Election 2016 Sunnyvale VOTE Seat 4: Mike McCarthy


VOTE Seat 4: Mike McCarthy Election 2016 Sunnyvale City Council

I like Mike for Sunnyvale Seat 4”  who believes in limiting the growth of development, city expenditures, and to stop the selling off of PUBLIC lands.

CLICK HERE for INFORMATION: Seat 4 Mike McCarthy Sunnyvale City Council

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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 for Seat 7: MICHAEL GOLDMAN_City of Sunnyvale Council Election 2016


We were thrilled to learn of Michael Goldman’s Candidacy for the City of Sunnyvale Council 2016 Election and highly recommend that you VOTE for Seat 7: MICHAEL GOLDMAN on NOVEMBER 8, 2016.

Michael’s demonstrated dedication, experience, and leadership skills have consistently proven his intelligent integrity with his responsive voice, responding to the City of Sunnyvale’s ever-changing critical issues  – Affordable housing, worsening traffic and environment, growth and congestion in Sunnyvale, rising sea levels, preserving parks and open space, improving Libraries and quality of living concerns.

Michael Goldman is a 25-year resident of Sunnyvale, former software engineer, and community advocate.

Michael Goldman and Family, City of Sunnyvale

Michael Goldman and Family, City of Sunnyvale

His informative past research, publishing, and insights can be located at Citizens for Sunnyvale Parks & Green Spaces and Cal Pensions in Brief Blogspot. Michael’s intelligent integrity participating as a Councilmember will be the balanced, insightful and reasonable voice that the residents need today.

Like many, Michael has become frustrated with a City Council that ignores the needs of it’s residents and bends to the will of special interests. The issues of concern are finishing the downtown, solutions for worsening traffic and  crowded schools, and respectfully preserving the Sunnyvale parks and open space. Michael campaign states: “We need to expand the library, City Hall, Police and Fire facilities with realistic, cost-effective ways to build on what we have, not grandiose plans made by selling off our parks and green spaces to the highest bidder. Our population increases but infrastructure does not.” The lack of progress in finishing the downtown, worsening traffic, crowded schools, grandiose plans for the Civic Center, the lack of local branch libraries.

VOTE for Seat 7: MICHAEL GOLDMAN City of Sunnyvale Council on NOVEMBER 8, 2016.

CLICK HERE to read Michael’s platform and issues.

CLICK HERE for Special Interest Watch (Campaign Donors and Donations)

CLICK HERE to read Citizens for Sunnyvale Parks & Green Spaces Blog.

CLICK HERE to read Cal Pensions in Brief Blogspot.

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

Butcher’s Corner Project Draft EIR NOW Ready for Public Review


Butcher’s Corner Project Draft EIR DEIR is currently available and is in the 45-Day Public Comment Period (from April 8, 2016 to May 23, 2016). Comments, questions and concerns should be directed to Noren Caliva-Lepe, Associate Planner, at (408) 730-7659 or via e-mail ncaliva-lepe@sunnyvale.ca.gov

CLICK on the following Butcher’s Corner DEIR to access the documents stored in Dropbox:

  1. Butcher’s Corner Notice of Availability
  2. Butcher’s Corner Draft EIR
  3. Butcher’s Corner Draft EIR Appendices
Sunnyvale CA Butcher's Corner Draft EIR

Sunnyvale CA Butcher’s Corner Draft EIR

The 5.1-acre site is located at 871 East Fremont Avenue. The project site was previously an unincorporated “island” within Santa Clara County. The City of Sunnyvale City Council approved the annexation of the project site into the city limits in October 2015. Future development on the project site is subject to the standards prescribed by the City’s General Plan, Municipal Code, and other City regulations. Continue reading

Embezzlement and MISUSE OF FUNDS cited Bay Area ABAG – Land Use, Housing, and Environmental Quality


CA Controller Finds Lack of Finance Authority Oversight by Association of Bay Area Governments

SACRAMENTO—State Controller Betty T. Yee today announced the results of her team’s review of the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG), finding that a lack of internal controls in administration of an affiliated financing authority provided opportunities for potential misuse of funds.

Who is Association of Bay Area Governments ABAG and why do we care? ABAG deals with land use, housing, environmental quality, and economic development and is consulted and referenced extensively in Bay Area Sunnyvale California Environmental Quality Act CEQA Environmental Impact Reports EIR.

Initiated in February, the Controller’s review followed up on allegations that the director of the ABAG Finance Authority for Nonprofit Corporations (Authority), a joint powers agency charged with issuing debt for projects in member jurisdictions, had embezzled about $1.3 million in an elaborate scheme.

“Crucial internal control standards were not adequately followed at ABAG in its oversight of the Authority,” said Controller Yee, the state’s chief fiscal officer. “Local governments must protect public money by ensuring that those who authorize spending are not the same people who write the checks.” Continue reading