The City of Sunnyvale is a Charter City with a Council-Manager form of government. City Voters elect six councilmembers by district and the Mayor at-large in November of even-numbered years.
The Mayor and Councilmembers serve a four-year term. The City has a term limit of three four-year terms in a sixteen-year period, of which no more than two terms can be as mayor and no more than two terms can be as a member of the Council. Council selects the vice mayor annually.
The City Clerk is responsible for administering the legislative duties of the City Council, keeping the legislative history of the City, administering City elections, serving as Filing Officer for campaign finance disclosure statements and statements of economic interests, and managing the City's Boards and Commissions program.
You can request public records in four ways:
There is a 10-cent-per-page fee for copies of paper records, plus any required postage costs.
David Carnahan , City Clerk, 408-730-7483
Contact the Santa Clara County Office of the Clerk Recorder.
The City posts meeting schedules, agendas, related documents and videos of Council meetings on our Legistar system. You can use Legistar to:
Call the City Clerk's Office at 408-730-7483 prior to the meeting if you require a translator, are visually or hearing-impaired, or have any disability that requires special assistance. Assistive listening devices are also available for use during the meeting. Please call us 48 hours before the meeting with any special needs.
I am honored to serve the City of Sunnyvale and lead the dedicated men and women of the Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety. The department's fully integrated service delivery model of police, fire, and emergency medical services provide safety and services to our community all within one department. The Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety is the largest fully integrated department in the country. Our Officers are highly trained in all three disciplines and can be called upon to provide these services at any given time. Community engagement is a cornerstone of our values and we fully embrace our diverse community through collaborative partnerships with all our stakeholders to provide a safe environment and enhance the quality of life in our city.
Your support and engagement is vital in continuing Sunnyvale's status as one of the safest cities in America. I encourage you to get involved with us. There are many ways to be engaged. You can join our team as a Public Safety Officer, be a volunteer with our Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), start a Neighborhood Watch program, learn about crime prevention tips from our Crime Prevention Unit, or volunteer in our Junior Giants program. We also welcome your input and feedback on how we can enhance our community engagement efforts.
We truly appreciate your support and strive to exceed expectations from the community by providing effective, innovative, and valuable services. Together, we can make our city a safe and vibrant place to live and work in. Thank you for your support and I look forward to our partnership.
Chief Phan S. Ngo
The Fire Prevention Program is dedicated to reducing the loss of life and property through inspections, code enforcement, operating and special use permitting and public education.
Learn how to prevent fire and maintain safe conditions by taking the following actions:
Email Fire Prevention or call 408-730-7212 if you observe potential fire hazards such as:
You must obtain a temporary or annual Operational Fire Permit for activities or materials that present a fire or life-safety hazard. Permits are established by California Fire Code Section 105, as amended by the City of Sunnyvale in SMC 16.52.
The public is allowed reasonable access to all fire and hazardous materials inspection records except those deemed confidential, subject to the City of Sunnyvale policies and regulations.
To request records related to fire and hazardous materials inspections in Sunnyvale, complete and return the Fire Prevention and Hazardous Materials File Review Request Form .
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