Greenbelt Alliance Endorsed: Emeryville Sherwin Williams Project Unanimously Approved

We are excited to announce that the Emeryville City Council has unanimously approved the Sherwin Williams project by Lennar Multifamily Communities. Greenbelt Alliance endorsed the project earlier this year.

Election 2016: Vote No on Measure M in Sunnyvale

Measure M is a poorly conceived initiative that would make the city less affordable and sustainable while wasting limited taxpayer funds. This measure would require a public vote for the sale, lease, lease extension, lease renewal, land swap, or transfer of properties, facilities, or land that the city owns, leases, or uses. Sounds confusing? It is. This misguided measure would have a host of negative impacts for Sunnyvale and surrounding communities. By… Read More

Election 2016: Vote Yes on Measure K in Milpitas

This measure protects parks and open space by requiring a two-thirds public vote to re-zone these lands for industrial, commercial, or residential development. The Milpitas City Council placed Measure K on the November 2016 ballot to complement Measure I and Measure J—two other smart ballot measures that, if passed by Milpitas voters, will protect important natural and agricultural lands. While Measures I and J focus on the foothills in the eastern portion… Read More

Election 2016: Vote Yes on Measure F1 in Alameda Co.

This measure authorizes a $250 million bond for repair and maintenance of local parks within the Hayward Area Recreation and Park District (HARD). For over 70 years, the residents of Hayward, Castro Valley, San Lorenzo, Ashland, Cherryland, Fairview, and surrounding communities have enjoyed safe, clean, well-maintained parks and recreation facilities provided by HARD. Today nearly 300,000 residents live in its service area. Measure F1 will: Improve the safety, quality, cleanliness and attractiveness… Read More

Savor the Greenbelt 2016: A celebration of the Bay Area, local food, champions, and community


With record-breaking attendance, this year’s Savor the Greenbelt was unlike any before it. Over 170 guests from around the Bay Area gathered in the spectacular Green Room at the SF War Memorial and Performing Arts Center on October 6 to celebrate the work of Greenbelt Alliance to protect our Bay Area landscapes and promote smart growth in our cities and towns. With Co-Chairs Nancy Adler & Arnold Milstein, Linda Jo Fitz, and… Read More

A Message from Jeremy Madsen, CEO

It is rare for any of us to get a chance to take a break to relax, refresh, and re-energize. But over the last three months, I got the chance to do just that due to an award for the O2 Initiatives program. Each year, O2 Initiatives provides a very select handful of nonprofit organizations with funding to allow the organization’s executive leader to take a three-month sabbatical while other key staff… Read More

Antioch growth and transportation issues pack the house at candidate forum

More than 120 people packed the Antioch Community Center to hear from the candidates for Mayor and City Council at the Conservation and Community Forum. Greenbelt Alliance co-hosted the event with Save Mount Diablo, Sierra Club, and the League of Conservation Voters of the East Bay. Candidates squared off on big development issues facing the city and where the right place for development should be in the Contra Costa’s second largest city.  The… Read More

Antioch council candidates debate land-use issues

By ROWENA COETSEE ANTIOCH — Land-use issues were front and center at a recent forum here where city council candidates shared their views on how Antioch should develop. Councilwoman Monica Wilson and Mayor Wade Harper were absent as was challenger Karl Dietzel, who was injured in a fall. Sponsored by the Greenbelt Alliance, Save Mount Diablo, Sierra Club and League of Conservation Voters of the East Bay, the recent debate at Prewett… Read More

Election 2016: Vote YES on Measure B in Santa Clara County

Measure B establishes a new ½ cent sales tax to improve transit, make streets safer for walking and biking, and fund other transportation investments across Santa Clara County. If approved in the November 2016 election, Measure B is expected to raise up to $6.5 billion over 30 years. The measure was drafted and placed on the ballot by the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA). Measure B has the opportunity to make… Read More

Election 2016: Vote YES on Measure N1 in Albany

This measure removes outdated parking requirements to make the city more affordable, reduce air pollution, and support walking, biking, and transit. High parking requirements for new development are bad for our environment, our economy, and our quality of life. By dedicating space for cars rather than people, they increase the cost of new homes, exacerbating the Bay Area’s housing affordability crisis, and push development to the edges of the region onto our… Read More

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