Better Cupertino T-shirt or other RED clothing to show your respect for Cupertino’s General Plan. RED’s not your color? Then please wear any color other than BLUE. The opposition plans to attend in their BLUE clothing on Tuesday. No BLUE!


Why Attend?

  • Cupertino is our home. Most of us put our lifetime investment in Cupertino because we love the suburban, family-friendly lifestyle offered here.
  • The supporters of high-density development will be relentless in their efforts to urbanize Cupertino. Today it is the Oaks, but where does it end?
  • If we don't speak up and protect Cupertino from being exploited by mega-wealthy developers and investors, who will?
  • Without any changes to the General Plan, the Oaks property owner can already  build to 4-5 times the existing density. But they want to build up to 14 times the density, by requesting exceptions. Who benefits from the traffic, strained resources, and over-crowded schools that are sure to come with such dramatic density increases?

References

Home: BetterCupertino.org
Paid for by Better Cupertino Action Committee, FPPC #1395411, PO Box 1132, Cupertino, CA 95015


Sunday, October 2, 2016

Who Will Shape Cupertino's Future Growth: Residents or Developers and Big Business?

Who Will Shape Cupertino's Future Growth: Residents or Developers and Big Business?

The November General Election will decide whether Cupertino will grow and change according to the needs and interest of residents (Measure C for Citizens) OR urbanize according to the financial interests of developers, their global investors, and big business (Measure D for Developer).

All viable campaigns need funding. The developer behind the Vallco office park project has spent millions to support Measure D for Developer and to discredit Measure C for Citizens and all who back Measure C for Citizens.

On September 12, the developer dropped another $1,000,000 into the PAC that supports its campaign goals. I expect we will see more big cash drops like this one before Election Day.

If we are serious about ensuring that residents have a voice in the future development of Cupertino, we must raise funds to support that commitment. Talk with family, neighbors, and friends about making substantial contributions of $250 or more to our essential campaigns.

I encourage all to think about what you value about your life in the West Valley and how it will change based on whether or not Measure C for Citizens passes in November.

You have permission to forward this message to others who support sensible growth in the West Valley.

Vote YES on Measure C for Citizens. Vote NO on Measure D for Developer.

Please give generously to our essential campaigns today:

+ Measure C for Citizens

+ Better Cupertino

+ STEVEN SCHARF for Cupertino City Council
(PATH: Go to Scharf4Cupertino.com then click Donate.)

+ LIANG CHAO for the Cupertino Union School District board (grades K-8)

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

BC-News: Fight Against Bullying by Developer-Employed former Council Members



** Urgent Request: Immediate action appreciated. **
Fight Against Bullying by Developer-Employed former Council Members
     - Don't Let Sand Hill Censor Our Ballots! Again.

Dear Cupertino Area Residents,

On August 25, 2016, two former Cupertino Council Members, employed by the developer to promote Vallco office park Initiative, filed a lawsuit to try to censor voters' arguments about Measure C from the November ballot. Measure C is formerly Cupertino Citizens' Sensible Growth (CCSG) Initiative, submitted by citizens to encourage sensible growth for the citizens of Cupertino and to give citizens a voice in the future direction of growth in Cupertino.
  • One plaintiff is a paid consultant of Vallco’s developer, Sand Hill Property Co. (SHP), and the other is the paid Public Affairs Manager for Vallco.
  • Besides these two individuals, other former Cupertino Council Members have also been actively lobbying and promoting the massive office park at Vallco in a competing Measure D, sponsored by Developer SHP.

The CCSG Initiative (now Measure C) gives the decision power for the future direction of growth back to the Cupertino voters. Unlike citizens in other cities overflowing with massive developments, Cupertino voters have a chance this November to make a choice:
Sensible Growth versus Growth determined by City Council and special interests.

We need to protect our right to make such a choice without interference from developers and their lobbyists. The City Council already adopted a misleading and deceptive ballot question for CCSG Initiative following requests of SHP’s attorneys. Now the developer-employed former Council Members are suing the grassroots citizens to silence them again. Enough is enough!

Let’s stand up together with the supporters of CCSG Initiative.
Their actions represent people power, at the core of American culture. When facing strong opposition, we don’t give up and we fight back.

