On Tuesday, Council will be deciding on the final map for the March 2020 ballot. Also, we’ll decide on the order the districts are elected. Council has heard some ideas from the public, but to get the conversation going more broadly, I am summarizing the… Read More »Which map and which districts go first?
Sunnyvale City Council approved the City’s Climate Action Playbook this week! The playbook has 6 strategies. 1) Promoting clean energy 2) Decarbonizing buildings 3) Decarbonizing transportation and sustainable land use 4) Managing resources sustainably 5) Empowering our community 6) Adapting to a changing climate Each… Read More »Climate Action Playbook – Getting Involved
For the second year running, the Women’s Caucus of the League of California Cities honors women who have shaped their local communities through their tireless commitment. In Santa Clara County, Women’s Caucus Board members Hon. Nancy Smith and Hon. Ellen Kamei used a common nomination form.… Read More »Women of Persistence 2019: Winners Announced
Coming up on a year ago (April 6th), I attended the Sunnyvale Senior Scam Stopper Seminar hosted by Assembly Member Marc Berman. This seminar focused on helping senior citizens address the following: how to prevent falling for a scam, the resources available to help identify,… Read More »Senior Scams: What to Watch Out For
Waymo has applied or the DMV’s Driverless Autonomous Vehicle Tester Program in Sunnyvale, Palo Alto, Mountain View, Los Altos and Los Altos Hills. While Sunnyvale is named in the application, this does not mean that driverless cars will arrive in Sunnyvale immediately. If the DMV… Read More »Waymo has applied for the DMV’s Driverless Autonomous Vehicle Tester Program for Sunnyvale
Clearly, I need to spend more time on Nextdoor, where most Sunnyvale people like to get their news. Also, the Council needs to think about how to add enrichment and recreation opportunities. On Tuesday, April 10 at 6:15 PM, City Council will have a… Read More »Sunnyvale Livability Index – How is Sunnyvale Doing?
On March 27, I awarded Rosemary Baez the League of California Women’s Caucus Woman of Persistence award. When she started the Young Engineers Program in 2007, this program aims at introducing first generation Latino youth to careers in engineering. When this program first started,… Read More »Women of Persistence
The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and the California Energy Commission have released a draft proposal to establish and adopt a charter for a newly created Disadvantaged Communities Advisory Group. This new Advisory Group will review and provide advice on state programs proposed to achieve… Read More »New Disadvantaged Communities Advisory Group for CPUC
Since the early 2000’s, the City of Sunnyvale Housing Division has administered a first-time home buyer (FTHB) loan program for moderate- and lower-income, first-time home buyer households. It is open to prospective first-time buyers who live or work in Sunnyvale, meet the program’s eligibility requirements,… Read More »Shared equity for home buyers in Sunnyvale
Today, I would like to pause to congratulate India for reaching the milestone of 70 years since achieving independence and becoming the largest democracy in the world. For the past two years, I’ve joined my neighbors to celebrate Indian Independence Day by celebrating songs and… Read More »Happy 70th Birthday, India