At the February 2nd City Council meeting, the second reading of a new ordinance was heard that will allow city staff to negotiate the acquisition of street setbacks with individual property owners.  Under the leadership of City Manager,  David Brandt, and Public Works Director, Timm Borden, this will allow the city to work with residents in the Old Monta Vista neighborhood to facilitate finishing sidewalks and safe bike routes.  Additional properties on McClellan Road, and Stelling Road (near Orogrande and Jollyman Park) and near Alves Avenue  are on the Walk-Bike Cupertino “watch list”.  These are among a handful of properties that have unsafe walkways, or impede the creation of safe bike ways.  We applaud the efforts of the city staff and the council to solve these issues in a positive way that is good for all Cupertino students and residents.  FMI:  See item 14 at: