I recorded the entire two hour meeting as is permitted by California law in regards to public meetings. I made no secret of the recording. I did it openly and in full view of all work-shop participants. I edited the essential points down to just under 10 minutes as seen below:
The Public-Private Partnership is summarized in the photos below. The first two are from a document available on the city web site at :
Click on any photo below to enlarge:
|Civic Center Now|
|Civic Center after 99-Year Lease|
|El Camino & Mathilda Now|
|El Camino & Mathilda after development|
|Pastoria After Development|
A related post on this is here:
In the workshop it was mentioned that a lot of developers expressed interest. Since I had only heard Jay Paul's name I wondered who the others were. I obtained documents from the City of Sunnyvale under California's Public Records Act (the CA equivalent of the US Freedom of Information Act). The request was for all documents relating to all developers who expressed an interest in developing the Civic Center. The only documents released - which were stated to be all there were - related only to Jay Paul, a billionaire office developer who has done several high rise office buildings in the north of Sunnyvale.
He invited all city council members to view his plans for the Civic Center at his facility. Some have argued this might have been perceived as a violation of the Brown Act:
One email is seen below in a sequence of four JPEGs. Click on any image to enlarge.