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Name not shown inside Sunnyvale December 31, 2023, 3:52 PM

What is your age? 51-69 years old
How did you hear about Draft Game Plan 2028? Other - Sustainability Commission
How would you rate Strategy 1's Moves (1=I'm concerned about this Move, 3=I'm neutral and 5=I'm excited about this Move)?
Provide any comments on Strategy 1's Moves Important to maintain the SVCE model and not backslide on standards, enforcement, and transitioning to all-electric energy.
How would you rate Strategy 2's Moves (1=I'm concerned about this Move, 3=I'm neutral and 5=I'm excited about this Move)?
Provide any comments on Strategy 2's Moves Strategy 2 moves may need more (dedicated) funding, and higher level of participation from CDD, and the Planning Commission.
How would you rate Strategy 3's Moves (1=I'm concerned about this Move, 3=I'm neutral and 5=I'm excited about this Move)?
How would you rate Strategy 5's Moves (1=I'm concerned about this Move, 3=I'm neutral and 5=I'm excited about this Move)?
How would you rate Strategy 6's Moves (1=I'm concerned about this Move, 3=I'm neutral and 5=I'm excited about this Move)?
How would you rate Strategy 4's Moves (1=I'm concerned about this Move, 3=I'm neutral and 5=I'm excited about this Move)?

Eddie Cheung inside Sunnyvale December 23, 2023, 9:02 AM

What is your age? 31-50 years old
How did you hear about Draft Game Plan 2028? Other - Friend forwarded me email
How would you rate Strategy 1's Moves (1=I'm concerned about this Move, 3=I'm neutral and 5=I'm excited about this Move)?
How would you rate Strategy 2's Moves (1=I'm concerned about this Move, 3=I'm neutral and 5=I'm excited about this Move)?
How would you rate Strategy 3's Moves (1=I'm concerned about this Move, 3=I'm neutral and 5=I'm excited about this Move)?
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How would you rate Strategy 5's Moves (1=I'm concerned about this Move, 3=I'm neutral and 5=I'm excited about this Move)?
How would you rate Strategy 6's Moves (1=I'm concerned about this Move, 3=I'm neutral and 5=I'm excited about this Move)?

Luna Wei inside Sunnyvale December 23, 2023, 7:16 AM

What is your age? 31-50 years old
How did you hear about Draft Game Plan 2028? Sustainable Sunnyvale newsletter, Update Sunnyvale newsletter, Other - Arcterra also reminded me
How would you rate Strategy 1's Moves (1=I'm concerned about this Move, 3=I'm neutral and 5=I'm excited about this Move)?
Provide any comments on Strategy 1's Moves I'm not sure about 1.C. A question I have is this waste-to-fuel pipeline only taking organic matter from the landfill pipeline? It feels a bit mis-aligned as we're incentivizing continued organic waste in landfill. My hesitation is on the justification of investing in that vs. improving composting rates to remove that food waste from landfill. Where is most of that food waste in landfill coming from? Are there wins to reduce that source like better facilities for food waste sorting? Or does the waste-to-fuel plan have a low cost to scale up and down if/when (ideally) food waste comes out of the landfill stream? I just don't want there to be an incentive to keep organic waste in landfill.
How would you rate Strategy 2's Moves (1=I'm concerned about this Move, 3=I'm neutral and 5=I'm excited about this Move)?
Provide any comments on Strategy 2's Moves Regarding 2D, education of electrification, I wonder if there could be outreach to companies to provide information to employees or information provided at stores where you'd be buying these appliances. I enjoyed the library cool cooktops program but the reach hasn't been that large.
How would you rate Strategy 3's Moves (1=I'm concerned about this Move, 3=I'm neutral and 5=I'm excited about this Move)?
Provide any comments on Strategy 3's Moves Regarding 3D, I find my hesitation for biking is often lack of bike parking or awareness of where to park my bike. Is this something that could be provided as a map? Or information about how to evaluate where to park bikes? Something city maintained would be nice. Or guidance of keeping bike secure re: taking seat off.
How would you rate Strategy 4's Moves (1=I'm concerned about this Move, 3=I'm neutral and 5=I'm excited about this Move)?
Provide any comments on Strategy 4's Moves For 4a, I could see it helpful for the city to promote groups like "Buy Nothing" on Facebook which are super localized. Like a map of Sunnyvale and links to the groups. Another thing is sponsoring a refillery store in Sunnyvale. Right now there are a couple in Los Gatos and San Mateo (Byrd's Filling Station ex.), I'd love to have a closer option. I'm sure if there were business credits there would be interested members in starting such a store or if the city could run something like this like at the Farmer's market. Regarding 4B, we badly need this. The pandemic has incentivized single-use food items even for in-store dining. Are there dishwasher grants that can be given? Regarding re-usable services, I'm thinking of something like okapi, but could there be pick/drop-off of these reusable goods at local farmers markets too? Regarding 4E, as an apartment dweller, I don't think most of my neighbors and the apartments around myself aren't making use of the composting services. A part of that is some apartments have trash butlers, that come to your door to remove trash. Those services do not handle recycling or compost items. I'd strongly suggest closer collaboration with apartment management in Sunnyvale to ensure higher adoption rate. Regarding 4L, I'd love to see more empty parking lots being converted into green spaces or community garden spaces.
How would you rate Strategy 5's Moves (1=I'm concerned about this Move, 3=I'm neutral and 5=I'm excited about this Move)?
Provide any comments on Strategy 5's Moves 5A would lend itself well to these Buy Nothing Facebook groups, more programs available at farmer's market. 5C I worry there isn't that high interest in this. Recordings set up on the city of Sunnyvale might do better. 5D and 5E I'm excited about. I'm a part of my employee climate group but it would be great to tap into city's initiatives so if anything, I can help advertise them at my company more, re: information sessions etc. 5G, I agree this is great but I think the SPL audience is not growing that much unless there are also plans to introduce new services (like a refillery station or something) that brings new people in. This is just my perspective, I may be wrong on reach.
How would you rate Strategy 6's Moves (1=I'm concerned about this Move, 3=I'm neutral and 5=I'm excited about this Move)?

