Fremont City Council Approves Homeless Navigation Center

Fremont Homeless Navigation Center

On September 10, Fremont’s City Council voted unanimously to build a Homeless Navigation Center next to City Hall. This is a huge victory for the community of Fremont and also sets an important precedent for other Bay Area cities to follow!  The decision was made after months of deliberation on whether to build a Homeless Navigation Center in Fremont, and if so, where. Two sites were being considered towards the end of… Read More

City of Sonoma—Back to the Future—1999?

Sonoma City Hall

In the city of Sonoma, it feels like some folks are going back to the future, or simply back to about 1999. Back then, the city of Sonoma was among the nine cities in Sonoma County that were fighting sprawl by voting in the first urban growth boundaries. Greenbelt Alliance partnered with the community to gather signatures and put the measure on the ballot, which passed with a 64% majority. Now the… Read More

Greenbelt Alliance Endorsed: Belmont’s Firehouse Square Affordable Housing Development

Greenbelt Alliance Endorsed Firehouse Square

Greenbelt Alliance is excited to endorse Belmont’s Firehouse Square residential project! This project will make 80% of its units affordable for low- and extremely-low income households. The 81-unit residential development, on the site of a long-vacant and currently unusable firehouse building, meets Greenbelt Alliance’s strict endorsement criteria for sustainable urban development. In addition to its commitment to affordability, which will be supported by public financing from the County of San Mateo, the… Read More

Envisioning El Camino Real

El Camino Real

On September 5, 2019, Greenbelt Alliance, Santa Clara Community Advocates (SCCA), and Livable Sunnyvale engaged more than 40 members of the public in a discussion on the future of El Camino Real in an educational event with presentations from local experts and a Q&A panel. El Camino Real is a 43-mile roadway that extends from San Jose to Daly City. This corridor acts as a central artery for many residential areas and… Read More

Renewing Rohnert Park’s UGB with Measure B

Rohnert Park

Special Election November 5, 2019 The city of Rohnert Park is on its way to renewing its voter-approved urban growth boundary for another 20 years in a special election on Nov. 5, 2019. Get the specifics of the measure here. Greenbelt Alliance partnered with the City Council and staff to develop the UGB renewal Measure B to protect open space and prevent sprawl in this growing city that lies within the heart… Read More