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Sunnyvale VOTE YES on Measure M


Save Sunnyvale Public Lands Act

Save Sunnyvale Public Lands Act

Why is a Chicago-based super-PAC spending so much money to defeat a local land measure?

See how Sunnyvale Measure M will protect our public lands. How would you feel if the nation’s second-largest super-PAC pumped money into defeating a Sunnyvale public land measure?

The National Association of Realtors (NAR), has spent $95K to defeat Measure M–so far.  It might interest you to know that the NAR is the public policy arm of a large group of real estate developers. NAR follows the governmental recommendations of the local Silicon Valley Association of Realtors SILVAR Legislative Committee. The former Sunnyvale Mayor John Howe is a SILVAR Trustee and decision-maker. Continue reading

Council Must Be Barred from Voting on Their Donors’ Proposals


Courtesy Pat Meyering, Sunnyvale City Councilmember

On Tuesday, October 14, 2014, at 7:00 p.m., the city council considers a request by a real estate developer for special rezoning to build very high density, 89-foot tall office towers in two square blocks along N. Wolfe Road, and Arques Ave., 500 feet away from Sunnyvale residences.

The towers will contain ¾ of a million square feet of office space, triple what the current building limit allows.  A City-owned street is being abandoned and the land given to the developer to provide more area to build on.  Nearly 100 million pounds of concrete will be poured, including to build 2541 parking spaces.   160 ‘Heritage Trees’ will be cut down, making a mockery of Sunnyvale’s Urban Forest Plan. Continue reading