January 14, 2009 > Profound view and heritage preservation
Profound view and heritage preservation
Robert Burill, Milpitas resident since 1969, noted author and photographer with a keen interest on Milpitas history, spoke before the city council on January 6. Burill thanked the City of Milpitas for building an outstanding library. The library and surrounding area inspired Burill to make a photograph and champion a cause.
In relation to the library, the view from "this northeast corner is profound" Burill said. Burill wants the view from the northeast end of the library to be protected. "It has come to our attention that historic open space in the north of the new heritage library continues to be slated for another high rise structure" Burill said, and he did not know the progress on that.
The streets have historical significance, the property was owned by the city father who built the first school and named Milpitas. The Milpitas hills are an essential landmark for California history and agriculture. The library's educational theme demands heritage preservation. Burill gave the council a written editorial and made himself available to come back and discuss the issue.