Sunnyvale CA is a city of about 150,000 people (2010 census) located at the northern end of San Jose CA and is part of Silicon Valley. The city has experienced rapid growth since the 1970s and is now considered one of the major cities in California.
Sunnyvale CA uses a council-manager style of government where city council members make policy decisions and also appoints a City Manager to take care of day-to-day operations . As part of this form of government, Sunnyvale residents can vote for their mayor and council members every four years.
The climate in Sunnyvale CA is very much like that in other parts around San Jose with only small differences depending on location within the area. For example, it will be slightly warmer in the city center compared to areas around Moffett Field Naval Base (about 30 miles south). Sunnyvale CA normally has mild temperatures all year round, but summers can get hot with the average high being 33°C/91°F and an average low of 21°C/70°F. Sunnyvale CA also experience’s a fair amount of rain each year, however it is usually light and short-lived. The average yearly precipitation is about 20 inches/508 mm.
The economy in Sunnyvale CA improved significantly since the 1980s with technology companies providing the main source of employment. Today, companies such as VMware and Yahoo have their headquarters in Sunnyvale CA and a large number of employees live in this city. Other prominent employers include Lockheed Martin , Citrix Systems Inc., NetApp and Juniper Networks.