Mayor Susan Landry's Work

We have begun to RE-open Campbell businesses! 
 

Mayor Landry and the City Council:

  • developed plans for the entire business community,

  • allowed businesses to move services outside, 

  • voted to close Downtown Campbell Avenue for a trial period for businesses to have enough space for services and shops, while keeping side streets open for pick-up, then

  • voted to re-open Campbell Avenue after the trial period for Monday through Thursday, and closed Friday through Sunday to allow enough space for restaurants to safely have outdoor dining.

Throughout this re-opening strategy, Mayor Landry and the City Council are working with local businesses to respond quickly so this plan can adapt to their needs.

Together, we can restore Campbell!

The Latest from Mayor Landry: Putting Campbell on the Road to Recovery!
COVID-19 Pandemic

 

Local emergency was declared on March 17, 2020. 

While the city has been under the ‘State of Emergency’ declaration, the city developed a comprehensive plan, with staffing and service changes.

As a community and as a nation, we have been enduring incredibly challenging times. Over the past 4 months, the COVID-19 virus has had detrimental impacts on every aspect of our lives. It required everyone to come together by following the guidance to ‘Stay at Home’. While not yet over and as extremely difficult as this has been, we need everyone to hang in there for just a little longer.

 

Transition Plan for Reopening 

As Mayor, declared a State of Emergency on March 17th, established a COVID action plan City Operations, closing buildings, staff work

Called for several emergency Council meetings to address the constantly changing regulations.

2020 Progress on Campbell City Council Priorities

Community Engagement 

  • Community Development implemented an online permitting platform 

  • Accepts applications for various Planning and Building Permits. 

  • Parks & Recreation has been able to provide services even through the pandemic. 

  • Senior Nutrition Program, Served 95 meals, 5 days a week No Touch Drive-Thru Pickup  

  • Modified Summer Programming thru 

    • Virtual Fitness Classes 

    • Day camp, lap swim and now summer sports camps 

 

Community Engagement - Social Media

  • The City is active on various social media platforms.  

  • All 5 of these platforms are dedicated keeping our residents stay up to date with information about community events, City Council meetings, and other important information . Sites are updated a least once a week if not more often 

  • Comprehensive long-term land use planning 

  • This is the tool used to guide development within the City and sets the framework for our future 

  • The General Plan Update's land use map and zoning map establish which pe of development can go in which locations. 

  • Approved ADU (accessory dwelling units) Ordinance

  • Response to the State Mandates while balancing with the City’s Residential Area Plans

  • To assist the city with the update, a General plan advisory committee GPAC comprised of community members representing various backgrounds. This is a volunteer group that was established in 2016.

  • Member on the committee have provided suggestions and opinions for the creation of this long-term vision

  • Draft General Plan document has been completed and reviewed by the GPAC.  Five year effort.  

 

Open Space

  • We are committed to providing more open space for our community

  • Parkland Dedication Fund fees were increased this year, which means that Developments that come forward will be building parks as part of the development or contributing more money towards parks maintenance

  • JDM Park – Council approved the Conceptual Plan in May, and construction is scheduled to begin in December and end in June 2021. 

  • Campbell received a $1 million grant from the County and has matched with an other millions 

  • Campbell Park Playground improvements 

  • Council will be reviewing the final Conceptual Design Plan withing the next several months 

  • The community will be able to view the plan on line and provide comments for council consideration 

 

Budget 

  • With businesses shut down, the city budget took a hit and we struggled with a $4 million deficit 

  • Council worked diligently with staff to develop ways to cut the budget, including reduction in the city overall expenses including

  • BUDGET – Financial Stability and Balanced budget

  • Campaign Statement: “My pledge is to guide economic development for a financially stable city and to help craft sensible and sustainable plans for growth with an emphasis on safety and engaging the community.”

  • City had an unexpected $4.4m budget deficient April-June

  • 2020/2021 Budget Process – Initial Expected deficient of $2.8 million, worked with departments to reduce costs, supplies consultants by 5%, froze positions, Budget is down to $600k deficient, revisiting in September

  • Reduction in consulting services, supplies services and our employee groups approved concessions

  • With all the reduction, The Adopted 2021 Budget deficit has been reduced to  be only $190,000. 

