Update, July 2: The City of Cupertino just posted the recording of last week’s meeting (above).
Earlier this month Apple published a report detailing its economic impact on Cupertino from the construction of its brand new ‘Campus 2’, aka ‘Spaceship’ campus. Tomorrow, the public in and around Cupertino will get their chance to weigh in on Apple’s impact on the surrounding area with a public comment period. The City of Cupertino will be live streaming the event and is also allowing the public to submit comments through www.cupertino.org/applecomments.
Many of the comments submitted congratulate Apple on its new project, but others are concerned about the removal of trees and other environmental issues:
We are concerned about the fate of the trees in and around the new Apple Campus. A couple of months ago, we met a man who claimed he was an arborist hired by Apple and that he planned to chop down 6000 trees on the Campus and around the streets with replacements of new trees. We don’t know it has been confirmed by the Apple Campus 2 or not.
These trees have been living in our neighborhood for more than 40 years(?) – when we moved into this area in 1989, they were already quite big. And we enjoy so much of these beautiful trees – they give us shade in summer and they make our streets much enjoyable while walking along. Especially they improve our environment and give us clean air. Please let these trees happily live in our neighborhood with us and our children and children’s children. Many thanks
The meeting will take place tomorrow at 6:30 pm local time at Cupertino Community Hall and live streamed at www.cupertino.org/webcast. Cupertino linked to a full copy of Apple’s Campus 2 Draft Environmental Impact Report on its website.