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Community Awards Nominations

June 19, 2019 

Do you know a person, group, business or nonprofit out there making a difference in the Sunnyvale community? Nominate them for the City's 2018 Community Awards and help us celebrate some of the people and organizations that make Sunnyvale a great place.

The Sunnyvale Mayor and City Councilmembers will present the 2018 Community Awards at the State of the City event on Saturday, Sept. 15, in Downtown Sunnyvale.

How to make a nomination

Submit nominations for the following categories:

  • Distinguished Resident of the Year
  • Educator of the Year
  • High School Student of the Year
  • Business of the Year
  • Contribution to the Arts
  • Environmental Achievement

Find further information, including criteria for each award and what to include in the nomination letter, on the nomination form.

Community Awards Nomination Form

List of previous award winners

Nominations are due by Aug. 17

Past winners are ineligible to receive an award in the same category for five years. All nominations will be reviewed by a committee of past winners. Award decisions will be shared with all nominators by the end of August.

For more information

Contact Alisha Rodrigues, 408-730-7343

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Recreation Registration System Offline 6/20

June 14, 2019 

Starting at 7 a.m. on Thursday, June 20, the Activities Registration system will be offline for an upgrade. While the system is offline, you may make registrations or reservations by phone or in person at the Sunnyvale Community Center.

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Join the Summer Reading Program

June 1, 2019 

Join the Sunnyvale Public Library's Summer Reading Program. Download or pick up a reading log to participate and win prizes. The program runs from June 1 through Aug. 31. Open to all ages.

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Housing Strategy Workshop 6/6

May 30, 2019 

Join us for our next Housing Strategy workshop, June 6, where you can share your thoughts on four potential mobile home park policy options and help us create a new affordable rental housing program.

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Review Swim Center's Environmental Document

March 22, 2019 

Preparation of construction documents for the Washington Community Swim Center is now complete and the Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND) is available for a public review period, which ends April 11. Construction is expected to begin this summer on the Swim Center, which will replace the Washington Pool.

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Council Commits to March 2020 Charter Amendment

March 20, 2019 

City Council has committed to placing a charter amendment on the March 2020 ballot, which, if voters approve, would elect future councilmembers by district. The City is now seeking community input on the process to elect the mayor and the factors to consider when drawing districts. Attend one of the three upcoming workshops to share your ideas, or give feedback online.

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U.S. Census Bureau Is Hiring

March 19, 2019 

The Census Bureau is recruiting thousands of people across the country to assist with the 2020 Census Count. In Santa Clara County, the Bureau is looking to hire over 1000 census workers for a variety of temporary jobs.

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Safety Tips

March 4, 2019 

For the fourth year in a row, Sunnyvale has ranked as the #1 safest city in the U.S. And with your help, working together with our public safety department, we'll continue to stay the safest. Here are some tips and resources to help us all keep our community safe.

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Apply: Election Advisory Committee

December 21, 2018 

Apply by Jan. 22 to join a Citizen's Advisory Committee that will help the community understand and participate in a process to change our electoral system for City councilmembers.

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Preschool Information Nights

December 18, 2018 

Come to Super Safari Preschool information night and learn more about our play-based classes for children ages 3 to 5. Information nights take place in early February.

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Holiday Shopping Safety Tips

November 30, 2018 

Headed out for some holiday shopping? Here are some quick tips to help you defend against holiday grinches who are out looking for crimes of opportunity.

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Call for Artists - Hands on the Arts

November 13, 2018 

We’re looking for artists to propose a project or activity for the 34th annual Hands on the Arts Festival taking place in May 2019. Submit your application by Feb. 4 to propose a project.

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Proposed 2019 Pool Fees and Closures

November 12, 2018 

Review and share your comments by Nov. 25 on the new 2019 fee and facility closure schedules proposed by California Sports Center, which operates the pools at the Sunnyvale Swim Complex.


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Read the City's Adopted 2018/19 Budget

October 29, 2018 

The City’s budget for fiscal year 2018/19 focuses on the City’s operations, allocating resources, personnel, goods and services to support the high level of service our community values and invest in Council’s strategic priorities. This budget also positions the City for sustainable, fiscally responsible growth.

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Family Fun Day 10/27

October 16, 2018 

Come celebrate fall at Family Fun Day, Oct. 27 at the Columbia Neighborhood Center. Costumes and treat bags encouraged.

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Home Energy Panel Discussion 10/25

October 9, 2018 

Learn how to make your home a comfortable living space that relies on cleaner energy. Our panel of experts will be ready to answer your questions about tackling upcoming home renovation projects in a sustainable way.

This is the fourth event in the City of Sunnyvale's 2018 Sustainability Speaker Series.

Register now to attend. The talk is free, but pre-registration is required.

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City Honors Community Members

September 28, 2018 

The City recently honored some of the people who make Sunnyvale such a great place to live. Mayor Glenn Hendricks and the City Council presented the 2018 Sunnyvale Community Awards in a ceremony at the Sept. 15 State of the City celebration.

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Traffic Safety Improvement Walking Tours

September 27, 2018 

Join us for Traffic Safety Improvement Walking Tours and find out about potential traffic safety improvements in selected areas. The tours are part of developing the City’s Vision Zero Plan, which aims to eliminate traffic fatalities and injuries for all modes of transportation within Sunnyvale.

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ALERT: City Numbers Being Spoofed

August 30, 2018 

Residents have reported receiving calls from someone using the City of Sunnyvale’s main phone number (408-730-7500) and utility billing number (408-730-7400) to solicit personal information or sell solar panels. The City is not making these calls.

If you receive a call like this, ignore it and, more importantly, do not provide any personal information.

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Green Building Outreach Meetings 8/21

August 8, 2018 

Learn about recommended updates to the City’s Green Building Program at two community outreach meetings. Both meetings will cover the same agenda and allow time for comments and questions from the public.

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Read the City’s Water Quality Report

July 27, 2018 

The City has released its 2017 Water Quality Report. Learn more about where your water comes from, what the City is doing to protect our community's water supply – and how you can help save water.

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City Names New Park

July 19, 2018 

Following a public survey this spring, the City Council voted July 17 to name a new City park after longtime City arborist Loren Wiser.

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Be the Solution to Plastic Pollution

July 9, 2018 

Learn about a simple way that you can help reduce plastic pollution when the Sunnyvale Environmental Services Department hosts a free screening on Aug. 27 of Straws: A Documentary for a Sea of Change.

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Statement on Federal Family Separation Policies

July 5, 2018 

At its June 26 meeting, the Sunnyvale City Council unanimously authorized a statement opposing the Department of Homeland Security's Family Separation Policies and affirming Sunnyvale's Statement on City Values and Public Service.

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April Is Fair Housing Month

April 5, 2018 

The City celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act with two presentations by the Fair Housing Law Project on April 18: 10:30 a.m. for Landlords; and 6 p.m. for Tenants, both in the Council Chambers at City Hall.

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Learn About New Downtown Ideas – 1/31

January 25, 2018 

What do you think makes for a vibrant downtown? What are possible plans for some key sites in downtown Sunnyvale? Come to a community meeting to share your thoughts and learn about proposals for four different downtown properties.

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Smokefree Sunnyvale Law

November 20, 2017 

Did you know that Sunnyvale is a "smokefree" city? In 2016, the City updated its smoking laws to prohibit smoking in most outdoor areas and in multi-family housing.

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