Strengthen Climate Resiliency in Hercules

Given the COVID-19 crisis and climate crisis, it is more important now than ever before to make sure our communities are resilient to disasters and can rebound quickly.  The City of Hercules in Contra Costa County has drafted its first Local Hazard Mitigation Plan along with an update to the Safety Element of the General Plan. This is a great step in the right direction and we applaud Hercules for their leadership!… Read More

Greenbelt Alliance Endorsed: Downtown San Mateo Opportunity Sites


Update: We are thrilled that the San Mateo Planning Commission has unanimously approved the “Downtown San Mateo Opportunity Sites” project. Now the project will go to the City Council, where we hope the same results will transpire. Greenbelt Alliance is proud to endorse the “Downtown San Mateo Opportunity Sites” project. This project is a 225-unit, 100% affordable, residential development by MidPen Housing Corporation in San Mateo’s Downtown Area. The project is split… Read More

Luxury Resort Denied In Protected Greenbelt

Sonoma Solstice threatens greenbelt lands at the site of the old Buzzard's Gulch.

In a unanimous 4 – 0 vote, a luxury resort and event center was denied in a voter-protected community separator greenbelt by the Sonoma County Board of Zoning Adjustments (BZA) on Thursday, July 9. The vote came after a lengthy public hearing with 25 community leaders voicing opposition and more than 300 emails and letters sent in against the proposed luxury resort. The Commissioners chose to uphold longstanding county policies to protect… Read More

600,000 More Reasons to Build California’s Resilience to Flooding


California is more at risk of flooding than previously thought.  More than 655,000 additional properties in California currently not identified by federal mapping face a substantial risk of flooding over the next 30 years, bringing the total across the state to 1,150,800. Properties facing any risk of flooding by 2050? The total number rises to over 2.2 million. In fact, the entire United States has a whole new picture of the significant risks… Read More

Discover Solano County’s Outdoor Opportunities

Kids and young adults in Solano County now have a new, one-stop-shop for information about the great outdoors. The new website,, has been a priority initiative of the Committee on Land and People (CLP), a diverse group of people who live and/or work in Solano County and care deeply about the land, community, and health in the region. Greenbelt Alliance together with the Solano Land Trust as lead convener and the… Read More