My response to increased airplane noise in Sunnyvale

One of the defining characteristics of life in Sunnyvale is that a certain number of airplanes fly overhead — from jets during Fleet Week to cargo planes flying in and out of Moffett Field to the occasional helicopter police patrol. Sunnyvale is now experiencing an increase in air traffic and airplane noise because of new services offered by companies serving the Silicon Valley’s elite and because of automated flight paths developing through use of the FAA’s NextGen performance based navigation systems. Two aspects of these […]

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Top priorities for Sunnyvale

As part of our outreach, we are communicating priorities for the first 100 days of Nancy’s tenure on Council. Define and leverage new ways for residents to interact with Council and staff, towards assuring all voices are heard Put the city on a path to beat California’s green house gas emissions goals of 40% by 2030 Integrate quality of life goals for seniors and families in council decisions

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Sunnyvale’s path forward

As the campaign enters the final stretch, people have been having house parties and voters are open about items of concern. At the home of a supporter in the Cherry Chase neighborhood this recently, several women echoed “It’s like we have two Sunnyvales!”  A man I met in north Sunnyvale expressed dismay about the displacement of low-income workers. These citiz en insights reflect what is happening in our local economy as well as broader trends in our nation. Since I’ve been in Sunnyvale, California’s economy has […]

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Dianne McKenna: Nancy brings a wide range of experience

Quote from Hon. Dianne McKenna, former Sunnyvale mayor and former County Board of Supervisors: Nancy works in the private sector, volunteers in the non-profit sector, and serves on committees in the public sector dealing with housing, human services, land use and water. She will bring a wealth of experience to the City Council. — Dianne McKenna, former Sunnyvale Mayor, former County Board of Supervisors  

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Dean Chu: Vote Nancy for water and habitat preservation

Quote from Hon. Dean Chu, former Sunnyvale mayor: Water conservation and environmental concerns are very important to me. Nancy sought input right away to learn the issues. I was impressed how fast she came up to speed. — Dean Chu, former Sunnyvale Mayor

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My Opposition to Measure M

Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 22, 2016 Nancy Smith for Sunnyvale City Council announces opposition Measure M Sunnyvale — City Council Seat 6 Candidate Nancy Smith announced her opposition to Measure M, Sunnyvale’s measure requiring a vote for the sale or lease of Sunnyvale public lands. “The voters are frustrated and don’t trust the council to make great decisions.” Smith said. “I would much rather the voters of Sunnyvale — including the proponents of Measure M — support and elect council members who share […]

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My Support for the Transportation Sales Tax Measure B

Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 22, 2016 Nancy Smith for Sunnyvale City Council supports the transportation sales tax Measure B Sunnyvale — City Council Seat 6 Candidate Nancy Smith announced her support for Measure B, the Valley Transportation Authority’s Transportation Sales Tax measure. “I live near the intersection of Lawrence Expressway and Old San Francisco Road – an area where many people put their lives in danger just getting to and from work and school.  Every morning, I pass two memorials.” Smith said. “We […]

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My Support for Affordable Housing Measure

Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 21, 2016 Nancy Smith for Sunnyvale City Council supports affordable housing measure Sunnyvale — City Council Seat 6 Candidate Nancy Smith announced that she supports Measure A, the County of Santa Clara’s affordable housing parcel tax measure. “The program oversight is very thoughtful and balanced,” Smith said, “Measure A provides a great opportunity to increase the region’s supply of housing for very low-income people. We cannot let this opportunity pass us up.” Election day is Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016. […]

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Melinda Hamilton: Seeks out under-represented viewpoints

Quote from Hon. Melinda Hamilton, former Sunnyvale mayor: We need lots of different views represented on our city council. Nancy will seek out and voice concerns that might otherwise go unrepresented. That’s why she has my support. — Melinda Hamilton, former Sunnyvale Mayor

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My support for using new technology the help Sunnyvale voters feel more connected

Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 7, 2016 Nancy Smith for Sunnyvale City Council announces partnership with VoterCircle Smith’s campaign announces today a partnership with VoterCircle. VoterCircle is an online platform that lets supporters compare their email lists against the voter data the candidate provides. Supporters then message their friends to share information about and surveys from the candidate. Recipients of the email messages respond, fill out surveys, ask questions or opt out. Sunnyvale Council members are elected with minimal financial support from Sunnyvale citizens. Fewer […]

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