09/16/2014 Council Preview

Pretty straightforward night.  We start the evening with the second half of our Board and Commission interviews before we go into general session.  First up is a special order of the day recognizing National Falls Prevention Awareness Day.

The consent calendar is more of the usual – a contract with the Bill Wilson Center for youth workforce services to be run out of NOVA, a federal grant for attending this year’s Urban Shield conference, a grant for the “Schools Goin’ Green Project”, a contract to look at stormwater run-off issues in response to a lawsuit by the San Francisco Baykeeper, and adoption of the green building and zoning ordinance changes that we previously approved.

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Sunnyvale’s 2014 State of the City – This Saturday 9/13

Hopefully you’ve already heard and already have this on your calendar.  But in case you haven’t, you’re invited to attend this year’s State of the City event, to be held this Saturday, September 13th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the brand new Seven Seas Park.  The event will include this year’s community awards, the State of the City address by yours truly, food trucks, live music, and more.  Parking will be available next door at New Hope Church.  I hope to see you there!


08/26/2014 Council Preview – Land Use, Land Use, Land Use

We start the evening with the first half of this round’s Board and Commission interviews, which are open to the public but rarely attended by members of the public.  The second half is scheduled for September 16th, which is when appointments should happen.

The meeting starts out with not one but two special orders of the day.  First, Goodwill is presenting a check to the Lakewood Village Neighborhood Association.  Goodwill offers the opportunity for neighborhoods to fill a Goodwill truck and get paid for it, and Lakewood Village pursued such an endeavor.  The second recognizes the 50th anniversary of AYSO and the 40th anniversary in Sunnyvale.

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08/12/2014 Council Preview – Temporary Homeless Shelter

Long night ahead.  We start the evening with a closed session regarding ongoing labor negotiations with the Sunnyvale Managers Association (SMA).  This is followed by a study session on council protocol and efficiency.  I’m not exactly sure where this study session is going to head, because different councilmembers have different expectations about what is to be accomplished.  We’ll see.

The consent calendar is typical – a library grant, contracts for the sewer system and for toxicity testing, the quarterly investment report, giving BAWSCA authority to negotiate our SFPUC water rates, and appointments to NOVA.

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