Russ Melton's Vision for Sunnyvale

Five 2020 Campaign Pillars for Quality of Life

Fiscal Responsibility

  • Oversee best practices on City budget and finances
  • Carefully manage General Fund revenue decreases arising from COVID-19 emergency while maintaining appropriate rainy-day reserves
  • Manage the City’s pension obligations over time

Smart Infrastructure

  • Aggressively implement Vision Zero Plan and Active Transportation Plan, for bicycle and pedestrian safety and connectivity programs
  • Complete Mathilda/237/101 interchange, move forward on planning to improve Fremont/Bernardo/85
  • Strong oversight of Water Pollution Control Plant re-build
  • Complete infrastructure planning: (a) Caltrain grade separations at Mary and Sunnyvale Avenues; (b) possible Mary Avenue overpass; and (c) fire stations master plan

Manage Balanced Growth in Land Planning

  • Balance growth, housing and traffic
  • Realize vision of vibrant downtown
  • Get the new City Hall built on budget and come to a balanced solution on redevelopment of the Main Public Library
  • Get the Lakewood Branch Library built on time and on budget
  • Complete the Comprehensive Housing Strategy and come to balanced housing solutions in the Downtown, at Lawrence Station, Moffett Park and El Camino Real
  • Explore a public-private partnership with Major League Cricket for a new cricket stadium at Baylands Park
  • Support Sunnyvale businesses

Environmental Sustainability

  • Meet 2030 and 2050 greenhouse gas reduction targets
  • Meet 2025 organic waste reduction target (SB-1383) while ensuring maximum community outreach, engagement and participation
  • Continue forward on City's Climate Playbook
  • Complete the single-use plastics strategy study issue and implement the recommendations

Compassion for Community

  • Black Lives Matter, Sunnyvale Unity
  • Support Sunnyvale Community Services
  • Protect homeowners, renters and mobile home park residents in District 4
  • Pass legislation to improve the lives of Sunnyvale residents: (a) a right-to-lease ordinance; (b) a responsible construction ordinance; (c) a service worker retention ordinance; and (d) an ordinance banning the sale of flavored tobacco products

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