Shaping Sunnyvale's Future: Deciding our Land Use, Impacts on Climate Change

We have a packed agenda at our DCS general meeting this month, and are moving our meeting start time up by one hour to reduce conflicts with Jim Griffith's town hall meeting which is scheduled for later in the afternoon.
First, we will conduct our annual elections for the officers of our Club.

Next, we will have a panel presentation on our city's proposed Land Use and Transportation Element and Climate Action Plans.

Last but not least, we will have a presentation by Mike Aydalott from the new Democratic Volunteer Center that is opening up on the mid-Peninsula. Hope to see you next Saturday!

Panel Discussion: Shaping Sunnyvale's Future: Deciding our Land Use, Impacts on Climate Change
What will Sunnyvale's vision for growth be in the coming decades? And how will that impact climate change?

Starting next month the City Council will finalize updates to the Land Use and Transportation Element (LUTE) of the city's General Plan, laying the groundwork for growth in the city in the coming decades. A related Climate Action Plan (CAP) will guide the city's approach to reducing our impact on the environment.
Join us for a panel discussion of key concepts proposed in these important plans, such as new village centers. This is politics at the local level!
The City Council will be grappling with a wide range of public opinion on the LUTE/CAP as they consider:
How do we guide new development to address the evolving needs of our residents, such as an aging population?
How do we shape our city so that reducing our impact on the environment becomes the default choice?
How do we protect the character of our neighborhoods while accommodating an expanding economy and growing population?
How do we keep Sunnyvale a great place to live and work as we compete on the global stage?
Our distinguished panelists, Gustav Larrson, Brandon Sulser, and Sue Harrison will help us to understand the implications of these proposed plans for our city. Gustav Larsson is a 12 year resident of Sunnyvale and is currently Vice Chair of the Sunnyvale Planning Commission. Brandon Sulser has served on the Sunnyvale Planning Commission since 2004 and is active in the Sierra Club. He is also a member of the County Central Committee for the Democratic Party. Sue Harrison is chair of the Sunnyvale Sustainability Commission.

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