• Greenbelt Alliance 2014 Election Guide

    Greenbelt Alliance 2014 Election Guide

    November 4, 2014 is election day, and it's an important one for the Bay Area. Not sure what's on the ballot? Read our recommendations for how to vote on the various ballot measures throughout the region. Continue Reading →

  • Her Rural Majesty: Julie's Story

    Her Rural Majesty: Julie's Story

    Julie and her husband fell in love with Sonoma County, so they found a place to call home in Asti. When neighboring Cloverdale was looking to sprawl out beyond its urban growth boundary, Julie teamed up with Greenbelt Alliance and our local partners to fight the expansion. Continue Reading →

  • Dublin Draws the Line

    Dublin Draws the Line

    In the early '90s, Dublin chose to greatly expand through sprawl. Dan is committed to making sure the City doesn't make the same mistake again—this past spring, he was a driving force behind the grassroots campaign for an urban limit line to protect Doolan Canyon. Continue Reading →

  • Before Urban Villages Were Cool

    Before Urban Villages Were Cool

    A resident of Willow Glen in San Jose since 1979, Larry has been advocating for walkable, bikeable neighborhoods long before it was the popular sentiment it is today. San Jose is finally catching up with plans for 70 urban villages peppered throughout the city. Continue Reading →

  • A Better Broadway, a Better Oakland

    A Better Broadway, a Better Oakland

    Two years ago, Joel and his wife, Yvette, saw the East Bay as an exciting place where they could start a family. Fast-forward to 2014, Joel, as Greenbelt Alliance's Regional Representative, helped Oakland adopt an exciting plan for the Broadway Valdez neighborhood. Continue Reading →

  • A+ for Measure AA

    A+ for Measure AA

    Back in May, Lynne volunteered with Greenbelt Alliance to encourage voters to support Measure AA. It was her way of championing the places that make the Bay Area special and preserving the quality of life that we sometimes take for granted. Continue Reading →

Remembering John

John Chapman

Greenbelt Alliance mourns the passing of long-time board member John Chapman. The Bay Area has lost a true champion. He will be missed. Read more about John.

Place Matters Blog

Contra Costa Times: Hefty outside contributions pour in to defeat Berkeley zoning measure

This article was originally published in the October 24, 2014 edition of the Contra Costa Times. Link to the original article By Judith Scherr For the Contra Costa Times BERKELEY — A $95,000 contribution from the Chicago-based National Association of Realtors has swelled coffers for the … Continue reading

Show Your Support for a SMART Rohnert Park

Greenbelt Alliance has been working with local partners to ensure the neighborhood plan for the area around the future Central Rohnert Park Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) Station creates a vibrant downtown. Continue reading

Santa Rosa Receives $8.2M Grant for Pedestrian Crossing

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission has awarded the City of Santa Rosa an $8.2 million grant to make the Jennings Avenue rail crossing safer for bicyclists and pedestrians. Continue reading

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