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Name not shown inside Sunnyvale January 23, 2017, 4:53 PM

Sunnyvale is mostly residential as it is. I would like to see more local businesses thrive and affordable housing increase and what I mean by affordable I don't mean "low-income" lists. I understand our city has their low income lists but for those who do not make under a certain amount, it still makes it difficult to find a decent pricing apartment. I understand many tech companies in our surrounding areas are attracting people to move nearby, but this makes it difficult for recent grads like myself to even consider Sunnyvale as a place to live since the rent is extremely high.

Name not shown inside Sunnyvale January 13, 2017, 10:18 PM

What do you enjoy most about the existing Sunnyvale Library?
There are plenty of resources for kids and adults. Electronics are good and there is plenty to get into.


Are there amenities or programs that you wish the Sunnyvale Library had or provided?
The Free lawyer program would be good. I have some basic law questions.


If the Sunnyvale Public Library were expanded, what would be your top priorities for improving library facilities? Pick your top four…
More convenient parking, More places to charge mobile devices


Are there any other thoughts you would like to share about library services or facilities?
Yes, some time ago there was a question of what to do with the community garden. I say put the community garden right up against the south side of the library. On the south side there is plenty of light and the community garden can act as a landscape buffer and it would be nice and peaceful to look out the window and watch someone tending the garden. That space right up next to the building is not being used anyway.

Name not shown inside Sunnyvale January 13, 2017, 10:10 PM

Please select the five (5) exterior space features that are most important to you.
Plaza, Planting, Community garden, Walking/jogging path


Of the five choices you selected which one (1) would be your highest priority?
Other - The walking/jogging path should include room for a bike path ie shoreline


Do you have other comments you would like to share about the use of exterior space at the Civic Center?
I'm assuming there will be public buildings like a library. Put a community garden on the south side of the public buildings. Right up against the building. The south side will have sun and an effective use of the property directly next to the public building. Oh, and put a permanent chess table.

Name not shown inside Sunnyvale January 13, 2017, 9:58 PM

What I would really like is a landscape buffer between the bikes and the cars. Cyclist are not protected. Cyclist can coexist with pedestrians. Look at Shoreline. When a cyclist has an accident with a pedestrian a skinned elbow is the result. When a cyclists mixs with a car a fatality is the result.

Name not shown inside Sunnyvale January 7, 2017, 3:52 PM

We need to freeze jobs until housing and transportation catch up. Transportation has reached a critical impass: Developing anything without some provision for high-speed rail that can reach into the highest-density areas of the city should be a No. 1 priority. There will never be high-speed rail on El Camino. It is not designed for it, and it would be disproportionately expensive to locate it there. El Camino does not really connect residents with jobs. The more commercial it becomes, the fewer the options for transportation improvements.

Name not shown inside Sunnyvale January 7, 2017, 3:37 PM

What do you enjoy most about the existing Sunnyvale Library?
I like the esthetics. The brick is very soothing, especially since it is rare in Sunnyvale. It is also spacious, with no clutter, lots of free space, and the convenience of being largely on one floor;.


Are there amenities or programs that you wish the Sunnyvale Library had or provided?
No. I've always found it a comprehensive institution. The patent library outpost brought it a lot of distinction before that was moved to San Jose. It serves civic needs of an ordinary community and personal research needs well. I suspect there are interior designs that might make the internal space more usable than it is.


If the Sunnyvale Public Library were expanded, what would be your top priorities for improving library facilities? Pick your top four…
Additional community meeting space, Quiet study rooms, Better restroom facilities


Are there any other thoughts you would like to share about library services or facilities?
I was somewhat embarrassed to take a retired East Coast librarian to see our library, which compared to other civic libraries I've seen near and far, I have long regarded as the best among them. The employee we approach at the info desk apologized for it. "Isn't it terrible?" she asked. The suspicion arose that some has brain-washed the employees into thinking a beautiful, well organized, well provisioned library is "terrible". The staff seems some reality training and some field trips to other libraries. Please cut the propaganda.

Name not shown inside Sunnyvale January 6, 2017, 12:47 PM

El Camino is a busy street, and we should rally to get more commercial establishments there. Let's work to bring in more funds through commercial establishments so we can gather a larger kitty. Once we have this as a city, we can prioritize building more parks and schools and then increase housing so that Sunnyvale can continue to have excellent schools and parks for all of it's residents to enjoy.

Name not shown inside Sunnyvale January 4, 2017, 2:55 PM

The City of Sunnyvale should consider child care centers in Alternative M. Currently, they are not allowed on El Camino Real. With all of the new housing, new workplaces and new retail spaces child care should become a priority. All of the mentioned spaces will bring in new families into Sunnyvale who will be seeking child care in the area and there is not enough in Sunnyvale. Consider a HeadStart program like San Jose and offer a child care center for low income households who are working.

Name not shown inside Sunnyvale January 4, 2017, 2:52 PM

This is a good balance of workplace, retail place and residential -- all on El Camino Real.

Tammy Harvey inside Sunnyvale January 4, 2017, 2:40 PM

Affordable, universal designed houseing is a must. Smaller spaces for those who want to stay in Sunnyvale but do not want the up keep of a home any longer. Smaller spaces for people just starting out. And places for people working in Sunnyvale yet do not have a job that affords them to live here due to the crazy housing/rental market. LOTS AND LOTS of affordable house, some or many using a universal design concept built close to transportation and community amenities like, restaurants, shops, and parks.