Name not shown outside Sunnyvale December 20, 2023, 2:10 AM

What is your age? 18-30 years old
How did you hear about Draft Game Plan 2028? Sustainable Sunnyvale newsletter
How would you rate Strategy 1's Moves (1=I'm concerned about this Move, 3=I'm neutral and 5=I'm excited about this Move)?
Provide any comments on Strategy 1's Moves Would be interesting to see how the city works with other SVCE member jurisdictions. For 1.E perhaps more work is to be done on workforce training.
How would you rate Strategy 2's Moves (1=I'm concerned about this Move, 3=I'm neutral and 5=I'm excited about this Move)?
Provide any comments on Strategy 2's Moves For 2.L (and other policies), would like to see coordination among partner cities (could be out of state) so we don't need to reinvent the same strategies independently.
How would you rate Strategy 3's Moves (1=I'm concerned about this Move, 3=I'm neutral and 5=I'm excited about this Move)?
How would you rate Strategy 4's Moves (1=I'm concerned about this Move, 3=I'm neutral and 5=I'm excited about this Move)?
Provide any comments on Strategy 4's Moves Regarding 4.L, as long as it is not conflicting with other city goals, such as housing production or solar panel efficiency.
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How would you rate Strategy 6's Moves (1=I'm concerned about this Move, 3=I'm neutral and 5=I'm excited about this Move)?

Name not shown outside Sunnyvale December 15, 2023, 9:24 PM

What is your age? 70 years or older
How did you hear about Draft Game Plan 2028? Other - word of mouth
How would you rate Strategy 1's Moves (1=I'm concerned about this Move, 3=I'm neutral and 5=I'm excited about this Move)?
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Name not shown outside Sunnyvale December 15, 2023, 4:53 PM

What is your age? 51-69 years old
How did you hear about Draft Game Plan 2028? Other - Friend
How would you rate Strategy 1's Moves (1=I'm concerned about this Move, 3=I'm neutral and 5=I'm excited about this Move)?
Provide any comments on Strategy 1's Moves For Move 1.C , I'd prefer that organic waste be used to create compost to regenerate soils to be carbon sinks and to help them retain more water.
How would you rate Strategy 2's Moves (1=I'm concerned about this Move, 3=I'm neutral and 5=I'm excited about this Move)?
How would you rate Strategy 3's Moves (1=I'm concerned about this Move, 3=I'm neutral and 5=I'm excited about this Move)?
How would you rate Strategy 4's Moves (1=I'm concerned about this Move, 3=I'm neutral and 5=I'm excited about this Move)?
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How would you rate Strategy 6's Moves (1=I'm concerned about this Move, 3=I'm neutral and 5=I'm excited about this Move)?
Provide any comments on Strategy 6's Moves Regarding Move 6.B, please encourage Valley Water and the US Army Corps of Engineers to prioritize nature-based solutions for shoreline protection from sea/bay level rise.

