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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VOTE for Henry Alexander III, SEAT 1, Sunnyvale City Council on November 6, 2018! Raynor Park Resident and Advocate, Henry 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. Henry promises to make independent decisions on behalf of, and for Sunnyvale Residents.
See why so many Sunnyvale Residents are saying “I’m with Henry!”
Henry has raised his family in Sunnyvale and cares about your quality of living. Henry’s contemplative, informed approach, based upon his foundation of experience makes him the BEST CHOICE for SEAT 1 City of Sunnyvale Council. Furthermore, he has not accepted donations from Political Action Committee PACs or Developers, which will allow him to continue making independent, wise choices for Sunnyvale issues at hand and coming soon.
ADVOCATING for Sunnyvale, VOTE for Henry Alexander III, SEAT 1, Sunnyvale City Council on November 6, 2018!
Watch Henry’s presentation provided to the Sunnyvale City Council to see how he researches, explores, reviews, and then carefully delivers a beneficial solution. This is the type of Candidate who is well-suited to being an excellent Council Member.
FOR MORE INFO About Henry Alexander III
- Three-time former Chair Sunnyvale Parks & Recreation Commission, Commissioner since 2012
- Two-time President of the Ray-Nor Park Neighborhood Association 2012-2014, 2016-2018
- Worked at major tech companies such as Facebook, Google, Western Digital, and Seagate which gives me a current view of today’s technology and “Move Fast” culture.
- Adjunct professor at Cogswell College in both the Business Arts and English/Humanities degree programs.
- Has taken the role of spokesperson and leader in the neighborhood he lives in and surrounding communities in Sunnyvale. He has helped plan several outreach events to help strengthen the bonds within the community and to promote connection.
- Henry has emerged as the City’s point of contact to communicate with the community at large. He has hosted extremely well-attended forums which have included Mayor Glenn Hendricks, Sunnyvale DPS, and City Traffic staff.
- Led initiatives such as “Save Raynor Park” as well as “Adopt a Park” which mobilized over 1,000 residents in less than about a week to obtain petition signatures to save open space.
- Served as the mentor for numerous high school students as leader of the Generation Xample music program.
Make your VOICE Heard and Vote for HENRY on Nov. 6th !!
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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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Courtesy Pat Meyering, Sunnyvale City Councilmember
On Tuesday, October 14, 2014, at 7:00 p.m., the city council considers a request by a real estate developer for special rezoning to build very high density, 89-foot tall office towers in two square blocks along N. Wolfe Road, and Arques Ave., 500 feet away from Sunnyvale residences.
The towers will contain ¾ of a million square feet of office space, triple what the current building limit allows. A City-owned street is being abandoned and the land given to the developer to provide more area to build on. Nearly 100 million pounds of concrete will be poured, including to build 2541 parking spaces. 160 ‘Heritage Trees’ will be cut down, making a mockery of Sunnyvale’s Urban Forest Plan. Continue reading
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Candidate Andy Frazer is running for Sunnyvale City Council, Seat #1. Andy Frazer is a knowledgeable, sensible, grounded, thoughtful, insightful and intelligent engineer and active community leader, who also has a brilliant esthetic eye as a photographer.
Quite frankly, to me, Andy’s ingenuity and mindset reminds me of Twitter and Square Silicon Valley Founder and billionaire Jack Dorsey who is a distributing leader of ideas, shared purpose, strong vision and value leadership. Continue reading
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The video from Oct 15, 2013 City of Sunnyvale City Council Candidate Forum is now available on-line at:
Sunnyvale does not have Districts per each Council Seat. Therefore, voters will have the opportunity to vote for each of the three seats City of Sunnyvale Council Election 2013. Continue reading
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Tuesday, Oct 15 – 7:00pm: City Council Candidate Forum – Sunnyvale Residents – Please attend the forum to be held at City of Sunnyvale Hall, 456 W. Olive Ave or watch online at webcast.insunnyvale.com sponsored by the Cupertino-Sunnyvale League of Women Voters. 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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