Our City Council is under increased pressure to come up with more money to fund gaps in funding while providing services. Much of this could be done by going to the voters, but the City Council did not ask for bond money to fix up neglected park buildings, or build a branch library. Instead, they took the easy way out with short-term, short-sighted sales, and other transfers of public land to get the money. Once public land is gone – it’s gone forever!
A new tool is needed. If the City Council can make a case for the sale/lease of parks etc., they can take it to the voters and if the case is good, voters will approve by 50% +1 (not a super-majority) at a General Election.
Public Lands are at Risk now more than ever.
Full documentation, including the proposed municipal code changes, ballot titles and arguments are available below. All files are in format.
- Ballot Title and Summary
- The City Attorney of the City of Sunnyvale has prepared above title and summary of the chief purpose and points of the proposed measure
- Text of Measure M – Redline
- Easy-to-read redline version of the proposed changes to Sunnyvale Municipal Code §§ 2.07.030 and 2.07.040
- Text of Measure M – Full Text
- Full text of the proposed changes to Sunnyvale Municipal Code §§ 2.07.030 and 2.07.040
- Ballot Argument In Favor of Measure M
- Full text of the Proponent’s Ballot Argument In Favor of Measure M as will be published in the voter pamphlets for the November 2016 election.
- Rebuttal to the Argument Against Measure M
- Full text of the Proponent’s Rebuttal to the Argument Against Measure M as will be published in the voter pamphlets for the November 2016 election.
- Notice of Intent to Circulate Petition
- The proponents of this petition requested that the ordinance be submitted immediately to a vote of the people at a special election. A statement of the reasons of the proposed action as contemplated is included.