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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

VOTE for Seat 7: MICHAEL GOLDMAN_City of Sunnyvale Council Election 2016


We were thrilled to learn of Michael Goldman’s Candidacy for the City of Sunnyvale Council 2016 Election and highly recommend that you VOTE for Seat 7: MICHAEL GOLDMAN on NOVEMBER 8, 2016.

Michael’s demonstrated dedication, experience, and leadership skills have consistently proven his intelligent integrity with his responsive voice, responding to the City of Sunnyvale’s ever-changing critical issues  – Affordable housing, worsening traffic and environment, growth and congestion in Sunnyvale, rising sea levels, preserving parks and open space, improving Libraries and quality of living concerns.

Michael Goldman is a 25-year resident of Sunnyvale, former software engineer, and community advocate.

Michael Goldman and Family, City of Sunnyvale

Michael Goldman and Family, City of Sunnyvale

His informative past research, publishing, and insights can be located at Citizens for Sunnyvale Parks & Green Spaces and Cal Pensions in Brief Blogspot. Michael’s intelligent integrity participating as a Councilmember will be the balanced, insightful and reasonable voice that the residents need today.

Like many, Michael has become frustrated with a City Council that ignores the needs of it’s residents and bends to the will of special interests. The issues of concern are finishing the downtown, solutions for worsening traffic and  crowded schools, and respectfully preserving the Sunnyvale parks and open space. Michael campaign states: “We need to expand the library, City Hall, Police and Fire facilities with realistic, cost-effective ways to build on what we have, not grandiose plans made by selling off our parks and green spaces to the highest bidder. Our population increases but infrastructure does not.” The lack of progress in finishing the downtown, worsening traffic, crowded schools, grandiose plans for the Civic Center, the lack of local branch libraries.

VOTE for Seat 7: MICHAEL GOLDMAN City of Sunnyvale Council on NOVEMBER 8, 2016.

CLICK HERE to read Michael’s platform and issues.

CLICK HERE for Special Interest Watch (Campaign Donors and Donations)

CLICK HERE to read Citizens for Sunnyvale Parks & Green Spaces Blog.

CLICK HERE to read Cal Pensions in Brief Blogspot.

Nothing “Civil” about Sunnyvale Vice Mayor Jim Griffith stealing identity of Opponent Tap Merrick


Today  Sunnyvale residents received glossy 9×12 fliers in their mailboxes, from the special interest organization  PSOA, with a caustic San Jose Mercury Editorial, authored by Barbara Marshman, attacking three genuinely impassioned, community leaders  –  City of Sunnyvale Council Candidates Andy Frazer, Steve Hoffman and Tap Merrick.

The insane “flip-side” of Barbara’s “civil” party endorsements include the City of Sunnyvale Council Vice Mayor and Candidate, Jim Griffith, who may be formally charged with committing a crime of identify theft of unethical identify theft of his opponents name and point directing of a campaign website.

Sunnyvale Jim Griffith unethical identify theft of his opponents name and campaign website.

Sunnyvale Jim Griffith unethical identify theft of his opponents name and campaign website

Community members have cried “we want healthy political competition, not underhanded, unfair, unhealthy behavior to permeate the Sunnyvale political environment.” Continue reading