Sunnyvale City Council Selects Smart Alternative For El Camino Real

For the Bay Area to thrive, we must protect our natural and agricultural landscapes and provide new homes to meet the needs of people across the income spectrum. It’s not one or the other. It’s both. That’s why your support for the right development in the right places is so critical. The city of Sunnyvale has become ground zero for the region’s housing affordability crisis. In Sunnyvale, a two-bedroom apartment rents for… Read More

All Aboard The Smart Train

For the first time in more than 50 years, travelers can jump on the train in the North Bay. The long-awaited Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) is now running full speed ahead with daily and weekend service from downtown San Rafael to the Sonoma County Airport. And….you can use your Clipper Card! Greenbelt Alliance worked to pass the measure that created SMART nearly 10 years ago. We were proud to join… Read More

Protect Open Space and Halt Sprawl in Novato—Vote Yes on Measure D!

To see what’s at risk, just walk or ride your bike along the green expanse of Bowman Canyon on the edge of the city of Novato’s urban growth boundary (UGB). Heading west on Novato Boulevard, houses end and the oak woodlands and rolling hills begin. Keep going and soon you reach Stafford Lake and farmland stretching for miles toward the coast. The UGB is doing its job. To maintain this open space and… Read More

2017 Greenbelt Alliance Champion Awards: Linda Jo Fitz and Megan Medeiros

Linda Jo Fitz and Megan Medeiros, two women who have been steadfast supporters and partners of Greenbelt Alliance will be honored at our annual Savor The Greenbelt fundraiser on October 3, 2017, with the Greenbelt Alliance Champion Award. The award is in recognition of their lifelong contributions to the mission of Greenbelt Alliance—protecting our natural and agricultural lands and promoting smart growth within our cities and towns to make the Bay Area… Read More

Los Gatos Approves New Infill Homes on “North 40”

Greenbelt Alliance is excited to share that the Los Gatos Town Council has approved a smart proposal for a new walkable neighborhood on one of the city’s largest sites for infill development. Known as “Phase One of the North 40 development,” the project includes numerous exciting community benefits, including: A mix of 320 new homes, as well as a village market, shops, and open space on a 21-acre site. 50 affordable homes… Read More

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