Click this link to optimize Open City Hall for screen readers Skip to Content
Open City Hall
Peak Democracy

Subscribe to Announcements from the City of Sunnyvale

Info Hide

Get announcements of new topics and important updates to existing topics from the City of Sunnyvale in your RSS reader or emailed to you as a daily digest.

  Learn More Hide

Subscribe to updates from the City of Sunnyvale, and you'll get emails announcing new topics and the outcome of existing topics.

Your privacy is important. Your email address will not be shared with anyone per our privacy agreement. And of course, you can unsubscribe at any time.

Statements are emailed at most once per day (in the morning).


Manage your subscription in your RSS feed reader

Check out some recent announcements

July 17, 2017, 5:36 PM

The City is inviting applications from Sunnyvale residents and representatives from local businesses, volunteer groups, and real estate development or brokerage firms that operate in Sunnyvale to serve on a community advisory committee for preparing an updated Climate Action Plan (CAP 2.0).

Engaging the enthusiasm of our local community and the innovation of local technology companies along with the creative, can-do Silicon Valley spirit is integral to developing a plan that is aspirational, achievable, and adaptable. Our vision for CAP 2.0 is a framework that includes bold, breakthrough ideas for our community generated by our community.

For additional information and to apply online click "read more" below.

If you choose not to apply online, you may:

(1) Download a PDF of the application here; OR

(2) Pick up a paper application at the Sunnyvale Public Library, Community Center, and City Hall.

Return completed applications in hard copy or electronic format to: Nupur Hiremath, Sustainability Coordinator, 505 W. Olive Ave., Suite 130, Sunnyvale, CA 94086,, (408) 730-7717.

Thank you for your interest in participating on the Sunnyvale CAP 2.0 Advisory Committee!

Read More

June 12, 2017, 3:45 PM

The City of Sunnyvale is currently reviewing its regulations for Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs), also known as “granny flats” or “mother-in-law” units. We want to hear from you!

The purpose of this study is to consider possible changes to Sunnyvale’s ADU regulations that might allow more homeowners to add an ADU to their property. Part of the study includes determining where in the City ADUs should be allowed and what the minimum development standards should be.

To participate in this survey click here.

There will also be two community workshops on June 13, 2017. For more information on the community workshops click here.

Thank you for your feedback!

Read More

April 3, 2017, 2:33 PM

The City of Sunnyvale is seeking your input regarding what qualities you feel are important in our next Director of Environmental Services. This survey will remain open through the duration of the recruitment to assist the City Manager in evaluating candidates for this position and/or setting priorities for the next Director.

Read More

March 17, 2017, 5:17 PM

Dear community member,

You are receiving this notice because you have expressed interest in the update of the Land Use and Transportation Element (LUTE) of the City’s General Plan. We apologize for any duplicate notices.

An updated Draft LUTE is now available for public review at (redirects to consultant-hosted site).

The Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) is also available for public review. The Final EIR provides written responses to comments received on the Draft EIR. An electronic copy of the Final EIR is available at

Printed copies will be available at City Hall, the Sunnyvale Public Library and the Sunnyvale Community Center by 5 p.m. Friday, March 17.


Planning Commission Hearing                    City Council Hearing

Monday, March 27, 2017 at 7 p.m.                Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 7 p.m.

Location for both hearings: Council Chambers, City Hall, 456 W. Olive Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA




Project Location:


Proposed Project:

  • Certify the Environmental Impact Report (EIR); Make the Findings Required by the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA); Adopt the Statement of Overriding Considerations and Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program;
  • Adopt the Water Supply Assessment;
  • Amend the General Plan to Adopt the Land Use and Transportation Element (LUTE)

Environmental Review:

Environmental Impact Report

Staff Contact:

Trudi Ryan, 408-730-7435,

Project Webpage:


Public Hearing

Final action on this matter may be taken at the City Council hearing. If you challenge the action taken in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised and the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Planning Division, at, or prior to, the public hearing.

Project Information

The LUTE and associated EIR are available on the project and at the One Stop Desk at City Hall  between the hours of  8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Staff Report

Reports are available the Friday before the public hearing. Please contact the Planning Division Answer point at (408) 730-7440 to confirm availability of the report. Copies are available  at the following locations: One-Stop Counter in City Hall, Reference Desk of the Sunnyvale Library and the City’s Website after 5:00 p.m. at 


Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of Sunnyvale will make reasonable efforts to accommodate persons with qualified disabilities. If you require special accommodation, please contact the Planning Division at (408) 730-7440 at least five days in advance of this hearing.

Thank you for your continued interest and contribution to this project.

Trudi Ryan, Director of Community Development & Jeff Henderson, Project Planner

Read More

March 5, 2017, 11:59 PM

Give us your feedback on environmental issues that you would like to see addressed in the Mary Avenue Overcrossing Environmental Impact Report (EIR). This is the second opportunity for online public input on the EIR on this forum.

Read More

February 10, 2017, 2:33 PM

The City of Sunnyvale is interested in obtaining preliminary input as we embark on the Mary Avenue Overcrossing Environmental Impact Report (EIR).

Read More

February 2, 2017, 10:19 AM

In order to ensure that the final ECR Plan sets the stage for the type of changes that have the broadest community support, we have extended the time for your input.

Sunnyvale wants to know what you think about the three land use alternatives proposed for the El Camino Real Corridor. Which one do you prefer?

