Speaking for a 94-year-old Sunnyvale resident concerned about hyper-growth

At the council meeting held on 8.28.18, I spoke on behalf of my 94-year-old neighbor, a long-time resident, and my adopted mom Irene Conley. The concern was based on an approval that would affect the unique character of the Ray-Nor Park neighborhood in Sunnyvale.

I will continue to speak for those who can’t and represent all who are in Sunnyvale.

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Henry For Council Lawn Signs Are Here!!!

It’s finally real.  The lawn signs are here!

This grassroots effort takes shape today as the message of this campaign can now be shared with all of Sunnyvale.

It’s very important that I am utilizing these signs in the most effective manner.  If you happen to live (or work) in a busy, high traffic area, I need your help!  Lawn signs are a high cost and to ensure that this campaign can reach as many residents as possible.

Please visit the Join the Henry for Council Team link and select the “I will post a lawn sign to help elect Henry” option.  My team will contact you for more information and set up a time to receive your lawn signs.

We ask that if you receive a lawn sign, you take pictures with the sign and tag it with #HenryForSunnyvale on all social media so that we can show Sunnyvale that change is on the way!

Thank you for sharing this journey with me and with your help, we will see victory in November for open space and a better quality of life.

 

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Henry Alexander III for Sunnyvale City Council Seat #1 

 

Who’s with me?

Very excited to receive these brand new “I’m with Henry” buttons!

If you are sitting in rush-hour traffic and thinking of the numerous local government decisions leading to the gridlock then you’re “With Henry.”

If you ever ask yourself why on earth should I vote to return these people to office, then you’re “With Henry.”

If you ask yourself if you are being treated fairly and you want a candidate who will represent YOU and not the special business interests then you’re “With Henry.”

Visit my site at https://henryforsunnyvale.com/join-the-henry-for-council-team/ and sign up for my mailing list.

It would really help the campaign if you would be willing to take a picture wearing the button and share it with me.  I will be adding a page with all of my supporters to this site and it will only be special if YOU are a part of it!

This week only I will send you your own “I’m with Henry” button just for signing up!

So who’s with me?

Speaking 8.14.18 about City Council’s bias negatively impacting the citizens of Sunnyvale

As my first time addressing the Sunnyvale City Council as officially on this November’s ballot for Sunnyvale City Council Seat #1, I reflect on decisions and votes made that have negatively impacted Sunnyvale.  In this instance, I discuss how the council pitted neighborhoods against one another when there was no reason to create that wedge between neighbors.

When I am elected I will ensure that unity can be restored in our City.

WE DID IT!

On behalf of all who are involved with the Henry Alexander III for Sunnyvale City Council team, I would like to announce that WE are on the ballot!

I share this celebration which each of you who support this campaign. It is because of your meaningful support behind the scenes and on the front lines that we can share this moment.

I’m humbled by the amount of signature support. You have spoken loudly to us that you want City Councilmembers who support its residents. You want your leaders to stop increasing hyper-growth. You want proven support of open space. You want your Council to not be influenced by the financial support of developers.

Now is when the work really starts. Since this campaign is not taking donations from developers whose purpose are to support those who align with their agendas we need your help. We need residents to walk with us in their own neighborhoods and spread the word that there is a choice in November. I ask your meaningful support of finance and time to help this grassroots campaign achieve victory.

Please visit the Henry For Council Team link to learn how you can help.

Thank you for sharing this moment with me. I’m committed to working with you, for a change when I’m elected for Sunnyvale City Council Seat #1 in November.

Thank You

Henry

Rent Control – What is a Sensible Solution for Sunnyvale?

There are many arguments that place the blame on the lack of housing contributing to the increase of rent costs.  What we have seen in Sunnyvale, however, is a rapid increase of housing development yet no relief in rent levels.

The concerns then becomes, how do we as a City and community help address the cost of rents while implementing Sensible Growth, maintain and grow our affordable housing options, and also look at proactive measures that will prevent a sizable hit to the Sunnyvale economy when our current economic upswing tables or worse, bursts, and results in loss of tax revenue from businesses and residents.

A prevailing debate, according to (Arias, Anderson, & Block, 2016) states that: “…rent controls lower the supply of residential rental housing, and thus hurt the poor, the very people supposedly helped by this unwarranted legislation.”

In the case of mobile home owners and residents, there typically are not more mobile home /manufactured home parks being built.  According to (Baird, 2017) on a national level, 15 percent of manufactured-home (mobile) residents are unable to work or disabled. Also, slightly less than 5 percent of manufactured-home (mobile) residents make more than $100,000 per year. The average household income is $28,400.

I speak from personal experience as someone who early in my marriage benefitted from BMR housing in San Jose.  This allowed my family the ability in over a little less than two years to afford to move to Sunnyvale, own a home business and financially support through employment allowing me to provide measurable value to the City of Sunnyvale.  For every claim of someone taking advantage of the system, there are stories like mine that must be considered as I have made it a mission to be an asset to the City of Sunnyvale.

While there is no easy answer, it is clear that something must be done to address this growing issue.  Once elected, I will make it a priority to seek additional community input and a solution that will help manage a very real issue.  One in which we can collectively agree upon, for the betterment of all in Sunnyvale.

Henry Alexander III

For Sunnyvale City Council Seat #1

Working with you, for a change.

https://HenryForSunnyvale.com