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The Democratic Club of Sunnyvale is an active and welcoming group that promotes progressive, Democratic values and positions. We provide a welcoming group for those in the Sunnyvale, CA, area to meet and promote Democratic causes. Join us to meet other people in this major Silicon Valley city where you can make the most use of your Democratic ideas and energy!

October 21st Meeting: Our October Meeting is a Livable Sunnyvale Event



Whoa, where did that come from?!!!

Ever drive down a street with which you're familiar but haven't been on for a while, and you suddenly pass a big, new development you've never seen before?  Like the one shown above (which will be built on El Camino Real soon)?  And you ask yourself, "How did that get there?!!"  (You might use stronger language.)

Come to the Livable Sunnyvale meeting on October 21, at 2 PM, and hear from Developers who develop major apartment complexes in Sunnyvale like the one above.  They will discuss the legal, political, and financial issues involved in taking a development from concept to construction.  Learn from them:

  • How these developments come to be,
  • Why don't we have more housing, especially affordable housing,
  • What will be the impact of the new State housing bills just signed into law, and
  • How to influence the location, look, and size of these developments.

Big developments are coming to Sunnyvale soon.  Learn how we can make more of them affordable.

Our Moderator is Kelly Snider of Kelly Snider Consulting, who has had such positions as Director, Mixed Use Development, for Sunnyvale Town Center, Director of Development for SummerHill Apartment Communities, and Director and Development Advisor  for Los Altos Community Investments, and serves as an Adjunct Professor at San Jose State University re Commercial Real Estate Development.

The Developers include:

Geoffrey Morgan, President and CEO of First Community Housing:  Geoff oversees all operations of First Community Housing, serving over 3,000 residents with the highest quality of environmentally sustainable, service-enriched affordable housing. Before joining FCH, Geoff was the Vice President of Real Estate Development for Christian Church Homes, and was responsible for development in various phases of approximately 2,000 units of senior housing and mixed use projects nationally.   He has over 16 years of experience in overseeing all aspects of the financing, development, construction and operation of affordable housing projects, subdivision home building, commercial real estate development, agricultural land trusts, historic renovations and military base reuse.  

Ardie Zahedani, Division President at St. Anton Communities, an award-winning, nationally recognized apartment and mixed-use builder with more than 25 years of ownership experience, which has many developments in the Bay Area, including Sunnyvale.  Ardie is passionate about transit oriented market rate and income-restricted multifamily housing in housing-imbalanced communities (i.e., a focus on affordable housing).

Alex Sanchez, Executive Vice-President, ROEM Development Corporation, a vertically integrated California Developer, based in the Silicon Valley for over 35 years. ROEM has award-winning, nationally recognized Multi-Family developments throughout the State of California, including a recent proposal in the city of Sunnyvale.  Alex also served as the Executive Director of the Housing Authority of the County of Santa Clara and the Director of Housing for the City of San Jose and brings close to 40 years of experience with the development, underwriting and management in the multi-family sector.
Saturday October 21st  * 2 to 4pm  *  Fairbrae Swim Club  *   696 Sheraton Ave. *   Sunnyvale CA


TUESDAY 10/10, Interactive Workshop: "The Growing Divide" 

Join us for an interactive workshop and learn how rising economic insecurity has affected our lives, our communities, and our society.
We'll review trends in income and wealth inequality since World War II, explore changes in economic policies that fuel inequality and brainstorm strategies and applications for us to improve our communities together.

We will have the privilege of hearing from Riahl O'Malley from United for a Fair Economy. Riahl helps design and develop UFE’s Popular Economics Education materials and facilitates workshops and trainings across the country.

Swing Left

For seven months, SwingLeft been working to flip California’s 10th Congressional District from red to blue and replace Republican Jeff Denham in the US House of Representatives.  On Saturday, October 14, 2017, 1:00pm-4:00pm, you’re invited to the Swing Left Fall Kickoff — our first meeting in the South Bay since Spring: 

  • Catch up with friends from progressive organizations including Orchard City Indivisible, Democratic Club of Greater Tracy, the TurnBlue action group from Together We Will - San Jose, SIREN, and more
  • Learn who we are and what we’re doing 
  • Participate in breakout sessions to increase your knowledge and skills. Examples: voter registration; canvassing neighborhoods; or simply talking to people about issues like healthcare, housing, jobs, and civil rights
  • Express YOUR IDEAS to help win back the House in 2018 and keep it blue
  • Find out about upcoming actions in the CA-10 district as well as Santa Clara County
  • YOU CAN HELP right now from the comfort of your own office or living room.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Here’s the registration page, so please RSVP now.

If you haven’t already, follow our adventures on the Facebook group.

If you want to chip in to help us pay the rent and food bills for this afternoon of progressive planning, idea sharing, and fun, visit the donations page.

Santa Clara County Democratic Party Event with Congressman Adam Schiff


Club Committees

DCS currently has several active committees and task forces:

Affordable Housing Committee: Our Affordable Housing Committee has formed a coalition - Livable Sunnyvale- with Greenbelt Alliance, Friends of Caltrain, Sunnyvale Cool, SV@Home and other organizations to address the lack of affordable housing in Sunnyvale and other income equality issues. For more information check out livablesunnyvale.org. To join, contact sueserrone@comcast.net..

Wage Theft Committee: Working on issues related to stopping Wage Theft in our community. To join conact Carol Weiss at carolrlweiss@gmail.com.

Age Friendly Committee : Looking at ways to make Sunnyvale more Age Friendly. To join the committee, contact Nancy Smith at ncsmith@gmail.com

Hospitality Committee: Providing refreshments and other activities for our Club meetings. To support the committee or to volunteer to bring snacks contact Marge Goka at teardropowner@gmail.com.



October 21st Meeting
Affordable Housing Development in Sunnyvale. Housing developers will discuss the issue and obstaccles to building affordable housing.

December 17th - Holiday Party

All Meetings (except July and December)
Third Saturday of the month
2pm to 4pm
Fairbrae Swim Club
696 Sheraton Ave.
Sunnyvale, CA






Indivisible South Bay

Next General Meeting is Sunday October 8th, 1:30pm, 1112 S Bernardo Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94087

Orchard City Indivisible

Orchard City Swing Left

#RESIST: Sunnyvale

ACLU People Power

  South Bay Rapid Response Indivisible  
Affordable Housing
Wage Theft

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