General Municipal Election - November 8, 2016
Official Final Election Results
There are seven members of the City Council elected at-large. Four seats were voted upon in the November 8, 2016 election: seats 4, 5, 6 and 7. City Council will ratify the certification of the results at the January 10, 2017 Council meeting. Councilmembers elected in the November 2016 election will serve a four-year term from January 10, 2017 to January 5, 2021.
Councilmembers Elected in the November 8, 2016 Election:
Michael S. Goldman
Ballot Measures - November 8, 2016
Initiative Measure M (Failed)
On August 11, 2015 the City Council took action to submit an initiative ordinance to the voters, the “Sunnyvale Public Lands for Public Use Act,” at the November 8, 2016 General Municipal Election. For more information, see the following links:
City Measure N (Passed)
On July 12, 2016 the Council took action to submit a ballot measure to the voters to Modernize the Utility Users Tax. For more information, see the following links:
Special Municipal Election - August 16, 2016
A Special Municipal Election was held on August 16, 2016 to fill a vacancy in Councilmember Seat 4 for an unexpired term through January 10, 2017.
Councilmember Elected in the August 16, 2016 Election, Seat 4 (Unexpired Term):
Change of Election Years in the City of Sunnyvale
At the November 5, 2013 General Municipal Election in Sunnyvale, voters approved Ballot Measure A, a charter amendment to change City elections from being held in November of odd-numbered years to being held in November of even-numbered years. The charter amendment provides that the next municipal election for City Council Members will be held in November 2016.
To facilitate the change from odd-year elections to even-year elections, the charter amendment authorized a one-time extension of one year to current Councilmembers’ terms.
- Current Councilmembers serving in Seats 4, 5, 6 and 7 who would have served until the first regular Council meeting in January following the November 2015 election will continue in office one additional year, until the first regular meeting in January following the November 2016 election.
- Current Councilmembers serving in Seats 1, 2, and 3 who would have served until the first regular Council meeting in January following the November 2017 election will continue in office one additional year, until the first regular meeting in January following the November 2018 election.