Want to be a part of a possible historic move in Sunnyvale politics? You can help decide if Sunnyvale should switch to direct-election for the position of Mayor. Currently, the Mayor of Sunnyvale is chosen from within the City Council and by the City Council.
As Mayor Melina Hamilton’s second term comes to an end, the City Council is considering switching to a direct-election. This would mean that Sunnyvale residents would elect their Mayor using a ballot system, similar to the elections for Governor or President.
To aid in this process, the Charter Review Committee was created at the November 9 City Council meeting. This temporary Committee would make recommendations on whether the City should make the switch and what language should be in the City Charter amendment. An additional duty of the Committee would be to consider making changes to the Charter regarding City Council compensation.
Committee members must be Sunnyvale residents and be registered to vote. City board and commission members are allowed to apply for the committee. The application can be downloaded or you can have mailed to you by contacting the Office of the City Clerk at (408) 730-7483. The application is due by 5pm on November 30. Interviews of applicants will be on December 6 and the appointments will be made at the December 7 City Council meeting.
Return your completed applications to:
603 All America Way
P.O. Box 3707
Sunnyvale, CA 94088-3707
City of Sunnyvale