How have our city's population, building types and land use and transportation practices evolved over the last century? How did global, national, state and regional forces turn Sunnyvale in to the City we see around us today?
I'm just starting to work my way through the powerpoint presentations posted from last week's event, "Meeting the Challenge of Sea Level Rise in San Mateo County." While San Mateo County apparently bears an outsized proportion of the Bay Area and the State's vulnerability to sea level rise, parts of Santa Clara County are also vulnerable.
Voters concerned about the environment may wish to consider the endorsements of the two environmental groups that endorse local candidates, through the work of their local endorsement committees. Both the League of Conservation Voters and the Sierra Club came to the same conclusion and endorsed the candidates below for Sunnyvale City Council:
Last Tuesday night, October 22, on a 7-0 vote, Sunnyvale Council adopted an expanded polystyrene (EPS) ordinance that bans the use of EPS food containers by food vendors and later the retail sale of these same containers. Two members of the public spoke in support. No one spoke in opposition. Last December 18 Council had directed Council to draw up this ordinance and see to the necessary environmental impact work. A second reading of the ordinance is still required, but considered a formality.
Major pension funds ask fossil fuel companies for climate change study
By Kevin Begos
Lawrence Station Area walking tour – residents want better walking, biking, and transit access
Sunnyvale Cool Newsletter
October 12, 2013
Below are links to the questions and unedited candidate responses from all Sunnyvale City Council Candidates at the Forum on Housing, Transportation, and Environmental Sustainability that Cool co-hosted on September 12.
Lawrence Station Area Walking Tour
Saturday, October 12
9:30 AM-11:10 AM
Please meet at Lawrence Station, Southbound side of tracks
Sunnyvale Heritage Park Museum
370 E Remington Drive
Co-hosted by Sunnyvale Cool, Friends of Caltrain, Silicon Valley Leadership Group
We would appreciate your pre-registration for planning purposes: http://caltrainelectrification.eventbrite.com/