  • If you support their actions to advocate for true community engagement, please donate to show your support.
  • If you appreciate their dedication to fight against powerful and resourceful developers against all odds, please donate to show your appreciation.
  • If you want to send a message to City Council that citizens' voices matter, please donate to give your voice power.

If you stand by and let other citizens be bullied by developers and their attorneys, who will be bullied next? You and me, who simply want Cupertino to retain its charm and lifestyle.
The massive office park at Vallco is just a beginning. There are 7 other projects waiting to be approved or to submit their proposals.

Cupertino residents. Do we get pushed aside by big developers who spend millions to force more and more massive projects down our throat? Let’s stand up and say
Enough is enough!

Let's take our city back. Donate and volunteer at BetterCupertino.org.

Paid for by Yes on C for Citizens. No on D for Developer. Committee supporting Cupertino Citizens’ Sensible Growth Initiative, PO Box 1132, Cupertino, CA 95015, FPPC# 1381645.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

BC-CCSGI News: Do You Want to Live in a Crowded and Noisy Urban City?




Do You Want to Live in a Crowded and Noisy Urban City?

Dear Community,
   We take some things in life for granted, but will they disappear before we notice it?
   What we appreciate about Cupertino that sets it apart from more crowded cities might disappear as more and more high density developments creep into our beloved city.

   As suburban Cupertino gets transformed into an urban city, our night won't be quiet any more since our streets will be filled with traffic well into the night, like most streets in an urban city. Our streets won't be safe for our kids to ride bikes to schools anymore since the streets will be filled with impatient drivers who have been stuck behind the wheels for an extended period of time. We will become one of the impatient and stressed drivers as our daily commute become longer and longer.
   Our daily lives don't have to become more crowded and more stressful. Our beloved city does not have to transform into a crowded urban city. Unfortunately, the City Council and developers in town have made decisions for us. They have decided to turn Cupertino into an urban city and the massive office development at Vallco leads the way. 

   Fortunately, we still have a chance to stop it. A group of concerned residents at BetterCupertino are working hard to inform other residents about upcoming changes. We don't have to accept a more crowded and stressful life. Together we should be in control of our beloved Cupertino. We live here. We decide.

   Unfortunately, the developers are sending their paid out-of-town canvassers to go door to door to provide deceiving information to Cupertino residents. Our City Council is doing nothing to dispute the misinformation spread by the canvassers for developers. BetterCupertino needs your help.

   If you don't want to live in a crowded and noisy urban city, please 
   The City Council allocated massive office space to Vallco in 2014 without sufficient public hearing, even when the Council was already aware that Apple Campus 2 would worsen traffic congestion and housing crisis. 
   We are standing against the City Council who granted 3 times more office and removed 160 senior housing units to Main Street project without sufficient justification.
    Your donation is a loud voice against a City Council who bent over at developer's requests again and again.

    Was the City Council responsible? Or ignorant? Incompetent? Irresponsible? Or simply corrupt?

   Your donation is a testimony to the City Council that citizens are united to demand a responsible City Council that doesn't bend backwards in favor of developers.
   Please volunteer or donate to BetterCupertino today to unite with other citizens in our fight for a better Cupertino.
   Donate at http://tiny.cc/bc-donate.
   We Live Here. We Decide.


Recent blogs:

Home Page: BetterCupertino.org and CCSensibleGrowth.org
Paid for by Cupertino Residents for Sensible Zoning Action Committee, PO Box 1132, Cupertino, CA 95015, FPPC #1376003


Monday, June 20, 2016

BC-CCSGI News: Unite and Donate for Justice - Voters Deserve a True and Impartial Ballot Question

NOTE: BetterCupertino is the grassroots citizens' group that submitted Cupertino Citizens' Sensible Growth Initiative. The Cupertino Citizens' for Sensible Zoning Action Committee is a committee under BetterCupertino.


Cupertino Voters Deserve a True and Impartial Ballot Question, Not Influenced by Profit-Driven Developers



Topics: (scroll down for details)
>> Donate to CCSG Initiative for Justice. 48-hour Fund Drive for Legal Fund. End 6pm Wednesday June 22.
>> Writ of Mandate Filed to Remove Deceptive Ballot Language Inserted under the influence of developers and their lobbyists.
>> Oaks Initiative Will Aim for Special Election, to be Paid by Taxpayers.
>> Take the City's Survey on Parks, Open Space and Recreations Master Plan by July 15.
>> Projects to be Approved: Marina Plaza and Hamptons.
>> Projects Under Construction: Hyatt House Hotel, Main Street and Apple Campus 2.

