Place Matters Blog

Monday, September 29th, 2014     

San Francisco Chronicle: These development measures are really antigrowth

This article was originally published on the front page of the Sunday, September 28, 2014 edition of the San Francisco Chronicle. Link to the original article: http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/These-development-measures-are-really-antigrowth-5785520.php . By John King It’s election time in the Bay Area, which means ballot … 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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Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014     

Dublin Draws the Line

In the early ’90s, Dublin chose to greatly expand through sprawl. Dan is committed to making sure the City doesn’t make the same mistake again—this past spring, he was a driving force behind the grassroots campaign for an urban limit line to protect Doolan Canyon. Continue reading

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Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014     

Before Urban Villages Were Cool

A resident of Willow Glen in San Jose since 1979, Larry has been advocating for walkable, bikeable neighborhoods long before it was the popular sentiment it is today. San Jose is finally catching up with plans for 70 urban villages peppered throughout the city. Continue reading

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Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014     

A Better Broadway, a Better Oakland

Two years ago, Joel and his wife, Yvette, saw the East Bay as an exciting place where they could start a family. Fast-forward to 2014, Joel, as Greenbelt Alliance’s Regional Representative, helped Oakland adopt an exciting plan for the Broadway Valdez neighborhood. Continue reading

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Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014     

A+ for Measure AA

Back in May, Lynne volunteered with Greenbelt Alliance to encourage voters to support Measure AA. It was her way of championing the places that make the Bay Area special and preserving the quality of life that we sometimes take for granted. Continue reading

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Monday, September 22nd, 2014     

Greenbelt Alliance 2014 Election Guide

November 4, 2014 is election day, and it’s an important one for the Bay Area. Not sure what’s on the ballot? Read our recommendations for how to vote on the various ballot measures throughout the region. Continue reading

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AC Transit
Monday, September 22nd, 2014     

Alameda County: Vote YES on Measure BB

Greenbelt Alliance supports Measure BB—the proposed reauthorization, increase, and extension of Alameda County’s ½ cent transportation sales tax. If it passes, Measure BB would provide an unprecedented infusion of resources for transit, street repair, walking and biking infrastructure, and transit-oriented development. Continue reading

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Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park
Monday, September 22nd, 2014     

Union City: Vote NO on Measure KK

Put on the ballot by sprawl developers, Measure KK would break voter-approved open space protections to allow hundreds of housing units and strip mall development on 63 acres of land at the eastern edge of Union City. Greenbelt Alliance urges residents to say no to sprawl by voting no on Measure KK this November. Continue reading

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Downtown Berkeley
Monday, September 22nd, 2014     

Berkeley: Vote NO on Measure R

Berkeley has an award-winning Downtown Plan that creates opportunities for vibrant streets with new homes and shops right by the Downtown Berkeley BART Station. Measure R would undo much of that plan. Stand up for a vibrant and green downtown Berkeley and vote no on Measure R. Continue reading

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