What’s “At Risk” Without Good Growth

The Bay Area is an amazing place to call home. Lots of people think so, and when I say lots I really mean lots. The 2010 census counted 7.1 million people as residents of the nine counties that touch San Francisco Bay. Today’s estimates are that there are over 7.6 million people living in our region. Projections have that number growing to 9 million by 2040, and there are many in the… Read More

Windsor to Vote on Urban Growth Boundary

In the town of Windsor in northern Sonoma County, it is no surprise that recent polling found that 75% of its residents want to renew their urban growth boundary (UGB) before it expires at the end of 2017. Windsor voters passed their first UGB in November 1998 with a 72% majority. Over the past 20 years, Windsor has made huge strides in smart planning and city-centered growth. Town leaders created a town… Read More

Packed House in Sunnyvale for Panel on El Camino Real

Last month, over 80 community members came together at the Sunnyvale Community Center for an inspiring panel discussion on the future of the El Camino Real corridor. The panel was moderated by former Sunnyvale Councilmember Tara Martin-Milius and featured five local speakers: Sunnyvale Councilmember Larry Klein Adina Levin, Co-founder of Friends of Caltrain Kirk Vartan, local business owner Marie Bernard, Executive Director of Sunnyvale Community Services Jaime Fearer, Deputy Director of California… Read More

Draft of New ‘Plan Bay Area’ Calls for More Sustainable, Inclusive Future

The draft of Plan Bay Area 2040 has just hit the streets. We’re excited that the new plan calls for guiding growth in ways that help our cities and towns become more sustainable, equitable, and economically prosperous and protects our iconic natural and agricultural lands from sprawl development. Now it’s time to make some refinements to the draft and get to work implementing its best components. A Plan Built on a Strong Foundation Plan… Read More

Tiburon Residents Fight for Open Space

Greenbelt Alliance’s signature At Risk is the definitive research on the Bay Area’s farms, ranches, and natural areas at risk of being lost forever to sprawl development. In an effort to bring these lands to the public view, we have real life stories told by the dedicated local residents who fight to keep them free from sprawl.

Napa Valley Family Preserving Land and Native Oak Trees from Sprawl

Greenbelt Alliance’s signature At Risk is the definitive research on the Bay Area’s farms, ranches, and natural areas at risk of being lost forever to sprawl development. In an effort to bring these lands to the public view, we have real life stories told by the dedicated local residents who fight to keep them free from sprawl.

Novato to Vote on Greenbelt Protections

After hearing from residents who love Mt. Burdell and the open space around their city, on March 7 the Novato City Council voted 5 – 0 to renew its Urban Growth Boundary with a vote of the people in November 2017. About a dozen people spoke up at the hearing and more than 60 sent letters or signed a petition to the City Council. “I’ve always been incredibly supportive of the urban… Read More

Greenbelt Alliance Endorsed: 1409 El Camino Project

Greenbelt Alliance is pleased to endorse the 1409 El Camino project by Greystar Real Estate Partners. With this exciting project, Downtown Redwood City is about to get even better! As a culmination of Redwood City’s revitalization, 1409 El Camino will bring 350 new homes to Redwood City’s award-winning downtown. Going above and beyond, the project includes 10% affordable homes and also makes significant financial contributions to the city’s new Affordable Housing Fund. 1409… Read More

Loving Sonoma County Landscapes

If you love the rolling hills, coastal bluffs, redwood forests and rich farm and ranch land of Sonoma County, now is your chance to share what favorite landscapes you’d like to protect forever!

Suisun Valley Residents Continue Effort to Keep It Rural

Greenbelt Alliance’s signature At Risk is the definitive research on the Bay Area’s farms, ranches, and natural areas at risk of being lost forever to sprawl development. In an effort to bring these lands to the public view, we have real life stories told by the dedicated local residents who fight to keep them free from sprawl.

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