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.
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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
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Tagged Birdland Neighborhood Sunnyvale, Councilman Jim Griffith, Holly Lofgren Sunnyvale, Mayor Glenn Hendricks, Pat Meyering Sunnyvale, Raynor Activity Center, Save Our Sunnyvale campaign, Steve Scandalis, Sunnyvale Gustav Larsson, Sunnyvale Measure M
Courtesy Karen Reilly
The December 3rd city council meeting revealed the split of the council members on quality of life issues for Sunyvale residents. The majority voting block consistently votes for concessions to outside developers and against quality of life issues which will detrimentally impact our city in the future.
Councilman Whitttum proposed a creative amendment which would decrease the sale price of the Raynor Park building in order to remove the priority use of our taxpayer parkland. Another pro-growth council member said he was out of order.
I feel the opposite is true: the majority aggressive pro-growth council is out of order. No amount of LEED Certified building materials, used in the construction of the 1.8 million square ft. Moffet towers, in the pacific flyway, will offset the pollution and congestion caused by an additional 4,000 cars/day on Mathilda Ave.
When I asked another pro-growth council member where all of the new residents of the multi-story downtown apt dwellers would attend school, he answered that the occupants are not projected to have school aged children. Since the new developments are not seniors-only units, I do not understand how he can make this assumption.
The local elementary, Ellis, is at maximum enrollment, having grown from 500 to 860 students. There is a complete disconnect between the majority rampant pro-growth city council members and the negative impact their decisions are creating.
Please contact the Council and voice your concerns to raise their consciousness regarding the short sightedness of their decisions.
Sunnyvale Resident Karen Reilly