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About Milpitas

Elected Officials Representing Milpitas
Contact information, links to the various government sites and officials' home pages. From city council, school board, county supervisor, state and federal representatives.

City of Milpitas

City of Milpitas
This is the City Government's web site. The site is designed to distribute information from City Hall to the citizens of Milpitas.

Agenda of Next Council Meeting
City web site has these updated just before each council meeting. Check the Events calendar for dates. Watch on Channel 15 or via webcast.

City of Milpitas Government Telephone Directory
Telephone numbers for City of Milpitas services and information.

Town Center Appeal from Debbie Rankin
Article on how to appeal a planning commission decision.

Why Macs Can't Watch City Hall Meetings
Milpitas provides video files in Windows Media Version 9. Unfortunately the codecs have not yet been finished for Mac OS X, although Microsoft recently announced that they will soon be available.

County of Santa Clara

County of Santa Clara
The County of Santa Clara, also referred to as "Silicon Valley," is unique because of its combination of physical attractiveness and economic diversity.

Your Elected Officials
Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors, Sheriff, Assessor, and District Attorney.

State of California


State of California
June 1, 2010. Check out newly designed state website.

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Business Licenses
Frequently asked questions answered on the City site.

Building Permits - Online Permitting System (E-Permits)
The new E-Permits will allow customers to apply for and obtain certain types of Residential building permits on-line without leaving their home or office. Examples of permits available online include the following: Water heater and furnace replacement, bathroom and kitchen remodels, re-roofs and others. This system is available 24 hours a day - 7 days a week.

Tax Forms - California
From the California Franchise Tax Board site.

Tax Forms and Publications - IRS
Information on electronic filing, small business advice, and ordering CD-rom. Information about the Advance Payment Check.

Laws

The Brown Act
California Codes Government Code Section 54950-54962 54950. This is the law that requires public access to meeting and requires the elected officials to let the public speak.  The Vanguard News has added the Index and the click jumps.

The Brown Act
From the CFAC: California First Amendment Coalition:

The people of this State do not yield their sovereignty to the agencies which serve them. The people, in delegating authority, do not give their public servants the right to decide what is good for the people to know and what is not good for them to know. The people insist on remaining informed so that they may retain control over the instruments they have created.

Flag Display
A GO MILPITAS! RESOURCE
Due to controversy over the display of the flag of China, I thought it worth my while to create this page for our citizens and officials. This is from the Cornell University's Law Resources site on how and when to display the American Flag and other flags.

Laws of California
"Hey! They can't do that, can they?" Need to see if it's legal in California? Here's searchable index to the whole state code.

Milpitas Municipal Code
2003. The electronic version of the Milpitas Municipal Code contains Ordinances 208.43 and 277. For more recent provisions, please contact the City.

Legislation Watch

Find Bills of Interest in the California Senate
After you have located the Bill that you are looking for, you can subscribe to it by clicking the "subscribe" button at the bottom of the Bill document page. A Bill subscription will allow you to receive email updates regarding the status of any particular Bill.

Official California Legislative Information
This WWW site is maintained by the Legislative Counsel of California, pursuant to California law.

Politics

Democrat Rally 2000 - Go Milpitas!
A GO MILPITAS! RESOURCE
I got the chance to attend the California Democratic Party rally in downtown San Jose, and to hear speeches given by some of the local candidates and by President Bill Clinton.


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