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SNAIL Meetings - Speakers

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Sep 22 2022 tbd, Topic: Candidate Forum As you know, in November, the residents of SNAIL, located in District 5 (D5) ( will have the opportunity to elect our City Council representative.
We will host our candidate forum online, under the leadership of the League of Women’s Voters. Oour moderator Elaine Manley and her staff at the League of Women's Voters, will conduct the online forum during which you will have the chance to hear from all candidates.
We want you to participate by sending us your questions prior to the online event to SNAILchair @ so that they can be categorized by the moderator.
Location: Online Zoom Meeting Time: 7 PM
Apr 7 2022 Ana Pereda, Topic: Fresh Approach organization and programs you sponsor, Farmers Markets, Veggie Rx classes, community garden classes, etc. will talk about the programming for the Sunnyvale community like our Mobile Farmers Market at Fair Oaks Health Center,and upcoming cooking and nutrition class! It is a new year and we are excited to help you achieve your health goals, join the meeting to have the opportunity to win $16 in Veggie Rx vouchers to spend on Fresh Produce at your local Farmer Market! Location: Online Zoom Meeting Time: 7 PM
Feb 3 2022 Diane Gleason, Topic: SNAIL Redistricting Boundaries will to talk about the adjusted election District maps and the change made to the SNAIL boundaries. This change moved 15 homes on Carolina, and two homes on East Ferndale, into the same census block as the Fair Oaks Mobile Home Park that is in District 6, whereas SNAIL is in District 5. This part of District 6 is south of 101 and is referred to as "the Notch". This puts the affected 17 SNAIL homes into District 6, thus separating them from the rest of the SNAIL neighborhood. This action also disenfranchises them from voting in the next election. See Diane's article on page three, column two, for more information. Join us at the Feb. 3rd SNAIL Meeting at 7:00 PM for more information regarding ongoing efforts to keep SNAIL's borders intact as is. Location: Online Zoom Meeting Time: 7 PM
Feb 4 2021 Elaine Manley, Co-President, will be talking about updating the Sunnyvale District Map boundaries based on the 2020 Census. Learn more at Download the presentation (pdf).
Download the slide (pdf).
Nov 5 2020 Ralph Garcia, PE Senior Transportation Engineer, Department of Public Works, City of Sunnyvale will be presenting the "Sunnyvale Net Zero Plan " Download the presentation (pdf).
May 7 2020 Tracey Gott, Sunnyvale Community Services Manager (Adult and Special Populations) and the author and resident expert of the City's Age Friendly Action Plan will be presenting the "City's Age Friendly Action Plan " Location: Columbia Middle School Staff Lounge Time: 7:00 p.m. - Look for the SNAIL sign
April 2 2020
Jose Villarreal and Stephan Ferranti, from the Valley Water Clean Water * Healthy Environment * Flood Protection division will talk about Sunnyvale East and West Channels Flood Protection project and upcoming timeline Location: Columbia Middle School Staff Lounge Time: 7:00 p.m. - Look for the SNAIL sign
March 5 2020 Angela Chan, Change Manager, ERP Project, Department of Library and Community Services at the Columbia Neighborhood Center Angela will do a Deep Dive into Census 2020 Location: Columbia Middle School Staff Lounge Time: 7:00 p.m. - Look for the SNAIL sign
February 6 2020 Elaine Manley, League of Women Voters, past President of the Sunnyvale Cupertino Chapter Upcoming Presidential Primaries and the City Ballot Propositions. Location: Columbia Middle School Staff Lounge Time: 7:00 p.m. - Look for the SNAIL sign
January 9 2020 Otto Lee, Registered Patent Attorney, veteran and former Mayor of Sunnyvale Otto will be sharing with us "County Maps and Elections, why should we care?" Location: Columbia Middle School Staff Lounge Time: 7:00 p.m. - Look for the SNAIL sign
December 5 2019 Bailey Hall, Environmental Programs Specialist, City of Sunnyvale Bailey Hall will share with us Best Tips for Recycling during the Holidays. Location: Columbia Middle School Staff Lounge Time: 7:00 p.m. - Look for the SNAIL sign
November 7 2019 Jim Reynolds, Vice President, Heritage Park Museum Jim Reynolds will share with SNAIL Members the proposed addition to expand the Heritage Park Museum, the Programs, Exhibits, and various upcoming Events hosted at the Sunnyvale Heritage Park Museum. ( Location: Columbia Middle School Staff Lounge Time: 7:00 p.m. - Look for the SNAIL sign
October 3 2019 John Cordes, Sunnyvale BPAC member What is the Sunnyvale Active Transportation Plan (ATP) and why should you care? Sunnyvale is creating its first ATP by combining updates to its Bicycle Master Plan, Pedestrian Safety Plan and Safe Routes to School Plan into one. This is a once in a decade update that will guide how Sunnyvale makes our streets safer for students and people walking and bicycling for the next 10 years. Come learn about the overall project plan and how you can provide input. Download his presentation (pdf).
September 5 2019 Travis Duncan, Development Project Manager SARES|REGIS Travis will update us on the status of the Sunnyvale Downtown redevelopment.
June 6 2019 Linda Davis, has many years of experience in helping voters understand complex ballot measures and is currently leading an effort to increase awareness of district election options. Electing the City Council - Linda Davis will help us compare two alternatives for District Elections in Sunnyvale, she will address the impacts and trade-offs of different ways to elect the City Council.
Learn more about the district elections by visiting this page:
Share your thoughts on this anonymous survey page:
After collecting community feedback, the council will determine how a charter amendment should be worded and what the new district election system would look like, including how many districts the city would be divided into and whether the mayor should be elected by everyone. Decision at Council meeting scheduled on June 18.
May 2 2019 Chief Phan Ngo,
Captain Jeffrey Hunter,
Lieutenant Jose Ramirez,

Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety
They will talk about crime trends and give tips to the residents on keeping their homes safe. Download their presentation (pdf).
April 11 2019 Katie Barnes, Garden Coordinator, Charles Street Gardens Katie will share with us some of her tips and tricks for spring planting warm season crops
March 7 2019 Judy Pavlick, founder of the Sunnyvale Mobile Home Park Alliance Judy will address Affordable Housing - an alternative worth understanding & fighting for.

One of the still somewhat affordable housing options are mobile homes. Come and find out:
  • The difference in Apartment Rent vs Mobile Home Rent;
  • How they differ from your "stick built" home;
  • How they were used in history;
  • See what they look like inside, and
  • Find out how to help protect this affordable housing.
February 7 2019 Susan Castillo, Program Manager
House Sharing Program

Heather Pham, Case Manager
House Sharing Program

Emergency Programs & Housing Services Division
Catholic Charities Of Santa Clara County
Susan and Heather shared with us:
  • how County of Santa Clara residents are being matched to take advantage of existing housing stock at affordable rental prices
  • how homeowner or home renter could personally be a part of the County's Housing Solution
To view the House Sharing Program presentation, and answers Download their presentation (pdf).
January 10 2019 Kent Stephens, City Manager Kent addressed the Sunnyvale Study Issue process. To view Kent's presentation, and answers to:
  • What are the current 2019 proposed study sessions?
  • When are the various review meetings for study issues scheduled during 2019?
  • How to get involved and what can we expect in 2019?
Download his presentation (pdf).
January 10 2019 Jaqui Guzman, Deputy City Manager Addressed what the City is doing for the consideration of district-based elections and the potential change to City Council. Visit the City's page on District Elections to learn more about this important change coming to Sunnyvale.