Sunday, March 27, 2016

DONATE BY NOON MONDAY to Get Matching Fund from Anonymous Donor

 Newsupdate for and 

Information Booth Cancellation: The BetterCupertino/CCSGI Information Booth at the Cupertino Library is cancelled today because the Cupertino Library is closed in observance of the Easter holiday. Please to get more flyers for distribution.
Exciting Fundraising News: An anonymous donor will match up to $2,000 for contributions donated in support of CCSGI between noon Sunday (3/27) and noon Monday (3/28). 

Donate online at or donate by check. Your check can be mailed in after filling out an online donation form before noon on Monday.

Thank you to all CCSGI supporters for your generous donations. We depend on donor funding to pay our attorney to scrutinize the very biased Election Code 9212 Impact Report that will be presented to the City Council Thursday, 3/31. Stay tuned for more information about the EC 9212 Impact Report.

Watch out for Paid Circulators for Developers' Initiatives:Paid circulators hired by developers are attempting to collect petition signatures right now. With approximately 2,700 valid signatures, developer-sponsored initiatives that will change Cupertino's General Plan could be added to the ballot in 2016 without any environmental impact review for traffic, schools, emergency, police, sewage and other infrastructures. Your signatures on the developers' Initiative encourage more developers' to take the shortcut of project approval by abusing the initiative process. By NOT signing the developers' initiative to put their project on the ballot, Cupertino City can negotiate even better community benefits than the developers are offering now.

What's inside the developer-sponsored initiatives?

Under the Vallco office park initiative, the Vallco Shopping District will become 50% office, 34% apartments and ONLY 16% retail. The 2-million-square-foot office park is expected to employ 10,000 workers (200 sq.ft./worker), while only 389 are included in the plan, further exacerbating the area's housing-to-office deficit by providing enough housing for 5% of the employees who will work in the offices on the site.

Under the Oaks initiative, the Oaks Shopping Center will become 45% office, 31% apartments, 16% hotel and ONLY 8% retail. The 280,000-square-foot office is expected to employ 1,400 workers, where the project includes enough housing (270 apartments) for just 20% of the employees who will work in the offices on the site.

Both the initiatives for the Oaks and Vallco projects will turn Cupertino an urbanized city by adding:
  • More traffic congestion
  • More crowded schools
  • Much less retail space
  • Worse housing crisis
  • Less civil services
  • Less safety and emergency services.
If you have signed ANY developer-sponsored initiatives by mistake, you can revoke your signatures. Contact to find out how.

Here are the flyers for distribution:
DO NOT SIGN - more detailed project info (some info on CCSGI):
(CCSGI = Cupertino Citizens' Sensible Growth Initiative)

DO NOT SIGN - Urbanized City: (No information on CCSGI)


Paid for by Cupertino Residents for Sensible Zoning Action Committee, PO Box 1132, Cupertino, CA 95015, FPPC #1376003.

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