Technology, Information & Communication Commission

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The Technology, Information, and Communication Commission consists of five members, from among the qualified electors of the City, appointed by the City Council to four-year, overlapping terms. None of the members shall be officials or employees of the City, nor cohabit with, as defined by law, nor be related by blood or marriage to any member of the Commission, the City Manager or the staff person(s) assigned to this Commission.

They advise the City Council on all matters relating to telecommunications within the City of Cupertino, including evaluating compliance with any franchise or other agreement between the City and a telecommunications provider and conducting periodic reviews of providers, facilities, and products. In addition, members serve as liaisons between the City, the public, and telecommunications providers in enhancing education and information. The Commission also provides support for community access television, especially public and educational access, and gives guidance when needed for development and implementation of access channels and programming.

Regular meetings are held at least once every three months and, at the discretion of the Commission, other meetings may be held as necessary or expedient. Meetings usually fall on the first Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in City Hall Conference Room A. For more information, call staff liaison Bill Mitchell, 777-1333. 

Commissioners

Arnold de Leon
Chair, First term ending 1/30/20
adeleon@cupertino.org

Keita Broadwater
Vice Chair, First term ending 1/30/19
kbroadwater@cupertino.org

Vaishali Deshpande
First term ending 1/30/19
vdeshpande@cupertino.org

Rajaram Soundararajan
First term ending 1/30/20
rsoundararajan@cupertino.org

Mukesh Garg
Partial term  (does not count as first) ending 1/30/19
mgarg@cupertino.org

Online Commission Application

PDF Commission Application

Agenda and Minutes

Commission Membership

Current Commission Vacancies