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Sunnyvale considers major changes to its city charter

Sunnyvale voters will have multiple opportunities to change the city charter in the coming years. The Sunnyvale City Council voted unanimously earlier this month to create a committee to review the city’s charter and propose potential amendments by November 2026. Councilmembers approved six topics for the committee to review, including councilmember and mayoral compensation, alternative...

Sunnyvale shelter gets new management, service model

A county-owned, 145-bed homeless shelter in Sunnyvale is changing operators and the community it serves. The Bill Wilson Center will become the new homeless service provider for the Sunnyvale Shelter starting in July, after receiving unanimous approval on May 21 on a potential $5 million contract from the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors. County...

North Sunnyvale to get a long-awaited library

North Sunnyvale residents will be able to access the city’s library resources closer to home by next year. The Sunnyvale City Council on May 21 unanimously awarded Bobo Constructions a $23 million contract to build the Lakewood Branch Library and Learning Center, the city’s first expansion of its main library services. While it will have...

Sunnyvale voters to decide on library renovation

Sunnyvale voters will have a tax measure on their November ballot — a long-needed bond to renovate the city’s public library. The Sunnyvale City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to move forward with a $290 million general obligation bond to support rebuilding the city’s main public library, and axing plans for a property transfer tax ...

Sunnyvale selects new city attorney and interim manager

Two long-tenured Sunnyvale officials are moving up the ranks of local government. The Sunnyvale City Council permanently appointed Rebecca Moon as city attorney at its Tuesday meeting. Councilmembers also appointed Finance Director Tim Kirby as interim city manager, to take over after Kent Steffens retires this summer, while searching for a permanent hire. Moon has...

Sunnyvale approves history museum expansion

The Sunnyvale Heritage Park Museum, which catalogs the city’s history from the first orchards to aerospace companies, has plans to expand. The Sunnyvale City Council unanimously approved a $1.5 million allocation out of the city’s Park Dedication fund toward adding 1,600 square feet to the Sunnyvale museum. The museum hopes to install an exhibit dedicated...

Tempers flare over Silicon Valley school district map

A recent Silicon Valley school board meeting erupted into yelling, chanting and an arrest over changes to trustee elections. The Fremont Union High School District (FUHSD) board of trustees unanimously finalized the switch from “at large” to by-area trustee elections Wednesday night. Starting this November, voters will elect trustees by area to avoid a potential lawsuit for...

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