2014 was quite a year. Across the Bay Area, great steps were made toward better protecting our region’s special open spaces and to making our cities and towns great places to live, work, and play.
January 22, 2015
On December 9, Mountain View took two important steps toward creating a more vibrant and affordable city by approving a long-term vision for the El Camino Real corridor and voting to significantly increase funds for new affordable homes.
Greenbelt Alliance has been meeting with representatives and agencies from all nine Bay Area counties to highlight opportunities for new Priority Conservation Areas. Along the way, these collaborations have led to some rich discourse and some exciting potential projects.
Like with many industries, there are several barriers to success for our region’s local agricultural businesses. But Greenbelt Alliance is proving that there are innovative policies that we can use to help local farms and ranches thrive and prevent sprawl developers from paving over our essential farm and ranch lands.
It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of Volker Eisele. Volker served on the Greenbelt Alliance Board of Directors for many years and was a tireless advocate for the protection of Napa County’s agricultural lands.