Agnews Developmental Center

Residents Not Lovin’ Proposed McDonald’s

Residents in a west San Jose neighborhood that borders Cupertino are upset about a proposed McDonald’s restaurant. (Photo by usuallyjusta, via Flickr)

McDonald’s wants to build one of its fine dining drive-throughs across the street from a middle school, but San Jose residents who spoke up at a recent public hearing aren’t lovin’ it. A public hearing will be held over the fast-food joint at Tuesday’s City Council meeting. Other items on the agenda include the proposal to turn Agnews Development Center into a high school and the San Jose Water Company’s $2 million bid for pipe repairs.

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Old Asylum Could be Converted into New High School

Agnews Developmental Center used to be an insane asylum in north San Jose. Now mit might become a high school. (Photo by EugeneZelenko, via Wikimedia Commons)

Assemblyman Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) wants to turn an old insane asylum into a north San Jose high school serving up to 2,800 students. Other items going before the Rules and Open Government Committee on Wednesday include an update on banning pesky sidewalk bicyclers and support for state legislation that would free the city to spend housing revenue how it chooses.

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