Mark Hoffberg outside Sunnyvale December 15, 2023, 4:33 PM

What is your age? 70 years or older
How did you hear about Draft Game Plan 2028? Other - Sierra Club Loma Prieta Chapter
How would you rate Strategy 1's Moves (1=I'm concerned about this Move, 3=I'm neutral and 5=I'm excited about this Move)?
How would you rate Strategy 2's Moves (1=I'm concerned about this Move, 3=I'm neutral and 5=I'm excited about this Move)?
How would you rate Strategy 3's Moves (1=I'm concerned about this Move, 3=I'm neutral and 5=I'm excited about this Move)?
How would you rate Strategy 4's Moves (1=I'm concerned about this Move, 3=I'm neutral and 5=I'm excited about this Move)?
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How would you rate Strategy 6's Moves (1=I'm concerned about this Move, 3=I'm neutral and 5=I'm excited about this Move)?

Name not shown inside Sunnyvale December 15, 2023, 2:48 PM

What is your age? 31-50 years old
How did you hear about Draft Game Plan 2028? City of Sunnyvale Facebook, Sustainable Sunnyvale newsletter
How would you rate Strategy 1's Moves (1=I'm concerned about this Move, 3=I'm neutral and 5=I'm excited about this Move)?
Provide any comments on Strategy 1's Moves I don't really understand 1.F or 1.G (and what that would look like), but maximizing use of local solar power makes sense to me.
How would you rate Strategy 2's Moves (1=I'm concerned about this Move, 3=I'm neutral and 5=I'm excited about this Move)?
Provide any comments on Strategy 2's Moves This Strategy is the hardest for a lay person to understand. It feels like there's both a lot of repetition b/w moves, and it's unclear how the different moves build on one another (e.g., I assume 2.F comes before 2.G?). It would help to break this out more - e.g. "residential, commercial, both"
How would you rate Strategy 3's Moves (1=I'm concerned about this Move, 3=I'm neutral and 5=I'm excited about this Move)?
Provide any comments on Strategy 3's Moves 3.F - I have no idea where Peery Park is. 3.I - I love this; we need things like Bryant Park in Palo Alto, which are roadways specifically designed as safe bike/walking roads. 3.E & 3.G - I dread finding abandoned shared-use scooters on sidewalks and do not want programs that increase this. A better option is to subsidize these costs so low-income families can afford them. And ride-sharing services should not be encouraged at the expense of bikes/peds. Also, do everything to make sure that EV incentives are focused on low-income families. Too many EV incentives have disproportionately benefitted richer families.
How would you rate Strategy 4's Moves (1=I'm concerned about this Move, 3=I'm neutral and 5=I'm excited about this Move)?
Provide any comments on Strategy 4's Moves This is the area that seems both easiest to achieve and also excites me the most. 4.D - The partnership w JVSV needs to be better advertised. 4.I - there is a lot of grass ("turf") that is drought-friendly, and grass provides important carbon sequestration. We can combat climate change without getting rid of grass. 4.N - This is essential, and should include a ban on artificial turf installation..
How would you rate Strategy 5's Moves (1=I'm concerned about this Move, 3=I'm neutral and 5=I'm excited about this Move)?
Provide any comments on Strategy 5's Moves 5.D - It's so frustrating to see commercial properties that overwater their lawns (so water ends up on the sidewalk) or that hire landscapers that use gas-powered leaf blowers. Getting companies to stop this is essential.
How would you rate Strategy 6's Moves (1=I'm concerned about this Move, 3=I'm neutral and 5=I'm excited about this Move)?
Provide any comments on Strategy 6's Moves 6.A - I like this b/c it recognizes that our actions affect other towns (and vice versa). General - We need to make sure that our low-income residents are financially supported so that they can invest in lower-emission practices (e.g., subsidize electric water heaters; subsidize electric leaf blowers for small landscaping companies), and we also need to make sure that richer families can't just buy their way out of compliance (e.g., higher parking fees will discourage lower income families from driving more than it will discourage higher income families from driving). Also, we need to just ban single-use plastic bags. This whole "10 cents for a bag" raises awareness that bags cost something, but it doesn't actually deter anyone. Similarly, artificial turf needs to be banned - it is plastic, replaces carbon-sequestering grass, and has environmental, health, and safety risks. Recent state law now allows cities to ban artificial turf, and it also declares that artificial turf is not drought friendly.

