Courtesy Holly Lofgren
SUNNYVALE CITY COUNCIL
There is no doubt, Sunnyvale has been tremendously influenced by developers and special interests. It is VERY IMPORTANT to elect grassroots candidates who will listen and work for residents. All three recommended candidates have been long time residents of Sunnyvale and have extensive experience serving in different capacities and are supported by individuals who overwhelmingly live in Sunnyvale.
For information regarding campaign spending, please see these informative links:
Part 4 Follow The Money (10/30/18)
- Video: Part 4: Follow The Money video plus Eric Krock’s related comments (duration: 5 min 30 sec)
- Presentation: Part 4 – Follow The Money slides (PDF)
- Funding Summary: 2018 Council Election Funding summary sheet (PDF) (PNG)
- Score Card: 2018 Council Candidate Score Card (PDF) (PNG)
For information regarding the candidates qualifications, positions and activities, please see these websites of the Sunnyvale City Council Candidates I endorse:
Additionally, the Sunnyvale Sun published an Op Ed from both myself and Andy Frazer outlining why candidate Mason Fong is unsuitable for this public office, dated October 26, 2018.
Opinion Letters to the Mercury News_Mason Fong sent out campaign fliers with false endorsements
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Why would Corporations and Developers, who live outside of outside of the City of Sunnyvale, fund certain Candidates for the City Council Election 2018? Why so much Campaign Funding? Do large contributions make for a better Candidate?
This does not mean that the highest funded candidates are the best choices . . . the generous campaign donors ultimately desire a City Council and Members who will vote favorably to approve their developments and projects. This is not always in the interest in the quality of living for Sunnyvale Residents.
2018 City of Sunnyvale Council Candidate and Election Funding Sources
2018 City of Sunnyvale City Council Election Candidate Council Scorecard
Overwhelming Funding is NOT EQUAL to a BETTER CANDIDATE. Talk with the Candidates, visit their websites and remember you are the one who elects the Sunnyvale City Council.
Remember to VOTE ON Nov. 6th !!
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PLEASE make your voice heard and VOTE for JOSH GROSSMAN on Nov. 6th.
Josh Grossman is a Technology Executive and Attorney looking for Innovative solutions for tough problems such as Sunnyvale traffic, balanced growth, reducing Airplane noise, and protecting mobile home parks. Most importantly, Josh has not accepted donations from Political Action Committee PACs or Developers. Why is this important? PACs are political committees organized for the purpose of raising and spending money to elect and defeat candidates. Most PACs represent business, labor or ideological interests. Josh promises to make independent decisions on behalf of, and for Sunnyvale Residents.
VISIT: https://www.josh4council.com/ Continue reading
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Open Letter from Candidate Steve Hoffman Sunnyvale City Council Seat #2:
Dear Sunnyvale residents – Following are some questions I was asked today by a Sunnyvale resident, together with my answers. Please forward to your friends and neighbors.
1) What are your thoughts about what to do with Butcher’s Corner?
The new owner of Butcher’s Corner is a developer called John Vidovich. He does not live in Sunnyvale. He has spent thousands of dollars to support my opponent Glenn Hendricks ($3,000 so far). To put this amount in perspective, it is about 50% more than my entire campaign has spent. This assumes that the time of my supporters (all of whom are resident and not members of any special interest group) is worth nothing, which of course it is not. Although Mr. Vidovich’s donation to Glenn Hendricks is not illegal in Sunnyvale, if this was a Federal Elections, then it would be illegal. Continue reading
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An Open Letter to Sunnyvale Mayor Anthony Spitaleri
Dear Mr. Mayor:
Yesterday’s mail brought a letter from you promoting your selection of candidates in the upcoming election. In it you relate how you and your family first settled in Sunnyvale some 47 years ago, at a time when you “couldn’t have asked for a better place to raise a family than in a city which cares about its citizens…” You then describe how during your service to the city you have “emphasized the importance of collaboration and partnership between Community, Business, and Government…” You add: “Sunnyvale must continue… with a collaborative and solution-oriented mind set.” (The italics are mine.)
Mr. Mayor, I remember those days of long ago… and even not so long ago. As a 54-year resident, I agree that Sunnyvale was a very special place. The sun shone on a city of hope and optimism: a center of new technology where anything might be possible; a friendly town where the streets were named for flowers and fruits and birds and there was an active, ongoing campaign to add even more park space and trees; and especially, I agree, a town which cared for its citizens and actually listened to them. Continue reading
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Reader Letters Courtesy San Jose Mercury News Oct 4, 2013
I was extremely disappointed in the Mercury News recommendations on the Sunnyvale City Council race (Editorial, Sept. 30). The editorial suggested that several candidates for city council are unacceptable choices because of association with Councilman Pat Meyering. Being sympathetic to Meyering’s views should not be cause for disqualification. Many Sunnyvale residents should be sympathetic to Meyering’s views if they want the character of their neighborhoods to remain intact.
After listening to candidates Steve Hoffman and Andy Frazer address the city council and at a recent candidate’s forum, it’s clear that they have well-reasoned positions and they present them via civil debate. It’s time for council members to put Sunnyvale neighborhoods first, and that concept is front and center in the minds of candidates Hoffman and Frazer. By contrast, the Mercury News’ recommended candidates appear to put development first, with preserving the character of Sunnyvale neighborhoods not at the top of their priority list.
Gary Beaupre Sunnyvale
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Courtesy Robert Santos, Sunnyvale
There are many incorrect statements in the Mercury News concerning the votes by Sunnyvale Councilman Pat Meyering. [The Mercury does NOT have its own reporter covering Sunnyvale.] Meyering has spoken out against the Washington D.C.-type of decision-making that’s appeared in Sunnyvale city government. Continue reading