Public input sought for South Bay housing, transit, parks programming


Local cities and agencies are seeking the public’s input on key issues related to local housing, transit and parks and open space programming. Read below for opportunities to make your voice heard on local issues.

Cupertino Housing Survey extended

The deadline has been extended for Cupertino residents to provide input regarding future housing development in the city.

As Cupertino looks toward the future, increasing the quantity, range, and diversity of housing options will be integral to the community’s success.

The survey is available until Friday, July 16. Residents can take the survey here.

Public comments on transportation sought for Plan Bay Area 2050

The Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) are seeking comments on Plan Bay Area 2050, considered to be a long-term framework for the region. The plan outlines 35 integrated strategies across four key issues — housing, the economy, transportation, and the environment — to make the Bay Area more equitable for all residents and more resilient in the face of unexpected challenges. A draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) was released in June, and the agencies have hosted three public meetings to solicit comment. Certification of the Final EIR and adoption of the proposed Plan Bay Area 2050 is slated for this fall.

The comment period for the Draft EIR will close on Tuesday, July 20, 2021, at 5 p.m. Comments will be accepted via email to; via mail to MTC Public Information, Attn: DEIR Comments, 375 Beale Street, Suite 800, San Francisco, CA, 94105; or via fax to 415.536.9800.

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Santa Clara Community Survey on Gateway Crossings Neighborhood Park

The City of Santa Clara in partnership with the Holland Group is reaching out to residents to collect feedback on proposed design elements for the future Gateway Crossings Neighborhood Park, located at 1205 Coleman Ave near Brokaw Road. The input will help the design team understand and integrate the community’s priorities into the park design. The survey is available until Friday, July 23 at 11:59pm. At the time of this writing, the survey had collected just over 50 responses. To learn more and take the survey, click here.

The two-acre park is part of the larger Gateway Crossings project, which includes approximately 1,500 residences, 45,000 square feet of retail, and a 225 room hotel. The project was approved in July 2019.