Name not shown outside Sunnyvale December 14, 2023, 10:38 AM

How did you hear about Draft Game Plan 2028? Other - Local environmental community
Provide any comments on Strategy 3's Moves Evaluate and plan for climate risks by location to all forms of transportation such as from flooding from storms/sea level rise/groundwater rise. Risks when new buildings are high above adjoining streets, light rail tracks, etc.
How would you rate Strategy 4's Moves (1=I'm concerned about this Move, 3=I'm neutral and 5=I'm excited about this Move)?
How would you rate Strategy 5's Moves (1=I'm concerned about this Move, 3=I'm neutral and 5=I'm excited about this Move)?
How would you rate Strategy 6's Moves (1=I'm concerned about this Move, 3=I'm neutral and 5=I'm excited about this Move)?
Provide any comments on Strategy 6's Moves 6.C as written protects existing conditions by dredging, does not plan/implement for future ecological conditions. It needs to identify where ecological opportunities exist. It omits the extraordinary carbon exchange efficiency of wetlands as a nature-based tool for carbon nuetrality. 6.A It omits collaboration with BCDC Bay Adapt and upcoming SLR guidelines under SB272. In 6.B and 6.C it omits collaboration with Valley Water's Creek Reconnection Project involving Pond A4 and the lower East Channel. 6.d omits emergency preparedness to respond to rising groundwater conditions in areas affected by flooding or exposure to toxic contamination. 6.E and 6.F need to address risks introduced when new buildings are raised above street level, possible isolated islands making emergency access in/out almost impossible.

Sheila Brady outside Sunnyvale December 14, 2023, 8:59 AM

What is your age? 70 years or older
How did you hear about Draft Game Plan 2028? Other - Through Sierra Club
How would you rate Strategy 1's Moves (1=I'm concerned about this Move, 3=I'm neutral and 5=I'm excited about this Move)?
Provide any comments on Strategy 1's Moves Great ideas!
How would you rate Strategy 2's Moves (1=I'm concerned about this Move, 3=I'm neutral and 5=I'm excited about this Move)?
Provide any comments on Strategy 2's Moves I don't know what kind of sway you have with PG&E, but now it seems that homeowners are practically penalized for installing solar on their houses, even though it is really way better for the community. It would be good if the City of Sunnyvale actually held PG&E to account on that.
How would you rate Strategy 3's Moves (1=I'm concerned about this Move, 3=I'm neutral and 5=I'm excited about this Move)?
How would you rate Strategy 4's Moves (1=I'm concerned about this Move, 3=I'm neutral and 5=I'm excited about this Move)?
How would you rate Strategy 5's Moves (1=I'm concerned about this Move, 3=I'm neutral and 5=I'm excited about this Move)?
Provide any comments on Strategy 5's Moves Project Drawdown (https://drawdown.org/programs/drawdown-stories) has a number of great resources (the URL points to an excellent storytelling resource) to activate communities and share success stories!
How would you rate Strategy 6's Moves (1=I'm concerned about this Move, 3=I'm neutral and 5=I'm excited about this Move)?
Provide any comments on Strategy 6's Moves All the communities around the Bay need to have a unified plan for dealing with sea level rise. It is silly for one community to work with the US Army CoE and the next to just build a big wall, and the next to take direction from a nature-loving group that is focusing on natural adaptation. Is there a unified approach which will not just turn the bay into a big cement bathtub? That is what worries me. The Army Corps of Engineers took 13 years to evaluate the old "Dam the Bay project (https://www.foundsf.org/index.php?title=John_Reber:_The_Man_Who_Helped_Save_the_Bay_by_Trying_to_Destroy_It) Maybe there is something to learn in that history.