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When I first ran for office, I promised to:

  • Keep our community vibrant and healthy.
  • Maintain and enhance youth programs, police and fire protection, and city      infrastructure.
  • Address housing affordability and traffic congestion.
  • Make our local government fiscally responsive and community oriented.
  • Work closely with our local school boards.

I'm proud to say that I've kept my promises by initiating and/or supporting the following projects/proposals:

NEIGHBORHOODS
  • Increased Neighborhood Grant Program funds and use by Mobile Home     Communities.
  • Single-story overlay zones in Lincoln and Varsity Court neighborhoods.
  • Use of Neighborhood Design overlay zones for historical preservation upon                  neighborhood consensus.
  • Mobile Home Park Information and Resource Fair.
  • Mobile Home Park mediation.
  • Installation of Traffic Calming devices in Neighborhoods.
  • CERT Program.
  • Citizen Police Academy.

CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION
  • New Year's Eve Bell Ringing.
  • Kids, Kites & Cookies @ Shoreline.
  • Ice Cream Social @ Cuesta Park.
  • Centennial Plaza Dedication.

YOUTH
  • Diversity Youth Forum.
  • General funds and CDBG funds for CSMA arts and music programs in local        schools.
  • Reconfiguration of San Antonio loop and ground lease for CSMA facility.
  • Grants to Pop Warner Football, Bobby Sox Softball teams.
  • Healthy Ventures Collaborative.
  • Implementation of a Youth Resources Manager position.
  • Youth Services Standing Committee.

SENIORS
  • New Senior Center under design/construction.
  • Interim Senior Center opened.
  • CDBG funding for senior services, (Senior Adult Legal Services, Home Repair,      etc.).
  • Avenidas Senior Day Health Center.

CITY INFRASTRUCTURE
  • Construct Graham Reservoir that will add 8 million gallon storage capacity to our      water system.
  • Expanded Miramonte Reservoir by an additional 3 million gallons.
  • Evelyn Avenue Improvements.
  • El Camino Real Median Landscaping.
  • Maintain ongoing annual Street Repair and Resurfacing.
  • Renovation of Police & Fire Building Lobby.

HOUSING
  • Development of Efficiency Studios.
  • Approved moderate density housing developments, adding to our supply.
  • Housing Initiatives seminars for City Employees and Public School Teachers.
  • Contributed $600,000 to Santa Clara County Housing Trust fund and received      funds back for Efficiency Studios.

CITY FINANCES
  • Maintained a Balanced Budget for all years in office.
  • Obtained and Maintained AAA Standard & Poor's Credit Rating thus lowering our      interest expense. Refinanced Debt at lower interest rates.
  • Fought vigorously to maintain equitable and fair fees in Recreation, Building,      Planning and Public Works departments.
  • Volunteered the Economic Development Manager and myself as Mayor to a Santa      Clara County Cities Association blue ribbon economic development task force.

ACCESSIBILITY
  • Instituted Mayor's office hours on Monday and Friday afternoons/evenings.
  • Hold "Share With Mayor Pear"  from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm on weekends.

TRANSPORTATION
  • 
Initiated Sunnyvale Ford’s donation of two electric vehicles.
  • 
Lobbied for Baby Bullet Train stop at Castro Station.
  • 
Lobbied to maintain train frequency at San Antonio Station.
  • Advocated for Rengstorff Grade Separation studies.
  • Hwy 85/101 Interchange expansion/renovation.
  • Centennial (Transit) Plaza - Historic Train Station.

ENERGY CONSERVATION/GENERATION
  • City Energy Conservation Initiatives.
  • Implementation of economical Green Building practices and materials.
  • Installation of
two 70 Kw Microturbines Landfill Gas Collection and Generation      Systems at Shoreline.
  • Sale of methane gas to Alza Corporation for cogeneration plant.
  • 
Initiated California Home Performance Program City Resolution.

ENVIRONMENT
  • Implementation of Economical Green Building Practices and Materials (e.g., those      about to be employed at new Senior Center and downtown Parking Garage).
  • Moffett Wetlands Restoration and Salt Pond Restoration.
  • Implementation of Smart Growth Principles for new development.
  • Installation of Recycled Water North Bayshore distribution pipe network.
  • Clean Air - Traffic Signal Interconnect on Grant Road.

OPEN SPACE
  • Stevens Creek Trail Reach 4 Segment 1 Completed (Landels to Yuba).
  • Stevens Creek Trail Reach 4 Segment 2 EIR Approved (Yuba to Mountain View      High School).
  • Hetch-Hetchy Trail.
  • Permanent Dog Park at Shoreline Regional Park.

RECREATION
  • Graham Playing Field.
  • Development of Devonshire Park.
  • Playground Renovations at Cuesta, Cooper, Varsity, Monta Loma, Sylvan, Rex      Manor, San Veron Parks.
  • Opening of Mercy-Bush Park.
  • Pioneer Park Renovation/Improvements.
  • Tennis Court renovations at Cooper, Whisman, Stevenson and Sylvan Parks.

EDUCATION
  • 50% Fee Waiver for MV Education Foundation Golf Tournament.
  • Supported Measure J.
  • Supported continued maintenance agreements with local schools for recreational      field use.


                     
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