Grassroots Citizens Unite. Donate to CCSG Initiative to Save Cupertino from Uncontrolled Growth.

>> Donate to CCSG Initiative for Justice. 48-hour Fund Drive for Legal Fund.

Two generous anonymous donors have stepped up to match any donation of over $150 for up to $4,000 within a 48-hour period to help reach the target of $50,000 Legal Fund. The clock will start running from Monday June 20 at 6pm to Wednesday June 22 at 6pm. The recommended donation per household is $200. The price of two family meals to help compel the City Council to comply with Election Code to provide the voters "true and impartial" ballot question, "not likely to prejudice" voters.

Without a fair vote for CCSG Initiative in November election, Cupertino will be put back on the path of hypergrowth, where three votes of the City Council can approve ultra-high density projects like Sand Hill's massive office park at Vallco. Even if the voters refuse the Vallco Initiative at the ballot, the City Council can still approve a slightly reduced version, despite of strong opposition.




>> Writ of Mandate Filed to Remove Deceptive Ballot Language Inserted under the influence of developers and their lobbyists.

The CCSG Initiative gives the voters a choice between hypergrowth, favored by the City Council with heavy influence by developers, and sensible growth, where new projects follow a long-term plan. But, the CCSG Initiative is in grave danger because the City Council, under pressure by developers (by a bare 3-2 margin), adopted deceptive language for the November ballot question, based on false interpretation of the initiative and Cupertino's General Plan. CCSG Initiative maintains existing building heights in all areas, including Neighborhoods (30 feet). But the ballot question falsely states that CCSG Initiative will increase building heights in the Neighborhoods to 45 feet, as requested by attorneys representing Sand Hill. Keep in mind that most voters will only read the ballot question, and will use it to decide whether to vote for or against the CCSG Initiative. That’s how critical the ballot question is.

On Monday June 13th the CCSG Initiative Committee filed a Writ of Mandate at the Santa Clara County courthouse to order the City to correct its ballot label. The lawsuit is expected to cost about $50,000. The CCSG Initiative has put in $15,000 and we need your help for the remaining fund. This is the time for grassroots citizens to band together and pitch in to protect our city and to assert justice for the citizens. Lack of action or involvement today will result in higher living expenses with worsen quality of life under unplanned developer-driven hypergrowth.
Cupertino Voters Deserve a True and Impartial Ballot Question of CCSG Initiative in order to exercise their rights of democracy.


>> Oaks Initiative Will Aim for Special Election, to be Paid by Taxpayers.

KT Urban, the developer behind the Initiative to redevelop Oaks Shopping Center into high density mixed use project, has announced that the Oaks Initiative won't be put in November election. KT Urban will continue to collect signatures to aim for a special election costing about $500,000-$1,000,000, to be paid by the taxpayers. Every signature to "just put it on the ballot" is a signature to agree to fund an election for the developer's project while skipping a developer-paid environmental impact review.

>> Take the City's Survey on Parks, Open Space and Recreations Master Plan by July 15.


The Master Plan is a long-term plan (till year 2040) to implement policies adopted in Dec. 2014. BetterCupertino recommends the following:
  • Request ground-level parkland for large development, preferably onsite of the development project.
  • Request that the priority be put in purchasing more parkland in areas with insufficient parks or access to parks, instead of allowing developers to pay for parkland mitigation.
  • Request that the existing parkland is preserved in size and not get reduced for other purposes like parking.
  • No rooftop park should be counted towards parkland requirement.
  • Large development projects should provide parkland instead of parkland mitigation fee.
  • Parkland mitigation fees from development projects should be applied to the area impacted most by the projects.
  • Consider 1.5% annual population growth per year when all projects follow the General Plan. Cupertino will face almost 40% increase in population in 25 years. What's needed in the park master plan to cope with that population growth? If massive development projects like Vallco and Oaks get approved, how could the park master plan cope with the accelerat

>> Projects to be Approved: Marina Plaza and Hamptons

  • Marina Plaza at the northwest corner of De Anza and Stevens Creek - June 28 at Planning Commission. July 5 at City Council Meeting. Replace 44,000 square feet of retail space by 23,000 square feet of retail space, 122 room hotel,188 residential units, including 16 below market rate units. 45 feet tall.
  • Hamptons Project at the northeast corner of Wolfe and 280 - May 10 at Planning Commission. June 6 at City Council Meeting. Replace 342 apartments by 942 apartments at 75 feet tall. ZERO affordable housing.

