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Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014     

Presenting… the community’s vision for two urban villages

The City of San Jose is close to wrapping up two more urban village plans: for West San Carlos Street and South Bascom Avenue. Read our community platform here. Continue reading

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Photo: Adam Garcia
Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014     

An alternative vision for Morgan Hill (MAP)

The City wants to expand its urban footprint into the Southeast Quadrant, an area made up of 1,400 acres of working farms and greenbelt lands east of Highway 101. Here is our map for an alternative vision for Morgan Hill. Continue reading

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Photo: Adam Garcia
Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014     

The Future of Agriculture in Morgan Hill

With the City’s recent plans to develop hundreds of acres of greenbelt farms in the area known as the Southeast Quadrant, the future of agriculture in Morgan Hill is under threat. Continue reading

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Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014     

Young Ranch: More Santa Clara County sprawl

On the rural side of San Jose lies Young Ranch—2,150 acres of rolling hillsides, serpentine grasslands, and Bay Checkerspot butterfly habitat. It is also the scene of one of the larger hillside development battles in recent Santa Clara County history. Continue reading

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Photo: Jacobo Tarrío
Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014     

We need your support for a vibrant El Camino Real

The Mountain View City Council meeting on May 20 will be the public’s last chance to give feedback on the direction of the El Camino Real Precise Plan. Come out and show your support for a vibrant El Camino Real! Continue reading

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Photo: Audrey Rust
Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014     

Vote for San Mateo and Santa Clara county open space

On June 3, voters will be asked to vote on Measure AA, a $300 million bond measure that would fund preservation of and improvements to open space in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. Greenbelt Alliance urges you to vote yes on Measure AA. Continue reading

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Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014     

PRESS RELEASE: Bay Area less sprawling than much of country, according to national analysis

New report ranks major metropolitan areas, shows region’s development patterns linked to greater prosperity, health, and quality of life Continue reading

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Thursday, March 27th, 2014     

Our 2013 Annual Report

Greenbelt Alliance is the Bay Area’s leading organization at taking a regional vision for how the Bay Area should grow and applying it locally. In 2013, we made great progress toward achieving that vision with some big wins. Read about them in our annual report. Continue reading

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Photo: Richard Masoner
Thursday, March 27th, 2014     

Next stop: Diridon Station

All eyes are on Diridon Station in San Jose right now. The region is watching closely to see how the City handles growth and development at this significant public transportation hub, just across the street from SAP Center and in the heart of downtown. Continue reading

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Wednesday, March 19th, 2014     

Sonoma County leading the way in climate action

All nine cities in Sonoma County are participating in Climate Action 2020, a collaborative effort wherein each city is developing a Community Climate Action Plan to reduce its carbon footprint. Continue reading

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