Cupertino council adopts Housing Element

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By Yosi Yahoudai
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Randy Vazquez/Bay Area News Group) The unveiling of The Veranda housing development, a 19-unit affordable housing development for seniors in Cupertino, is seen in this file photo. Cupertino City Council on May 14 adopted the city’s Housing Element, which calls for 4,588 new housing units to be built by 2031. Housing Element adopted

A month after receiving the approval letter from the state’s Housing and Community Development Department (HCD), the Cupertino City Council on May 14 adopted the 2023-2031 Housing Element.

The Housing Element is required by state law to be updated every eight years to determine the city’s housing needs, identify constraints to housing development, identify policies to encourage the development of housing and demonstrate that the city has housing sites available to accommodate its allocation of new housing across a range of income levels during the eight years covered by the document. The HCD determined that Cupertino’s housing allocation is 4,588 new housing units.

Since receiving HCD’s letter, the city has held meetings with the Housing and Planning Commissions and the city council to certify the Housing Element. The next step is the rezoning process, which is expected to be completed in July. At that point, the final draft of the Housing Element will be submitted to HCD for certification.

Neighborhood preparedness

Cupertino residents can learn what to do in case of an emergency a free class presented by the city’s Office of Emergency Management on Thursday, May 30, 7-9 p.m. Participants can learn what to have in place to have a better outcome, and what neighbors can do to check on each other.

The class will he held at Cupertino City Hall, 10300 Torre Ave. For more information and to register, visit

Teen commissioners sought

Cupertino teens are encouraged to apply for five vacancies on the city’s teen commission. Applications may be submitted via

The application deadline is Thursday, May 30, at 4:30 p.m. The city council will conduct interviews beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 26 and Thursday, June 27.

For more information, email the city clerk’s office at

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Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.