>> Projects Under Construction: Hyatt House Hotel, Main Street, Apple Campus 2.
  • Hyatt House (KCR) HotelAlready approved. 148 room, 5 story hotel. A full service 2,500 square-foot restaurant, 2,160 square-foot meeting room, and 320 square-foot boardroom.
  • Main Street: Under construction. 120-unit market rate apartment. ZERO affordable housing. 180 room hotel. 295,000 square feet of office space (but only 260,000 allocated). 1.55 acre town square and park.
  • Apple Campus 2: Under construction. 175 acre area. 2.8 million square feet of office space. A 1,000 seat auditorium, research facility of 600,000 square feet, fitness center and central plant.

>> Latest Blogs:


Home Page: BetterCupertino.org and CCSensibleGrowth.org
Paid for by Committee supporting Cupertino Citizens' Sensible Growth Initiative, PO Box 1132, Cupertino, CA 95015, FPPC# 1381645.

Stand Together for a Better Cupertino. Protect Our Quality of Life. We Live Here.


Thursday, June 2, 2016

BC-CCSGI News: Survey, Information Meeting, Donation

NOTE: BetterCupertino is the grassroots citizens' group that submitted Cupertino Citizens' Sensible Growth Initiative. The Cupertino Citizens' for Sensible Zoning Action Committee is a committee under BetterCupertino. Read more about BetterCupertino and what they've done in the nomination paper of CREST Award.

Protect Cupertino from the Exploitation of Profit-Driven Developers and their misinformation Campaign.

Topics: (scroll down for details)
>> Sunday Information Meeting on Development Issues by BetterCupertino.
>> Take Survey for Vallco Initiative by June 8 - Please forward to anyone.
>> Monday June 6 - Council meeting where Vallco Initiative could be adopted as is!
>> Report Circulators with questionable behavior to Secretary of State since Vallco Initiative only got 473 more than required signatures.
>> Sand Hill's flyers says "We Could Be Surrounded by 4-story Houses." Total Fabrication!
>> Donate to Help the "Little People" Fight Against the Smear Campaign by "the Powerful and Resourceful"!

Stand Together for a Better Cupertino. Protect Our Quality of Life. We Live Here.

>> Sunday Information Meeting on Development Issues by BetterCupertino
How could Cupertino evolve gracefully? How to balance our quality of life with economic growth? Why the initiatives in November election will determine the future of Cupertino? Why you should pay attention since the consequence of no action may not be what you would expect.
Time: Sunday June 5 and 19, 2-4pm
Location: O'mei Academy, 10070 Imperial Ave, Cupertino (across from Post Office, first street west of Bubb.)

>> Take Survey for Vallco Initiative by June 8 - Please forward to anyone.
Vallco Town Center initiative sponsored by SandHill has collected enough signatures. The city could choose to adopt the initiative as is or put it on the ballot for Nov. election. Developers are very likely lobbying the city council to adopt the initiative right away without election. Please take one minute to take the simple 4-question survey and comment to voice your opinion. Better Cupertino will present the result to the city council.
Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TJSDCTJ Real time survey results:  http://tiny.cc/bc-survey-vallco-result

>> Attend Monday June 6 Council meeting where Vallco Initiative could be adopted as is!
Sand Hill's Vallco office park Initiative collected 3,679 signature, but only 79.1% or 2,912 were valid signatures. Only 11.7% of the 24,753 registered voters. On Monday June 6, the City Council has the option to adopt the Vallco office park Initiative even without waiting for 9212 Report.

In comparison, CCSG Initiative collected 4,204 signatures and 89.4% or 3,759 signatures were valid. The volunteer team of circulators for CCSG Initiative collected almost 30% more valid signatures than Vallco Initiative. 

