Tag Archives: Pat Meyering

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

Effort to recall Councilman Pat Meyering falls through


By Alia Wilson, Sunnyvale Sun

Not enough signatures were collected to trigger a special election to recall Councilman Pat Meyering after a six-month effort to do just that. “There were no facts to support the recall,” Meyering said of the failed effort. “It was an effort to distract the media. It will have no affect on my running for re-election.”

Meyering previously told The Sun he viewed the recall effort as an opportunity to address the issues that the residents are concerned about, ranging from city council campaign funds to building height limits in the city.

CLICK HERE and/or http://bit.ly/patmayr for the full San Jose Mercury News article.

Sunnyvale Council Members air out differences, but little agreement on meeting protocol


By Alia Wilson

“First of all, the mayor is chosen by him voting for himself and three other people; there’s no magic sanctity or wisdom imparted through that mechanism,” Pat Meyering said. “The statement that no one is given authority except by the majority is completely false and inconsistent with a couple hundred years of American democracy,” Meyering added.

Pat Meyering cited one occasion where a council member made a motion to cut off debate, thus cutting off Meyering, and the motion was immediately seconded and unanimously approved. “These vague phrases of having a smooth meeting don’t give anybody the right, even if it’s a 6-1 vote, to cut off the minority,” Meyering said. “This is a bizarre discussion where we’re talking about the majority can do this, the majority can do that. The majority is limited.”

CLICK HERE for the full San Jose Mercury News article.

Why is Pat Meyering being Silenced?


Courtesy BeFair.INFO – The current and ex-council members who want Pat Meyering silenced have accepted money from special interests and do not want to hear publicly that there could be a CONFLICT OF INTEREST for them to vote on certain issues that come before the council. For example, when a developer proposes to build an apartment complex that squeezes too many units into a small space, he naturally hopes to find friends on the council that will vote to accept his plans.

When situations like this come up, Pat asks those council members who accepted money from the developer to abstain from the vote. A council member who has accepted money from the developer is probably uncomfortable voting, but usually does so anyway.  Continue reading

Sunnyvale Mayor Spitaleri disrupts Council Member Pat Meyering during Public Hearing


If you only have time to watch one video, click on this one titled “Crazy Sunnyvale Meeting” – the dysfunction begins at minute 1:10:

Mayor Spitaleri continuously shouts at Council Member Council Member Pat Meyering in a combative, rapid-fire manner, shutting Meyering down from further comments and questions, on behalf of Sunnyvale residents, during the May 22, 2012 Sunnyvale Council Meeting.

Spitaleri’s uncivil manner was apparently found to be out-of-compliance, because, after he demanded a 10-minute recess and conferred with City Manager Gary Luebbers, Spitaleri returned to state that Meyering was, indeed, entitled to a 3-minute speech.

CLICK HERE for the article titled Sunnyvale Mayor Spitaleri Opposes Free Speech and Disrupts Council Meeting.

 

Sunnyvale City council member attacked for speaking the truth


Why a small group of ex-council members want Pat recalled!

Please visit http://befair.info/ for additional information before signing the Pat Meyering Recall petition.

befair.info encourages friends and neighbors to become informed about both sides before taking a position regarding this recall issue. Continue reading

Sunnyvale Resident sees no evidence of behaviors CM Pat Meyering accused of in Recall Petition


Courtesy Leigh Zerboni

I have only attended two city council meetings in my 8 years in Sunnyvale, both last Winter during the Raynor Park Activity Center fiasco, when, after having promised to provide local residents a minimum of two weeks notice prior to any vote on the sale, a vote was scheduled days before Thanksgiving and with only 72 hours notice.  The proposal included not only the sale of 3.5 acres of park land on which the Raynor Activity Center stands, but also included an extensive priority use agreement giving the purchaser (an elite private school) use of significant park acreage for the school year and summer sessions.

For obvious reasons, our community was shocked and outraged.

At the Nov. 19 and Dec. 3 2013 meetings, I saw no evidence of the types of behaviors CM Pat Meyering is accused of in the recall petition.  Continue reading

Long-time Sunnyvale Resident voices hope for a city that pays heed to voices of entire community


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

Sunnyvale council postpones annexation of Butcher’s Corner


By Alia Wilson, Sunnyvale Sun

During a meeting this week regarding the annexation of Butcher’s Corner, Sunnyvale residents expressed a lack of trust in city council members when it comes to planning big development projects.

CLICK HERE for the full Sunnyvale Sun article.

No facts support Mercury’s assertions concerning Councilman Pat Meyering


Courtesy Robert Santos, Sunnyvale

There are many incorrect statements in the Mercury News concerning the votes by Sunnyvale Councilman Pat Meyering.  [The Mercury does NOT have its own reporter covering Sunnyvale.]  Meyering has spoken out against the Washington D.C.-type of decision-making that’s appeared in Sunnyvale city government.  Continue reading