In February, longtime development consultant Tom Koch and several landowners outside of Brentwood’s urban limit line paid for signature gatherers to qualify a ballot measure that would expand Brentwood’s line by 740 acres on the western side of town. Brentwood voters rejected a similar effort in 2005 and voted for the line drawn in 2006. Even though the Brentwood City Council affirmed the 2006 line again in 2008, they were obligated to place the line-expanding Measure F on the June ballot.
Greenbelt Alliance, Save Mount Diablo, Sierra Club, and Brentwood residents have organized an opposition campaign to Measure F. From distributing flyers in neighborhoods and at events to mobilizing a get-out-the-vote effort, volunteers are working hard to inform Brentwood voters about this land grab. If all goes well June 8, this development scheme will be beaten back, again.
Greenbelt Alliance’s Grow Smart Bay Area research identified stopping subdivision and development of farms, ranches, and natural areas as a key opportunity to preserve wildlife corridors and agricultural land in Contra Costa County. If the line is broken, the negative impacts of sprawl will be felt throughout the county. Let’s hold the line, upholding a quality of life all Contra Costa County residents will enjoy for generations.
Take Action! To get involved, contact Senior Field Representative Matt Vander Sluis at firstname.lastname@example.org or (925) 932-7776.