Deborah Marks compelling presentation during the Aug 13, 2013 City of Sunnyvale Council Meeting highlights visuals of the recently Sunnyvale approved and built projects coined “stack and pack” high density residential and commercial buildings appearing like “urban canyons.”
Deborah also relays negative comments made by the Palo Alto Daily and the Mountain View Voice with outcries from residents regarding the “black wall” canopy of the towering LinkedIn Building and wants to know when will the urban forest management plan come before the council.
Councilmember Pat Meyering asks City Manager Gary Leubbers how he determined that there would be no visual impacts from the LinkedIn Building to the neighboring homes.
It’s time for a change.
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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
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“For the past four years, the city has been running in a budget deficit, and a significant reason for that is the growing cost of the city’s pension obligations,” according to Sunnyvale Pension Reform steering committee member Andy Frazer. “I don’t believe pension reform is a political problem; it’s simply a math problem, and I hope we can work together to resolve it.”
The Sunnyvale Pension Reform group has formed to represent the Sunnyvale taxpayers in dialogue between the City Council, city staff and city bargaining units to reign in unfair and unsustainable costs of the city’s pension plan. Continue reading
Are the current, rapidly rising Sunnyvale Pension Employee Plan sustainable? And, if so, at what cost and sacrifice to Sunnyvale Taxpayers?
Please review the comments comparing 2010 vs. 2011 from Andy Frazer presented to the Sunnyvale City Council Meeting on 11/15/11:
My name is Andy Frazer. Madame Mayor and City Council Members… A year ago I spoke here a few times about the biggest problem in Sunnyvale. The city’s employee pension program was too expensive, and absolutely unsustainable. Now, one year later, things have gotten much, much worse. Continue reading