With 550 manufacturing plants and eight industrial parks, Milpitas can rightfully claim to be an engine of economic prosperity—as it has been since 1955, when Ford Motors moved its plant there from Richmond, Calif. The old Ford building is now the Great Mall of the Bay Area, with 1.4 million square feet of retail space, but one in five workers in the city are still employed in the manufacturing sector, according to the city’s Office of Economic Development. The city creates so many jobs that during the day its population doubles to 130,000.

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City Council

The City Council consists of a mayor and four councilmembers, all elected at large. Meetings are held on the first and third Tuesday at 7 p.m. (Photo credit: Sundry Photography/Shutterstock)

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Planning Commission

The Planning Commission regularly meets on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month, but may hold additional meetings. Meetings take place at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers, Milpitas City Hall, 455 E Calaveras Blvd.

Recent Announcements

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Happy Lunar New Year!

Happy Lunar New Year from the City of Milpitas!
02/09/2024

Tickets to Mean Girls Now on Sale

Milpitas Community Theatre is proud to present Mean Girls High School Version, March 7-10, at the Milpitas Community Center.
02/09/2024

Layoff Assistance Information Sessions

Learn about available resources for individuals experiencing layoffs.
02/08/2024

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Milpitas resident Chia-Ling Kong was voted onto the Milpitas Planning Commission by a 3-2 vote, with Mayor Carmen Montano, Vice Mayor Evelyn Chua, and Councilmember Garry Barbadillo voting in favor.

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Two of the city’s employee unions—Pro-Tech and the Milpitas Employees Association—are preparing for a potential strike after months of failed contract negotiations with the city.
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