News and Reports
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.
BUSINESS PAGE NEWSLETTER - SPRING 2016
$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
Home Instead Senior Care
Jersey Mike’s Subs
Nick the Greek Restaurant
Sunnyvale Saigon Seafood Harbor Restaurant
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
For additional events in Sunnyvale, visit Sunnyvale’s event calendar at Events.inSunnyvale.com.
Always remember to Shop Sunnyvale. Visit Shop.inSunnyvale.com to see our shopping directories for the downtown and all of the City's shopping centers.