Community Outreach on FY 2023-24 BudgetVirtual Meeting 455 E. Calaveras Blvd., Milpitas, CA
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Agendas and Minutes
Agenda & Minutes
CITY OF MILPITAS APPOINTS NEW FIRE CHIEF. City Manager Steve McHarris is pleased to announce the appointment of Deputy Fire Chief Jason Schoonover as the new Fire Chief for the City of Milpitas, effective Sunday, March 26, 2023. Read the full Press Release here.
COMMUNITY OUTREACH. The City of Milpitas invites you to participate in the FY 2023-2024 Budget Community Outreach. The City Council wants to hear from you to make sure that the budget reflects the goals and priorities of the Milpitas community! Join us at a community meeting to learn more about the City’s budget process.
Community Meeting Dates:
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DECLARATION OF LOCAL EMERGENCY ISSUED. On Wednesday, January 4th, at 2:59 p.m., City Manager McHarris, in accordance with Milpitas Municipal Code Title V, Chapter 1, Section 4.02-1, declared local emergency within the City of Milpitas, California for a significant weather event. Click here to read the full Declaration of Local Emergency and read here the Press Release.
RENT AND MORTGAGE RELIEF PROGRAM. The City of Milpitas expands its Rent and Mortgage Relief Program. The City Council approved the use of $950,000 to assist Milpitas residents and designated 75% of the funding to rent relief and 25% to mortgage relief. The Rent and Mortgage Relief Program will provide up to $5,000 in rent relief, and up to $15,000 for mortgage relief per household. The rent relief allotment launched on December 20, 2022, to help Milpitas residents in need of support during the holiday season and funding remains available. The mortgage relief allotment was launched on March 6, 2023. Read the full Press Release also in four other languages – Chinese, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese.
CATALYTIC CONVERTER PROGRAM. The City of Milpitas is launching a new program to deter automobile catalytic converter theft crimes. The business enrollment phase is currently underway. The program is funded by a $200,000 allocation of Federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) dollars and will be available for 3 months or until the funding is expended, whichever is sooner. In partnership with the City, local automotive business will provide metal rebar or protective plating services to add an additional layer of protection to deter catalytic converter theft for Milpitas residents. Milpitas residency will be determined by the Milpitas Police Department through an online system. As part of this program, the City will reimburse automotive businesses in the amount of $400/vehicle, up to a maximum of $10,000 per business. If the cost of metal rebar or protective plating exceeds $400/vehicle, the Milpitas resident will be responsible for the remainder of the cost. Etching is not eligible for reimbursement through this program. The City encourages Milpitas residents to register and avail of the $400/vehicle discount when the program launches in the Fall.
COUNTY-OPERATED MASS TESTING SITES CLOSED IN FEBRUARY 2023. For your future testing needs, please visit the County’s COVID-19 testing web page. If you do not have a healthcare provider, call the County’s Patient Access Department at 1-866-967-4677.
You can get free at-home COVID tests from the County’s Better Health Pharmacy in Downtown San Jose. Residents can get two test boxes, a total of four tests, for free and they do not have to show any form of identification to receive them. Better Health Pharmacy is located at 725 E. Santa Clara Street, Suite 202, San Jose.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Milpitas City Council will hold a public hearing in the City Council Chamber at City Hall, 455 E. Calaveras Blvd., Milpitas, and through teleconference/Zoom webinar on Tuesday, March 21, 2023, starting at 7:00 p.m. on the following:
PROPOSED RATE INCREASES TO WATER, RECYCLED WATER, AND WASTEWATER SERVICE CHARGES: The City Council will conduct a public hearing to receive written protests to the proposed rates increases to the water, recycled water, and wastewater service charges. The City is proposing to increase rates for its water and wastewater service charges based on its most recent rate models and cost of service studies conducted by an independent rate consultant. The proposed increases to the rates would occur annually over a five-year period. Charges for a typical single-family water and wastewater customer would increase annually by approximately 6.4% and 4% respectively on July 1, 2023, through and including July 1, 2027.
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN, pursuant to CA Government Code §65009, that any legal challenge of this matter in court may be limited to only those issues raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the City Council at or prior to this hearing.
UNDER PROPOSITION 218, property owners or tenants responsible for payment of water and sewer rates may submit a written protest to the proposed rate changes. Protests submitted by e-mail or facsimile, as well as oral protests, will not be counted towards a “majority protest.” Only one protest per parcel is permitted and all written protests will be verified. Written protests may be mailed to the City of
Milpitas, Attention: City Clerk, 455 E. Calaveras Blvd., Milpitas, CA, 95035. To be counted, a protest must be in writing and must include the Assessor’s Parcel Number(s) or street address(es) of the parcels for which protests are submitted along with an original signature prior to the close of the public hearing on Tuesday, March 21, 2023.
For more information regarding the proposed water and wastewater rate increases, please visit www.milpitas.gov/watersewer2023.
Read the full Public Hearing Notice.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Milpitas Planning Commission will hold a public hearing in the City Council Chamber at City Hall, 455 E. Calaveras Blvd., Milpitas, and through teleconference/Zoom webinar on Wednesday, March 22, 2023, starting at 7:00 p.m. on the following:
Capital Improvement Program (CIP) General Plan Conformity Finding: A City-initiated request to consider a General Plan conformity finding for the Proposed CIP Annual Report in accordance with California Government Code Section 65401. This project is exempt from further CEQA review pursuant to Section 15061(b)(3) in that CEQA only applies to projects that have the potential for causing a significant effect on the environment.
Escape Campervan – New RV Rental – 893 Ames Ave. P-UP22-0006 and MS23-0038: A request for a Conditional Use Permit and Minor Site Development Permit to allow the storage and rental of passenger camper vans and associated repair activities inside an existing 12,800 square-foot industrial building and onsite improvements, including the installation of a new security fence and restriping of the parking lot, on a 2.30-acre lot in the M2 Heavy industrial Zoning District located at 893 Ames Avenue.