 

Measure O 

  • Awarded design contracts to two architecture firms:

    • LSA Architects for the Library Building

    • Jayson Architect’s for the Police Building

  • Started programming studies for Police and Library projects in July. 

  • Anticipating concept design options by Fall 2020 for Council approvals.

  • Estimated completion of Library will be 2023, Police Department in 2024. 

Mayor Susan Landry's Work to Build a Better Campbell in 2020
Susan Landry: Years of Experienced, Qualified and Dedicated Service to Campbell.

 

For the past three and half years Susan has represented the Campbell community by serving as a Councilwoman and since January of 2020 Susan serves as the Mayor of Campbell. Working with the other Councilmembers, Susan has been diligent in working towards solutions to the issues facing challenges in Campbell.

 

Leadership during these extremely challenging times. COVID-19 & the economic impacts it has had on our community, it’s residents, businesses and the City’s financial stability. Experienced, qualified, and dedicated to Campbell, Mayor Susan Landry is ready, able and eager to meet these challenges.

I. Qualified

Campaign Statement: “My pledge is to guide economic development for a financially stable city and to help craft sensible and sustainable plans for growth with an emphasis on safety and engaging the community”

  • City Councilwoman – elected in 2016

  • Voted to be Vice-Mayor, 2019

  • Voted to be Mayor Dec 2019 – thru 2020

 

Council Committees – 2016-2020

  • Chair of Santa Clara County’s Recycling and Waste Reduction Committee, 2017-present

  • SCVWD - Valley Water Policy Advisory Committee, 2017-2018

  • VTA - Policy Advisory Committee, 2018

  • VTA - Highway 85 Policy Advisory Committee, 2019-2020

II. Experienced

Campaign Statement: “With over 40 years of experience as a licensed, landscape architect in long-term planning for public works projects my emphasis is on creating public spaces for everyone’s enjoyment”

 

III. Volunteering Work
  • City of Campbell General Plan Advisory Committee, 2015

  • Cambrian Community Council 2013-2016

  • While I served on the Cambrian Community Council for three years, I worked with Supervisor Ken Yeager to place the Cambrian Plaza Carousel on the County’s Heritage Resource Inventory List.

  • Valley Water – Environmental and Water Resources Committee 2012-2016

  • Valley Water – Homelessness Ad-Hoc Committee, Speaker on benefits of providing supportive services for the un-housed, 2016

  • State of California Landscape Architect Technical Committee (LA licensing board for the state

  • The Landscape Architects Technical Committee (LATC), under the purview of the California Architects Board, was created by the California Legislature to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public by establishing standards for licensure and enforcing the laws and regulations that govern the practice of landscape architecture in California. The LATC is one of the numerous entities within the Department of Consumer Affairs responsible for consumer protection and the regulation of licensed professionals.​

 

IV. Committed to Campbell

Campaign Statement:

“Campbell faces intense pressure from the State that could override local zoning and allow developers to build higher density housing with heights exceeding those approved by Campbell voters. These proposals can clash with the desires of our residents to preserve Campbell’s cherished small-town and unique character. My planning experience allows me to fairly evaluate each proposal, balancing smart growth with the interests of Campbell residents.”

 

 Signed letters to State Congress, MTC, ABAG championing Campbell needs and issues:

  • Housing bills

  • Plan 2050

 

V. Independent

Campaign Statement:

“I believe Campbell deserves an independent City Councilmember who listens to community input, fairly evaluates the pros and cons of an issue and adheres to the Campbell Statement of Values. As a Councilwoman, I have honored this commitment since 2016 and will continue to do so”

“I will be vigorous in this pursuit and will continue as a non-partisan, independent voice”

Ask Susan a question: email susan@susan4campbell.com

© 2020 by the Committee to Re-Elect Susan Landry for Campbell City Council FPPC No. 1428958