Category Archives: City of Sunnyvale Measure M

Advice from Councilmember Pat Meyering regarding YES on Measure M Sunnyvale


Courtesy Sunnyvale Councilmember Pat Meyering

Voters in Sunnyvale were sent a Sample Ballot & Voter Information Pamphlet by the County Registrar.

On Page 44, there is a half-page Impartial Analysis of Measure M.  It says the Proposed Changes of Measure M affect “Leases in excess of 55 years . . .”

None of the leases at the Sunnyvale Office Center have a duration of more than a few years.

Jim Griffith voted several times over public opposition to sell a portion of Raynor Park.   Jim voted over public opposition to allow the new owner to exclude Sunnyvale residents from use of the remaining “public park” space when the new owner wanted to conduct activities on the “public” park land.

Measure M, the Public Land for Public Use Act, requires such city council decisions to be approved by a simple majority of voters.   Santa Clara + Milpitas are seeking approval by two-thirds of voters. Continue reading

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Sunnyvale VOTE YES on Measure M


Save Sunnyvale Public Lands Act

Save Sunnyvale Public Lands Act

Why is a Chicago-based super-PAC spending so much money to defeat a local land measure?

See how Sunnyvale Measure M will protect our public lands. How would you feel if the nation’s second-largest super-PAC pumped money into defeating a Sunnyvale public land measure?

The National Association of Realtors (NAR), has spent $95K to defeat Measure M–so far.  It might interest you to know that the NAR is the public policy arm of a large group of real estate developers. NAR follows the governmental recommendations of the local Silicon Valley Association of Realtors SILVAR Legislative Committee. The former Sunnyvale Mayor John Howe is a SILVAR Trustee and decision-maker. Continue reading

Holly Lofgren urging a YES vote on Measure M Sunnyvale


Open Letter to Sunnyvale residents from Holly Lofgren urging a YES vote on Measure M

I am a 32-year resident of Sunnyvale and supporter of Measure M.  In that time, I have helped out my community in many ways. In 2002 I chaired the committee to build our 50-meter swimming pool at Fremont High School.

Holly Lofgren City of Sunnyvale_Vote YES on Measure M

Holly Lofgren City of Sunnyvale_Vote YES on Measure M

I also chaired committees to raise funds for our wonderful local high school district and raised funds for many local charities. I did all these things because I believed in them.

More recently, I got involved in questioning some out-sized development proposals including the one at Butcher’s Corner because I felt the plans were unreasonable. We all have an obligation to assist in our community and if you have specific knowledge, we each have an obligation to share what we know. Here is mine.

I personally witnessed 3 sales/leases or attempted sales/leases of public property that were not conducted in full public view. Continue reading

VOTE “YES” City of Sunnyvale Measure M! Stop the Loss of Public Land!


VOTE Yes On Measure M! Stop the Loss of Public Land to Private Parties and Developers

VOTE November 8, 2016 for:

Seat 7: Michael Goldman

Seat 5: Pat Meyering

Seat 4: Mike McCarthy

YES on Measure M

Open Mic on Sunnyvale Planner “GET MY PENSION”


On Oct. 15, 2015, a Sunnyvale City Planner made a comment about her recommendation for a hotel at Wolfe and El Camino – not knowing the microphone was on and the city camera was running.

She wants to “GET MY PENSION” at any cost! We are extremely grateful to her for revealing explicitly the reality we see with our own eyes. This confirms it.

VOTE November 8, 2016 for:

Seat 7: Michael Goldman

Seat 5: Pat Meyering

Seat 4: Mike McCarthy

YES on Measure M