The San Jose Mercury Editorial dated Sept 27, 2013 is falsely stating that “Gustav Larsson calmed residents and brokered a compromise with the city over the PAMF expansion.”
Brokered a compromise? The truth is that Gustav Larsson “dropped out” of the Sunnyvale Palo Alto Medical Foundation PAMF residential advocacy mid-process, in fact, he was a “NO SHOW” at the Sunnyvale Planning Commission Hearing just a few weeks prior to the Council vote – when each voice and issue mattered!
If Gustav had brokered a deal, wouldn’t it make sense that the Sunnyvale Sun would have interviewed him instead of Jeff Jones? CLICK HERE for the dropbox link to the Sunnyvale Sun interview with Jeff Jones for an article, dated April 29, 2009, regarding the PAMF Sunnyvale Heritage Neighborhood project revision. Continue reading
Posted in City of Sunnyvale Council Election 2013, Glenn Hendricks, Glenn Hendricks Sunnyvale, Gustav Larsson, PAMF Sunnyvale, PAMF Sunnyvale EIR, PAMF Sunnyvale Parking Garage Exhaust Vents Impacts, PAMF Sunnyvale Residential Purchases, PAMF Sunnyvale Traffic Impacts, Sunnyvale City Council, Sunnyvale City Council Election
Tagged Andy Frazer, Gustav Larson, Gustav Larsson, Palo Alto Medical Foundation, PAMF, Steve Hoffman, Sunnyvale City Council Election 2013, Sunnyvale Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Sunnyvale Planning Commission, Tap Merrick
Posted: May 2, 2012 By: Protest In The USA Credit: calnurses
Registered nurses took part in a one-day strike at California Bay area eight hospitals that are part of the wealthy Sutter corporate chain to protest Wall Street-type demands for more than 100 sweeping reductions in patient care and nurses’ standards and workplace conditions. Continue reading
Posted in PAMF Sunnyvale, Sutter Health
Tagged California Nurses Association, National Nurses United, Palo Alto Medical Foundation, PAMF, PAMF Sunnyvale, Sutter, Sutter Health, Sutter Nurse Strike, Sutter Nurse Strike 2012, Sutter Strike
By: Angela Woodall, Oakland Tribune 12/21/2011
Several thousand registered nurses are planning a one-day walkout Thursday at nine Bay Area hospitals unless union negotiations with the Sutter Health parent company can resolve disagreements over proposed concessions.
If the two sides cannot agree, the strike is set to begin at 7 a.m. and end 24 hours later on Friday morning.
Sutter Nurse Strike Courtesy calitics.com
But Alta Bates Summit Medical Center — one of the hospitals in the Sutter Health network that is the target of the walkout — has pledged to lock out the nurses who strike. Continue reading
To me, the most disturbing and distasteful feature of the Sunnyvale Palo Alto Medical Foundation, designed by Hawley Peterson Snyder, is the nonchalant placement of the Parking Garage Exhaust Vent adjacent to an 80-year-old woman’s home which was omitted from study in the PAMF DEIR/FEIR.
- PAMF Parking Garage Vents
During the June 23, 2009 Council Hearing, a compelling speaker, Trustee Robert Varesio, implored “The Planning Commission would not address or answer my questions about persistent proximate exposure.” Continue reading
Posted in PAMF Sunnyvale, PAMF Sunnyvale Parking Garage Exhaust Vents Impacts, Sunnyvale City Council
Tagged CEQA EIR LAW, Cynthia Greaves, Gary Luebbers, Gerri Caruso, Hanson Hom Sunnyvale, Hawley Peterson Synder Architects, PAMF, Parking Garage Vents, Sunnyvale City Council, Sunnyvale Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Sutter Health
Imagine your residential home located just 5 houses away from the proposed Sunnyvale Palo Alto Medical Foundation to soar 52 Feet Tall, with a combined medical building and underground garage to total 300,000 square feet, including over 800 parking spaces and never being notified of the plans.
Click here for the PAMF building webcam activity.
Those experienced with Planning Commissioners and Councilmembers will firmly state “Don’t expect to show up on the night of the hearing and ask for what you want. You need to talk with the decision-makers well in advance during the planning stages. By Council night, it’s a done deal.”
Jaws dropped and loud gasps burst from shocked community members in City Hall when they heard Hanson Hom’s emphatic “Not that I recall” response to Councilmember John Howe’s question “Did the Palo Alto Medical Foundation say that they would do opaque glass on the second story?” during the June 23, 2009 Council Hearing.
Howe asked if a another staff member was present to confirm this statement. Hom pointed to Planner Trudi Ryan, and stated “Yes, she does concur” and Ryan shook her head “Yes.”
We couldn’t believe what we had just heard!
The Palo Alto Medical Foundation PAMF Sunnyvale ReBuild Design, reaching a soaring height of both (two-story) 38′ and (three-story) 52′ tall, will encompass the entire 301 Old San Francisco block with a vast amount of window space providing views to the north side, the residential neighborhood.
North View PAMF Building Depicting Fully Grown, yet Unplanted Redwood Trees
Will the surrounding Heritage District Neighbors suffer from “loss of privacy and the right to quiet enjoyment?” What type of unwanted intrusion will the PAMF’s neighbors be exposed to?
The Heritage District Neighbors wanted to know and I asked repeatedly. Continue reading
At nearly the stroke of midnight, after years of authoritative decision-making for the Palo Alto Medical Foundation Project/DEIR/FEIR it suddenly came to light that Principal Planner, Lead Agency Gerri Caruso was advised to resign to avoid the appearance of a conflict of interest.
Apparently, Caruso’s husband had conducted business for PAMF. Continue reading
Posted in Palo Alto Medical Foundation Lawsuit, PAMF Sunnyvale, Principal Planner Gerri Caruso Cites Conflict of Interest
Tagged CEQA EIR LAW, Environmental, Gerri Caruso, Government, Hawley Peterson Synder Architects, Law, Palo Alto Medical Foundation, PAMF Lawsuit, Sunnyvale Lawsuit, Sutter Health
“How refreshing” is how Lead Agency Trudi Ryan responds when Deborah Gorman informs her that The City Manager, Gary Luebers, had just returned the Sunnyvale Palo Alto Medical Foundation Environmental Impact Report (PAMF EIR) and stated that “he really does not need a copy.”
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Gary Luebers Returns the PAMF EIR
On 1/9/09, Gorman writes Sunnyvale Planner Trudi Ryan, “I just wanted to let you know that the City Manager, Gary, returned the PAMF EIR as he said that he really does not need a copy as he knows he can come to us if he needs to take a look at it. I told Kathy McGraw that we could continue to provide Gary with copies of the EIRs and he could return them to us if he does not want to keep a copy.” Continue reading
Posted in Palo Alto Medical Foundation Lawsuit, PAMF Sunnyvale, PAMF Sunnyvale EIR
Tagged CEQA EIR LAW, CEQA Lawsuit, Environmental, Government, Hawley Peterson Synder Architects, Palo Alto Medical Foundation, PAMF Lawsuit, Sunnyvale Lawsuit, Sutter Health