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Battle Heats Up Over How to Choose a Mayor in Sunnyvale

By Tracy Seipel_San Jose Mercury News
Posted: 11/04/2011

Opponents of a controversial ballot measure in Sunnyvale that would allow residents to directly elect their mayor are accusing developers of hijacking the issue for their own benefit.

Those battling Measure A worry that big-money contributors who help put a mayor into office will expect to be rewarded with lucrative contracts and favors in return.

The measure’s critics say the proof lies not only in the generous campaign contributions from mostly out-of-town developers and builders but also in what some are calling the proponents’ flagrant effort to mislead the public before Tuesday’s election.  Continue reading