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

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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