A new survey finds that 75% of Sonoma County voters would support a ballot measure that renews and expands protections for Sonoma County greenbelts.
The city prioritized the demands of a bank over the needs of commuters and eliminated a key bus stop on a busy Broadway line — angering senior citizens, transportation advocates, and AC Transit.
By Steve Older, Guest Commentary Bay Area News Group This year, the Concord City Council will make the decision of a generation and finalize plans for the future of the shuttered Concord Naval Weapons Station by selecting a master developer. The choice is important, but the conditions attached are critical. When agreements matter, we get them in writing. Too often developers have made lofty promises, but the benefits to the community never materialized…. Read More
The Metropolitan Transportation Commission has proposed an MTC and ABAG merger of their planning departments. We support stronger integration between the Bay Area’s two largest agencies.
Conservation is no longer just about protecting the open spaces outside of our cities and towns; it’s also about protecting the natural resources within our cities and towns.
Friday, September 18, 2015 was a beautiful day in Walnut Creek to hang out at a PARK. Last week, Greenbelt Alliance joined the global event PARK(ing) Day by transforming four metered parking spaces in downtown Walnut Creek into fun and educational places for people to slow down, take a break, and enjoy the neighborhood in a different way than they’re used to.
It’s official. Our efforts to protect our greenbelt has resulted in the Association of Bay Area Government (ABAG) designating nearly half a million acres of new Priority Conservation Areas (PCAs). The new PCAs will cover an area more than 13 times the size of San Francisco!
In the Plan Bay Area update effort, we’re looking closely at how new funds are distributed and how the new plan will measure performance.
The green heart of Sonoma Valley is shielded from sprawl and subdivisions by the Glen Ellen-Agua Caliente Community Separator, which preserves the green spaces between Sonoma County’s cities and towns. Even so, significant stretches of natural and agricultural lands remain at risk of development in the Valley of Moon, as writer and adventurer Jack London called it.
On July 21, dozens of environmental allies, farmers, dairymen, elected officials and others spent an evening with Greenbelt Alliance and the Sonoma County Farm Bureau at a jointly-sponsored midsummer mixer in Santa Rosa. Farmers and conservationists face common obstacles in Sonoma County: the loss of agricultural lands and the threat of sprawl development.