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Greenbelt Alliance submits letters in response to requests for public comment on projects and plans. These comment letters provide policy analysis and advocate for the best outcome.


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Monday, November 25th, 2013

Comment letter on the draft Broadway Valdez District Specific Plan

The Broadway Valdez District has incredible potential as a place for new homes, shops, jobs, and active public spaces, and as part of burgeoning downtown Oakland. After working tirelessly with fellow advocates and Oakland city staff for more than five years, the Better Broadway Coalition, of which Greenbelt Alliance is a member, submitted its comment letter for the draft Broadway Valdez District Specific Plan on November 12, 2013. Continue reading

Monday, July 16th, 2012

Scoping Comments for the Carnegie State Vehicular Recreation Area General Plan Environmental Impact Report

The NOP indicates that the intention of the Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMVR) Division of the California Department of Parks and Recreation (CDPR) is to expand the
Carnegie State Vehicular Recreation Area (SVRA) into the Alameda-Tesla acquisition land
(“Tesla Park”) to extend off highway vehicle (OHV) activities into these currently untouched
3,478 acres of open space. Continue reading

Friday, June 29th, 2012

2030 Update to Mountain View’s General Plan

After many years of hard work, Mountain View is poised to adopt a new General Plan. Greenbelt Alliance is thrilled to have been a part of this process. It has been a pleasure and valuable learning experience to work in a community with so many sharp, dedicated residents, staff members and officials. Already the draft General Plan has gained Mountain View local and national press coverage. We are confident that the document you are about to adopt is cutting edge. It will not only propel Mountain View in an exciting, environmentally sustainable direction, but will also serve as an example to the region and world. Continue reading

Monday, February 27th, 2012

Review of Winery Regulation Ordinance

Southern Santa Clara County has the perfect ingredients -­‐ climate, soil, and rural, picturesque communities -­‐ to create a regional and national agri-­‐tourism industry with its vineyards. Continue reading

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Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

City of Morgan Hill draft of agriculture and policy plan

We commend Morgan Hill for the many points in the plan that will strengthen and support the working landscapes around your City. Continue reading

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Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

Use of OneBayArea land conservation

Counties should plan to use the portion of their OneBayArea grants that can be spent anywhere in the county – including outside Priority Development Areas – to maintain their rural roads. Continue reading

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

OneBayArea grant program

The Bay Area is expected to grow significantly over the next two decades. The biggest question is how that growth will impact the region’s ability to create and sustain good jobs. Continue reading

Friday, August 19th, 2011

Draft program environmental impact report for Envision San Jose 2040 General Plan

Thank you for allowing Greenbelt Alliance the opportunity to comment on the Draft Program Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Envision San Jose 2040 General Plan. Continue reading

Friday, August 19th, 2011

Joint letter on environmental impact report of Envision 2040

This group of seven organizations is writing to thank the City of San Jose for this opportunity to comment on the Draft Program Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the Envision San Jose 2040 General Plan. Continue reading

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Napa Subregion’s Regional Housing Need Allocation (RHNA)

Greenbelt Alliance, the Bay Area’s advocate for open spaces and vibrant places since 1958, writes to comment on the Napa Subregion’s Regional Housing Need Allocation planning process, specifically, as it relates to the Napa Pipe Project. Greenbelt Alliance submitted a letter in March 2011 to the Napa County Board of Supervisors that outlines the organization’s comments and concerns regarding the supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Report for the Napa Pipe project. Continue reading

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