The Vallco Initiative only collected 473 signatures more than the 10% required. If you have signed the Vallco Initiative because you were misled by the circulators, it is important that you report your encounters to California Secretary of State: http://www.bettercupertino.org/#!report-violation/lj9m4.


>> Sand Hill's flyers says "We Could Be Surrounded by 4-story Houses." Total Fabrication!

15-year old Charlie "could" drink alcohol today, but the likelihood of him drinking any alcohol is zilch since he is not legally allowed to drink and Charlie knows to follow the law.

Your neighbor "could" build a 4-story house today (regardless of whether CCSG Initiative is adopted), but it is unlikely since it is not allowed under the zoning code and the City Council most likely would ask your neighbor to follow the law. The adoption of CCSG Initiative doesn't make it any more likely to build 4-story house.

The building height, setbacks and other design parameters are limited by the Zoning Code in various zones, including residential neighborhoods. No one can build 4-story houses today since the Zoning Code only allows 2-story buildings for residential neighborhoods. Therefore, Sand Hill's claim is a fabrication.

Sand Hill's flyers never told the truth about the Hills at Vallco. Sand Hill's flyers now fabricate lies about CCSG Initiative. It is up to the educated voters of Cupertino to see through the smear campaign and see the truth.
Why does the City Council and developers fight so hard against CCSG Initiative? Is it because CCSG Initiative would protect Cupertino from exploitation of profit-driven developers and the Councilmembers who are heavily influenced by them?

>> Donate to Help "little people" fight against the smear campaign by "the powerful and resourceful".
Sand Hill actively manipulated the City Council to railroad CCSG Initiative with the deceptive ballot question meant to prejudice the voters. CCSG Inititave Maintains Existing Building Heights, incl. Neighborhoods (30 feet). There is no ambiguity. 

The transformation of the Ballot Question from Law-biding to Prejudicial - Maneuvers of Developer through the City Council - is a manifestation of the alarming problem in Cupertino and the troublesome problem of representative democracy. Read this blog to see how the City Council is influenced by Sand Hill's attorneys.
http://bettercupertino.blogspot.com/2016/05/transformation-ballot-question-maneuvers.html

Donate to help us, the "little people", to fight against the smear campaign of Sand Hill to show the voters the truth. Donate the amount of your last family meal in a restaurant and you've taken one significant step in helping to protect Cupertino. 

Home Page: BetterCupertino.org and CCSensibleGrowth.org
Paid for by Committee supporting Cupertino Citizens' Sensible Growth Initiative, PO Box 1132, Cupertino, CA 95015, FPPC# 1381645.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

BetterCupertino News: Sunday Information Meeting and Empty Promises in Vallco Initiative


Topics: (scroll down for details)
>> Sunday Information Meeting by BetterCupertino
>> Better Cupertino Library Booth Continues
>> Empty Promises in Vallco Initiative: "may include", "will spearheat", "strongly encouraged"
>> CCSGI Does Not Support Any Developer-Sponsored Initiative Because...
>> City Council Did Not Give CCSGI a Fair Chance on April 5 and Still Won't One Month Later.
>> Launch "Speak Up on Growth" Blog Site.
>> The Effort to Recall Barry Chang (more on RecallBarryChang.org)

>> Sunday Information Meeting by BetterCupertino
When:          Sunday, 8 May 2016, from 2 PM to 4 PM
Location:      O-mei Academy, 10070 Imperial Avenue, Cupertino, CA 95014
Note:            It's Moms' Day. Bring  your mom to chat with our volunteers and share stories about Cupertino!
Content:
- CCSG Initiative maintains existing building scale, such as building heights in Cupertino.
- What's the ballot question? What dramatic events led to the adoption of deceptive ballot question meant to prejudice voters against Elections Code and City Attorney's advice.
- Impact of massive office space and uncontrolled growth on Cupertino without CCSG Initiative.

>> Better Cupertino Library Booth Continues
When:          Saturday, 7 May 2016, from 2 PM to 3 PM and
                     Sunday, 8 May 2016, from 3 PM to 5 PM
Location:      Entrance of Cupertino Library
- Come by to pick up flyers for distribution. Ask questions and find out how you can help and join our wonderful team of volunteers to help protect Cupertino, our home town.

