After years on the defensive, the Milpitas mayor is flexing his political muscles, threatening to make good on a threat to oust a political foe.
A week after Election Day, voter turnout is on track to reach 60 percent while roughly 100,000 ballots remain uncounted.
The election provided an injection of youth to Milpitas’ elected offices, and the city has a chance to move beyond its entrenched establishment.
Milpitas’ former city attorney has filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against the city for what he calls a wrongful, retaliatory termination.
Milpitas fast-tracked the firing of City Attorney Mike Ogaz, laying the groundwork to completely outsource legal counsel.
Failed Milpitas council candidate and patent attorney Rajeev Madnawat freaked people out in October when he threatened to leave an outgoing councilman “lifeless” and embarked on a social media rampage. But it appears Milpitas Mayor Jose Esteves is willing to look past all of that.