Which Council District Map Do You Prefer?
Over the summer, the City launched a community-driven map drawing process to determine the six Council district boundaries for Sunnyvale elections in November 2020 (should the ballot measure succeed). A total of 26 community maps were submitted for consideration and Council has narrowed the options to four maps. Your input will help the City Council select a final map and impact how the Moffett Park is represented.
Take the short District Elections survey to see the preferred maps, tell the City what you like or don’t like about them, and pick which ones you’d support. Submit your responses by Friday, November 1. For questions and more information, visit SunnyvaleElections.org.
Changes to the California Building Construction Codes
As required by the State of California, the City of Sunnyvale will be enforcing the 2019 State of California Building Codes effective January 1, 2020. The California Construction Codes cover architectural, structural, green building, energy efficiency, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing requirements.
The new codes apply to all construction that is submitted to the City after the new year. The last day to submit a complete building permit application under the current (2016) codes is December 30, 2019; incomplete applications will not be accepted.
City Staff is ready to answer any questions you may have. You can stop by the One-Stop Permit Center, 456 W. Olive Ave., or call them at 408-730-7444 if you have any questions. Or, visit the Planning and Building webpages at Sunnyvale.ca.gov. Click on the link to see the new California Building Standards Code.
Bordeaux Drive Safety and Connectivity Improvements
Google is working with the City of Sunnyvale to improve safety and connectivity along Bordeaux Drive. Work and improvements from the project include:
• Slurry seal
• Removal of off-street parking on Bordeaux Drive between Java Drive and Caribbean Drive
• Buffered bike lanes
• Sidewalk on both sides
• Travel lanes reduced by 1 foot to provide more space to bike lanes
The project timeline is estimated to start late October and end of December of this year.
Mathilda Avenue Project Update
Construction is continuing along Mathilda Avenue.
Moffett Park Drive between Mathilda Avenue and Bordeaux Drive has been closed to thru traffic and the westbound 237 off-ramp has been realigned to this location.
Southbound US 101 Mathilda Ave off-ramp is on schedule to open at the end of October. This change will allow traffic to come off of SB US 101 to turn either south or north onto Mathilda Avenue. Final work and deadline rely on PG&E to complete the connectivity of the signal light. Once done, the change-over will take place in the early hours.
The Mathilda Avenue/Moffett Park/WB 237 temporary traffic signal is being worked on and additionally the Mathilda/237 interchange area will be retimed to improve operations.
The completion of the bike path along Moffett Park Drive is planned in two phases. The first phase, between Borregas Drive and Mathilda Avenue, is projected to be open by Thanksgiving. The second phase, which is west of Mathilda Avenue to Innovation Way, is to be completed early next year.
Acterra Call for 2020 Business Environmental Award Nominations
Acterra recognizes sustainable business practices in the San Francisco Bay Area through their Business Environmental Awards (BEA) Program.
The awards honor the accomplishments of organizations with innovative sustainable programs in five different categories.
- Environmental Innovation •
- Environmental Project
- Spare the Air Leadership
- Sustainable Built Environment
The application window is open and closes December 6, 2019. To see what past award-winning applications entailed click on the link to help submit a compelling application.