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Will they “Pave Paradise and Put up a Parking Lot?”
SAVE OUR GREEN SPACES!
Sunnyvale city council is considering selling/leasing 14 acres of the Civic Center (library, city hall, etc. area) for commercial and residential use!
It is a beautiful piece of land with more than 200 trees…more than 80 of which are mature redwoods and pines. It includes walkways and benches upon which one can rest in the pleasant shade. It would be a crime to lose this quiet green space in the middle of the city! The council recently voted to sell Raynor Park Buildings (May, 2012), Murphy Park Expansion space (August, 2012) and now this! Help us save our parks and green space!
Why is the city considering this proposal?
The proposal is to sell/lease the green space and trees to raise money for a new library and city buildings. Developers have already been contacted and have expressed interest.
For large new buildings voters always vote on a bond issue. An end-run around this would be an affront to democracy----and part of our heritage gone forever!
Who are we?
Concerned residents who want to preserve green space & parks for future generations.
What you can do!
v E-mail city council members at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell them how you feel.
v Add your name to our list of supporters so we can show the City Council that taxpayers and voters oppose this. E-mail to CSPGSinfo@yahoo.com.
v Help spread the word by telling friends, distributing flyers, speaking out at City Council meetings. Check dates for council meetings at http://sunnyvale.ca.gov/CityGovernment/CityCouncil/CouncilMeetings.aspx.
“You don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone!”