>> Empty Promises in Vallco Initiative: "may include", "will spearhead", "strongly encouraged"
Sand Hill's Vallco office park Initiative has submitted 3,700 signatures for verification. However, how many of the voters who signed the Vallco petition knows that most community benefits are not locked in as a requirement in Sand Hill's Vallco Initiative.
Below is just a partial list of commonly mentioned benefits that are NOT locked in by the Vallco Initiative, as RevitalizeVallco.com might imply. Sand Hill won't be required to provide any of these benefits.
  • "will spearhead": free shuttles.
  • "may include": pedestrian trails, a playground, vineyards, orchards, organic gardens, an amphitheater, pavilion buildings, community hub, student union and a nature area. A refuge for native species of plants and birds.
  • "may include": a general purpose community hub, an approximately 1,000 seat banquet hall, and a 300-seat outdoor amphitheater.
  • "strongly encouraged": 10,000 high school innovation center. 700-student elementary school on 3.5 acre Nan Alan site.For more details based on Vallco Initiative text: http://bettercupertino.blogspot.com/2016/05/truth-on-vallco-initiative-mostbenefits-not-promised-nor-locked-in.html

>> CCSGI Does Not Support Any Developer-Sponsored Initiative Because...
  • By signing any developer-sponsored initiative, you agree and encourage developers to take a shortcut to project approval through the initiative process. The developers get to skip environmental review process, public comment and hearing and Planning Commission and City Council approval.
  • By signing any developer-sponsored initiative, you agree for the taxpayers to pay for a superficial 9212 report for a development project so that the developers can skip a comprehensive multi-faceted environmental impact study under CEQA.
  • By signing any developer-sponsored initiative, you agree to allow developers to wow voters with fancy marketing materials with promises while hiding project details that requests special treatment or exceptions in hundreds of pages of legalese.
  • If any one project gets speedy approval through the initiative process, more developers will follow the success story. Cupertino voters won't be fooled.
NOTE: The North De Anza Gateway Initiative for the Goodyear Tire site, near 280 and De Anza, is not compatible with CCSGI. The project applicant should follow the normal project approval process.

>> City Council Did Not Give CCSGI a Fair Chance on April 5 and Still Won't One Month Later.
Despite numerous emails to request to put the ballot question of CCSGI on May 3rd agenda, Cupertino City Council did nothing. Mayor Barry Chang met with a few people from BetterCupertino on Sunday, but he was not willing to listen to reason and insists to blindly trust EC 9212 Report without rational explanation. Other Councilmembers did not respond at all to either requests for a meeting nor request to discuss the matter during May 3 Council meeting.

The Council would rather to stick to a deceptive ballot question, which even City Attorney does not feel comfortable with, since it doesn't conform to Elections Code 9051. The City Council refuses to comply with Elections Code 9051 to adopt a true and impartial ballot question so that it does not prejudice voters against CCSGI.
>> Launch "Speak Up on Growth" Blog Site.
We have created a "Speak Up on Growth" blog to collect good posts or letters from any concerned citizens to share with a  wider audience:

If any one wrote a great post or come across a great post, please send it to speak.up.on.growth@gmail.com. If you are not the original poster, that's fine. We'll contact the original author for permission to post. The blog welcomes post from anyone in the Bay Area that write about any city in the Bay Area


>> The Effort to Recall Barry Chang (more on RecallBarryChang.org)
The effort to recall Barry Chang is driven mainly by a group of individuals who were long-time Barry supporters. Some campaigned tirelessly for Barry Chang in 2014 and some have been Barry's friends since Barry started his political career.   This group of former supporters of Barry Chang felt betrayed by Barry because of his unprofessional behavior and anti-resident actions dating back to just after the 2014 election.The events leading up to the April 5 meeting to forcefully adopt the deceptive ballot question of CCSGI to completely align with the request of Sand Hill's attorney was simply the last straw that broke the camel's back. The CCSGI committee and BetterCupertino are not fully involved with the effort of Recall Barry Chang group, except a few members who are involved as individuals.
Nevertheless, the CCSGI committee and BetterCupertino do support the goals of the Recall Barry Chang group and will help the recall effort, as needed.

Home Page: BetterCupertino.org and CCSensibleGrowth.org
Paid for by Committee supporting Cupertino Citizens' Sensible Growth Initiative, PO Box 1132, Cupertino, CA 95015, FPPC# 1381645.