2016 Sunnyvale Measure M

The Sunnyvale Public Lands Act

Yes on M Election

Sunnyvale, CA – November 9, 2016 To the residents of Sunnyvale: Over two and a half years in the making (and even longer for some) the citizens of Sunnyvale have … Continue reading

November 9, 2016

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

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 … Continue reading

November 3, 2016

Open Letter to Sunnyvale residents from Holly Lofgren urging a YES vote on Measure M

I am a 32-year resident of Sunnyvale and supporter of Measure M. In that time, I have helped out my community in many ways. In 2002 I chaired the committee … Continue reading

October 20, 2016

Public Lands Battle in Sunnyvale Will Go to Voters in November

Oct 18, 2016 – The Registry Tension in Sunnyvale over the purchase, sale and lease of public lands will culminate in November, when voters will decide whether to approve or … Continue reading

October 19, 2016

Chicago super-PAC funds opposition to Measure M

Other than rampant crime, what is the worst thing that could happen to Sunnyvale? For most people, it’s urbanization—when a friendly village loses its warm sense of community and turns … Continue reading

October 13, 2016

Only 4 votes away from the next sale of public land!

Here’s a provocative question: If you were a property developer or other special interest and you wanted to make money on new developments in a place where all the land … Continue reading

October 6, 2016

Former council candidate supports Measure M

  September 23, 206 – Sunnyvale Sun When I ran for city council in 2013, my opponent Gustav Larsson and I each ran a perfectly clean campaign. There was no … Continue reading

September 23, 2016

Op-Ed: Sunnyvale’s Measure M Protects Public Property

2016-09-09 – San Jose Inside Op-Ed: Sunnyvale’s Measure M Protects Public Property The Sunnyvale Measure M’s Yes on Sunnyvale Public Lands for Public Use Act committee was formed to protect … Continue reading

September 9, 2016

Santa Clara Mayor Authors Public Land Protection Measure. Why hasn’t Sunnyvale’s?

  Santa Clara City Council Empowers Voters to Decide on Sale of Public Lands! You know, you just gotta love our readers!  One smart observer named Liang Chao let us know … Continue reading

September 8, 2016

Statement by Measure M proponents

Sept 2, 2016 – Sunnyvale Sun We represent the Sunnyvale Measure M / Yes on Sunnyvale Public Lands for Public Use Act committee that was formed to protect the future … Continue reading

September 2, 2016

The Disinformation Wars Have Already Begun

It’s no surprise: Yes on M has received its first bombardment of panic and disinformation from wealthy special interests, political operatives, and their camp followers.  We are trying hard to … Continue reading

August 25, 2016

Sunnyvale Measure M Protects Public Lands; Opposition Tactics Deceitful and Deplorable

Sunnyvale, CA – August 22, 2016 – Over the last two years the members of the Sunnyvale Public Lands for Public Use Act committee have devoted countless hours of time … Continue reading

August 22, 2016

They don’t always sell the land — Sometimes they give it away for free

We are still astonished, but on March 15 of this year, the City Council majority bloc voted against the public’s wishes and the recommendations of their own planning commission to … Continue reading

July 26, 2016

Sunnyvale: Council places two measures on the fall ballot that involve taxes, land sales

07/20/2016 – Mercury News Sunnyvale voters will decide in November whether cellphone and related services should be locally taxed and whether residents must approve any sale or lease transactions involving … Continue reading

July 20, 2016

Sunnyvale Public Lands for Public Use Act election resolution approved; City Council adopts misrepresentative and confusing ballot question

Sunnyvale, CA – July 14, 2016 – The election resolution for the Public Lands for Public Use initiative was officially approved at the July 12th Sunnyvale City Council meeting, completing … Continue reading

July 14, 2016

It’s already happening: Sunnyvale is preparing to sell more city land

We need to let you know some sobering news.  During a meeting of the Sunnyvale City Council on May 17, the council voted to direct city staff to prepare a resolution … Continue reading

June 14, 2016

City Council Overrides Planning Commission; Confirms Raynor Sale

We were hoping it wouldn’t happen, but it did!  On March 15th the Sunnyvale City Council voted 4-3 to overturn the Planning Commission and issue a final approval for the use … Continue reading

March 16, 2016

Sunnyvale: Committee gets enough signatures to public land sale measure on 2016 ballot

08/19/2015 – Mercury News Sunnyvale voters next year will go to the polls and decide if residents should have the final say about how the city swaps, transfers and sells … Continue reading

August 19, 2015

Sunnyvale volunteer group qualifies the Public Lands for Public Use ballot measure

Sunnyvale, CA – August 12, 2015 – The Public Lands for Public Use Initiative, which would require a public vote of the sale, lease, swap or transfer of City Parks … Continue reading

August 12, 2015

Public lands for public use petition drive

04/24/2015 – Sunnyvale Sun Opinion Currently, a petition drive is underway in Sunnyvale to get an initiative on the ballot entitled Public Lands for Public Use Act. This act would … Continue reading

April 24, 2015

Volunteer group creates ballot initiative to protect Sunnyvale public lands

02/25/2015 – Sunnyvale Sun A coalition of Sunnyvale residents concerned with the rate of development occurring in the city recently filed a ballot initiative that would require voter approval before … Continue reading

February 25, 2015