City Council


456 W Olive Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94086

(408) 730-7473

Santa Clara County’s second-largest city switched to district-based voting for its City Council in the 2020 primary election, with a separate at-large mayoral race. (The vice mayor remains an appointed position.) Representatives in even-numbered districts and the new mayor were elected in 2020 to four-year terms; odd-numbered district reps will run in 2022. The city sets a limit of three four-year terms in a 16-year period. One of the council’s big responsibilities is appointing a city manager, who oversees city operations through collaboration and coordination with city departments. The council also works with the many volunteers who serve on the city’s ten different boards and commissions.

Meetings: Held in the Council Chambers on at least two Tuesdays of the month at 7 p.m.

Related News

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A portion of South Murphy Avenue in downtown Sunnyvale is one step closer to being permanently closed to vehicle traffic after the council voted Feb. 7 to convert the area into a pedestrian mall.

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“In the event of a tie, the City selects the winner by lot,” said Sunnyvale Communications Officer Jennifer Garnett. “This means we will put the candidates’ names into a container and draw one name to determine the winner.”

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After a nearly five-day recount and ballot review process, the extraordinary race for a Sunnyvale District 3 City Council seat is now tied.

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Murali Srinivasan won the race for the open District 3 Sunnyvale City Council seat by the slimmest of margins: a single vote. Srinivasan received 2,813 out of 5,625 votes, while opponent Justin Wang received 2,812 votes.

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Former Sunnyvale Mayor Anthony Spitaleri was chosen to serve the remainder of former councilmember Mason Fong’s term. Spitaleri will fill Seat 3 until Jan. 3, 2023.

Past Members

Picture of Larry Klein
Larry Klein
Term ended: Nov. 30, 2020
Picture of Nancy Smith
Nancy Smith
Term ended: Dec. 31, 2020
Picture of Gustav Larsson
Gustav Larsson
Term ended: Dec. 31, 2022
Picture of Glenn Hendricks
Glenn Hendricks
Term ended: Dec. 31, 2022
Picture of Michael Goldman
Michael Goldman
Term ended: Dec. 31, 2020
Picture of Mason Fong
Mason Fong
Term ended: Dec. 14, 2021
Picture of Anthony Spitaleri
Anthony Spitaleri
Term ended: Jan. 3, 2023