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Wednesday, November 19th, 2014     

San Francisco Chronicle: ‘Driving miles’ is best measure of new development

For more than 40 years, California’s signature environmental law—the California Environmental Quality Act—has helped safeguard our natural lands and protect community health. Now it’s time to modernize some elements of the law to strengthen its effectiveness and make our communities even better places to live. Continue reading

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Thursday, November 13th, 2014     

Job Announcement: Interim Executive Assistant

Greenbelt Alliance seeks an experienced candidate, with excellent attention to detail and follow-through, to join our team on a short-term basis as the Interim Executive Assistant. Continue reading

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Wednesday, November 5th, 2014     

Big Wins at the 2014 Ballot

UPDATE (11/10/14): Santa Clara County’s Measure Q has officially passed, so we are ecstatic to announce huge wins for the Bay Area and Greenbelt Alliance—winning on all ballot measure positions that we endorsed. Our endorsements and your support made this happen. Continue reading

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Friday, October 17th, 2014     

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

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Friday, October 17th, 2014     

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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Friday, October 17th, 2014     

Bolstering the Food System in Sonoma County

The economic value of Sonoma County agricultural goods in 2013 amounted to nearly $850 million. So why are many farmers still struggling? Continue reading

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Friday, October 3rd, 2014     

Greenbelt Action Fall 2014 Newsletter

Read the latest edition of our Greenbelt Action newsletter below. If you’d like to receive more news like this,  sign up for our email newsletters. . .

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Thursday, October 2nd, 2014     

Contra Costa Times editorial: Dublin voters should decide to reject Measure T

This article was originally published in the October 2, 2014 edition of the Contra Costa Times. Link to the original article Contra Costa Times editorial by Bay Area News Group   Developers trying to undermine Dublin’s new open space law are pitching a competing measure dubbed … Continue reading

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Monday, September 29th, 2014     

San Francisco Chronicle: These development measures are really antigrowth

It’s election time in the Bay Area, which means ballot initiatives designed to undercut development plans are already in the works. But there’s another way to look at this year’s crop: as confirmation of an ongoing cultural shift in favor of tall buildings and mixed-use neighborhoods with access to transit outside the region’s largest cities. Continue reading

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Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014     

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

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