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Tuesday, May 26th, 2015     

Rethinking Sunnyvale’s Streets

On May 6, Jeff Tumlin, Principal and Director of Strategy at the internationally recognized transportation firm Nelson\Nygaard, spoke about how Sunnyvale can design great streets to improve quality of life. Our goal is to get the community thinking differently about its streets. Continue reading

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Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015     

Protecting Green Places Between Sonoma’s Cities

Sonoma County’s “community separator” policy prevents county leaders from approving major housing, commercial, and industrial development in green places between the county’s towns and cities. These policies need to be renewed by the voters or we risk opening the door to new development. Continue reading

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Tuesday, April 21st, 2015     

Noreen Evans Joins Greenbelt Alliance Board of Directors

Greenbelt Alliance announced that Noreen Evans, former California State Senator and the first and only woman to receive the Judicial Council’s Stanley Mosk Defender of Justice Award, has been elected to the organization’s board of directors. Continue reading

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Friday, March 27th, 2015     

CEO Jeremy Madsen in The Atlantic

Developers are still stubbornly focused on paving over natural and agricultural lands to build car-dependent single-family homes in far-flung suburbs. Fortunately, the Bay Area has been bucking the national trend as our CEO Jeremy Madsen explains to The Atlantic. Continue reading

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Thursday, March 26th, 2015     

Holy Urban Greening, Batman!

Urban Greening Priority Conservation Areas are an investment in our neighborhoods’ natural resources that will create healthier environments for humans and wildlife while also cutting long-term costs and increasing land value. Continue reading

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Thursday, March 26th, 2015     

A Win for Affordable Homes in Sunnyvale

On March 17, the Sunnyvale City Council took action to address the housing crisis by approving a fee on market-rate rental projects that will fund much-needed affordable homes. Continue reading

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Wednesday, March 25th, 2015     

San Mateo Daily Journal: City weighs new fees for developers; Redwood City boom spurs study of community benefits for housing, fields, parks, day care centers, other needs

City weighs new fees for developers; Redwood City boom spurs study of community benefits for housing, fields, parks, day care centers, other needs Continue reading

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Wednesday, March 18th, 2015     

Silicon Valley Business Journal: Sunnyvale says ‘Yes’ to affordable-housing fee for apartments

Amid increasing concern about sky-high housing costs, Sunnyvale has become the latest city in Silicon Valley to move toward tacking a fee onto new market-rate rental projects that advocates say helps support badly needed affordable housing. Continue reading

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Tuesday, March 10th, 2015     

Sunnyvale Roundup

Sunnyvale is currently experiencing explosive growth. If Silicon Valley’s cities fail to approve more homes within existing urban boundaries, this booming growth will only increase housing prices and the pressure to sprawl out onto our open spaces. Here is a quick update on how Sunnyvale is addressing these challenges. Continue reading

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Tuesday, March 10th, 2015     

San Mateo County Cities Lead the Way toward Thriving Neighborhoods

In San Mateo County, three cities—East Palo Alto, Redwood City, and San Mateo—are demonstrating leadership in making their communities better places to live and work by approving projects, programs, and plans that address some of the county’s most critical needs. Continue reading

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