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The Sunnyvale Business Page is a quarterly newsletter published by the Economic Development Division. The newsletter provides information on City services and more to help Sunnyvale business owners.


   $15 Minimum Wage by 2018   
   State of the City - Community Award Nominations  
   Wolfe Road Recycled Water Facilities Project 
   New Businesses in Sunnyvale 
   Events in Sunnyvale 

$15 Minimum Wage by 2018

Sunnyvale’s current minimum wage is $10.30 per hour.

The Sunnyvale City Council directed staff to introduce an ordinance which would increase the minimum wage to:

• $11.00 per hour on July 1, 2016
• $13.00 on January 1, 2017
• $15.00 on January 1, 2018

If the ordinance is adopted, beginning January 1, 2019, and every January 1 thereafter, the City minimum wage would be adjusted based on inflation. The increase would correspond to the prior year's Consumer Price Index based on the San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose regional index as reported by the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Staff will be presenting the Report to Council to the Sunnyvale City Council on Tuesday, April 12, 2016. The City Council meeting will be held at the Council Chambers of City Hall located at 456 West Olive Ave. at 7 p.m. The report can be found here by selecting the April 12, 2016 Agenda. The agenda and reports will be available on Friday, April 8, 2016.

Sunnyvale employers and employers doing business in Sunnyvale are subject to the Minimum Wage Ordinance. Employer and employee forms are available online at MinimumWage.inSunnyvale.com.

If you have any questions, email or call (408) 730-7902.

State of the City – Community Award Nominations Due May 27, 2016

Recognizing and honoring the people who make our community a special place has been a Sunnyvale tradition for over 30 years. We all know someone who is making a difference in our city through their time, talents and commitment. Each year at the State of the City event, the City Council recognizes these exceptional members of the community who have made significant contributions to Sunnyvale. Nominations are being accepted through Friday, May 27 in these categories:

• Distinguished Resident of the Year
• Outstanding High School Senior of the Year
• Outstanding Community Volunteer
• Outstanding Educator of the Year
• Outstanding Businessperson of the Year
• Outstanding Contribution to the Arts
• Outstanding Environmental Achievement

Visit CommunityAwards.inSunnyvale.com for the selection criteria and brief nomination form.

Wolfe Road Recycled Water Facilities Project
  - Building a Drought-proof Water Supply

As the drought continues, even with the recent rains, the Santa Clara Valley Water District and the City of Sunnyvale are planning to break ground on a recycled water expansion project this spring.

The Wolfe Road Recycled Water Facilities Project will expand our recycled water system by building a booster pump station and a 2.5-mile recycled water pipeline underneath Wolfe Road in Sunnyvale. This pipeline is a key element of the regional recycled water plans identified in the City’s Recycled Water Expansion Feasibility Study and the water district’s broader recycled water plan for the county. Upon completion, we’ll save clean drinking water by increasing the use of recycled water for commercial and industrial uses.

Construction is projected to begin in spring 2016 and is scheduled to last for one year. For more information, visit valleywater.org/wolferoad

Get Project Updates:
• Visit the project website at valleywater.org/wolferoad
• Use Access Valley Water, the water district’s customer request and information system, to request project information and submit questions directly to staff at valleywater.org/avwapp
• Sign up to receive project updates via email using the link on the project website. Enter your email address and then check the box next to “Wolfe Road.”
• Contact Kristen Yasukawa, Santa Clara Valley Water District public information representative, at 408-630-2876 or by email.

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The City of Sunnyvale welcomes new businesses to our community

During the first quarter of 2016, over 130 new businesses were opened in Sunnyvale. We are excited to announce the following new businesses with 10 or more employees that opened recently or are scheduled to open in Sunnyvale in the next few months.

Arroyo Animal Clinic
Boardwalk Burgers and Fries
Comcast Cable Communications
Critical Mass
Home Instead Senior Care
Jersey Mike’s Subs
Nick the Greek Restaurant
Poke-Nomics Restaurant
Starbird Chicken
Sunnyvale Saigon Seafood Harbor Restaurant
Tango Wave

Economic Development staff can assist you in finding a new location or during an expansion project. Contact staff at 408-730-7607 or by email.  

Events in Sunnyvale 

Every Saturday
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Urban Village Sunnyvale Farmers’ Market 
April 30, 2016
City of Sunnyvale's Fit & Fun Earth Day Fair - Free Family Event
May 7, 2016 Magic of Sunnyvale-Downtown Wine and Food Stroll
Sunnyvale Downtown Association
May 21, 2016 City of Sunnyvale's Hands on the Arts
June 4 & 5, 2016 Sunnyvale Art & Wine Festival
Sunnyvale Chamber of Commerce 
June 22 - August 31
Every Wednesday
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Summer Series Music + Market
Sunnyvale Downtown Association

July 9, 2016

2016 State of the City
July 9 - August 27
Every Saturday
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Jazz & Beyond Series
Sunnyvale Downtown Association

For additional events in Sunnyvale, visit Sunnyvale’s event calendar at Events.inSunnyvale.com.

Shop Sunnyvale

Shopping BagsAlways remember to Shop Sunnyvale. Visit Shop.inSunnyvale.com to see our shopping directories for the downtown and all of the City's shopping centers.

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