The three options range from a focus on commercial development, just like in the existing 2007 Precise Plan, to a focus on allowing more residential development and to one that is a mixture of the two.

Please take a few minutes to learn more and add your voice:

Read More

December 9, 2016, 10:42 AM

Thank you to all those who participated in our topics related to Smokefree Sunnyvale.

The City of Sunnyvale recently updated its smoking law to protect residents from exposure to secondhand smoke.

Smoking is now prohibited in multi-family housing, within 25 feet of doors and windows of buildings, in outdoor dining areas, and in several other outdoor areas.

For more information see: 

Read More

November 22, 2016, 3:00 PM

What do you think of the three land use alternatives proposed for the El Camino Real Corridor? Which one do you prefer?

Please take a few minutes to review the three land use alternatives and provide your comments and preference.  Your feedback will be provided to the City Council in February/March, along with input received at the pop-up and community workshops, to inform their direction on which land use alternative should be studied further, refined and included in the ECR Plan.

Read More

August 25, 2016, 11:59 AM

Dear Community Member,

Thank you for your interest and involvement with development of the Horizon 2035 Land Use and Transportation Element (LUTE) of the General Plan! The LUTE covers a wide range of topics that guide land use and transportation inSunnyvale over the next 20 to 30 years.

I’m writing now to let you know that both the Draft LUTE and its Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) are available for public review and comment. Both documents are available on the hosted project website. Please excuse any duplication in sharing this information; in an effort to reach out to everyone who is interested, we are sharing this information on several distribution lists.

Pursuant to the California Public Resources Code and the California Environmental Quality Act Guidelines (CEQA Guidelines), the City of Sunnyvale is the Lead Agency for the proposed project. For more information on the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the EIR process visit the City website. The Draft EIR and its technical studies are available for the CEQA required 45- day public review. Please see the Notice of Availability for further details.

If you have any questions about this process, please contact us at

Sincerely, Jeff Henderson, Project Planner Trudi Ryan, Director, Community Development Department

Read More

April 1, 2016, 11:43 AM

Thank you for being involved as the City finalizes the Horizon 2035 Land Use and Transportation Element (LUTE) of the General Plan. The LUTE covers a wide range of topics that guide land use and transportation in Sunnyvale over the next 20 to 30 years.

Through Open City Hall, we’ve asked community members to share input on some of the major components of the proposed LUTE. This period of online public input is coming to a close shortly.  BUT if you haven’t participated yet, there’s still time. These topics will close on April 30, 2016.

All four LUTE topics are available here.  Please participate in as many as you’d like. The input received so far is summarized here.  You can also view results in a more interactive format here.  

In the next few months, the City Council and the Planning Commission will review the LUTE and consider proposed changes in light of public comments.  Hearing dates will be sent to you in a future email and posted on the project website. Additional comments on the LUTE will be accepted at the hearing, or by email at

Again, thank you for being engaged in this process and helping to shape the future of Sunnyvale!

Open LUTE Topics:

Read More

March 9, 2016, 3:25 PM

We would like your help understanding energy use in Sunnyvale. Your participation will take less than 10 minutes to complete and will help us create programs that will most effectively reduce our community’s energy use.

Read More

February 29, 2016, 2:29 PM

What principles and priorities do you think should be considered in Sunnyvale's El Camino Real Corridor Plan?

Read More

December 18, 2015, 4:20 PM

Should Sunnyvale require multi-family housing to be smokefree? We want your feedback.

Read More

November 12, 2015, 11:20 AM

What should the City should prioritize in managing growth and development in Sunnyvale? Share your thoughts.

Read More

September 14, 2015, 10:28 PM

We want your feedback! What do you think about the proposed actions to develop walking and biking infrastructure and provide for a functional alternative transportation system in Sunnyvale?

Read More

August 31, 2015, 11:43 AM

The City needs your help to determine what several mixed-use areas should look like and what uses they should include.

Read More

August 19, 2015, 11:59 AM

What do you think about creating more smokefree areas in Sunnyvale?

Read More

August 17, 2015, 4:31 PM

Help us prioritize the use of outdoor space at the Civic Center.

Read More

July 17, 2015, 10:50 AM

Thank you for your applications to serve on the Sunnyvale El Camino Real Corridor Plan Advisory Committee (ECRPAC)! The City has received over 60 applications. The Council Subcommittee will review the applications in the next two weeks and appoint the members of the ECRPAC. Staff will contact applicants of the outcome by the first week in August, 2015.

Your interest in this planning effort is greatly appreciated, and we hope you continue to participate. Stay tuned for announcements about future topics regarding the Sunnyvale El Camino Real Corridor Plan on Open City Hall!

Read More

June 29, 2015, 12:09 PM

Tell us what you think about the draft Vision Statement, Needs Assessment, and Success Criteria for the Civic Center Modernization Project.

Read More

June 16, 2015, 3:33 PM

Would you like to apply for the Sunnyvale El Camino Real Corridor Plan Advisory Committee?

Read More

May 19, 2015, 12:08 PM

Please rank the importance of each of the following objectives for Sunnyvale in the next 20 to 30 years.

Read More

May 14, 2015, 11:29 AM

We want your input on commercial child care centers in Sunnyvale.

Read More

April 8, 2015, 3:50 PM

What are your thoughts on short-term residential rentals (e.g., Airbnb) in Sunnyvale?

Read More