Low-income housing projects are not like they used to be. The mean streets of Sunnyvale are not mean at all. Hardly any Council members are unsympathetic to the plight of people being displaced by regional economic conditions and the application of City policy. From the… Read More »Challenge your confirmation bias – affordable housing and current status of El Camino
It’s great news that Congressional leaders support our Caltrain electrification project! They included it in their recent budget proposal! Our area still needs Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao to sign off. Now is the time to activate the powerful potential energy of your strong and weak… Read More »The power of weak social ties – let’s push for Caltrain
The 1920s saw the beginnings of Sunnyvale’s growth. The people of Sunnyvale wanted modern conveniences like paved roads, a municipal water and sewer system and even an especially controversial item, a civic center. In 1925, the voters of Sunnyvale approved an $86,000 bond for the… Read More »Forget selfish personal interests: California’s first woman mayor
I, Nancy Smith, am the 15th woman to serve on Sunnyvale City Council since the City was set up in 1912. March is Women’s History month, so watch this space for more information about women leaders of Sunnyvale past and present.
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… Read More »My response to increased airplane noise in 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… Read More »Top priorities for Sunnyvale
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… Read More »Sunnyvale’s path forward
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