Why would Corporations and Developers, who live outside of outside of the City of Sunnyvale, fund certain Candidates for the City Council Election 2018? Why so much Campaign Funding? Do large contributions make for a better Candidate?
This does not mean that the highest funded candidates are the best choices . . . the generous campaign donors ultimately desire a City Council and Members who will vote favorably to approve their developments and projects. This is not always in the interest in the quality of living for Sunnyvale Residents.
2018 City of Sunnyvale Council Candidate and Election Funding Sources
2018 City of Sunnyvale City Council Election Candidate Council Scorecard
Overwhelming Funding is NOT EQUAL to a BETTER CANDIDATE. Talk with the Candidates, visit their websites and remember you are the one who elects the Sunnyvale City Council.
Remember to VOTE ON Nov. 6th !!
Posted in City of Sunnyvale: City Council, Glenn Hendricks, Glenn Hendricks Sunnyvale, Gustav Larsson, Henry Alexander III, Josh Grossman, Sunnyvale Campaign Funding
Tagged Campaign Funded Candidates in Sunnyvale, City of Sunnyvale Council Election 2018, Eric Krock, Glenn Hendricks Council, Glenn Hendricks Sunnyvale, Gustav Larrson Sunnyvale, Gustav Larsson for Council, Henry Alexander III for Sunnyvale Council, John Vidovich of De Anza Properties, Josh Grossman, Joshua Grossman Sunnyvale, Sand Hill Property, SILVAR Independent
Sunnyvale city council is plagued with self-serving, high-spending members, who have a history of asking companies, doing business with the city, to contribute money to the councilmembers.
The council voted 6-1 to increase residents’ garbage rates. About 50% of the increase, it turns out, is to fund payment of an added $1,517,500.00 to the garbage company. Some Sunnyvale councilmembers received financial contributions from the company owner. Subsequently councilmembers approved payment of the additional $1,517,500.00. The payment comes while a valid and binding contract between the city and the garbage company (providing for a lower payment) is in effect. The city and its residents got nothing in return for transferring the extra money to the councilmembers’ donor. Continue reading
Posted in Downtown Sunnyvale Town Center, Sunnyvale City Council
Tagged Anthony Spitaleri, City of Sunnyvale Garbage Rate Increase, City of Sunnyvale Politics, Downtown Sunnyvale Development, Mayor Tony Spitaleri, Peter Pau, Sand Hill Property, Sunnyvale City Council, Sunnyvale Political Donors, Tony Spitaleri