Milpitas Community Briefings for the week of April 15 – The Mercury News
The City of Milpitas received a $25,000 grant from the California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls to help establish a community task force to help implement the principles of the Convention on the Elimination of All forms of discrimination against women.
On May 19, 2020, the Milpitas City Council passed a resolution in favor of the convention. On August 4, 2020, the council passed an ordinance accepting the principles of the convention.
The convention explicitly recognizes that “widespread discrimination against women continues to exist” and stresses that such discrimination “violates the principles of equal rights and respect for human dignity”.
The Community Working Group will include a Staff Liaison who will be appointed by the City Manager, a City Council Liaison, a Milpitas High School Girl UP Club Youth Liaison and members with expertise in economic development, violence against women and girls and health care.
Senior tax exemption
Seniors 65 and older in Santa Clara County could qualify for a safe and clean water property tax exemption if they own their home and live there as their primary residence.
The property tax exemption application period is open from April 15 to June 30 for seniors who meet all of the following criteria:
- Born before June 30, 1958;
- Total household income for 2021 was less than $62,292. Total household income is the total gross income of each person over the age of 18 who lives in the household. It excludes capital gains;
- Live and own the house on which the tax is calculated. Mobile homes in parks and homes that are subject to an irrevocable trust are not eligible.
The app is available on valleywater.org/senior-parcel-tax-exemption.